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Maikel Franco

23-Year-Old Third Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2015 Stats

AVG

.277

HR

13

RBI

48

R

43

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Franco struggled to adjust in his first three months at the Triple-A level, posting just a .230/.285/.364 batting line in the first half of the season, but a light seemed to go on at the end of June. ...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Wrist     EST. RETURN:  9/15/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 213   DOB: 8/26/1992
BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  

September 5, 2015  –  Maikel Franco News

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Franco (wrist) will be reevaluated by a doctor Tuesday, the Phillies' official site 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 WIL 54 229 202 19 58 20 17 1 2 38 0 0 25 30 0 1 1 .287 .367 .411 .778
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
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
2015 22 AAA LEH 33 151 141 15 50 17 12 1 4 24 2 0 8 25 0 2 0 .355 .384 .539 .923
2015 22 MAJ PHI 77 326 296 43 82 36 22 1 13 48 1 0 25 50 0 1 4 .277 .340 .490 .830
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3-Year Averages     16 58 56 5 10 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 13 0 1 0 .179 .190 .214 .404

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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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. 4 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 1 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 31 @NYM Did not play.
Aug. 30 SD Did not play.
Aug. 29 SD Did not play.
Aug. 28 SD Did not play.
Aug. 27 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 26 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 25 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 24 NYM Did not play.
Aug. 23 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 22 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 21 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 20 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 19 Tor Did not play.
Aug. 18 Tor Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Mil Did not play.
Aug. 12 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 11 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .277 .340 .490 .830
Aug. 10 @Ari 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .338 .490 .828
Aug. 9 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274 .336 .476 .812
Aug. 8 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .339 .483 .822
Aug. 7 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .343 .489 .832
Aug. 6 LAD 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .345 .496 .841
Aug. 5 LAD 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .338 .491 .829
Aug. 4 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .339 .491 .830
Aug. 2 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .340 .483 .823
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 31 4 7 3 0 2 8 4 6 0 0 1 0 1 .226 .333 .516 .849

Maikel Franco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 73
2014 5 12

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Maikel Franco: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 4 29

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Maikel Franco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156394121.206.413.763
2014323020.125.125.277

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015233349360.296.511.848
2014242030.250.333.573

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015141236260.291.511.846
2014233030.217.261.511

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015155207221.265.471.816
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 WIL 229 202 10.9% 13.1% 0.83 85% .329 .124
2011 18 A LAK 67 65 1.5% 22.4% 0.07 77% .143 .077
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
2015 22 AAA LEH 151 141 5.3% 16.6% 0.32 82% .411 .184
2015 22 MAJ PHI 326 296 7.7% 15.3% 0.50 83% .296 .213
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3-Year Averages     58 56 1.7% 22.4% 0.08 77% .233 .035

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2015 Stat Review for Maikel Franco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.277 AVG
GOOD
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.296 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.490 SLG
GREAT
.213 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
7.7% BB Rate
AVERAGE
15.3% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.830 OPS
GREAT
.340 OBP
GOOD

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

Franco will likely be shut down for the season if his wrist does not improve in the next week, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Franco (wrist) took swings in the cage Wednesday but he still feels something in his injured wrist, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

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Franco (wrist) will take swings in the batting cage Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Interim manager Pat Mackanin said Wednesday that there is "a real good chance" Franco (wrist) plays again this season, CSN Philly reports.

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Interim manager Pete Mackanin said Friday there is a chance Franco (wrist) will be able to return before the season is over, MLB.com reports.

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Franco (wrist) will be in a splint for 2-to-3 weeks, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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Franco was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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-A Reading, and led all minor leaguers with 308 total bases. The Phillies believe he can stick at third base, but they also had him take some reps at first base late last season as they look to increase his versatility a bit. Franco will get an invitation to spring training, and has an outside chance at winning the starting job. The Phillies are more likely to open the year with Cody Asche at third, but Franco could get a shot later in the season if Asche fails to produce.

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.