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Jeff Francis

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 1/8/1981   BORN: Vancouver, BC Canada   COLLEGE: British Columbia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract (NRI) with the Reds in January of 2014.

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Jeff Francis 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
2004 23 AA TUL 17 17 0 113.7 73 25 9 147 22 13 1 0 1.98 0.84
2004 23 AAA COL 6 6 0 38.0 28 7 2 46 6 3 2 0 1.66 0.89
2005 24 MAJ COL 33 33 0 183.7 228 116 26 128 70 14 12 0 5.68 1.62
2006 25 MAJ COL 32 32 1 199.0 187 92 18 117 69 13 11 0 4.16 1.29
2007 26 MAJ COL 35 34 1 215.3 234 101 25 165 63 17 9 0 4.22 1.38
2008 27 AA TUL 3 3 0 14.3 12 1 0 19 2 1 0 0 0.63 0.98
2008 27 MAJ COL 25 24 0 143.7 164 80 21 94 49 4 10 0 5.01 1.48
2010 29 AA Tul 1 2 0 11.2 11 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.54 1.16
2010 29 AAA Col 1 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2010 29 MAJ COL 20 19 0 104.3 119 58 11 67 23 4 6 0 0 0 5.00 1.36
2011 30 MAJ KC 31 31 0 183.0 224 98 19 91 39 6 16 0 0 0 4.82 1.44
2012 31 AAA Lou 12 12 1 77.1 84 32 6 65 18 3 6 0 0 0 3.72 1.32
2012 31 MAJ COL 24 24 0 113.0 145 70 15 76 22 6 7 0 0 0 5.58 1.48
2013 32 AAA Col 11 6 0 37.1 42 18 1 33 9 2 2 0 0 0 4.34 1.37
2013 32 MAJ COL 23 12 0 70.3 89 49 12 63 24 3 5 0 0 0 6.27 1.61
2014 33 AAA Lou 3 3 0 16.0 16 3 1 17 2 2 1 0 0 0 1.69 1.13
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 22 0 122.1 152 72 15 76 28 5 9 0 0 0 5.31 1.47
Career  (View All) MAJ   230 216 2 1,249.0 1432 685 155 833 372 70 78 0 4.94 1.44

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Jeff Francis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Jeff Francis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20138419416400.208
201210419027322.270
2011183282491213.277

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201324044207316212.341
2012398572211826113.329
2011620633717535516.309

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201342.0130391476.001.57
201253.034033866.961.57
201192.7370442364.181.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201328.3220241056.671.66
201260.0330431494.351.40
201190.33904716135.481.45
Jeff Francis 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
2004 23 AA TUL 17 17 113.7 11.64 1.74 6.68 0.71 81.4% 1.98 2.36 .269
2004 23 AAA COL 6 6 38.0 10.89 1.42 7.67 0.47 84.4% 1.66 2.09 .298
2005 24 MAJ COL 33 33 183.7 6.27 3.43 1.83 1.27 66.9% 5.68 4.83 .341
2006 25 MAJ COL 32 32 199.0 5.29 3.12 1.70 0.81 1.18 68.9% 4.16 4.27 .276
2007 26 MAJ COL 35 34 215.3 6.90 2.63 2.62 1.04 1.17 72.1% 4.22 4.08 .321
2008 27 AA TUL 3 3 14.3 11.93 1.26 9.50 0.00 92.9% 0.63 .97 .359
2008 27 MAJ COL 25 24 143.7 5.89 3.07 1.92 1.32 1.12 69.3% 86.8 MPH 5.01 4.85 .315
2010 29 AA Tul 1 2 11.2 4.02 1.61 2.50 0.80 91.7% 1.54 4.27 .273
2010 29 AAA Col 1 1 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .155
2010 29 MAJ COL 20 19 104.3 5.78 1.98 2.91 0.95 1.46 64.1% 87.2 MPH 5.00 4.01 .322
2011 30 MAJ KC 31 31 183.0 4.48 1.92 2.33 0.93 1.35 67.6% 84.7 MPH 4.82 4.28 .325
2012 31 AAA Lou 12 12 77.1 7.59 2.10 3.61 0.70 72.9% 3.72 3.26 .339
2012 31 MAJ COL 24 24 113.0 6.05 1.75 3.45 1.19 1.65 63.8% 85.4 MPH 5.58 4.38 .349
2013 32 AAA Col 11 6 37.1 8.01 2.18 3.67 0.24 66% 4.34 2.66 .364
2013 32 MAJ COL 23 12 70.3 8.06 3.07 2.63 1.54 1.58 63.4% 85.8 MPH 6.27 4.69 .363
2014 33 AAA Lou 3 3 16.0 9.56 1.13 8.50 0.56 88.2% 1.69 2.26 .348
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 22 122.1 5.60 2.06 2.71 1.11 65.5% 5.31 4.24 .338
Career MAJ   230 216 1,249.0 6.00 2.68 2.24 1.12 67.9% 4.94 4.40 .322

