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Ben Francisco

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/23/1981   BORN: Santa Ana, CA   COLLEGE: UCLA   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ben Francisco Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees in March of 2013.

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Ben Francisco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 AA AKR 134 566 500 72 125 47 29 3 15 72 21 5 50 87 4 6 6 .250 .322 .410 .732
2005 23 AA AKR 83 352 323 45 99 33 19 7 7 46 15 4 24 59 2 1 2 .307 .357 .474 .831
2005 23 AAA BUF 4 18 16 4 8 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 .500 .500 .563 1.063
2006 24 AAA BUF 134 579 515 80 143 53 32 4 17 59 25 5 45 72 5 4 10 .278 .345 .454 .799
2007 25 AAA BUF 95 425 377 60 120 41 27 2 12 51 22 8 36 66 6 2 4 .318 .382 .496 .878
2007 25 MAJ CLE 25 66 62 10 17 8 5 0 3 12 0 2 3 19 0 1 0 .274 .303 .500 .803
2008 26 AAA BUF 24 104 92 9 21 5 3 1 1 6 3 0 11 25 0 1 0 .228 .308 .315 .623
2008 26 MAJ CLE 121 499 447 65 119 47 32 0 15 54 4 3 40 86 2 4 6 .266 .332 .438 .770
2009 27 MAJ CLE 89 355 308 48 77 32 21 1 10 33 13 3 33 59 4 2 8 .250 .336 .422 .758
2009 27 MAJ PHI 37 104 97 10 27 14 9 0 5 13 1 4 5 24 0 1 1 .278 .317 .526 .843
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CLE/PHI 126 459 405 58 104 46 30 1 15 46 14 7 38 83 4 3 9 .257 .332 .447 .779
2010 28 MAJ PHI 88 197 179 24 48 19 13 0 6 28 8 0 14 35 1 1 2 .268 .327 .441 .768
2011 29 MAJ PHI 100 293 250 24 61 17 10 1 6 34 4 4 33 42 2 3 5 .244 .340 .364 .704
2012 30 A+ Dun 2 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .143
2012 30 AA New 9 39 36 2 8 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .222 .282 .306 .588
2012 30 MAJ TOR 27 54 50 5 12 6 5 1 0 2 0 1 4 10 0 0 0 .240 .296 .380 .676
2012 30 MAJ HOU 31 90 85 5 21 6 4 0 2 5 0 0 5 23 0 0 0 .247 .289 .365 .654
2012 30 MAJ TB 24 63 57 4 13 7 5 0 2 8 0 0 4 16 0 2 0 .228 .270 .421 .691
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TOR/HOU/TB 82 207 192 14 46 19 14 1 4 15 0 1 13 49 0 2 0 .240 .285 .385 .670
2013 31 AAA Tuc 60 209 187 20 45 10 8 1 1 16 6 1 18 38 2 1 1 .241 .309 .310 .619
2013 31 MAJ NYY 21 50 44 4 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 0 0 1 .114 .220 .182 .402
3-Year Averages MAJ   67 182 162 14 37 11 8 0 3 16 1 1 17 34 0 1 2 .228 .308 .333 .641
Career  (View All) MAJ   563 1771 1579 199 400 157 104 3 50 190 30 17 146 325 9 14 23 .253 .323 .418 .741

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Ben Francisco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 8 3 5 11
2012 53 24 29 16
2011 69 14 55 1
2010 45 23 2 20 5
2009 107 61 40 18 2

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Ben Francisco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013343110.088.176.401
2012947380.213.362.626
201111062171.245.327.661

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013101000.200.200.400
2012987170.265.408.713
2011140184173.243.393.738

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013214110.190.333.679
20129962100.232.364.657
2011123144151.220.333.673

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013230000.043.043.127
2012938250.247.409.684
2011127102193.268.394.734
Ben Francisco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA AKR 566 500 8.8% 15.4% 0.57 83% .276 .160
2005 23 AA AKR 352 323 6.8% 16.8% 0.41 82% .358 .167
2005 23 AAA BUF 18 16 5.6% 16.7% 0.33 81% .615 .063
2006 24 AAA BUF 579 515 7.8% 12.4% 0.63 86% .296 .176
2007 25 AAA BUF 425 377 8.5% 15.5% 0.55 82% .361 .178
2007 25 MAJ CLE 66 62 4.5% 28.8% 0.16 69% .350 .226
2008 26 AAA BUF 104 92 10.6% 24% 0.44 73% .303 .087
2008 26 MAJ CLE 499 447 8% 17.2% 0.47 81% .301 .172
2009 27 MAJ CLE 355 308 9.3% 16.6% 0.56 81% .280 .172
2009 27 MAJ PHI 104 97 4.8% 23.1% 0.21 75% .324 .248
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CLE/PHI 459 405 8.3% 18.1% 0.46 80% .290 .190
2010 28 MAJ PHI 197 179 7.1% 17.8% 0.40 80% .304 .173
2011 29 MAJ PHI 293 250 11.3% 14.3% 0.79 83% .272 .120
2012 30 A+ Dun 7 6 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 83% .000 .000
2012 30 AA New 39 36 7.7% 10.3% 0.75 89% .250 .084
2012 30 MAJ TOR 54 50 7.4% 18.5% 0.40 80% .300 .140
2012 30 MAJ HOU 90 85 5.6% 25.6% 0.22 73% .317 .118
2012 30 MAJ TB 63 57 6.3% 25.4% 0.25 72% .282 .193
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ TOR/HOU/TB 207 192 6.3% 23.7% 0.27 74% .302 .145
2013 31 AAA Tuc 209 187 8.6% 18.2% 0.47 80% .297 .069
2013 31 MAJ NYY 50 44 10% 22% 0.45 75% .125 .068
3-Year Averages MAJ   182 162 9.3% 18.7% 0.50 79% .272 .105
Career MAJ   1771 1579 8.2% 18.4% 0.45 79% .291 .165

