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Maikel Franco | Third Baseman | #7

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Maikel Franco hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Thursday.
With the Phillies trailing by a run, Franco took Dodgers reliever Grant Dayton deep in the seventh to flip the script. The homer was Franco's 22nd of the year, and he's collected 71 RBI as well. Still just 23 years old, Franco is hitting .249/.305/.443 in his first full year in the bigs. Aug 19 - 12:08 AM

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Maikel Franco blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to lead the Phillies to victory on Saturday.

He pimped the home run a bit too much and paid the price by getting drilled his next time up, provoking a benches-clearing incident. The 23-year-old third baseman is batting .248 with 21 home runs and 69 RBI in his first full season.
Aug 13 - 11:25 PM

Maikel Franco hit a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Franco destroyed a hanging slider from Braves starter Matt Wisler in the first inning, part of a five-run frame for the Phillies. The third baseman finished 1-for-5 in the game. That's been a bit of a theme for Franco this year, as he's now got 19 homers and 58 RBI to go with a more pedestrian .259/.314/.463 line overall.
Jul 28 - 11:08 PM

Maikel Franco (wrist) is back in the Phillies' lineup Monday against the Marlins.

Franco hasn't started since Friday due to a bruised wrist, but he entered the game Sunday after Andres Blanco fractured his left index finger. He's batting third against Jarred Cosart on Monday.
Jul 25 - 4:49 PM

Maikel Franco (wrist) went 1-for-2 in the Phillies' loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Franco was held out of the starting lineup Sunday with a bruised wrist, but he entered the game in the bottom of the fifth inning after Andres Blanco left with a fractured index finger. Franco should start at third base in Monday night's series opener at Marlins Park.
Jul 25 - 6:20 AM

Maikel Franco (wrist) is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday.

Franco was drilled by a Gerrit Cole pitch on his wrist on Friday night and is sitting out on Saturday as a precautionary measure. He's considered day-to-day and should return for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 23 - 1:11 PM

Maikel Franco was removed from Friday's game against the Pirates after getting plunked on the wrist by Gerrit Cole.

He was drilled during his first at-bat in the first inning and remained in the game another two frames before being replaced. It's likely he'll head for precautionary X-rays to rule out any fractures. Expect an update on his status after the game.
Source: CSN Philly
Jul 22 - 9:01 PM

Maikel Franco went 3-for-5 and smashed another home run on Sunday, powering the Phillies to a 10-3 victory over the Rockies in Colorado.

Franco's three-run blast in the eighth inning put the exclamation point on the Phillies' victory. Franco has been on fire at the dish in recent weeks, raising his season slash to .269/.323/.491 to go alone with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.
Jul 10 - 8:29 PM

Maikel Franco singled and belted a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

It was one of four longballs the Phillies had on the night, as Peter Bourjos, Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph also had solo blasts. Franco also singled and scored in the fourth inning. It's been a disappointing season overall for the Phils' young third baseman, but he's heated up of late with a .409 average and four homers over his last 11 contests.
Jul 5 - 9:32 PM

Maikel Franco went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

The two hits broke an 0-for-16 slump for the slugger. The homer, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, was his 12th home run of the season to give him 37 RBI. The cold stretch has his overall line down to .239/.284/.421.
Jun 22 - 1:23 AM

Maikel Franco is out of the Phillies' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

Franco got off to a promising start this season, but his OPS has dropped to .690 and he's currently in an 0-for-16 rut. Andres Blanco is starting at third base and batting cleanup Monday versus Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller.
Jun 20 - 12:26 PM

Maikel Franco has been dropped to sixth in the Phillies lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The third baseman has been struggling in recent weeks, as has most of the Phillies offense, to manager Pete Mackanin is shaking things up. The 23-year-old is hitting .243/.289/.421 with 11 homers, 33 RBI and a 49/16 K/BB ratio in 256 plate appearances.
Jun 18 - 12:01 PM

Maikel Franco (knee) is back in the Phillies' starting lineup on Thursday night.

He will start at third base and bat third versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Franco missed a handful of games this week with a minor right knee sprain.
Jun 16 - 2:20 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said that Maikel Franco (knee) will play on Thursday.

Franco was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, but his sprained right knee is not expected to keep him out of action moving forward. He was initially scratched with the mild injury on Monday after tweaking it against the Nationals on Sunday.
Jun 15 - 10:17 PM

Maikel Franco (knee) is out again Wednesday.

It's the third consecutive game off for Franco, who's been dealing with a mild right knee sprain. Andres Blanco will start at third base against the Blue Jays.
Jun 15 - 3:23 PM

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C1Cameron Rupp
2A.J. Ellis
3Jorge Alfaro
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Tyler Goeddel
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez