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Maikel Franco

25-Year-Old Third Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2018 Stats

AVG

.269

HR

13

RBI

47

R

32

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Itís too early to give up on Franco, and we just have to hope the Phillies agree. Sure, his batting average has dropped 25 points each of the last two seasons and 20-something homers isnít as impressi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 221   DOB: 8/26/1992   BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By PHI In 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Maikel Franco Contract Information:

Agreed to a $2.95 million deal with the Phillies in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

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Maikel Franco 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
2010 17 R GUL 51 217 194 23 42 14 11 1 2 29 0 0 16 46 1 2 4 .216 .287 .314 .601
2011 18 A LAK 17 67 65 6 8 3 2 0 1 6 0 0 1 15 0 0 1 .123 .149 .200 .349
2011 18 A WIL 54 229 202 19 58 20 17 1 2 38 0 0 25 30 0 1 1 .287 .367 .411 .778
2012 19 A LAK 132 554 503 70 141 49 32 3 14 84 3 1 38 80 0 6 7 .280 .336 .439 .775
2013 20 A+ CLE 65 289 264 42 79 40 23 1 16 52 0 0 20 39 0 3 2 .299 .349 .576 .925
2013 20 AA REA 69 292 277 47 94 30 13 2 15 51 1 2 10 31 0 3 2 .339 .363 .563 .926
2014 21 AAA LEH 133 556 521 64 134 53 33 4 16 78 3 1 30 81 0 3 2 .257 .299 .428 .727
2014 21 MAJ PHI 16 58 56 5 10 2 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 13 0 1 0 .179 .190 .214 .404
2015 22 AAA LEH 33 151 141 15 50 17 12 1 4 24 2 0 8 25 0 2 0 .355 .384 .539 .923
2015 22 MAJ PHI 80 335 304 45 85 37 22 1 14 50 1 0 26 52 0 1 4 .280 .343 .497 .840
2016 23 MAJ PHI 152 630 581 67 148 49 23 1 25 88 1 1 40 106 0 4 5 .255 .306 .427 .733
2017 24 MAJ PHI 154 623 575 66 132 54 29 1 24 76 0 0 41 95 0 5 2 .230 .281 .409 .690
2018 25 MAJ PHI 86 307 283 32 76 26 12 1 13 47 0 0 21 42 0 3 0 .269 .316 .456 .772
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3-Year Averages     128 527 486 59 121 46 24 1 21 71 0 0 35 84 0 3 3 .249 .302 .432 .734
Career  (View All)     488 1,953 1,799 215 451 168 88 4 76 266 2 1 129 308 0 14 11 .251 .303 .431 .733

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Maikel Franco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 20 SD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .316 .456 .772
Jul. 15 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .317 .459 .776
Jul. 14 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .269 .318 .462 .780
Jul. 13 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .319 .467 .786
Jul. 12 @Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .320 .459 .779
Jul. 11 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .322 .464 .786
Jul. 10 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .323 .467 .790
Jul. 9 @NYM 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .320 .455 .775
Jul. 9 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .320 .458 .778
Jul. 8 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .315 .446 .761
Jul. 7 @Pit 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .315 .447 .762
Jul. 6 @Pit 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .308 .444 .752
Jul. 4 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .308 .442 .750
Jul. 3 Bal 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .307 .443 .750
Jul. 1 Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .300 .440 .740
Jun. 30 Was 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .302 .442 .744
Jun. 29 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .299 .442 .741
Jun. 28 Was 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .304 .450 .754
Jun. 27 NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .300 .440 .740
Jun. 26 NYY 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .301 .439 .740
Jun. 25 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .300 .434 .734
Jun. 24 @Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .300 .423 .723
Jun. 23 @Was 4 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .297 .425 .722
Jun. 22 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 20 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .284 .409 .693
Jun. 19 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .290 .417 .707
Jun. 18 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .288 .416 .704
Jun. 17 @Mil 3 1 2 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .293 .424 .717
Jun. 16 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .284 .405 .689
Jun. 15 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .281 .405 .686
Last 7 Games 28 4 7 0 0 2 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .276 .464 .740
Last 14 Games 49 7 16 1 0 3 9 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 .327 .389 .531 .920
Last 30 Games 89 12 29 6 0 5 15 9 11 0 0 0 0 1 .326 .388 .562 .950

Maikel Franco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 79
2017 2 144 2
2016 148
2015 2 75
2014 5 12

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Maikel Franco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20187794140.208.403.678
2017148177180.209.385.657
2016126168240.286.524.860

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018206239330.291.476.808
20174274917580.237.417.701
20164555117641.246.400.698

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018135156190.281.474.782
20172762914430.214.406.676
20163053110451.246.387.669

