Franchy Cordero

Franchy Cordero

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Franchy Cordero in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKS
$Signed a contract with the Seibu Lions of NPB in December of 2023.
Headed to Japan
OFFree Agent  F
December 7, 2023
Cordero signed a contract Thursday with the Seibu Lions in Japan.
ANALYSIS
The news was reported by Cordero's agency (Republik Sports) on Instagram. The 29-year-old outfielder never quite got it going at the MLB level, but he's always torn it up in the minors and his offensive profile could wind up translating well to Nippon Professional Baseball. Cordero leaves behind a career .678 major-league OPS.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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6
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2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+5%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+81%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+20%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .612 67 11 3 7 1 .186 .273 .339
Since 2021vs Right .643 415 46 12 44 4 .208 .269 .375
2023vs Left 1.167 6 1 1 1 0 .333 .333 .833
2023vs Right .644 65 8 5 12 0 .175 .200 .444
2022vs Left .603 43 8 2 5 1 .162 .279 .324
2022vs Right .714 232 28 6 24 3 .229 .304 .410
2021vs Left .423 18 2 0 1 0 .188 .235 .188
2021vs Right .508 118 10 1 8 1 .189 .237 .270
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+9%
OPS at Home
2023
 
 
+176%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+31%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+39%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .663 259 31 7 25 2 .221 .275 .388
Since 2021Away .611 223 26 8 26 3 .187 .262 .348
2023Home .378 37 3 1 3 0 .135 .135 .243
2023Away 1.044 34 6 5 10 0 .250 .294 .750
2022Home .778 152 23 6 16 1 .241 .311 .467
2022Away .592 123 13 2 13 3 .190 .287 .305
2021Home .574 70 5 0 6 1 .227 .271 .303
2021Away .413 66 7 1 3 0 .148 .200 .213
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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.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.08
 
BB Rate
2.8%
 
K Rate
35.2%
 
BABIP
.184
 
ISO
.290
 
AVG
.188
 
OBP
.211
 
SLG
.478
 
OPS
.690
 
wOBA
.295
 
Exit Velocity
91.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
34.1%
 
Barrels/PA
9.9%
 
Expected BA
.217
 
Expected SLG
.440
 
Sprint Speed
24.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
50.0%
 
Line Drive %
11.4%
 
Fly Ball %
38.6%
 
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Cordero spent the past two seasons with the Red Sox before he was non-tendered early in the offseason, though he was quickly able to secure split deal with the Orioles. The 28-year-old played in a career-high 84 games for Boston in 2022 and saw most of his time at first base, though he also played plenty of the corner outfield and was a poor defender at all three spots. Cordero had a .697 OPS with eight home runs and a 33.5 percent strikeout rate in 275 plate appearances. He's unlikely to have more than a bench role if he makes Baltimore's Opening Day roster, and despite his solid power, his fantasy utility will likely remain limited due to his low average and high whiff rate, even if he ends up with a larger role.
Cordero was originally part of a logjam in the San Diego outfield before he was surprisingly traded to the Royals just before the start of the season. It was all for naught as Cordero broke his hamate bone shortly after arriving and was gone until a handful of games were left on the schedule. In the smallest of samples (42 PA) he greatly reduced his swing and miss; he owns a 34.9% career strikeout rate at the big-league level, yet struck out only 9.5% of the time after changing leagues and teams. He was not rewarded with positive results, but that bears watching. Let's also remember that when Cordero does make contact, he hits the ball very hard with a career average exit velocity of 93 mph. His raw power and speed are not in question; his playing time is, somewhat. Though after his trade to Boston, he should have every opportunity to secure a starting spot in Boston's outfield.
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.
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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Becomes free agent
OFFree Agent  F
November 6, 2023
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Outrighted to Triple-A
OFNew York Yankees  F
November 2, 2023
The Yankees sent Cordero outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
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Sent back to minors
OFNew York Yankees  F
July 23, 2023
The Yankees optioned Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
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Contributes homer in loss
OFNew York Yankees  F
July 19, 2023
Cordero went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and two total runs scored in a loss to the Angels on Monday.
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Recalled from Triple-A
OFNew York Yankees  F
July 7, 2023
Cordero was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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