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Juan Francisco

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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.286

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1

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Francisco finally got a real chance to put his prodigious power on display in 2013, serving as the primary first baseman for the Brewers after being acquired by the club in June. While he hit 13 home ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 247   DOB: 6/24/1987   BORN: Bonao, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Juan Francisco Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays in April 2014.

April 19, 2014  –  Juan Francisco News

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Juan 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
2007 20 A Day 135 557 534 69 143 50 21 4 25 90 12 6 23 161 0 0 0 .268 .301 .463 .764
2008 21 A Sar 127 539 516 71 143 62 34 5 23 92 1 2 19 123 0 4 0 .277 .303 .496 .799
2009 22 AA CAR 108 459 433 64 123 50 26 2 22 74 6 2 19 91 0 3 4 .284 .318 .506 .824
2009 22 AAA LOU 22 99 92 17 32 11 5 1 5 19 0 0 4 24 0 2 1 .348 .374 .587 .961
2009 22 MAJ CIN 14 25 21 4 9 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 .429 .520 .619 1.139
2010 23 AAA Lou 77 329 308 46 88 46 24 4 18 59 1 0 16 81 0 2 3 .286 .325 .565 .890
2010 23 MAJ CIN 36 59 55 3 15 4 3 0 1 7 0 1 4 20 0 0 0 .273 .322 .382 .704
2011 24 R Goo 5 19 18 3 9 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .500 .526 .833 1.359
2011 24 AAA Lou 74 314 300 46 92 39 23 1 15 50 0 0 10 65 0 1 3 .307 .334 .540 .874
2011 24 MAJ CIN 31 97 93 10 24 11 7 1 3 15 1 0 4 24 0 0 0 .258 .289 .452 .741
2012 25 MAJ ATL 93 205 192 17 45 20 11 0 9 32 1 1 11 70 0 1 1 .234 .278 .432 .710
2013 26 MAJ MIL 89 270 240 26 53 24 10 1 13 32 0 1 25 95 0 2 3 .221 .300 .433 .733
2013 26 MAJ ATL 35 115 108 10 26 7 2 0 5 16 0 1 7 43 0 0 0 .241 .287 .398 .685
2013  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/ATL 124 385 348 36 79 31 12 1 18 48 0 2 32 138 0 2 3 .227 .296 .422 .719
2014 27 AAA Buf 12 50 44 9 15 5 2 1 2 11 0 0 6 9 0 0 0 .341 .420 .568 .988
2014 27 MAJ TOR 4 17 14 1 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 .286 .412 .429 .841
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Juan Francisco
3-Year Averages MAJ   82 228 211 21 49 20 10 0 10 31 0 1 15 77 0 1 1 .232 .285 .422 .707
Career  (View All) MAJ   302 788 723 71 176 69 34 3 32 110 2 4 56 263 0 3 6 .243 .302 .432 .734

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

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Juan Francisco 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
Apr. 23 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .412 .429 .841
Apr. 22 Bal 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Apr. 20 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 19 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Apr. 18 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 10 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 8 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 6 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 5 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 4 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 3 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 2 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 1 @TB Did not play.
Mar. 31 @TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 14 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .412 .429 .841
Last 14 Days 14 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .412 .429 .841
Last 30 Days 14 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .412 .429 .841

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Juan Francisco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2 2
2013 67 34 2
2012 49
2011 24
2010 12
2009 4

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Juan Francisco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013321020.156.219.425
2012371030.189.243.468
2011140010.143.143.286

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133163518460.234.443.748
2012155169291.245.477.768
201179103141.278.506.820

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013162188180.198.383.652
20128484180.298.536.876
2011415151.244.341.621

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131861810300.253.457.776
201210895141.185.352.580
20115252100.269.538.835
Juan 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
2007 20 A Day 557 534 4.1% 28.9% 0.14 70% .339 .195
2008 21 A Sar 539 516 3.5% 22.8% 0.15 76% .324 .219
2009 22 AA CAR 459 433 4.1% 19.8% 0.21 79% .316 .222
2009 22 AAA LOU 99 92 4% 24.2% 0.17 74% .429 .239
2009 22 MAJ CIN 25 21 12% 28% 0.43 67% .615 .190
2010 23 AAA Lou 329 308 4.9% 24.6% 0.20 74% .335 .279
2010 23 MAJ CIN 59 55 6.8% 33.9% 0.20 64% .412 .109
2011 24 R Goo 19 18 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 83% .571 .333
2011 24 AAA Lou 314 300 3.2% 20.7% 0.15 78% .350 .233
2011 24 MAJ CIN 97 93 4.1% 24.7% 0.17 74% .318 .194
2012 25 MAJ ATL 205 192 5.4% 34.1% 0.16 64% .319 .198
2013 26 MAJ MIL 270 240 9.3% 35.2% 0.26 60% .303 .212
2013 26 MAJ ATL 115 108 6.1% 37.4% 0.16 60% .350 .157
2013  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ MIL/ATL 385 348 8.3% 35.8% 0.23 60% .318 .195
2014 27 AAA Buf 50 44 12% 18% 0.67 80% .394 .227
2014 27 MAJ TOR 17 14 11.8% 23.5% 0.50 71% .400 .143
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Juan Francisco
3-Year Averages MAJ   228 211 6.6% 33.8% 0.19 64% .315 .190
Career MAJ   788 723 7.1% 33.4% 0.21 64% .336 .189

