Maikel Franco

#7 3B / Philadelphia Phillies / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 229 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Moves up to fifth spot

      Maikel Franco is batting fifth for the first time this season Sunday against the Rockies.Franco had performed very well for an eight-hole hitter, posting a .271/.366/.571 line on the season with six homers, so the Philadelphia Phillies elected to prioritize his comfort there over moving a hot bat up in the lineup. With Jean Segura out with a hamstring strain and J.T. Realmuto getting the day off, it made no sense to keep Franco down in the lineup behind the likes of Phil Gosselin and Andrew Knapp, so he'll move up at least for one day. He'll look to stay hot at Coors Field after going 5-for-10 in the first two games of the series.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Launches sixth homer

      Maikel Franco went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 14-3 rout of the Mets.With Rhys Hoskins (ankle) banged up a bit, Franco slid over to first base for the first time this season, but the new position did nothing to slow him down at the plate. He's now slashing .259/.385/.630 through 16 games with six homers and 17 RBI, but with Scott Kingery swinging an even hotter bat right now, Franco could eventually begin to lose the occasional start.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Not starting Sunday

      Maikel Franco is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Franco started the first 13 games of the season at third base and has an impressive .256/.407/.581 slash line in 54 plate appearances. Most encouragingly, the 26-year-old has a 20.4 percent walk rate, which -- while clearly unsustainable for a full season -- blows his career high of 7.9 percent out of the water. Franco walked only 29 times in 465 plate appearances last season. Scott Kingery enters the lineup at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies, batting seventh.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Launches fourth homer

      Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a pair of runs in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.Franco hit a solo shot off Stephen Strasburg to tie the game in the third inning. He later singled and scored on a Jean Segura triple in the fourth. Franco could potentially help the Philadelphia Phillies more if he were batting higher up than eighth, but the team is unlikely to want to mess with a good thing, as he's hit .294/.442/.706 with four homers in 10 games out of the spot this season.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Homers again in second game

      Maikel Franco went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three RBI in Saturday's victory over the Braves.Franco remains stuck in the eighth spot in the lineup, but he won't be there for long if he can keep up this level of performance. He hit a two-run shot to drive Bryse Wilson from the game in the fourth inning and added an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Launches Opening Day homer

      Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and a walk in Thursday's opener against Atlanta.Franco extended the Philadelphia Phillies' lead to five in the sixth inning with a three-run blast to left, his first home run of the 2019 campaign. The 26-year-old has clubbed 20-plus homers in each of the previous three seasons and should certainly have a chance to do so again in 2019, assuming he stays healthy.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Back in action

      Maikel Franco (illness) will serve as the Philadelphia Phillies' designated hitter and bat sixth in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.Franco has battled the flu in recent days, but his inclusion in the lineup suggests he's moved past the ailment. The 26-year-old is poised to open the season as the Phillies' primary third baseman, but he won't necessarily be extended a full-time role with the team eager to find at-bats for utility man Scott Kingery.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Battling flu

      Maikel Franco has been battling the flu in recent days, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.The illness explains why Franco has been out of the lineup for several days. He's gone 5-for-25 with one homer so far this spring.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Not locked in as starter

      Maikel Franco is in an open competition with Scott Kingery to be the Philadelphia Phillies' starting third baseman, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Franco probably saved his Phillies career with a hot stretch in the middle of last season, but his final line (.270/.314/.467 with 22 homers in 131 games) wasn't anything special. Kingery did very little with his bat as a rookie but is theoretically a better defender, though he started just eight times at third base last season. The battle will be rendered moot if the Phillies manage to land Manny Machado, who they've reportedly targeted, though there have been no recent suggestions that a deal is imminent.

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      Phillies' Maikel Franco: Inks contract with Phillies

      Maikel Franco signed a one-year, $5.2 million deal with Philadelphia to avoid arbitration, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.Franco once again showed some pop during the 2018 campaign, launching 22 homers and driving in 68 runs in 131 games. He's on track to begin the 2019 year as the starting third baseman and will shift his focus to getting ready for spring training after coming to terms with Philadelphia.