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Francis    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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8.50 K/BB
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9.56 K/9
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1.13 BB/9
ELITE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.69 ERA
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1.13 WHIP
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2.26 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.348 BABIP
HIGH
88.2% Strand Rate
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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Jeff Francis (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Wright NY-N 14 6 3 3 6 3 2 .429 1.071 1.690
Kevin Kouzmanoff TEX 23 11 3 7 1 2 0 .478 1.043 1.543
Ryan Zimmerman WAS 22 10 2 6 1 2 2 .455 .864 1.342
Angel Pagan SF 13 5 2 6 2 1 0 .385 .846 1.313
Jayson Werth WAS 18 7 1 3 2 4 0 .389 .778 1.228
Miguel Olivo LA 14 6 1 3 0 2 0 .429 .786 1.214
Ryan Braun MIL 14 5 2 5 1 4 0 .357 .786 1.186
Justin Upton ATL 24 9 3 4 2 2 2 .375 .750 1.173
Miguel Montero AZ 13 6 1 1 0 0 0 .462 .692 1.154
Kelly Johnson NY-A 16 7 1 3 2 2 0 .438 .625 1.151

Best Matchups for Jeff Francis (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adrian Gonzalez LA 41 9 1 3 1 13 1 .220 .317 .555
Carlos Quentin SD 26 6 0 2 2 3 0 .231 .269 .545
Aaron Hill AZ 13 3 0 2 0 2 0 .231 .308 .538
Hunter Pence SF 19 3 1 3 0 4 0 .158 .368 .518
Alex Rios TEX 14 3 0 1 0 1 0 .214 .214 .414
Adam LaRoche WAS 15 2 0 1 0 5 0 .133 .200 .333
Yadier Molina STL 23 3 0 1 2 1 0 .130 .130 .330
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 17 2 0 0 0 4 0 .118 .118 .235
James Loney TB 17 1 0 0 2 5 2 .059 .059 .217
Bobby Abreu NY-N 15 1 0 1 0 8 0 .067 .067 .133

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Jeff Francis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Francis signed a minor league deal with the Reds on Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Francis improved to 3-5 Sunday as he gave up one earned run on three hits over five innings against the Dodgers.

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Francis will start Sunday against the Dodgers, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Francis threw two scoreless innings and struck out four batters in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Francis has been optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post's Troy Renck reports.

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Francis gave up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three in 2.1 innings Tuesday in a long relief appearance against the Braves.

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Francis was recalled by the Rockies on Sunday.

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Francis has accepted a minor-league assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Denver Post reports.

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Francis will be removed from the active roster Thursday to make room for Roy Oswalt in the rotation, the Denver Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jeff Francis.

2013

If there is anything that underscores the porous state of the Rockies rotation last season, it's that Francis - who at age 31 opened the season at Triple-A in the Reds organization - finished the season as the team's leader in innings pitched. Francis had some initial success when the team moved to a four-man rotation that limited pitch counts to around 75 per outing, but ultimately got hit around with greater frequency and finished with a 5.58 ERA. Even so, Francis' 4.27 FIP and excellent 1.8 BB/9 indicate a bit of a turnaround could be in order if he were to get another chance this season. While Francis' high contact rate may forever pose a problem at hitters' parks like Coors Field, his ability to eat innings and limit walks continues to keep him in contention for a place in the back of the Colorado rotation.

2012

Francis saw a steep decline in his velocity as he continued to try and resurrect what was once a promising career. He lost over two mph on his fastball (84.7) and more than that on his secondary pitches. At 31 years old, he's not yet Jamie Moyer with his arm strength, but he's getting there. Over the last two seasons, he's walked fewer than 2.0 BB/9IP, which has allowed him to keep his head above water, but just barely. A free agent after the season, Francis offers little upside to his new club. Unless he lands in a pitchers park with an excellent defense behind him, owners can safely take a pass on the former ninth overall pick (2002).

2011

Francis spent much of 2010 trying to regain the form he showed in 2007, before ineffectiveness and shoulder surgery derailed his career. He made 19 starts, of which only a handful were useful to fantasy owners. His poor record (4-6) and below average stats (5.00 ERA and 1.361 WHIP) don't tell the whole story as he was able to post career highs in K/BB ratio (2.91) and groundball rate (47.0 percent), while regaining much of the velocity he lost in the last two seasons. If he can remain healthy, which is a big "if," he may yet be able to salvage part of what was once a promising career. Fantasy owners would be wise to wait until Francis strings together some productive starts before investing in him in 2011.

2010

Francis' shoulder injury tarnished and shortened his 2008 season, and continued to wreck havoc into 2009. Initially, the plan was to rehab him without the use of surgery. However, by February, it was clear that surgery would be required to alleviate his pain. It remains to be seen how successful the surgery went, but the shoulder does still appear to be causing him discomfort. Should he find himself healthy, Francis (who has never finished a season with an ERA below 4.00), serves as an innings-eater for the Rockies despite initial expectations that he'd eventually become their ace. He was a big piece of the 2007 puzzle for the Rockies, but was never an appealing fantasy option, even before the injury, and he definitely isn't now.

2009

The left shoulder inflammation that ruined the second half of his season provides an excuse, but let's face it: Francis wasn't very good even before being shut down. He doesn't miss enough bats or command his stuff well enough, and while the latter trait should change--Francis continues to learn how to pitch with his middling stuff--he's a fantasy time bomb as a Rockie in his current state.

2008

Francis was Colorado's most consistent pitcher in 2007 and for a second season showed that he's an option in most fantasy leagues despite the thin air in Denver. His strikeout rate improved to 6.90 K/9IP and his walks decreased to 2.63 BB/9IP. He did give up 25 home runs, a jump from 18 allowed in 2006. Still, he enters 2008 as Colorado's ace and should post similar numbers as long as Coors Field doesn't go back in time to a massive hitter's park.

2007

Francis avoided the sophomore slump and made nice strides in 2006. The humidor and his improved ground-ball/fly-ball rate (1.24 vs. 1.00 in 2005) helped lower his ERA by a run and a half despite a regression in his K/9 from 6.3 to 5.3. He'll never blow hitters away. Rather, the former first-round pick relies on location and savvy a la Tom Glavine. Francis appeared tired down the stretch (7.31 September ERA), something he'll look to improve on this year. With Jason Jennings gone to Houston, he could be the team's opening day starter.

2006

Francis' 14 wins led all rookies in 2005. Interestingly, he pitched much better at Coors Field than on the road, partly because his unique arm angle coincides with a white backdrop. Nevertheless, he was quite inconsistent throughout the year and wore down as the season went on. He'll start 2006 as Colorado's No. 3 starter and should improve on his rookie campaign.

2005

Francis has the best arm in the Colorado organization. Barring a spring training flop, the lefty will start the season in Colorado's rotation. The ninth overall pick in 2002, he has shown dominating velocity and command at every stop in the minors. His impressive 16-3 record with a dazzling 193/28 K/BB ratio, 1.90 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in 151 2/3 innings between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs indicate the makings of a major league ace. If he's as good as advertised and can brave the thin air that has defeated many a prospect before him, Francis could be the only Rockies starter worth owning in 2005.

2004

The Rockies' first-round pick in the 2002 has been impressive since being taken ninth overall. He's more than held his own at two levels of A-ball, and even threw a no-hitter last season for high Single-A Visalia. He's slotted to start the season at Double-A, but if the 23-year-old lefty shows continued mastery of the minors, it won't be long before he catches a flight to Colorado.

2003

The Rockies' first-round draft pick in 2002, Francis dominated hitters in Low Single-A play in four games. He'll face a much sterner test in 2003.