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018148177280.257.439.762
20172993710330.244.411.702
20162763615430.264.471.802
Maikel Franco vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Maikel Franco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 17 R GUL 217 194 7.4% 21.2% 0.35 76% .270 .098
2011 18 A LAK 67 65 1.5% 22.4% 0.07 77% .143 .077
2011 18 A WIL 229 202 10.9% 13.1% 0.83 85% .327 .124
2012 19 A LAK 554 503 6.9% 14.4% 0.48 84% .306 .159
2013 20 A+ CLE 289 264 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .297 .277
2013 20 AA REA 292 277 3.4% 10.6% 0.32 89% .338 .224
2014 21 AAA LEH 556 521 5.4% 14.6% 0.37 84% .276 .171
2014 21 MAJ PHI 58 56 1.7% 22.4% 0.08 77% .227 .035
2015 22 AAA LEH 151 141 5.3% 16.6% 0.32 82% .404 .184
2015 22 MAJ PHI 335 304 7.8% 15.5% 0.50 83% .297 .217
2016 23 MAJ PHI 630 581 6.3% 16.8% 0.38 82% .271 .172
2017 24 MAJ PHI 623 575 6.6% 15.2% 0.43 83% .234 .179
2018 25 MAJ PHI 307 283 6.8% 13.7% 0.50 85% .273 .187
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3-Year Averages     527 486 6.6% 15.9% 0.42 83% .260 .183
Career     1,953 1,799 6.6% 15.8% 0.42 83% .262 .180

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Maikel Franco Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 17 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 1251 -4 25 -7 0 1 -1 3 0 0 0 0
2018 641.7 -6 32 -7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Maikel Franco    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
6.8% BB Rate
WEAK
13.7% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.772 OPS
AVERAGE
.316 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.269 AVG
AVERAGE
.273 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.456 SLG
GOOD
.187 ISO
GOOD

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Maikel Franco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Franco went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer in the first half of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets. He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in the nightcap.

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Franco is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals.

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Franco is not in the lineup Saturday against the Nationals.

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Franco (lower body) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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Franco left Sunday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury, Matt Gelb of The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

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Franco went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.

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Franco will retake his full-time third base job with J.P. Crawford out for a month with a fractured hand, The Athletic Philadelphia reports.

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Franco went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and four RBI in a 10-9 win over Milwaukee on Sunday.

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Franco is out of the lineup for a fourth straight game Sunday against the Brewers, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Franco is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Milwaukee, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Expectations were high for the slugger entering 2016. Franco had a solid first half, hitting .269 with 18 homers, but he slumped after the All-Star break. Things were especially bad for Franco in August, when he hit just .224 with three homers. Franco had a tougher time against right-handed pitchers last season. While he did hit 17 of his homers against righties, he also managed just a .698 OPS against same-handed pitching as opposed to the .844 OPS he had against righties in 2015. Franco was also a bit unlucky last season, as he saw his BABIP drop from .298 in 2015 to .273. Although he did see a dip in his walk rate and a tick up in his strikeout rate, neither change is all that alarming at this stage. It is important to remember Franco is just 24 years old, and as he continues to refine his game, he should deliver improved numbers. Franco projects as the Phillies' cleanup hitter this season.

2016

Franco began the year in Triple-A, and while his .355/.384/.539 line was impressive, that slugging percentage was doubles-driven as he hit just four homers in 151 plate appearances. He more than tripled that number with the Phillies, hitting 14 home runs in 335 plate appearances and giving Phillies fans something to be excited about in an otherwise dreadful season. Franco has a half season of major league time under his belt at a time where his age peers are still taking buses in Double-A, and he held his own with a .280/.343/.497 line. He never has walked much, but heís a high-contact hitter for someone that has his power potential. Heíll see a lot more than 335 plate appearances in 2016, but his home run total may not get too far over 20 as the 14 he hit last season came along with a 16 percent HR/FB ratio. He could be a good four-category producer in 2016.

2015

Franco struggled to adjust in his first three months at the Triple-A level, posting just a .230/.285/.364 batting line in the first half of the season, but a light seemed to go on at the end of June. In the second half of the season, he hit .309/.326/.551 with 10 home runs and earned a promotion to the majors when rosters expanded in September. Franco didn't do much offensively during his month in the majors, but he did show that his defense at third base was major league ready. The Phillies will give him an opportunity to compete for the starting job at third this spring. His upside makes him worth gambling on late in fantasy drafts if he earns a job in camp.

2014

Franco moved past Jesse Biddle to become the Phillies' top prospect after his breakout 2013 season. He hit .320 with 36 doubles, 31 home runs and 103 RBI in 134 games with High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading, and led all minor leaguers with 308 total bases. The Phillies believe he can stick at third base, but they also had him take some reps at first base late last season as they look to increase his versatility a bit. Franco will get an invitation to spring training, and has an outside chance at winning the starting job. The Phillies are more likely to open the year with Cody Asche at third, but Franco could get a shot later in the season if Asche fails to produce.

2013

After a rough start to last season, Franco really turned things on after the All-Star break and finished the year hitting .280/.336/.439 with 32 doubles and 14 home runs for Low-A Lakewood. The power numbers are impressive, especially for someone that played the majority of last season as a 19-year-old in Low-A ball. Franco has one of the highest ceilings in the Phillies' farm system, but is still at least two to three years away from the majors.

2012

Franco signed with the Phillies in 2010 as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. He struggled in rookie ball during the 2010 season but had a bit of a break out last season at Short Season Williamsport where he hit .287/.367/.411 with two home runs in 202 at-bats. Franco also saw some limited action for Low-A Lakewood, but struggled there. Scouts say Franco has a high ceiling and his solid eye at the plate in Williamsport (25 walks/30 strikeouts) is a positive sign, but he'll need to show more power in the future to maintain his prospect status.