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Ben Francisco (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bud Norris BAL 5 2 2 2 0 1 0 .400 1.600 2.000
Ross Detwiler WAS 11 6 3 5 1 1 0 .545 1.364 1.947
Shawn Camp PHI 5 3 1 2 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Ricky Romero TOR 5 2 1 2 2 1 0 .400 1.200 1.771
Jered Weaver ANA 6 3 1 1 1 2 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Nate Robertson DET 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Scott Feldman HOU 6 3 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Tim Hudson SF 9 5 0 1 1 0 0 .556 .778 1.414
James Russell CHI-N 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 5 3 0 0 0 2 0 .600 .800 1.400

Worst Matchups for Ben Francisco (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .143
Yovani Gallardo MIL 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .143
David Price TB 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .125
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .111
Felix Hernandez SEA 9 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Lohse MIL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Ramirez SEA 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Joakim Soria TEX 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Liriano PIT 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Shaun Marcum CLE 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Francisco was released by the Yankees.

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Francisco was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Francisco has made the Yankees' Opening Day roster, the New York Daily News reports.

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Francisco homered twice Saturday, and manager Joe Girardi added that Francisco may start to see more playing time against right-handers, the New York Post reports.

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Francisco went 1-for-3 in his Yankee spring debut on Wednesday.

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Francisco agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Francisco was released by the Indians on Monday.

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Francisco signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Monday. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.

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Francisco was non-tendered by the Rays and will now be a free agent.

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Francisco was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI against Toronto on Sunday.

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Francisco (wrist) was traded to the Rays on Friday for a player to be named, the Astros' official Twitter page reports.

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Francisco was scratched from the lineup Wednesday because of discomfort in his right wrist, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ben Francisco.

2013

The 2012 season was a crazy cross-country adventure for Francisco. He began the year with the Blue Jays where a hamstring injury sidelined him for a month. He was traded in July as a part of the 10-player swap between the Jays and Astros. At the end of August, he was then traded to the Rays to provide outfield depth for a playoff push. Between all three teams, Francisco put together a .240/.285/.385 slash line with four home runs and 15 RBI. Most of his power production (two home runs and eight RBI) came during his 24 games with the Rays. The Rays non-tendered Francisco in December, leaving him to look for a part-time opportunity elsewhere.

2012

Francisco was given a chance to lock down a starting outfield job in Philadelphia last season but a slow start and a very poor May forced him to the bench. Francisco has a little pop and some speed but doesn't offer much upside. He was traded to Toronto this offseason where he is expected to assume a reserve role. He could provide some value if injuries strike the Blue Jays in the outfield this season, but we would look elsewhere if you are speculating for potential breakout candidates.

2011

Francisco spent the majority of last season on the Phillies' bench. Manager Charlie Manuel gave Francisco an opportunity to platoon with a struggling Raul Ibanez around midseason, but Ibanez's bat woke up around that time and Francisco went back to his reserve role. Francisco has displayed a mediocre eye at the plate during his time in the majors but he has a little pop and can swipe a few bags. He's a bit of a sleeper for this upcoming season as the Phillies are expected to have Domonic Brown in camp to compete for the starting job in right field. If Brown flops, Francisco could get an opportunity to play fairly regularly - likely in a platoon with Ross Gload or another outfielder. Francisco will need the stars to align, but this is a situation worth keeping an eye on this spring by those in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

2010

The Phillies picked up Francisco from the Indians along with Cliff Lee. He was obviously a secondary piece in the deal, but he wound up filling an important need for the Phils as they were lacking a solid right-handed bat off their bench. Francisco doesn't have a great eye at the plate, but he does have some pop and will swipe some bags. His ability to play all three outfield spots should allow him to pick up a decent number of at-bats this season making him worth grabbing in the endgame in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

2009

Francisco's ability to handle both lefties (.269/.348/.445) and righties (.265/.326/.436) keeps him out of a platoon situation but he also doesn't hit either one well enough to demand playing time. He struggled mightily in his last 20 games (.188/.300/.319) but he should be back competing for a job in spring. Shin-Shoo Choo's emergence could chip into his playing time however.

2008

Francisco spent most of the season at Triple-A with a few cups of coffee at the big league level for the Tribe. He's not going to be a star, as he turned 26 in the offseason, but Francisco does offer a decent power/speed combination if he can work himself into a platoon situation. The right-handed hitting Francisco saw most of his action against right-handers while with Cleveland after displaying the ability to handle them at Triple-A (.906 OPS against righties in 264 at-bats versus an .813 OPS against lefties). With both Franklin Gutierrez and Jason Michaels having limited success against right-handers, Francisco could separate himself from a crowded outfield situation and grab a sizable chunk of a platoon situation. In that role, double-digit homers and steals are within reach.

2007

Francisco took a major step forward in 2006. The 24-year old spent all year in Triple-A Buffalo, hitting .278 with a .799 OPS in 515 at-bats. He continued to learn the plate, garnering 45 walks to only 72 strikeouts and even swiped 25 bases. There is a distinct chance, with a good spring, that Francisco can travel north with the team when camp breaks.