Maikel Franco
27-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Franco probably saved his Phillies career (and his future as a major-league starter) with a midseason hot streak. After opening the year hitting just .240/.284/.409 through his first 63 games, he hit .298/.342/.520 the rest of the way, finishing with a .270/.314/.467 line and 22 homers in 465 plate appearances. That level of performance isn't too surprising and could well be sustainable, as he flashed similar numbers in his rookie campaign back in 2015 before two straight disappointing years. A full season of similar production would look a whole lot like what Miguel Andujar did in 2018 and make Franco a solid mid-tier fantasy starter. Of course, he's never actually hit like that over a full season (he played in just 80 games in his rookie year), so he'll deservedly come at a much cheaper price due to legitimate fears that he could regress toward the player he was in the first part of 2018 and the two years prior. Read Past Outlooks
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