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Maikel Franco | Third Baseman | #7

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a walk in the Phillies' 10-3 defeat of the Marlins on Wednesday.
Franco contributed a run-scoring sac fly to the Phillies' two-run first inning and added a two-run double in the top of the ninth. The 24-year-old third baseman had a disappointing first half, but he's primed to produce better numbers down the stretch. Franco went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double on Tuesday. Jul 19 - 4:01 PM

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Maikel Franco went 4-for-5 with two RBI in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Franco had two doubles and a pair of RBI singles as he continues to mash at Miller Park. The 24-year-old has been a huge disappointment this season, batting just .226 with a .678 OPS, but at least he started his second half on a high note.
Jul 15 - 2:05 AM

Maikel Franco clubbed a solo home run for his only hit in four at-bats against the Padres on Saturday.

His fifth-inning shot off starter Jhoulys Chacin was the only run of the game until the Padres plated two in the seventh. It was his 13th tater of the season and his 45th RBI. His .220 batting average makes it tough to use him in fantasy lineups.
Jul 8 - 7:18 PM

Maikel Franco smacked a two-run home run for his only hit of the night against the Pirates on Wednesday.

He went deep in the first inning off starter Gerrit Cole with a runner aboard. He got his club off to a good start but those were the only runs they would manage in the entire ballgame. It was the 12th longball of the season for Franco, who has been quite a disappointment to his fantasy owners so far in 2017. He has a .219 batting average and a pitiful .278 on-base percentage. He's driven in 44 runs to salvage some value.
Jul 5 - 10:36 PM

Maikel Franco went 2-for-4 and crushed his 11th home run of the season on Monday, leading the Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the Pirates.

Franco clobbered his two-run shot off of Ivan Nova in the third inning, which would be the last time either team would score in the ballgame. He has started to pick it up offensively after a woefully slow start, but is still hitting a disappointing .221/.282/.381 on the season to go with 11 homers and 42 RBI.
Jul 3 - 9:56 PM

Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Mets.

Franco came through with a two-run double against Rafael Montero in the second inning. That hit snapped what had been an 0-for-12 skid entering action on Sunday. The 24-year-old third baseman has largely struggled this season (.217/.279/.369 triple-slash) and has not had a month with a batting average higher than the .224 mark he posted in June.
Jul 2 - 4:16 PM

Maikel Franco finished 2-for-4 with a double, solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win in Seattle.

Franco has picked up the pace in the extra-base hits department, posting six doubles with three homers over his past 15 outings. After slumping hard to end May and kick off June, he has raised his average 17 points just since June 11. He is enjoying his best stretch of the season.
Jun 28 - 3:10 AM

Maikel Franco hit his ninth homer Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Franco is hitting .302 with two homers, four doubles and seven walks in his last 11 games. It's not quite Aaron Judge territory, but it's the best stretch he's had so far this year.
Jun 24 - 12:49 AM

Maikel Franco launched his eighth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Franco crushed a solo shot off of Robbie Ray in the second inning, pulling the Phillies to within a run at 3-2. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks and is now hitting .223/.285/.368 with eight homers and 34 RBI.
Jun 18 - 6:34 PM

Maikel Franco went 4-for-5 with a double and a walk versus the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The double would have been a homer anywhere else, but in Fenway, it missed by a few inches, hitting off the top of the Monster. It was still a great night for Franco. He entered Monday with a .260 OBP, but he's been on base eight times in two days in Boston.
Jun 13 - 11:58 PM

Phillies GM Matt Klentak reiterated that the team has no plans to send down Maikel Franco or Odubel Herrera.

Both players have struggled mightily but with the rebuilding Phillies likely headed nowhere this year, they can afford to give Franco and Herrera time to work things out. "We are committed to giving Maikel more time to get out of this. We believe in him," said Klentak. "We have a lot of reason to believe Odubel will come out of it. And the big thing is even when Odubel’s not hitting, he is impacting the game." Despite showing promise at times last season, the Phillies own MLB's worst record this year at 17-34.
Source: CSN Philly
Jun 1 - 5:55 PM

Maikel Franco (illness) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

He'll start at third base and bat sixth after missing Tuesday's game with a minor illness. Franco has been slumping badly and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin acknowledged Tuesday that there has been talk of demoting the young third baseman to the minor leagues. He needs to pick it up.
May 31 - 10:32 AM

Maikel Franco is out Tuesday due to illness.

Franco is mired in a deep slump and batting just .209/.268/.349 in 46 total games this season. Maybe some time away will do him good. Ty Kelly is starting at third base for Philadelphia on Tuesday night against the Marlins.
May 30 - 3:58 PM

Maikel Franco is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins.

He'll sit in favor of Ty Kelly. Franco has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats and is batting just .209/.268/.349 overall.
May 30 - 3:36 PM

Maikel Franco is back in the Phillies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

The young third baseman will hit cleanup after getting benched for two days. He has struggled to the tune of a .221/.281/.377 slash line so far in 2017.
May 25 - 10:17 AM

Depth Charts

C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Howie Kendrick
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Nick Williams
2Daniel Nava
3Cameron Perkins
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Neris
2Pat Neshek
3Joaquin Benoit
4Adam Morgan
5Casey Fien
6Ricardo Pinto
7Luis Garcia
8Hoby Milner