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Nick Franklin | Outfielder | #13

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (27) / SEA
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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. Jul 31 - 1:56 PM

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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.
Jul 29 - 10:59 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.
Jul 2 - 11:36 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.
Jun 30 - 6:53 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.
Jun 27 - 3:15 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.
Jun 26 - 8:53 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.
Jun 24 - 4:38 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.
Jun 20 - 11:55 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.
Jun 1 - 4:21 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.
Apr 5 - 4:15 PM

Brewers claimed INF/OF Nick Franklin off waivers from the Rays.

Franklin was surprisingly DFA'd at the conclusion of spring training. The 26-year-old has had an underwhelming career to this point but has value as a jack-of-all-trades who can play all over the diamond. Last year he made starts at first base, second base, shortstop and both corner outfield positions. The Brewers created a roster spot for Franklin by designating right-hander Michael Blazek for assignment.
Apr 5 - 2:22 PM

Rays designated INF/OF Nick Franklin for assignment.

This move comes as a huge surprise as the former top prospect slashed .362/.434/.532 with a pair of homers, eight RBI and four stolen bases in Grapefruit League play. There should be plenty of other teams willing to take a chance on him so it would be shocking if he isn't claimed off waivers.
Apr 1 - 11:36 AM

Nick Franklin, who didn't play Tuesday because of an illness, hit a three-run homer and walked Wednesday.

Franklin's strong finish last year and versatility appeared likely to make him a significant part of the Rays' plans for this year, but his stock seems to have faded some, and even with two regulars set to open the year on the DL in Matt Duffy and Colby Rasmus, it's unclear what Franklin's role will be. He has both pop and stolen base ability, giving some upside for fantasy purposes. It doesn't look like he'll be a factor early on, though.
Mar 29 - 4:55 PM

Nick Franklin was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup due to illness.

Franklin should be fine in the next day or two. The 26-year-old is expected to begin the season in a utility role.
Mar 28 - 8:48 AM

Nick Franklin went 3-for-3 with a stolen base Monday, raising his spring average to .571.

The Rays cut off Franklin's path to regular playing time by importing Colby Rasmus and bringing back Logan Morrison, but Franklin still figures to get plenty of playing time in his utility role and he has enough pop and speed to be of interest in AL-only leagues. He hit .270/.328/.443 in his 174 at-bats last year.
Mar 13 - 4:32 PM

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3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Michael Hermosillo
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Deolis Guerra
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes