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Frank Francisco

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

12.27

WHIP

2.73

K

5

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In the end, the Mets simply wasted $12 million over two years on Francisco. His final season with the team was a short one, as he was activated off the disabled list on Sept. 8, after being sidelined ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 250   DOB: 9/11/1979   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Frank Francisco Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the White Sox in April of 2014.

May 25, 2014  –  Frank Francisco News

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Frank Francisco 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 24 AA FRI 15 0 0 17.7 7 5 1 30 10 1 3 6 2.55 0.96
2005 25 AA FRI 4 3 0 3.3 4 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 8.10 1.80
2005 25 AAA OKL 2 0 0 3.0 2 1 0 4 2 0 0 1 3.00 1.33
2006 26 AA FRI 13 0 0 14.7 10 3 1 22 4 0 0 0 1.84 0.95
2006 26 MAJ TEX 8 0 0 7.3 8 4 2 6 2 0 1 0 4.91 1.36
2007 27 AAA OKL 5 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 14 3 1 0 2 0.00 0.50
2007 27 MAJ TEX 59 0 0 59.3 57 30 3 49 38 1 1 0 4.55 1.60
2008 28 AAA OKL 8 0 0 9.0 3 0 0 16 3 0 0 5 0.00 0.67
2008 28 MAJ TEX 58 0 0 63.3 47 22 7 83 26 3 5 5 3.13 1.15
2009 29 AA FRI 2 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2009 29 MAJ TEX 51 0 0 49.3 40 21 6 57 15 2 3 25 3.83 1.11
2010 30 MAJ TEX 56 0 0 52.7 49 22 5 60 18 6 4 2 4 15 3.76 1.27
2011 31 A+ DUN 5 0 0 5.0 6 6 2 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 2.00
2011 31 MAJ TOR 54 0 0 50.7 49 20 7 53 18 1 4 17 4 2 3.55 1.32
2012 32 AA BIN 5 0 0 4.2 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.86 1.67
2012 32 MAJ NYM 48 0 0 42.3 47 26 5 47 21 1 3 23 3 1 5.53 1.61
2013 33 A+ ST. 2 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2013 33 R GUL 2 4 0 5.0 5 1 1 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2013 33 AA BIN 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2013 33 MAJ NYM 8 0 0 6.3 4 3 0 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 4.26 1.11
2014 34 AAA CHA 6 0 0 8.0 4 0 0 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.63
2014 34 MAJ CWS 4 0 0 3.7 7 5 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 12.27 2.73
3-Year Averages     36 0 0 33.1 33 16 4 35 14 1 2 13 2 1 4.35 1.42
Career  (View All)     391 0 0 386.3 344 172 41 426 172 20 22 73 4.01 1.34

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Frank Francisco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201411314102.400
201310012100.222
2012102231324333.273

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201411223000.333
201316622100.154
20129524823702.264

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20141.70003115.401.80
20134.70015205.791.07
201221.00112221615.571.86

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.000022118.003.50
20131.71001100.001.20
201221.3121125545.481.36
Frank Francisco 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 24 AA FRI 15 0 17.7 15.28 5.09 3.00 0.51 75% 2.55 2.58 .232
2005 25 AA FRI 4 3 3.3 8.10 5.40 1.50 0.00 50% 8.10 3.20 .385
2005 25 AAA OKL 2 0 3.0 12.00 6.00 2.00 0.00 75% 3.00 2.53 .310
2006 26 AA FRI 13 0 14.7 13.50 2.45 5.50 0.61 84.6% 1.84 1.90 .317
2006 26 MAJ TEX 8 0 7.3 7.36 2.45 3.00 2.45 1.14 75% 4.91 5.95 .290
2007 27 AAA OKL 5 0 6.0 21.00 4.50 4.67 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .000
2007 27 MAJ TEX 59 0 59.3 7.43 5.76 1.29 0.46 0.81 70.7% 4.55 4.19 .313
2008 28 AAA OKL 8 0 9.0 16.00 3.00 5.33 0.00 100% 0.00 0.64 .242
2008 28 MAJ TEX 58 0 63.3 11.79 3.69 3.19 0.99 0.56 77.3% 94.7 MPH 3.13 3.29 .295
2009 29 AA FRI 2 1 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .177
2009 29 MAJ TEX 51 0 49.3 10.40 2.74 3.80 1.09 0.44 69.4% 93.5 MPH 3.83 3.41 .293
2010 30 MAJ TEX 56 0 52.7 10.25 3.08 3.33 0.85 1.04 72.6% 93.4 MPH 3.76 3.24 .332
2011 31 A+ DUN 5 0 5.0 10.80 7.20 1.50 3.60 50% 10.80 8.40 .331
2011 31 MAJ TOR 54 0 50.7 9.41 3.20 2.94 1.24 1.02 78.3% 94.2 MPH 3.55 3.97 .318
2012 32 AA BIN 5 0 4.2 8.57 2.14 4.00 0.00 71.4% 3.86 2.01 .433
2012 32 MAJ NYM 48 0 42.3 9.99 4.46 2.24 1.06 0.92 66.7% 93.9 MPH 5.53 4.00 .367
2013 33 A+ ST. 2 0 5.0 10.80 3.60 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.00 .110
2013 33 R GUL 2 4 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 1.80 100% 1.80 3.00 .360
2013 33 AA BIN 2 0 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .301
2013 33 MAJ NYM 8 0 6.3 8.53 4.26 2.00 0.00 1.14 57.1% 92.1 MPH 4.26 3.20 .252
2014 34 AAA CHA 6 0 8.0 13.50 1.13 12.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.58 .275
2014 34 MAJ CWS 4 0 3.7 12.27 7.36 1.67 4.91 0.50 62.5% 92.2 MPH 12.27 10.02 .484
3-Year Averages     36 0 33.1 9.51 3.81 2.50 1.09 72.1% 4.35 3.92 .332
Career     391 0 386.3 9.92 4.01 2.48 0.96 72.4% 4.01 3.75 .314

