Franchy Cordero
Franchy Cordero
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2020 Fantasy Outlook
From a pure tools standpoint, Cordero stacks up well with just about any outfielder, but he's had few chances to showcase his abilities lately. The 25-year-old has logged only 270 plate appearances in affiliated ball the past two seasons, with a problematic right elbow proving to be the most significant concern. Cordero at least enters 2020 ostensibly healthy after playing in a handful of rehab games late last season, but this spring may be his last opportunity to prove to the Padres' brass that his monstrous upside is more than just theoretical. Due to Cordero's lack of recent at-bats along with the fact that he has two options remaining, he could be in line for an assignment to Triple-A El Paso to begin the season. Even so, he'll be someone to track on a watchlist in the event he flashes the power and speed production that made him a trendy late-round sleeper pick in fantasy drafts the past two years. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $560,100 contract with the Padres in May of 2019.
Playing winter ball
OFSan Diego Padres
December 4, 2019
Cordero (quadriceps) made his debut in the Dominican Winter League on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored while playing for Leones del Escogido, Bill Center of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The report confirms that Cordero is healthy again after his 2019 campaign came to an end Aug. 31, when he wasn't activated from the 60-day injured list while rehabbing at High-A Lake Elsinore. Multiple injuries have limited Cordero to just 270 total plate appearances in affiliated ball over the past two seasons, so a stint in the DWL will help him pick up some much-needed game action to make up for the time he lost. After he remained on the Padres' roster following Monday's non-tender deadline, Cordero should get the chance to compete for an outfield job with the big club in spring training.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .592 63 6 3 8 2 .200 .226 .367
Since 2017vs Right .782 210 30 7 21 5 .253 .330 .452
2019vs Left .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .850 20 2 0 1 1 .333 .450 .400
2018vs Left .586 46 4 2 7 1 .205 .222 .364
2018vs Right .816 108 15 5 12 4 .253 .343 .474
2017vs Left .610 17 2 1 1 1 .188 .235 .375
2017vs Right .718 82 13 2 8 0 .237 .284 .434
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+101%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+78%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .740 159 21 6 19 6 .250 .316 .424
Since 2017Away .733 114 15 4 10 1 .225 .292 .441
2019Home .657 13 1 0 0 1 .273 .385 .273
2019Away 1.321 7 1 0 1 0 .500 .571 .750
2018Home .670 91 10 3 11 4 .229 .297 .373
2018Away .858 63 9 4 8 1 .250 .323 .536
2017Home .873 55 10 3 8 1 .280 .333 .540
2017Away .490 44 5 0 1 0 .167 .205 .286
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Stat Review
How does Franchy Cordero compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.57
 
BB Rate
20.0%
 
K Rate
35.0%
 
BABIP
.556
 
ISO
.067
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.450
 
SLG
.400
 
OPS
.850
 
wOBA
.380
 
Exit Velocity
92.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
55.6%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
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Cordero made a splash upon arrival in April. He recorded exit velocities of 110 and 115 mph in his first big-league game of the season and went on to collect six homers in his first 15 games, including an unbelievable 489-foot shot, which was one of the longest home runs hit in all of the majors. His numbers eventually started to slide and the Padres picked up on a mechanical change he was making to compensate for a bothersome bone spur in his left elbow. Eventually, Cordero had surgery to remove the spur. When healthy, Cordero flashed incredible athleticism and quick-twitch ability, but he's certainly not without his flaws. He hasn't had a strikeout rate below 25 percent above A-ball, and despite his athleticism his defense graded out poorly last year as he routinely misread balls off the bat. Cordero has power/speed upside, but he will need to prove his health and fight to carve out playing time in spring training.
As an endgame play in deeper leagues, Cordero has a chance to pay dividends in 2018. He struck out 44.4 percent of the time in 30 games in the majors last season, but that doesn't mean he is doomed (Aaron Judge did the same thing in 2016). Cordero, who won't turn 24 until September, has plus raw power and enough speed to steal double-digit bases over a full season. He also rates as a quality defender at all three outfield spots. Cordero rarely makes soft contact (12.2 percent last season), and while his swing-and-miss issues will likely prevent him from ever hitting for a high average, the raw tools are here for him to be a four-category producer. Manuel Margot is assured of a spot in the outfield long term, but the other two spots are not nailed down. Hunter Renfroe and Jose Pirela may be the only two players standing between Cordero and everyday work in an outfield corner. He impressed in the Dominican Winter League this offseason, and will look to be more successful against MLB pitching when his name is called.
Cordero performed well at High-A Lake Elsinore and then Double-A San Antonio in 2016, which led the Padres to add him to their 40-man roster following the season for Rule 5 protection. In his 322 plate appearances in High-A, Cordero slashed .286/.339/.444. His numbers only improved upon arrival to San Antonio and his overall performance earned Cordero a brief callup to Triple-A El Paso at the end of the season. Cordero is a solid runner, as evidenced by his 23 total stolen bases in 2016, but his disappointing walk rates have kept him from being more of a threat on the bases. While Cordero has displayed some impressive tools, his slow development now at age 22 likely limits his ceiling to that of a fourth outfielder.
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Unlikely to return this season
OFSan Diego Padres
Quadriceps
September 6, 2019
Cordero's quadriceps injury hasn't healed as quickly as the Padres had hoped, and he's unlikely to return this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Struggling in rehab assignment
OFSan Diego Padres
Quadriceps
August 31, 2019
Cordero (quadriceps) has just two hits while whiffing six times in 13 at-bats since restarting a minor-league rehab assignment.
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Working in rehab games
OFSan Diego Padres
Quadriceps
August 24, 2019
Cordero (quadriceps) is serving as the designated hitter in an Arizona League game Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Targeting mid-September return
OFSan Diego Padres
Quadriceps
August 10, 2019
Manager Andy Green said Thursday that Cordero (quadriceps) could return from the 60-day injured list around mid-September in a best-case scenario, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
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Out until September
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Quadriceps
July 4, 2019
Cordero's quadriceps injury is considered serious, and the Padres don't expect him to return before the start of September, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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