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Maikel Franco

24-Year-Old Third Baseman – Philadelphia Phillies

2017 Stats

AVG

.171

HR

3

RBI

16

R

5

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 Augu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 216   DOB: 8/26/1992   BORN: Azua, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By PHI In 2010  

April 23, 2017  –  Maikel Franco News

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Franco went 2-for-5 with three RBI during Saturday's win over Atlanta.

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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 18 78 70 5 12 5 2 0 3 16 0 0 7 10 0 1 0 .171 .244 .329 .573
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3-Year Averages     82 340 313 39 81 28 15 0 13 47 0 0 22 57 0 2 3 .259 .312 .431 .743
Career  (View All)     266 1,101 1,011 122 255 93 49 2 42 159 2 1 74 181 0 7 9 .252 .307 .429 .736

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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
Apr. 23 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .244 .329 .573
Apr. 22 Atl 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .257 .348 .605
Apr. 21 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .164 .246 .344 .590
Apr. 20 @NYM 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .246 .362 .608
Apr. 19 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .148 .217 .278 .495
Apr. 18 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .232 .300 .532
Apr. 16 @Was 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .174 .235 .326 .561
Apr. 15 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .261 .366 .627
Apr. 14 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .286 .405 .691
Apr. 12 NYM 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .316 .455 .771
Apr. 11 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .294 .345 .639
Apr. 10 NYM 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .300 .240 .540
Apr. 9 Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .231 .182 .413
Apr. 8 Was 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .150 .182 .200 .382
Apr. 7 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .125 .301
Apr. 6 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Apr. 5 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Apr. 3 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
Last 7 Games 29 1 4 1 0 1 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 .138 .219 .276 .495
Last 14 Games 54 4 10 2 0 3 16 6 6 0 0 0 1 3 .185 .262 .389 .651
Last 30 Games 70 5 12 2 0 3 16 7 10 0 0 0 1 3 .171 .244 .329 .573

Maikel Franco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 18
2016 148
2015 2 75
2014 5 12

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Maikel Franco: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 4 29

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Maikel Franco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017171030.176.235.458
2016126168240.286.524.860
201569115141.232.464.825

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175343130.170.358.608
20164555117641.246.400.698
2015235349360.294.506.844

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173332120.242.455.770
20163053110451.246.387.669
2015149257280.295.523.865

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017372140.108.216.391
20162763615430.264.471.802
2015155207221.265.471.816
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% .274 .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% .329 .124
2012 19 A LAK 554 503 6.9% 14.4% 0.48 84% .311 .159
2013 20 A+ CLE 289 264 6.9% 13.5% 0.51 85% .301 .277
2013 20 AA REA 292 277 3.4% 10.6% 0.32 89% .342 .224
2014 21 AAA LEH 556 521 5.4% 14.6% 0.37 84% .278 .171
2014 21 MAJ PHI 58 56 1.7% 22.4% 0.08 77% .233 .035
2015 22 AAA LEH 151 141 5.3% 16.6% 0.32 82% .411 .184
2015 22 MAJ PHI 335 304 7.8% 15.5% 0.50 83% .298 .217
2016 23 MAJ PHI 630 581 6.3% 16.8% 0.38 82% .273 .172
2017 24 MAJ PHI 78 70 9% 12.8% 0.70 86% .158 .158
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3-Year Averages     340 313 6.5% 16.8% 0.39 82% .280 .172
Career     1,101 1,011 6.7% 16.4% 0.41 82% .270 .177

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Maikel Franco Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
2015 3B 664 -11 106 -10 0 -11 335 -5 163 -3 -1 -4 -5
2016 3B 1291.3 -5 195 -3 -3 -2 705 -1 182 -5 -3 0 0
2017 3B 160.7 -5 19 -4 -1 -4 82 -4 17 0 -1 -2 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 3B -1 0 1 -8 0 -8
2016 3B 1 -1 -2 -4 0 -6
2017 3B 0 0 0 -3 0 -3

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2017 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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0.70 BB/K
GREAT
9.0% BB Rate
GOOD
12.8% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.573 OPS
TERRIBLE
.244 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.171 AVG
TERRIBLE
.158 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.329 SLG
TERRIBLE
.158 ISO
WEAK

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

Franco went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk during Thursday's win over the Mets.

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Franco went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in a 5-4 loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

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Franco went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Mets.

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Franco went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the season against the Mets on Tuesday.

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Franco is working with hitting coach Matt Stairs to try and be more relaxed at the plate, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Franco (teeth) returned to the lineup Saturday and went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

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Franco (teeth) has been scratched for Friday's Grapefruit League game so he can go to the dentist, Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports.

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Franco went 2-for-3 with a conventional home run and an inside-the-park home run in Saturday's spring training game against the Yankees.

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Franco said he spent the offseason focusing on his conditioning, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. "I've lost five to seven pounds right now," Franco said. "I feel better. I feel great. My body is in good shape right now."

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Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a 10-8 win over the Mets on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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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 hes a high-contact hitter for someone that has his power potential. Hell 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.