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7 Maikel Franco 3B

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August 9, 2020 08:40 PM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Goes deep in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday against the Twins.

Franco took Jose Berrios deep in the sixth inning, his fourth long ball of the season. He's now riding a modest six-game hitting streak, collecting two home runs, four RBI and six runs scored in that span. Overall, he's hitting .258/.265/.545 across 68 plate appearances for the season.

August 7, 2020 03:32 AM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Blasts third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Franco belted a two-run home run as part of a six-run third inning, his first long ball since he slugged a pair in the same game July 27. On the season, Franco is slashing .250/.246/.518 with three homers and 10 RBI through 57 plate appearances.

July 27, 2020 11:08 PM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Cranks two homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Monday's 14-6 win over Detroit.

Franco opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the second inning before launching a three-run blast in the fourth. The 27-year-old has collected five hits -- three going for extra bases -- over the last two games.

July 15, 2020 03:40 PM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Smacks grand slam Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco hit a grand slam off Glenn Sparkman during Tuesday's intrasquad game, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

After inking a one-year, $3 million deal with Kansas City over the winter, Franco is positioned to serve as the team's everyday third baseman in 2020. The 27-year-old has three 20-homer campaigns on his resume and should remain a decent source of power from the corner infield, but he'll likely be a batting-average liability.

March 22, 2020 09:36 PM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Mixed bag in Cactus League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco had a .267/.290/.400 slash line with one double, one home run and eight strikeouts in 30 Cactus League at-bats.

The 27-year-old was non-tendered by Philadelphia in early December, and he joined Kansas City on a one-year deal a couple weeks later. Franco had a .234/.297/.409 line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 123 games last season. The 70 wRC+ was the worst mark of his career, though he did deliver a career-best 8.4 percent walk rate. Franco will serve as the Royals' everyday third baseman once play resumes.

December 19, 2019 03:08 PM
Royals' Maikel Franco: Inks deal with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Royals on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Franco was non-tendered by the Phillies at the beginning of December, but he will get a chance to bounce back with the Royals after a lackluster performance offensively last season. The 27-year-old recorded a .234/.297/.409 slash line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 2019. Franco will likely serve as the Royals' primary third baseman in 2020.

December 2, 2019 08:44 PM
Maikel Franco: Let go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was non-tendered by the Phillies on Monday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Franco struggled at the dish in 2019, as he hit just .234 with 17 homers and 56 RBI over 123 contests after batting .270 with 22 homers and 68 RBI in 2018. He'll aim to redeem himself elsewhere after being cut loose by the Phillies.

September 29, 2019 10:44 AM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Pops 17th homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 9-3 win over the Marlins.

It's only Franco's second home run since rejoining the Phillies in early September, and he has a a .736 OPS over 17 games this month. The 27-year-old endured a tough season before being demoted to Triple-A in August, and he has a .234/.298/.467 slash line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 423 plate appearances.

September 20, 2019 10:40 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Responsible for only runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in Friday's loss to Cleveland.

Franco cut the deficit to two in the fifth inning by knocking in two with a double to left center, but the Indians would come away with a 5-2 victory. The 33-year-old is hitting .234 over 116 games this season, which is well below his career average (.249), but he came through with his club's only offense Friday night.

September 20, 2019 06:24 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Added to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco is starting at third base and batting eighth Friday against the Indians.

Franco was a late addition to the starting nine after Jean Segura (ankle) was scratched. Franco is 0-for-8 at the dish over his last three contests.

September 20, 2019 03:28 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Out for second straight day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

Franco has started off-and-on the last couple weeks, but he is not in the lineup Friday for the second straight day, and for the fourth time in five games -- even with a DH available to the Phillies on Friday night.

September 19, 2019 09:52 AM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco is not in Thursday's lineup against the Braves, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

He is hitting .240 with one home run in 25 at-bats since rejoining the big-league roster. Brad Miller will start in left field while Scott Kingery starts at third base.

September 5, 2019 08:16 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Back to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday.

With the minor-league season winding down, it makes sense for Franco to rejoin the big-league club, but he is not in Thursday's lineup. He should serve as a bench piece, getting the occasional start down the stretch.

August 26, 2019 02:00 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.

The transaction probably wasn't the present that Franco hoped to receive for his 27th birthday. He was up for the weekend series in Miami with Bryce Harper on the paternity list but will head back to the minors for Harper's return. Franco will likely be back with the team in September but isn't expected to reclaim a starting role.

August 23, 2019 03:20 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to Friday's game against the Marlins.

Bryce Harper was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move, so Franco could be sent back to Triple-A in a day or two when Harper rejoins the team. Franco hit .211 with zero home runs in five games at Triple-A. He hit .231 with 15 home runs and a sub-.300 OBP (.296) in 102 MLB games.

August 21, 2019 12:16 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Doubles, triples for Lehigh Valley
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco (hand) went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and an RBI in Triple-A Lehigh Valley's loss to Syracuse on Tuesday.

This was Franco's second game back from a stint on the 7-day IL due to a bruised left hand. He went 0-for-4 in his return Monday and is now 3-for-16 with a walk and two strikeouts in four games with Lehigh Valley since his demotion earlier this month. Now that he's healthy, Franco could return to the Phillies in September, though it's not a lock. Philadelphia could opt to DFA him, since he's not going to be tendered a contract for 2020 anyway.

August 11, 2019 02:24 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: On minor-league IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a bruised left hand, Tom Housenick of The Morning Call reports.

He was hit on the hand by a pitch in Friday's game. Franco went 1-for-7 with two strikeouts and a walk in two games since being sent down to Triple-A.

August 4, 2019 12:08 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Banished to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Franco has been the Phillies' primary third baseman for most of the season, but he'll head to Triple-A since he has a .222/.276/.361 slash line in 73 games since the start of May. The 26-year-old's lack of versatility makes him an unappealing bench option, so he'll skip a reduced role and go straight to the minors. Brad Miller (hip) was activated off the injured list in a corresponding move and figures to see some time at the hot corner in his place, though Scott Kingery is starting Sunday's contest.

August 2, 2019 03:20 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Day off Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco is not starting Friday against the White Sox.

Franco is seemingly always one cold streak away from falling out of the Phillies' lineup, and his .170/.231/.191 slash line over his last 15 games certainly won't help his case. Scott Kingery could be spending more time at third base in the near future as a result of the Phillies adding Corey Dickerson at the deadline. Dickerson isn't in the lineup Friday, but Kingery nonetheless finds himself at the hot corner, with Roman Quinn starting in center field.

July 21, 2019 03:48 PM
Phillies' Maikel Franco: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Franco is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

Franco has been in and out of the lineup this week, as he missed two games earlier in the week due to a combination of a benching and a groin injury. He will now sit for two of the team's three games against the Pirates after also bowing out of the lineup Saturday. Brad Miller has gained playing time in his place, and will start at third base and bat fifth Sunday.

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2011AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws176568201611500.123.149.200
2011ASX-Williamsport Crosscu542021958171238253000.287.367.411
2012AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws132503701413231484388031.280.336.439
2013AA-Reading Fightin Phil6927747941321551103112.339.363.563
2013AFA-Clearwater Threshers6526442792311652203900.299.349.576
2014AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi133521641343341678308131.257.299.428
2015AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi33141155012142482520.355.384.539
2019AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi12405721265700.175.283.425

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