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John Franco

Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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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.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 9/17/1960   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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John Franco Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Astros in Jan. 2005.

July 2, 2005  –  John Franco News

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Franco was designated for assignment by the Astros on Saturday, the Associated Press reports.

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John Franco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 44 MAJ HOU 31 0 0 15.0 23 12 0 16 9 0 1 0 7.20 2.13
Career  (View All) MAJ   1119 0 0 1,245.7 1166 400 81 975 495 90 87 424 2.89 1.33

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John Franco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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John Franco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 44 MAJ HOU 31 0 15.0 9.60 5.40 1.78 0.00 62.5% 7.20 2.93 .467
Career MAJ   1119 0 1,245.7 7.04 3.58 1.97 0.59 79.8% 2.89 3.71 .299

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Worst Matchups for John Franco (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Derek Jeter NY-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Omar Infante KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jose Reyes TOR 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mark Teixeira NY-A 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500 1.000 1.750
Victor Martinez DET 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jason Giambi CLE 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Adam Dunn CHI-A 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.417
Bobby Abreu NY-N 10 5 1 3 0 2 0 .500 .900 1.400
Marlon Byrd PHI 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667

Best Matchups for John Franco (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Punto OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ray Olmedo TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Lyle Overbay MIL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alex Gonzalez DET 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Cabrera DET 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Mike Hessman DET 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Torii Hunter DET 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
John Buck SEA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Ross BOS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Franco made his sixth appearance of the season in Tuesday's win over the Braves and recorded one out while giving up a hit and a walk.

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Franco signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Astros, the Associated Press reports.

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Both Franco and Mets' owner Fred Wilpon closed the door on Franco's playing days in Flushing on Saturday, the NY Daily News reports.

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Franco filed for free agency on Monday.

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Franco could be in hot water with the FBI due to his alleged relationship with the Bonanno crime family, the NY Daily News reports.

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Franco, who has pitched sparingly the last two months, was given a cameo appearance in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Expos

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Manager Art Howe intends to insert Franco against a lefty hitter this weekend at Shea as a farewell. It would be unfair to use him more than that, Howe said, because of Franco's extended layoff, the NY Daily News reports.

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Manager Art Howe said Franco (shoulder) might get to the mound again before the season is over, the Bergen Record reports.

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Franco pitched in Monday's game for his first game appearance since August 5, allowing an eighth-inning double to Ryan Klesko before retiring the next three men.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for John Franco.

2005

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.

2004

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.

2003

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.