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Maikel Franco

22-Year-Old Third Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2014 Stats

AVG

.179

HR

0

RBI

5

R

5

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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RBI

R

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Franco moved past Jesse Biddle to become the Phillies' top prospect after his breakout 2013 season. He hit .320 with 36 doubles, 31 home runs and 103 RBI in 134 games with High-A Clearwater and Double...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 180   DOB: 8/26/1992   BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No  

November 12, 2014  –  Maikel Franco News

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GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Franco is "no slam dunk" to earn a roster spot with the Phillies in spring training, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Maikel Franco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 17 R GUL 51 217 194 23 42 14 11 1 2 29 0 0 16 46 1 2 4 .216 .287 .314 .601
2011 18 A LAK 17 67 65 6 8 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 15 0 0 1 .123 .149 .200 .349
2011 18 A WIL 54 229 202 19 58 20 17 1 2 38 0 0 25 30 0 1 1 .287 .367 .411 .778
2012 19 A LAK 132 554 503 70 141 49 32 3 14 84 3 1 38 80 0 6 7 .280 .336 .439 .775
2013 20 A+ CLE 65 289 264 42 79 40 23 1 16 52 0 0 20 39 0 3 2 .299 .349 .576 .925
2013 20 AA REA 69 292 277 47 94 30 13 2 15 51 1 2 10 31 0 3 2 .339 .363 .563 .926
2014 21 AAA LEH 133 556 521 64 134 53 33 4 16 78 3 1 30 81 0 3 2 .257 .299 .428 .727
2014 21 MAJ PHI 16 58 56 5 10 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 13 0 1 0 .179 .190 .214 .404
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Maikel Franco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .190 .214 .404
Sep. 27 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 26 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Mia 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .200 .226 .426
Sep. 23 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .180 .208 .388
Sep. 20 @Oak 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .170 .184 .213 .397
Sep. 19 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .182 .214 .396
Sep. 18 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .195 .231 .426
Sep. 17 @SD 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .216 .257 .473
Sep. 16 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 15 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 14 Mia 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .212 .226 .438
Sep. 13 Mia 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .214 .231 .445
Sep. 12 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .200 .217 .417
Sep. 11 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .208 .227 .435
Sep. 10 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 9 Pit 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .200 .263 .463
Sep. 8 Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 .125 .133 .258
Sep. 7 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .083 .091 .174
Sep. 6 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Was 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .111 .125 .236
Sep. 3 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Sep. 1 @Atl Did not play.
Aug. 31 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 30 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 29 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 27 Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Last 14 Days 30 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .161 .200 .361
Last 30 Days 56 5 10 2 0 0 5 1 13 0 0 0 1 1 .179 .190 .214 .404

Maikel Franco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 5 12

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Maikel Franco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014323020.125.125.277

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014242030.250.333.573

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014233030.217.261.511

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014332020.152.182.329
Maikel Franco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 17 R GUL 217 194 7.4% 21.2% 0.35 76% .274 .098
2011 18 A LAK 67 65 1.5% 22.4% 0.07 77% .143 .077
2011 18 A WIL 229 202 10.9% 13.1% 0.83 85% .329 .124
2012 19 A LAK 554 503 6.9% 14.4% 0.48 84% .311 .159
2013 20 A+ CLE 289 264 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .301 .277
2013 20 AA REA 292 277 3.4% 10.6% 0.32 89% .342 .224
2014 21 AAA LEH 556 521 5.4% 14.6% 0.37 84% .278 .171
2014 21 MAJ PHI 58 56 1.7% 22.4% 0.08 77% .233 .035
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2014 Stat Review for Maikel Franco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.179 AVG
TERRIBLE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.233 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.214 SLG
TERRIBLE
.035 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.08 BB/K
TERRIBLE
1.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
22.4% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.404 OPS
TERRIBLE
.190 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Maikel Franco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Manager Ryne Sandberg considers Franco's defense major league ready, but said the young third baseman has some work to do offensively, CSN Philly reports. "For him to make adjustments to the ways that pitchers are pitching him," Sandberg said, "and just focusing on getting his feet on the ground first, as far as good solid contact, good solid at-bats, is something that I think he needs to work on."

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Franco is out of the lineup Friday against the Marlins, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

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Franco is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Franco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

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Franco is not in the lineup Tuesday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

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Franco could see some starts at first base next weekend when the Phillies will be in Oakland for a three-game set, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Franco is not in the lineup Wednesday, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After a rough start to last season, Franco really turned things on after the All-Star break and finished the year hitting .280/.336/.439 with 32 doubles and 14 home runs for Low-A Lakewood. The power numbers are impressive, especially for someone that played the majority of last season as a 19-year-old in Low-A ball. Franco has one of the highest ceilings in the Phillies' farm system, but is still at least two to three years away from the majors.

2012

Franco signed with the Phillies in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. He struggled in rookie ball during the 2010 season but had a bit of a break out last season at Short Season Williamsport where he hit .287/.367/.411 with two home runs in 202 at-bats. Franco also saw some limited action for Low-A Lakewood, but struggled there. Scouts say Franco has a high ceiling and his solid eye at the plate in Williamsport (25 walks/30 strikeouts) is a positive sign, but he'll need to show more power in the future to maintain his prospect status.