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Jeff Francoeur | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/8/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk as the Padres' right fielder in his debut Wednesday.
Francoeur has a history of getting off to hot starts with his new teams, though that never materialized in his last major league stint with the Giants last year. We'll see what happens this time around. He's worth owning in NL-only leagues with Cameron Maybin out. Jul 24 - 1:14 AM

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Padres purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Francoeur has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. It would be fun to see him get some work on the mound with San Diego, but most -- if not all -- of Frenchy's playing time figures to come as an outfielder. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues. The Padres have yet to announce a corresponding move.
Jul 23 - 1:21 PM

MLB.com's Peter Gammons reports that the Padres are expected to promote Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Frenchy has batted .294 with 15 homers and a .790 OPS at El Paso this season and has also done some pitching, posting a 4.26 ERA and 4/3 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 relief innings. He figures to be used mostly -- if not exclusively -- as an outfielder with the Padres. It's a nice story, but Francoeur doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jul 23 - 11:56 AM

Padres signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

He'll report to the club's minor league camp on Wednesday. Francoeur was cut loose by the Indians earlier this week even though he hit .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI during Cactus League play. He'll provide the Padres with some outfield depth in the minors.
Mar 25 - 9:57 PM

Indians released OF Jeff Francoeur.

The 30-year-old had a relatively solid spring, slashing .286/.359/.429 with a homer and 10 RBI. With the lack of quality outfield depth around the league, there's a chance that other teams would be willing to take a shot on Francoeur still.
Mar 22 - 11:55 AM

Jeff Francoeur singled twice, scored a run, and drove in a run in three at-bats Monday against the Indians.

Francoeur was a non-roster invitee after signing a minor league deal back in January. He is only 30 years old, but he has been ineffective with the bat over the last two seasons. Francoeur is fighting to keep his big league dreams alive, attempting to grab a spot on the Indians' bench as a back-up outfielder.
Mar 3 - 7:12 PM

Indians signed OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal had been reported by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick to be close, and now the Indians have made it official. Francoeur batted just .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus left-handed pitching. He'll compete for a bench job in spring training and will make $1 million plus incentives if he cracks the Opening Day roster.
Jan 6 - 7:23 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Indians are close to signing Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.

The deal will obviously include an invitation to spring training, where Francoeur would compete to win a bench job. He shouldn't have trouble cracking the Opening Day roster given the Tribe's left-handed hitting-heavy outfield. Frenchy batted a hideous .204/.238/.298 last season for the Royals and Giants but is a career .285/.335/.465 hitter versus southpaws.
Jan 6 - 6:44 PM

Jeff Francoeur recently underwent LASIK surgery and is hoping to join a team as a backup outfielder.

Francoeur was released by the Giants in August and failed to attract interest from other clubs, so he'll likely have to settle for a minor league contract this winter. The 29-year-old has hit .226/.272/.354 in 859 plate appearances since the start of the 2012 season.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Giants released OF Jeff Francoeur.

Francoeur was designated for assignment Tuesday after batting just .194/.206/.226 over 63 plate appearances with the Giants. He's now free to sign with any team, but could decide to shut it down for the remainder of the season.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 12:47:00 PM

Giants designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.

Frenchy struggled even more for the Giants than he did for the Royals, batting an ugly .194/.206/.226 over 22 games. It remains to be seen whether someone will give him another shot this season or if he'll just sit out the remainder of the year.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 06:49:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur is starting in center field for the first time this season on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Francoeur owners -- you're out there, aren't you? -- will want to make note of his added positional flexibility.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Thursday and is 0-for-15 in his last four games.

Francoeur isn't even capable of that new-team boost any longer; he's hitting .167 with no homers and no runs scored in 42 at-bats for the Giants. Now that the Giants are done, they should just release and give his at-bats to Roger Kieschnick and Francisco Peguero.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur singled in both Giants runs as part of a 2-for-4 night against the Cubs on Friday.

Starting left fielder Jeff Francoeur. The bizarre thing is that he got the job even though he hasn't had his typical new team boost just yet. His runs batted in were his second and third in nine games for the Giants. He's still yet to actually score a run, not that that's ever seemed to matter.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:41:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Wednesday that Jeff Francoeur will be his regular left fielder going forward.

Francoeur is making his third straight start in left Wednesday, and two of those have come against right-handers. "(He's) a proven major league hitter, and this offense needs help," Bochy said of Francoeur. Frenchy has put up a hideous .228/.277/.362 batting line since the beginning of last season.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Brooks Conrad
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Jake Goebbert
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Dale Thayer
3Kevin Quackenbush
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer