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Kevin Frandsen

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

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.259

HR

1

RBI

17

R

17

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Frandsen accumulated more than 200 plate appearances with the Phillies for the second year in a row. It is a major accomplishment for a guy who did not even see time in the majors in 2011. His batting...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185   DOB: 5/24/1982   BORN: San Jose, CA   COLLEGE: San Jose State   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Frandsen Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nationals in November of 2014.

November 14, 2014  –  Kevin Frandsen News

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Frandsen and the Nationals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract Friday, Nats Insider reports.

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Kevin Frandsen 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
2005 23 AA NOR 34 146 133 22 36 10 8 0 2 18 7 3 4 14 2 1 6 .271 .319 .376 .695
2005 23 AAA FRE 20 98 94 18 33 13 10 1 2 16 1 1 2 5 0 0 2 .351 .378 .543 .921
2006 24 AAA FRE 71 328 293 47 90 31 25 3 3 30 7 4 12 30 7 2 14 .307 .361 .444 .805
2006 24 MAJ SFO 41 102 93 12 20 6 4 0 2 7 0 1 3 14 0 0 6 .215 .284 .323 .607
2007 25 AAA FRE 19 83 67 13 27 6 5 0 1 7 4 2 9 6 2 0 5 .403 .506 .522 1.028
2007 25 MAJ SFO 109 296 264 26 71 18 12 1 5 31 4 3 21 24 3 3 5 .269 .331 .379 .710
2008 26 MAJ SFO 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 27 AAA FRE 110 474 427 67 126 33 18 2 13 55 3 4 23 34 5 3 16 .295 .352 .438 .790
2009 27 MAJ SFO 23 54 50 3 7 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 .140 .204 .180 .384
2010 28 AAA PAW 17 71 62 9 16 5 3 0 2 4 2 0 5 3 1 0 3 .258 .343 .403 .746
2010 28 AAA SAL 36 155 137 25 38 11 9 1 1 12 2 1 7 19 2 0 9 .277 .353 .380 .733
2010 28 MAJ LAA 54 173 160 24 40 11 11 0 0 14 2 0 9 10 3 0 1 .250 .294 .319 .613
2011 29 A+ CLE 3 11 10 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
2011 29 AA REA 1 5 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 1.250 1.850
2011 29 AAA LEH 77 322 284 32 86 20 13 3 4 40 10 3 11 31 5 6 16 .303 .356 .412 .768
2012 30 AAA LEH 99 418 391 38 118 35 34 0 1 33 2 4 14 31 2 3 8 .302 .337 .396 .733
2012 30 MAJ PHI 55 210 195 24 66 15 10 3 2 14 0 1 9 18 1 0 5 .338 .383 .451 .834
2013 31 MAJ PHI 119 278 252 27 59 16 10 1 5 26 1 0 12 29 1 2 11 .234 .296 .341 .637
2014 32 MAJ WAS 105 236 220 17 57 9 8 0 1 17 0 0 6 26 2 1 7 .259 .299 .309 .608
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3-Year Averages     87 243 223 25 62 15 10 2 3 20 0 0 10 23 1 1 8 .278 .331 .381 .712
Career  (View All)     507 1,350 1,235 133 320 77 57 5 15 110 7 5 63 125 10 6 36 .259 .313 .350 .662

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Kevin Frandsen Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Mia 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .299 .309 .608
Sep. 27 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .297 .307 .604
Sep. 26 Mia 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .294 .307 .601
Sep. 26 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 25 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 25 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .292 .305 .597
Sep. 24 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 23 NYM 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .297 .311 .608
Sep. 21 @Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .297 .311 .608
Sep. 20 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Mia 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .302 .317 .619
Sep. 17 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .299 .313 .612
Sep. 16 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .304 .320 .624
Sep. 14 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .306 .321 .627
Sep. 13 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 12 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .306 .321 .627
Sep. 11 @NYM Did not play.
Sep. 10 Atl 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .307 .323 .630
Sep. 9 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 8 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 7 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .299 .314 .613
Sep. 6 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 5 Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .300 .316 .616
Sep. 3 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .302 .317 .619
Sep. 2 @LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .303 .319 .622
Sep. 1 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .308 .324 .632
Aug. 31 @Sea Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 11 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .333 .273 .606
Last 14 Days 26 2 6 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .259 .231 .490
Last 30 Days 39 2 9 0 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .250 .231 .481

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 9 13 16 21 21
2013 40 20 4
2012 52
2010 4 4 43 1 1 2
2009 14 7

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Kevin Frandsen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014766050.303.329.641
201374123110.311.459.869
20126512020.400.554.980

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014144111120.236.299.592
2013178152151.202.292.536
2012130122120.308.400.762

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014939060.280.301.624
2013134132141.231.328.621
20128415140.393.5601.011

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412781110.244.315.596
2013118143120.237.356.656
201211191100.297.369.697
Kevin Frandsen Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 23 AA NOR 146 133 2.7% 9.6% 0.29 89% .291 .105
2005 23 AAA FRE 98 94 2% 5.1% 0.40 95% .356 .192
2006 24 AAA FRE 328 293 3.7% 9.1% 0.40 90% .335 .137
2006 24 MAJ SFO 102 93 2.9% 13.7% 0.21 85% .234 .108
2007 25 AAA FRE 83 67 10.8% 7.2% 1.50 91% .433 .119
2007 25 MAJ SFO 296 264 7.1% 8.1% 0.88 91% .281 .110
2008 26 MAJ SFO 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2009 27 AAA FRE 474 427 4.9% 7.2% 0.68 92% .297 .143
2009 27 MAJ SFO 54 50 5.6% 7.4% 0.75 92% .152 .040
2010 28 AAA PAW 71 62 7% 4.2% 1.67 95% .246 .145
2010 28 AAA SAL 155 137 4.5% 12.3% 0.37 86% .316 .103
2010 28 MAJ LAA 173 160 5.2% 5.8% 0.90 94% .267 .069
2011 29 A+ CLE 11 10 0% 0% 0.00 100% .400 .200
2011 29 AA REA 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .500 .750
2011 29 AAA LEH 322 284 3.4% 9.6% 0.35 89% .329 .109
2012 30 AAA LEH 418 391 3.3% 7.4% 0.45 92% .326 .094
2012 30 MAJ PHI 210 195 4.3% 8.6% 0.50 91% .366 .113
2013 31 MAJ PHI 278 252 4.3% 10.4% 0.41 88% .248 .107
2014 32 MAJ WAS 236 220 2.5% 11% 0.23 88% .290 .050
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3-Year Averages     243 223 4.1% 9.5% 0.43 90% .299 .103
Career     1,350 1,235 4.7% 9.3% 0.50 90% .279 .091

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

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2014 Stat Review for Kevin Frandsen    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.259 AVG
WEAK
88% Contact Rate
ELITE
.290 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.309 SLG
TERRIBLE
.050 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.5% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
11.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.608 OPS
TERRIBLE
.299 OBP
POOR

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Kevin Frandsen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Frandsen got a start in left field Saturday and went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

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Frandsen got a start at second base Saturday, going 0-for-3.

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Frandsen was available off the bench Tuesday, after twisting his ankle during a pinch-hit appearance Monday, Nick Kosmider of MLB.com reports.

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Frandsen got a start in left field Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

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Frandsen suffered through back spasms Tuesday, but it was not an issue on Wednesday, according to manager Matt Williams, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports.

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Frandsen will get his third consecutive start Monday against the Marlins.

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Frandsen is getting a start in left field on Saturday for the Nationals.

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Frandsen agreed to a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.

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Frandsen has elected free agency, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Frandsen, who was outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster Sunday, will forfeit his $900,000 salary if he opts to become a free agent, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Frandsen got an opportunity with the Phillies last season after Placido Polanco went on the disabled list in late July. He made the most of his opportunity and took the starting job away from Polanco, who ended the year on the bench. Frandsen's .338 batting average was aided by a .366 BABIP, which far exceeds his career average. A downward correction is likely coming this season. Despite that, Frandsen makes contact at a solid rate, so he should continue to hit for a decent batting average. The problem is he offers little else. The Phillies are expected to carry him as a utility player this season, but he could find himself with significant at-bats if the team does not sign a free agent third baseman, or if second baseman Chase Utley struggles with knee injuries again this year. A stress fracture in Frandsen's left leg limited his playing time a bit toward the end of last season, but he is expected to be fully recovered for spring training.

2012

Frandsen signed a minor league contract with the Phillies this offseason which included an invitation to spring training. He spent last year in the minors, but also missed 50 games after being suspended for testing positive for ritalinic acid. He has a shot at earning a bench job this spring if he can beat out Michael Martinez.

2011

Frandsen filled in for the Angels last season when several infielders went down with injuries, but he hit just .250/.294/.319 in 160 at-bats. The Angels decided not to tender Frandsen a contract after the season, making him a free agent. Frandsen will wind up in spring training somewhere, but expect him to begin next season in the minors.

2010

Returning from a lost 2008 season thanks to a torn Achilles' tendon, Frandsen failed miserably in his attempt to win the Giants' second-base job last year, hitting just .140 over 50 at-bats. His performance in Triple-A wasn't overwhelming either (.791 OPS), and at age 27 with San Francisco locking up its middle-infield situation, Frandsen is more likely to spend additional time in the minors than he is with the Giants in 2010.

2009

Frandsen tore his Achilles' tendon during spring training last year, limiting him to just one at-bat during the season's final game. He has solid plate discipline but lacks power and speed. The Giants do like him, but Frandsen will enter 2009 battling Emmanuel Burriss and Eugenio Velez for the starting job at second base. He's likely to be a bench player.

2008

Frandsen got an extended look at second base over the final month last season and he responded well at the plate with a .370/.427/.479 line in 73 September at-bats. However, he has just a .683 OPS in 357 career at-bats and lacks both speed and power. With the Giants eager to get someone to take Ray Durham's contract off their hands, it's possible the team enters 2008 with Frandsen as the starting second baseman. It’s also possible he's relegated to a utility role if Durham remains in a San Francisco uniform. Either way, Frandsen projects as a below average regular, and he won't hit many home runs or steal many bases even if given the starting gig.

2007

Frandsen hit just .215/.284/.323 in 93 at-bats last season, which was at least partially due to playing through a fractured jaw. Still, he looked like San Francisco's starting second baseman this year until Ray Durham was re-signed, relegating him to a utility role. He still might be the team's future at the position and tore up the AFL during the offseason, leading the loop in on-base percentage (.480), finishing second in batting (.388) and third in slugging percentage (.588). There should be plenty of opportunities next year with such an aging San Francisco infield, but Frandsen enters the season as a backup.