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Jeff Francoeur | Outfielder | #5

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (23) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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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. Sep 16 - 8:52 AM

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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.
Sep 10 - 10:47 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.
Sep 1 - 10:54 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.
Aug 27 - 12:18 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.
Aug 24 - 10:23 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.
Aug 24 - 9:14 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.
Aug 11 - 3:47 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.
Jul 24 - 5:06 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.
Jun 12 - 5:47 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.
May 20 - 12:21 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.
May 16 - 10:48 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.
May 8 - 6:30 PM

Braves purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Francoeur has officially secured a place on the Braves' Opening Day roster. The veteran outfielder earned the spot after batting .327 (16-for-49) with a homer and three doubles this spring. He should see some at-bats against lefties and will provide some leadership on a young team.
Mar 29 - 12:13 PM

Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer off Justin Nicolino in the Braves' 5-2 defeat of the Marlins on Thursday.

The Phillies are probably wishing they had made Francoeur an offer to stick around over the winter. Francoeur might be wishing they did, too, since he wouldn't seem to have much chance to make the Braves out of spring training. He does have an opt out on March 31, so it's still possible he could find a spot elsewhere prior to Opening Day. He's 5-for-17 this spring.
Mar 10 - 4:26 PM

Jeff Francoeur can request his release from the Braves if he's not on the major league roster by March 31.

Francoeur signed a minor league contract with the Braves this week and will attempt to make the Opening Day roster as a bench player. The 32-year-old would make a $1 million salary if he's on the major league roster with the chance at an additional $1 million via incentives.
Feb 24 - 12:52 PM