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2014 Stat Review for Frank Francisco    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
12.27 K/9
ELITE
7.36 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
4.9 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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12.27 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.73 WHIP
TERRIBLE
10.02 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.484 BABIP
HIGH
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

Frank Francisco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Francisco was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

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Francisco will be designated for assignment Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Francisco's contract was selected by the White Sox on Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

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Francisco signed a minor league deal with the White Sox on Monday, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Francisco officially became a free agent Thursday morning, after the World Series ended the previous evening, ESPN New York reports.

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Francisco (wrist) allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout in one scoreless inning Monday against the Reds.

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Francisco (wrist) is unavailable Sunday and is expected to miss three or four days, ESPN New York reports.

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Francisco was diagnosed with a bruised right wrist after leaving Saturday's game, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Francisco left Saturday's game after taking a line drive off the wrist, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Francisco parlayed a strong 2011 second half into a two-year, $12 million contract with the Mets. He was unable to carry that finish into 2012, as in almost every metric, he regressed from the year before. Francisco's poor control, seen in his 21 walks in 42.1 innings - led to too many hitters counts, which they took advantage of batting .269 against him. The only two positives are his abnormally high .367 BABIP and 4.00 FIP could portend slightly better success. Francisco missed a month in the middle of the season with a strained oblique, then had elbow tendinitis and knee woes at the end of the year, but he is expected to be healthy for spring training and open 2013 as the Mets' closer.

2012

Francisco got a late start when his seemingly annual chest/pectoral/shoulder soreness cropped up again in spring training before he entered the mix at closer in May, at which point he and Jon Rauch took turns at the helm with varying degrees of success. Francisco racked up 17 saves by season's end despite some shaky outings and his 3.55 ERA and 1.322 WHIP were certainly below average for most closers. His strikeout rate has dropped in each of the last four seasons (11.8 K/9IP down to 9.4) and he's always been a bit homer-prone (1.2 HR/9IP in 2011) for a closer. He inked a free agent deal with the Mets which should do wonders for his homer tendencies and he figures to start the season with the inside track on the closer spot.

2011

Francisco ceded the closers' role, and most of his rotisserie value along with it, after a few poor appearances in early April. His injury-related absence in late August left a huge void in the Texas bullpen, a void on display for all to see during the Rangers' run to the World Series. He was dominant at times when healthy, and he'll be the closer in 2011 again if Neftali Feliz transitions back into the rotation after accepting Texas' arbitration offer. Those with early spring drafts will want to keep him in mind.

2010

Francisco battled shoulder problems for much of June, forcing him to the DL for a period and keeping him out of save opportunities outside of one appearance. He struggled after his return, posting a 5.82 ERA after the All-Star break. His peripherals remained relatively strong however (21.2 innings, two hits, 25:7 K:BB), which included a nice string late in the year (11.2 innings, two runs, six hits, 12:4 K:BB). The bulk of the damage in the second half came in one appearance (0.2 innings, seven hits, six runs allowed), and he was back pitching without restrictions the final six weeks of the season. There's little reason to think he can't improve on his first full season as Texas' closer.

2009

Francisco took over as Texas' closer with C.J. Wilson's struggles and the trade of Eddie Guardado, racking up four saves in his first four chances before Texas' collective struggles led to just one save after Sept. 3. His control, which had been slow to return following arm injuries the past few years, improved and his post-break numbers (2.45 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 38 strikeouts in 25.2 innings) were solid. He'll likely enter spring training as the closer unless Texas brings in another option via free agency. Wilson's peripherals don't provide much of a threat despite a decent save total, so expect Francisco to emerge as the full-time closer failing an outside option being brought in.

2008

Francisco struggled with his control after essentially losing two full seasons due to Tommy John surgery and repeated short comeback attempts. His numbers after the All-Star break (26 innings, 29 hits, 27:23 K:BB ratio) weren't good either, so there's considerable doubt now if he can recapture his rookie season excellence. His strikeout potential gives him some hidden value as a staff filler if he can harness his control.

2007

Francisco spent the bulk of 2006 recovering from multiple setbacks from Tommy John surgery that also cost him the 2005 season. Limited to just eight appearances, one has to go back to 2004 to see any meaningful innings from Francisco where he posted a solid 60 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. A healthy Francisco makes for a nice staff filler in 5x5 A.L.-only leagues.

2006

Francisco's spring elbow soreness led to Tommy John surgery in late April. Watch his health reports this spring - he should be back contributing to the Texas bullpen in short order.

2005

Francisco posted an excellent season in late relief for Texas. He still faces a misdemeanor charge for his chair-throwing incident in Oakland, but makes a nice staff filler in AL-only leagues given his solid K/IP rate.

2003