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Ryan Franklin

41-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 3/5/1973   BORN: Fort Smith, AR   COLLEGE: Seminole (OK) JC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Franklin Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract extension with the Cardinals in Sept. of 2009.

October 24, 2011  –  Ryan Franklin News

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Franklin is leaning toward retirement, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Ryan Franklin 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 32 MAJ SEA 32 30 1 190.7 212 108 28 93 62 8 15 0 5.10 1.44
2006 33 MAJ PHI 46 0 0 53.0 59 27 10 25 17 1 5 0 4.58 1.43
2006 33 MAJ CIN 20 0 0 24.3 27 12 3 18 16 5 2 0 4.44 1.77
2006  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/CIN 66 0 0 77.3 86 39 13 43 33 6 7 0 4.54 1.54
2007 34 MAJ STL 69 0 0 80.0 70 27 8 44 11 4 4 1 3.04 1.01
2008 35 MAJ STL 74 0 0 78.7 86 31 10 51 30 6 6 17 3.55 1.47
2009 36 MAJ STL 62 0 0 61.0 49 13 2 44 24 4 3 38 1.92 1.20
2010 37 MAJ STL 59 0 0 65.0 57 25 7 42 10 6 2 27 2 0 3.46 1.03
2011 38 MAJ STL 21 0 0 27.7 44 26 9 17 7 1 4 1 4 0 8.46 1.84
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 0 0 27.7 44 26 9 17 7 1 4 1 4 0 8.46 1.84
Career  (View All) MAJ   532 106 3 1,201.0 1230 552 173 668 353 62 76 84 4.14 1.32

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Ryan Franklin Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011498315212.326

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011849429717.392

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201110.31117234.351.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201117.3030105610.902.31
Ryan Franklin 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 32 MAJ SEA 32 30 190.7 4.39 2.93 1.50 1.32 67.5% 5.10 5.14 .293
2006 33 MAJ PHI 46 0 53.0 4.25 2.89 1.47 1.70 1.23 74.2% 4.58 5.70 .282
2006 33 MAJ CIN 20 0 24.3 6.66 5.92 1.13 1.11 1.23 77.5% 4.44 5.36 .322
2006  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/CIN 66 0 77.3 5.00 3.84 1.30 1.51 1.23 75.5% 4.54 5.60 .294
2007 34 MAJ STL 69 0 80.0 4.95 1.24 4.00 0.90 1.29 74% 3.04 3.83 .255
2008 35 MAJ STL 74 0 78.7 5.83 3.43 1.70 1.14 1.03 80.2% 91.6 MPH 3.55 4.74 .308
2009 36 MAJ STL 62 0 61.0 6.49 3.54 1.83 0.30 1.29 84.5% 91.2 MPH 1.92 3.40 .269
2010 37 MAJ STL 59 0 65.0 5.82 1.38 4.20 0.97 1.31 70% 91.2 MPH 3.46 3.95 .261
2011 38 MAJ STL 21 0 27.7 5.53 2.28 2.43 2.93 1.21 59.5% 91.0 MPH 8.46 7.07 .365
3-Year Averages MAJ   21 0 27.7 5.53 2.28 2.43 2.93 59.5% 8.46 6.96 .365
Career MAJ   532 106 1,201.0 5.01 2.65 1.89 1.30 73.1% 4.14 4.87 .280

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Worst Matchups for Ryan Franklin (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Ortiz BOS 12 4 3 7 4 1 0 .333 1.167 1.667
Paul Konerko CHI-A 24 10 4 7 1 1 0 .417 1.000 1.440
Eric Chavez AZ 38 13 4 6 6 5 0 .342 .789 1.221
Raul Ibanez ANA 14 5 2 5 1 2 0 .357 .786 1.186
Mark Teixeira NY-A 27 10 2 7 1 6 1 .370 .704 1.097
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 34 11 4 9 2 5 0 .324 .706 1.084
John Buck SEA 13 3 2 3 1 3 0 .231 .769 1.055
Nick Swisher CLE 13 5 1 1 0 3 0 .385 .615 1.000
Carl Crawford LA 13 6 0 0 2 0 0 .462 .462 .995
Xavier Nady SD 14 5 0 1 1 3 0 .357 .500 .900

Best Matchups for Ryan Franklin (by OPS against, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chone Figgins LA 34 9 1 1 3 5 0 .265 .412 .736
David DeJesus TB 16 5 0 1 1 0 0 .313 .375 .728
Hunter Pence SF 13 3 1 1 0 3 0 .231 .462 .692
Prince Fielder TEX 12 2 0 0 4 3 0 .167 .250 .625
Omar Infante KC 13 2 1 2 0 3 0 .154 .385 .538
Brian Roberts NY-A 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 .231 .231 .516
Brandon Phillips CIN 15 3 0 3 0 4 0 .200 .267 .502
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 24 5 0 2 2 3 0 .208 .208 .478
Derek Jeter NY-A 13 3 0 2 0 2 1 .231 .231 .462
Alex Gonzalez DET 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .231 .462

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Ryan Franklin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Franklin has been released by the Cardinals, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Franklin's time with the Cards may be nearing an end and there are reports out of St. Louis that he could be released Wednesday.

