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Nick Franklin | Outfielder | #2

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (27) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Brewers' manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Nick Franklin will work on catching in the minor leagues to increase his versatility.
Franklin can aleady cover the entire infield and outfield defensively, so donning the catcher's gear will make him able to cover the whole diamond. He'll get a chance with the Brewers at some point this season and having another glove in his repoitoire will only increase his chances of sticking around. Mar 30 - 8:28 PM

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Nick Franklin hit his third Cactus League home run Sunday against the White Sox.

Franklin replaced Orlando Arcia at short and socked his third homer of the spring in the sixth inning, the only run the Brewers would muster on the day. He's hitting .378 with a 1.159 OPS in Cactus League action, attempting to earn a bench role with the big club. His versatility and strong spring could make that goal a reality.
Mar 25 - 7:06 PM

Nick Franklin went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 16-13 Cactus League win over the Reds.

This one was a real barn-burner. Franklin hit a two-run bomb off reliever Dylan Floro in the sixth inning and added an RBI-double in the seventh. The former Mariner, Ray and Angel is making a push to snag a roster spot on the strength of a .379/.424/.724 batting line with two homers and nine RBI in 15 games this spring. Both of his homers have come against the Reds. Franklin has a career .214 batting average with 24 homers and 96 RBI in 300 games.
Mar 16 - 8:32 PM

Nick Franklin mashed a three-run homer in a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday in the Cactus League.

It was Franklin's only plate appearance in the game, but he made it count. A former first-round pick of the Mariners, the 26-year-old has tantalized with his power potential and ability to hit from both sides of the plate, but he's never been able to put it together for a full season. He's competing for a bench spot with the Brewers.
Feb 27 - 6:07 PM

Brewers signed INF/OF Nick Franklin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Franklin, a former first-round pick of the Mariners, batted just .179/.269/.283 with two home runs in 119 plate appearances last season between the Brewers and Angels. The soon-to-be 27-year-old probably won't be in real consideration for an Opening Day roster spot in his return to Milwaukee.
Feb 15 - 2:52 PM

Angels sent INF/OF Nick Franklin outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Franklin cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He batted just .125/.300/.167 in 30 plate appearances with the Angels.
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Angels designated INF/OF Nick Franklin for assignment.

The former top prospect continues to get opportunities but hasn't been able to have any sustained success at the big league level. He hit just .125/.300/.167 in 30 plate appearances with the Angels.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Nick Franklin delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth inning Sunday against the Mariners.

It was Franklin's first hit and RBI for the Angels since being acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. The former top prospect has yet to tap into his immense potential after several stops in the majors and is now simply considered a depth player.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 11:36:00 PM

Angels acquired INF Nick Franklin from the Brewers for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Franklin had been designated for assignment earlier in the week after slashing just .195/.258.317 with two homers and 10 RBI in 53 games for the Brewers. The former top prospect is still an intriguing talent, which has led to continued opportunities with different organizations.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Brewers designated INF Nick Franklin for assignment.

Franklin gets the boot with Jonathan Villar and Ryan Braun coming back from the disabled list. The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Rays at the end of spring training, but he batted just .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI through 53 games during his tenure with Milwaukee.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 03:15:00 PM

Nick Franklin (hamstring) flew out as a pinch-hitter Sunday against the Braves.

Franklin left Friday's game with hamstring tightness and was ejected from Saturday's game after yelling something from the dugout. The 26-year-old is hitting .195/.258/.317 with two homers and 10 RBI over 53 games this season in a utility role.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 08:53:00 AM

Nick Franklin was ejected for arguing Saturday against the Braves.

Franklin wasn't in the lineup after leaving the previous night's game with hamstring tightness, but was thrown out by second base umpire Jerry Meals for something he said from the dugout. Apparently he was upset the Braves were allowed to challenge a pickoff play at first base after waiting longer than their allotted 30 seconds. The ejection occurred with one out in the first inning.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 04:38:00 PM

Nick Franklin homered and plated two runs on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over the Pirates.

Franklin got the Brewers on the board with a solo shot in the second inning then added on a run-scoring double in the third. He finished the night 2-for-3 and is now hitting .192/.259/.321 with a pair of homers and 10 RBI in his limited action this season.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Nick Franklin went 2-for-2 with a walk in his third plate appearances against the Mets on Thursday.

It would have been nice to see Franklin go to a team that had actual use for him after the Rays put him on waivers prior to Opening Day. He's started just nine games for a Brewers team that already had Hernan Perez in a superutility role.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Recently claimed INF/OF Nick Franklin will join the Brewers on Friday.

The Brew Crew claimed Franklin off waivers from the Rays earlier on Wednesday. Once viewed as a top prospect, the 26-year-old has yet to find his niche in the majors. He did perform respectably in 174 at-bats with the Rays this past season, though, slashing .270/.328/.443 with six homers, 26 RBI and six steals. While there is not much fantasy upside, here, Franklin could prove to be a usable bench piece for the Brewers.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 04:15:00 PM

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