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2014 Stat Review for Juan Francisco    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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.286 AVG
GOOD
71% Contact Rate
POOR
.400 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.429 SLG
GOOD
.143 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
11.8% BB Rate
GREAT
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.841 OPS
GREAT
.412 OBP
ELITE

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

Best Matchups for Juan Francisco (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeremy Guthrie KC 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Ryan Vogelsong SF 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .667 1.667 2.417
Alex Sanabia AZ 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Brad Lincoln PHI 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Jordan Lyles COL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Collin McHugh HOU 3 1 1 2 1 2 2 .333 1.333 1.833
J.J. Putz AZ 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
John Axford CLE 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Casey Coleman KC 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jacob Turner MIA 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Worst Matchups for Juan Francisco (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
LaTroy Hawkins COL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Hammel CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Anibal Sanchez DET 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Young SEA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
David Price TB 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Edward Mujica BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sean O'Sullivan PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeremy Horst PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Kendrick PHI 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Marmol MIA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Francisco has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo, reports Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.

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Francisco, who was pulled from Friday's game at Triple-A Buffalo, will likely have his contract selected with Adam Lind (back) expected to land on the DL, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Francisco is expected to sign a minor league deal with the Blue Jays, Hector Gomez of ZDeportes reports.

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Francisco was placed on unconditional release waivers and will be released by the Brewers, the Brewers' Sr. Dir. of Media Relations Mike Vassallo reports.

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Francisco, who was competing for the first-base job, likely has been designated for assignment, as his locker has been cleared out, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Francisco is 8-for-24 (.333) with two home runs and four RBI through 10 spring games.

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Francisco signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Brewers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Francisco is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates, FOXSportsWisconsin.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After being traded by the Reds to the Braves in April, Francisco saw his playing time double in Atlanta. The Braves used him as third-base insurance behind Chipper Jones in 2012 and Francisco rewarded them with good defense and his best power season as he hit nine home runs in just 205 at-bats. Unfortunately, outside of power he suffered through his worst year at the plate yet as he hit just .234 with a .278 OBP. He also struck out in over a third of his plate appearances. Francisco was a big power and poor OBP player in the minors as well, so this is not a recent development. He'll see playing time in 2013 as the Braves can use his power off the bench, but it looks like Martin Prado will take over at third base following Jones' retirement.

2012

2011 was a costly season for Francisco, in terms of missed opportunities. He suffered a calf injury in April after making the Opening Day roster, and a later knee injury sidelined him for a significant period of time. Both of Francisco's injuries dovetailed with injuries to incumbent third baseman Scott Rolen. So instead of him getting valuable major league plate appearances, those chances fell to the likes of Miguel Cairo and Todd Frazier. Now Francisco is out of options, so the team has to keep him on the major league roster, but they still don't know if he's capable of handling an everyday job at the major league level. His plate discipline is still a mess - he had a combined 14 walks in over 400 plate appearances between Triple-A and the majors. When he does make contact, the results are nice, but it's an open question whether he'll make enough contact on a regular basis when Rolen's reign as the starter is over.

2011

Francisco did more of the same for Triple-A Louisville last year as he did throughout his minor league career - hit for power, hit for decent average and strike out a ton. The contact rate problem, accompanied by a lack of walks, is what's going to limit his future ceiling. He also isn't the most adept third baseman defensively, which makes it hard to anoint him as the Reds' future option at the hot corner. Look for him to play a little bit more in 2011 than in 2010, when he was essentially limited to pinch-hitting duty with the Reds.

2010

Now that Edwin Encarnacion is in Toronto, Francisco is the heir apparent at third base. He's hit for power at every minor league level, but his utter lack of plate discipline (his 26 walks at three levels in 2009 represented a career high) puts his ability to hit for average into question. Defense is also a bit of an issue - that the Reds were considering putting him in their left-field jumble over the offseason is worrisome. With Scott Rolen on board for at least 2010, Francisco probably will start off at Triple-A Louisville.

2009

Francisco's power is intriguing, but his lack of plate discipline is disturbing. For the second year in a row, he had more homers (23) than walks (19), though he did at least cut down on his strikeouts by a significant margin. He'll hit the Double-A wall in 2009, and he might find that level considerably more difficult.

2008

Francisco led the Low-A Midwest League with 25 homers, which turned out to be more often than he walked (23), striking out 161 times along the way (also leading the league). Until he gets better command of the strike zone, he's a flawed prospect.