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35 Jeff Francis RP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
10.11-105.23145
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014NYY125.85121001120.018131333315
2015TOR115.2350000010.1117611514

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Jeff Francis bails out rookie pitcher to earn first win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

After Blue Jays rookie starting pitcher Daniel Norris lasted just three innings and 78 pitches on Thursday at Cleveland, Toronto leaned on veteran pitcher Jeff Francis to help pick up the slack. He did just that, earning his first relief win of the season as he allowed one run on three hits and no walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Francis has a 3.60 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 10 innings (four relief outings) this season.

"He's a veteran strike-thrower," catcher Russell Martin said, per MLB.com. "He's kind of deceptive -- everything comes out of the same angle. He hides the ball well and has got two different breaking balls with a nice changeup. He kind of varies the speeds on his fastball a little bit and just does enough to keep guys off balance. That's what he's been doing well."

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Jeff Francis, Russell Martin become Blue Jays' first Canadian battery
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

When Jeff Francis entered Sunday's game in the fifth inning and pitched to catcher Russell Martin, it marked the first time in Blue Jays' history that the franchise featured a Canadian battery, reports the Toronto Sun

Francis, who hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, was called up by the Blue Jays from Triple-A before Sunday's game. 

Martin is from East York, Ontario.

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Blue Jays add Jeff Francis, option Colt Hynes
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays selected the contract of pitcher Jeff Francis Sunday while optioning pitcher Colt Hynes to Triple-A Buffalo.

A 10-year major-league veteran, Francis tossed five shutout innings in his only start with Triple-A Buffalo, striking out five while allowing two hits and two walks. Hynes gave up two hits without recording an out Saturday and departs with a 6.00 ERA and 4:2 K:BB ratio in three innings.

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Blue Jays still looking for lefty for bullpen
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays are looking for another lefthander for their bullpen, as Marcus Stroman's season-ending injury has created a ripple effect throughout the pitching staff.

Stroman's vacancy in the starting rotation will be filled by Aaron Sanchez, who was expected to share closing duties with Brett Cecil

That means Cecil can't help with relief in the middle innings, as was the original plan when he was slated as a co-closer. Manager John Gibbons told MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm that it would be "ideal" to find another southpaw to help with the mid-innings.

Jeff Francis , signed by the team during the offseason, is a candidate. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings with three teams last year.

"He's a different type pitcher now, but I could see a place on this team for him. ... He's going to come out and throw strikes, and that's so valuable coming out of the bullpen," Gibbons said. "You don't want to bring in guys trying to find the strike zone. He can be tough on lefties, but he can also get righties out. I think, too, coming out of the bullpen in that role, that can extend his career another four or five years. He's a great competitor."

Colt Hynes, who went 1-4 with a 3.67 for two Triple-A teams last year, is also a candidate for the spot. 

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Blue Jays sign Jeff Francis
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays have signed pitcher Jeff Francis to a minor-league deal, according to Sportsnet. 

Francis spent last season with three different clubs. The 33-year-old posted a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 306 159 -10.63
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.000 4.50015
vs RHB 6.100 5.68049
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/19ATL0003.12023
4/24@TB0003.14316
4/29@BOS0001.00002
4/30@CLE1002.13103
5/3@CLE0100.12220
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
@Cle
L7-10
4
NYY
W3-1
5
NYY
7:07 pm
Tickets
6
NYY
7:07 pm
Tickets
7
8
Bos
7:07 pm
Tickets
9
Bos
1:07 pm
Tickets
10
Bos
1:07 pm
Tickets
11
@Balt
7:05 pm
Tickets
12
@Balt
7:05 pm
Tickets
13
@Balt
7:05 pm
Tickets
14
@Hou
8:10 pm
Tickets
15
@Hou
8:10 pm
Tickets
16
@Hou
7:10 pm
Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004COL32 5.15770000 36.2422221811332
2005COL1412 5.6833330000 183.222811911626870128
2006COL1311 4.1632321100 199.018710192181369117
2007COL179 4.2234341100 215.123410310125763165
2008COL410 5.0124240000 143.216484802134994
2010COL46 5.0020190000 104.111961581122367
2011KC616 4.8231311000 183.0224102981953991
2012COL67 5.5824240000 113.014571701582276
2013COL35 6.2723120000 70.18954491212463
2014CIN-OAK-NYY12 5.851210011 20.018131331315
2015TOR11 5.23500000 10.1117610514
Total 7281 4.9524521732111279.1146173770415949380862
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004COL71010000400 .000 .000 .000
2005COL3358760472700 .200 .138 .103
2006COL3261370682000 .211 .115 .115
2007COL35642120322000 .212 .234 .188
2008COL2539150101100 .128 .154 .128
2010COL202222014600 .222 .091 .091
2011KC31200000100 .000 .000 .000
2012COL243122002800 .121 .065 .065
2013COL231401012300 .222 .143 .071
2014CIN-OAK-NYY12200000200 .000 .000 .000
2015TOR5000000000 --- --- ---
Total 24730318350162510200 .183 .139 .116
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004COLP77826011.000
2005COLP333325520001.000
2006COLP323242438021.000
2007COLP3434451233021.000
2008COLP24243082110 .967
2010COLP201919217031.000
2011KCP313135431031.000
2012COLP242428523011.000
2013COLP231218612011.000
2014CIN-OAK-NYYP121101001.000
2015TORP5000000 ---
Total  24521725148202113 .996
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2004COL13838 1.0820002 .286164 13.7 .5240
2005COL5173219 0.871911502 .311828 15.0 .4990
2006COL15240217 1.22217500 .250843 12.2 .4030
2007COL7235218 1.1894411 .278922 12.7 .4260
2008COL4170156 1.1492100 .286636 13.5 .4830
2010COL313397 1.5163201 .293441 12.4 .4460
2011KC5241203 1.25185115 .301803 13.2 .4570
2012COL5149102 1.55103202 .316502 13.9 .4900
2013COL28859 1.5440005 .306324 14.6 .5120
2014CIN-OAK-NYY12223 1.0000001 .23782 9.9 .4080
2015TOR0413 0.3100000 .26247 13.9 .4050
Total 4814931345 1.19983520219 .2895592 13.3 .4590
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007COL21 4.86330000 16.2219932615
Total 21 4.86330000 16.2219932615
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 A-Asheville00 1.8044000 20.0166422423
2002 A-Tri-City00 0.0043000 10.250001416
2003 A-Visalia129 3.472727220160.213566628545153
2004 AA-Tulsa131 1.981717110113.27326259522147
2004AAA-Colo Sprngs32 2.8577000 41.035161334749
2008 AA-Tulsa10 0.6333000 14.1121100219
2010AAA-Colorado Springs Sky00 0.0011000 3.01000013
2010AA-Tulsa Drillers00 1.6422000 11.011221125
2012AAA-Louisville Bats36 3.721212110 77.1843332611865
2013AAA-Colorado Springs Sky22 4.34116000 37.142241812933
2014AAA-Louisville Bats43 3.3388000 48.2522518311245
2015AAA-Louisville433.338800048.2522518311245
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/200
Birthdate:
1/8/1981
Age:
34
Hometown:
Vancouver, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:
British Columbia (Canada)
MLB Experience:
11
Awards:

2004: Minor League Player of the Year
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