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Francisco Peña | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Royals C prospect Francisco Pena launched three homers Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Omaha.
In doing so, Pena became the first Omaha player to record three homers in a game since Mike Moustaskas in 2010. It was the fourth three-homer game in the minor leagues this season and the first in the Pacific Coast League. Pena blasted 27 home runs for Omaha last year en route to a PCL All-Star nod. He struck out in his first big league at-bat earlier this season. Jun 17 - 1:49 PM
Source: MILB.com

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Royals optioned C Francisco Peña to Triple-A Omaha.

He was only with the big club for a couple days. Drew Butera has replaced Pena as Salvador Perez's backup.
May 8 - 3:11 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

Pena will serve as the backup to Royals catcher Salvador Perez while Erik Kratz recovers from a foot injury. Pena, 25, is doubtful to carry much fantasy value.
May 6 - 4:54 PM

Royals optioned C Francisco Pena to Triple-A Omaha.

The 25-year-old slugger had just three hits in 17 Cactus League at-bats (.176). He'll continue to function as organizational catching depth for the Royals, and should get a chance with the big league club should injury strike during the upcoming season.
Mar 22 - 8:30 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

Pena will serve as an emergency third catcher and bench bat for the Royals for the stretch run. The 24-year-old had 27 homers in 96 games this season at Triple-A, but that came alongside a .240 average and .280 OBP.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Royals optioned C Francisco Peña to Triple-A Omaha.

Salvador Perez is over his hand injury, so the Royals no longer have use for Pena. He returns to a .240/.309/.540 batting line at Triple-A.
Sun, May 25, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Royals recalled C Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll provide some insurance over the next couple of days while Salvador Perez (hand) is on the mend. Pena, 24, was batting .240/.309/.540 over 111 plate appearances in Triple-A this year. He's not a fantasy option.
Tue, May 20, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Royals signed C Francisco Peña to a one-year contract.

Despite not having any major league experience, Pena gets a big league deal and could open the year as Salvador Perez's backup.. The 24-year-old Pena has never appeared in the majors and spent 2013 between Double- and Triple-A with the Mets, batting .254/.300/.429 with nine homers.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Francisco Pena went 3-for-4 for low Single-A Savannah on Wednesday, giving him 10 hits in his last four games.

The 18-year-old Pena is hitting .297/.327/.426 in his second year in the Sally League. Tony's son has terrific defensive potential, so if he turns into an adequate hitter, he should have a future as a major league regular.
Thu, May 8, 2008 11:01:00 AM

Francisco Pena went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks Wednesday for low Single-A Savannah.

Pena didn't drive in a run during April, so he is making progress with three homers this month. At age 17, he doesn't need to do much offensively this year to remain a quality prospect. He's currently at .254/.324/.341 in 126 at-bats.
Thu, May 31, 2007 01:43:00 PM

17-year-old Francisco Pena went 4-for-4 with a double Saturday for low Single-A Savannah.

Tony's son probably won't do a lot offensively this year, but just holding his own in full-season ball would be pretty impressive. He's 7-for-17 so far.
Mon, Apr 9, 2007 02:10:00 PM

According to ESPNDeportes.com, the Mets have signed 16-year-old catcher Francisco Pena to a minor league contract with a $750,000 bonus.

Francisco is the son of Yankees coach and former big-league catcher Tony Pena and the brother of Braves prospect Tony Pena Jr. He's supposed to be a very good defensive catcher and a promising hitter. The Mets could announce the signing next week.
Sun, Jul 9, 2006 09:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Chris Young
7Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Brian Flynn
9Tim Collins