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Manager Tony La Russa declined to use Franklin on Tuesday night because of what he perceived would be "public-relations backlash," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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With Fernando Salas unavailable Thursday due to a 44-pitch outing Tuesday, manager Tony La Russa will play the ninth inning "by ear" Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Franklin picked up his first win of the year Tuesday after he threw a scoreless eighth inning.

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In his first appearance since May 1, Franklin threw three innings Wednesday and gave up seven hits and four runs.

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Franklin will likely be used only in long relief as long as his struggles continue, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Pitching in the eighth inning Wednesday, Franklin gave up hits to the only two batters he faced.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2011

Franklin has been doing it with mirrors for so long that it might be time to take a closer look at the mirrors. His late-career renaissance continued in 2010 with 27 saves, a 1.031 WHIP and a 3.46 ERA. His strikeout rate is way too low to be an elite closer, but his 82 saves in his last three years seem to say otherwise. Until Jason Motte or another young option is ready, he'll continue to be the closer in St. Louis.

2010

Franklin defied the odds with 38 saves and a 1.92 ERA with the Cardinals in 2009. He has found a second career with St. Louis, and even with Jason Motte and other future closers on the roster, he will probably get the ball in the ninth again in 2010. Just remember that aging closers with low strikeout rates don't last long and bid accordingly.

2009

Franklin's save total and 3.55 ERA last year might have made the season a positive overall, but he also blew 10 saves and doesn't look like the answer in the ninth inning for St. Louis. Franklin only walked 11 in 80 innings in 2007, so he could be an effective reliever in some situations. With Jason Motte and Chris Perez expected to be on board for the full season, Franklin will likely go back to pitching in low-pressure relief this year.

2008

Franklin came out of the gate pitching like gangbusters last year, posting an ERA below 2.00 and a WHIP below 1.000 in each of the first four months. Unfortunately, a tired arm took over in the last two months and Franklin fell back to earth. His final numbers look impressive -- 3.04 ERA, 1.013 WHIP and 11 walks in 80 innings over 69 appearances -- but the last two months of the season (not to mention the rest of his career) are a better indicator of what to expect in 2008.

2007

The transition from starting to relief work didn't really bear much fruit for Franklin, even with the switch to the NL. Of course, putting a low-strikeout, high-gopher ball pitcher like Franklin in homer-friendly parks like Citizens Bank Park and the Great American Ballpark provided foreseeable results: 13 homers allowed in 77.1 innings. He'll likely end up in a better park in 2007, but at the fringe of a team's roster.

2006

For the second consecutive year, Franklin received the lowest amount of run support in the American League. But lack of support isn't Franklin's biggest problem. As in 2004, Franklin gave up more than 10 hits per nine innings last season, and he posted a 93/62 K/BB as his ERA rose to 5.10. A mid-season steroids suspension didn't endear him to the organization, and he left as a free agent despite finishing the year strong, allowing three runs or less in five of his last six starts. He'll try to win a spot in the Philadelphia rotation this spring.

2005

Franklin endured poor run support for the second consecutive year, but unlike 2003, run support wasn't the main culprit for his poor record, as his ERA rose. He was mediocre at best throughout 2004, allowing more than 10 H/9IP and a 106/61 K/BB ratio. His days in the rotation likely are numbered since he'll lose his spot if the Mariners sign a free agent pitcher or if a prospect emerges in spring training.

2004

Franklin had a solid 2003, but didn't get much attention primarily because he was the team's hard-luck pitcher. The Mariners scored two runs or less in 11 of his 13 losses and he was the only pitcher in the Top 10 of AL ERA leaders with a losing record. On the flip side, he doesn't get many strikeouts (only 99 last season) and he is prone to giving up homers, as he allowed a league-leading 34 last season, one shy of the franchise record. Also, Franklin pitched 212 innings last season, nearly 100 more than in 2002, so his ability to withstand back-to-back 200-plus inning seasons is questionable.

2003

Franklin replaced Paul Abbott and James Baldwin in the Seattle rotation at various times throughout the season and managed 12 starts. He won 12 games, but it is deceiving because eight of those were as a long reliever out of the bullpen, with the other four coming as a starter. He has a good chance of being a member of the rotation, but his relatively lack of dominance increases the margin for error.