Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for John Franco in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
John Franco Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Astros in Jan. 2005.
Franco was designated for assignment by the Astros on Saturday, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for John Franco.
Franco is clearly on his last legs as a major leaguer. His ERA more than doubled between 2003 and 2004 and his WHIP is now greater than 1.50. For those who think he could be a serviceable lefty specialist, remember that he has never filled that role, and three of the six home runs he surrendered came against lefties.
Franco returned a little more than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2002. Franco wasn't dominant against lefties, who hit .267/.297/.467 against him. After a rough July, Franco closed the year with two solid months looking more than the Franco of old than an old Franco. He recently re-signed with the Mets for his 14th year in the Big Apple and will reprise his role as a left-handed set-up man who will earn the occasional save.
Missed entire 2002 season due to his elbow injury, and isn't expected back until June 2003. Aside from possible late season sentimental reasons, his saves potential is nil.