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Julio Franco

First Baseman – Free Agent

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Retired from baseball in May of 2008.

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Franco officially announced his retirement from baseball, the Associated Press reports.

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Julio 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
2005 46 MAJ ATL 108 265 233 30 64 22 12 1 9 42 4 0 27 57 1 3 1 .275 .348 .451 .799
2006 47 MAJ NYM 95 179 165 14 45 12 10 0 2 26 6 1 13 49 0 0 1 .273 .330 .370 .699
2007 48 A Rom 4 14 13 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .308 .438 .308 .746
2007 48 AAA RIC 4 17 14 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .286 .412 .286 .698
2007 48 MAJ ATL 15 45 40 1 10 3 3 0 0 8 0 0 4 10 0 1 0 .250 .311 .325 .636
2007 48 MAJ NYM 40 61 50 7 10 1 0 0 1 8 2 1 10 13 0 1 0 .200 .328 .260 .588
2007  (Multiple Teams) 48 MAJ ATL/NYM 55 106 90 8 20 4 3 0 1 16 2 1 14 23 0 2 0 .222 .321 .289 .610
Career  (View All) MAJ   2527 9731 8677 1285 2586 634 407 54 173 1194 281 107 917 1341 19 80 38 .298 .368 .417 .785

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Julio Franco: MLB Games Played By Position

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Julio 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
2005 46 MAJ ATL 265 233 10.2% 21.5% 0.47 76% .329 .176
2006 47 MAJ NYM 179 165 7.3% 27.4% 0.27 70% .377 .097
2007 48 A Rom 14 13 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 85% .364 .000
2007 48 AAA RIC 17 14 17.6% 0% 0.00 100% .286 .000
2007 48 MAJ ATL 45 40 8.9% 22.2% 0.40 75% .333 .075
2007 48 MAJ NYM 61 50 16.4% 21.3% 0.77 74% .250 .060
2007  (Multiple Teams) 48 MAJ ATL/NYM 106 90 13.2% 21.7% 0.61 74% .288 .067
Career MAJ   9731 8677 9.4% 13.8% 0.68 85% .337 .119

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Best Matchups for Julio Franco (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Valverde NY-N 5 3 1 2 1 1 0 .600 1.200 1.867
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 6 4 0 5 0 0 2 .667 .833 1.405
Randy Wolf AZ 11 5 1 7 3 1 0 .455 .818 1.390
Luis Vizcaino BAL 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Bartolo Colon NY-N 5 2 0 1 1 1 0 .400 .600 1.029
Scott Downs CHI-A 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 .400 .400 1.025
Logan Kensing SEA 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Brett Tomko KC 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 .500 .500 1.000
Gavin Floyd ATL 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .833
Josh Beckett LA 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 .750

Worst Matchups for Julio Franco (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .500 .750
Heath Bell TB 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .250 .500
Jeff Francis CIN 7 1 0 0 2 3 0 .143 .143 .476
Ryan Dempster BOS 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 .167 .167 .452
Oliver Perez AZ 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 .111 .111 .311
Tomo Ohka TOR 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
A.J. Burnett PHI 8 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .200
Chris Capuano BOS 4 0 0 1 1 2 1 .000 .000 .167
Luis Ayala BAL 7 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Johan Santana BAL 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Franco filed for free agency on Monday, the Braves' official site reports.

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Franco hit .222/.321/.289 with one home run and 16 RBI in time split between the Mets and Braves.

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Franco has been unavailable this weekend due to a sore hamstring, the team's official web site reports.

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Franco was recalled from Triple-A Richmond after Friday's game.

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Franco accepted an assignment to Low-A Rome with an agreement that he'll be recalled to the majors before Sept. 1, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Franco will accept an assignment to Triple-A Richmond, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Franco was designated for assignment by the Braves Wednesday, as the team made room for the new acquisitions of Octavio Dotel and Ron Mahay.

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Franco went 2-for-3 and started at first base for the fifth time in six games on Sunday.

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Franco went 2-for-4 and started at first base for the fourth time in five games in Monday's win over San Francisco.

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Franco started at first base for a second consecutive game and went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to St. Louis. "I'm trying to get him some at-bats right now against righties and lefties, to get him going," manager Bobby Cox told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I think it's important that Julio gets some at-bats right away."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Julio Franco.

2008

Franco will be 49 at the start of next season and says he wants to play until he's 50, but it looks like he may finally have run out of gas. He hit just .222 with a .610 OPS, although he did have a .793 OPS against left-handed pitchers. Unless he wants to spend most of the season in the minors in the hopes of a September callup for some token at-bats after he turns 50 in August, father time may have finally caught the ageless wonder.

2007

Mets GM Omar Minaya signed Franco to a two-year deal for his leadership skills as much as for his ability to hit left-handed pitching. Franco lived up to his end from the leadership perspective but he hit just .227 in 66 AB against LHP. With Carlos Delgado entrenched at first base, look for Franco's playing time to once again be limited.

2006

Franco says he wants to play until age 50, and at age 47 it looks possible. Franco still hits left-handed pitching well (.814 OPS) and has surprising power. As a pinch hitter off the bench or as part of a platoon he can be effective. If he plays more, he's likely to get hurt. And one of these years he's finally going to run out of gas.

2005

Franco surprised by reaching 320 AB (thanks in part to a month missed by platoon-mate Adam LaRoche) and by hitting an amazing .309 at age 45. It's hard to think that he'll get that kind of opportunity again or be able to stay healthy for that long, but he's proven he can still hit in the right situations at his advanced age.

2004

Franco's stats are amazing for a 45-year old, and he could be a useful pinch-hitter with the Braves. He had a .978 OPS against left-handed pitchers in 2003, which could keep him in a platoon. But it's very unlikely he'll have more than 200 at bats in any scenario and at his age, he's a very risky pick.

2003

Franco's stats are amazing for a 44-year old, and he could find a major-league job coming off the bench somewhere, but don't make any big bets he'll keep it up.