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Jeff Francoeur | Outfielder | #5

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (23) / ATL
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Jeff Francoeur has been hired as a TV analyst for the FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast broadcast team.
Francoeur never publicly announced that he was retiring, but the news release from FOX Sports says that the outfielder is done with his playing career. The 33-year-old batted .261/.303/.416 with 160 home runs over a 12-year major league career. May 12 - 2:59 PM

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According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves aren't willing to give Jeff Francoeur anything more than a minor league deal.

Francoeur would prefer to return to the Braves for the first season of their new ballpark, but he's still hoping to land a major league deal. Can't blame him for trying, but it's a long shot. The 33-year-old is highly-regarded for his contributions in the clubhouse, but he batted just .254/.297/.378 with seven homers and 34 RBI over 125 games in 2016.
Jan 31 - 8:57 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins and Braves are among the teams talking to Jeff Francoeur.

Those are the two teams he played for in 2016, producing a .254/.297/.378 batting line with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 125 games. Francoeur will likely be in a backup role where he lands. The well-traveled veteran outfielder turned 33 years old earlier this month.
Jan 23 - 3:33 PM

David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Jeff Francoeur "is likely to return" to the Braves next season.

The Braves dealt Frenchy to the Marlins last month, but apparently they want him back in 2017 as a fifth outfielder/pinch hitter. Francoeur used to be a weapon against lefties, but his production against them has faded the last couple seasons.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Jeff Francoeur broke up a perfect game on Saturday with a two-out single in the eighth inning.

The Marlins were sent down in order through the first seven frames by Rich Hill, who was replaced by Joe Blanton heading into the eighth. Blanton retired the first two hitters before Francoeur singled to left to break up the combined bid for history. He finished the day 1-for-3 and is now hitting .262/.302/.391 with seven homers and 34 RBI on the season.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored Thursday against the Mets.

Francoeur is now 7-for-19 with a double, triple and three runs scored since joining the Marlins on August 25. The 32-year-old is batting .257/.300/.391 overall and should continue to draw semi-regular starts in a depleted Marlins outfield.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the Padres.

All three hits were singles. Francoeur reached on an infield single to begin the bottom of the ninth inning and eventually came around to score the winning run on Chris Johnson’s ground-rule double. We’re not expecting much fantasy value with the move to Miami, but he’s capable of being a useful piece against left-handed pitching.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 12:18:00 AM

Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Braves as part of a three-team trade.

Atlanta received minor league catcher Matthew Foley from the Marlins and infield prospect Dylan Moore from the Rangers, sending international bonus pool slot No. 93 to Texas in return. Miami gave up international bonus slots No. 37 and No. 97 to the Rangers. Got all that? Francoeur was batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI through 276 plate appearances this season for the Braves, but the Marlins were desperate for outfield help with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) ruled out for the remainder of the year. Francoeur figures to see semi-regular starts against left-handed pitching in Miami.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:23:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports Jeff Francoeur is headed to the Marlins as part of a three-team trade.

Rangers minor league shortstop Dylan Moore will be sent to the Braves and Texas will get international spending money from both Atlanta and Miami. There are some other elements to the trade. Francoeur passed through revocable waivers earlier this month, making him eligible to be dealt to any team. He is batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI in 276 plate appearances this season for Atlanta, but the Marlins need a right-handed outfield bat with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) done for 2016.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur has cleared revocable waivers.

Which means he can now be dealt to any team. There was a report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal a week before the non-waiver trade deadline that the Braves were "aggressively shopping" Francoeur, but obviously not much interest came out of it. The 32-year-old outfielder is batting just .246/.289/.385 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 92 games this season. He has been fairly productive against left-handed pitching.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 03:47:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was told by a rival executive that the Braves have been "aggressively shopping" Erick Aybar, Jeff Francoeur and their left-handed relievers.

Aybar had a nice June but fell back to Earth again in July. Francoeur entered play Sunday batting .288/.331/.450 against left-handed pitching, so it's possible he could fill a niche role. The Braves surely won't be expecting much.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Unfortunately for the Braves, Francoeur's run-scoring single in the eighth inning barely even made a cosmetic dent on the scoreboard. They lost the game 13-2. Frenchy is hitting .287/.317/.390 with eight doubles, two homers and 17 RBI over 136 at-bats.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 05:47:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and two runs scored against the Pirates on Thursday.

Francoeur hit a solo home run off Jeff Locke in the sixth inning after scoring the team's first run of the game on a Tyler Flowers RBI double in the fourth. The homer was his second of the season and in the last four games, giving him 11 RBI and nine runs scored. The 32-year-old is batting .250/.280/.352 in 33 games overall.
Fri, May 20, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Jeff Francoeur launched his first homer of the season -- a two-run shot -- in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

Frenchy's blast in the sixth inning represented the only runs the Braves were able to put together against Jon Niese. The veteran outfielder also added another RBI on a groundout. Francoeur is hitting only .241/.274/.304 on the season, but the Braves will probably keep running him out there against lefties.
Mon, May 16, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-5 with a two-run double in Sunday's 5-3, 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

Francoeur played a key role in helping to push the game to extra innings. The Braves trailed 3-0 entering the eighth, but after an RBI single by Tyler Flowers that cut the lead to 3-1, Frenchy came through with a two-run double against Diamondbacks reliever Jake Barrett to tie up the affair. That must have been fun for the veteran, particularly given that he is slashing just .255/.300/.291 over 55 at-bats. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Sun, May 8, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
3Tomas Telis
2B1Dee Gordon
2Mike Aviles
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
3Brian Anderson
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Vance Worley
5Justin Nicolino
6Dillon Peters
7Chris O'Grady
8Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Dustin McGowan
5Nick Wittgren
6Drew Steckenrider
7Jarlin Garcia
8Brian Ellington
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Javy Guerra
11Wei-Yin Chen