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Jeff Francoeur | Outfielder | #18

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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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

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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

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

Francoeur, of course, was drafted by the Braves and had some of his best seasons in Atlanta before moving on. The veteran outfielder batted .258/.286/.433 with 13 home runs for the Phillies last season and turned 32 last month. He's not a given to make the major league roster but could see some playing time versus lefties if he does.
Feb 22 - 7:03 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Marlins are "looking at" free agent Jeff Francoeur.

But there are a couple of other right-handed bats in consideration for Miami's bench. Francoeur slugged 13 home runs for the Phillies in 2015, though his .433 slugging percentage came with a .286 OBP and .258 batting average. The 32-year-old is not a fantasy-relevant player.
Jan 11 - 3:02 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Brewers, Pirates and Rangers "could have some interest" in Jeff Francoeur.

That's if he doesn't re-sign with the Phillies, who want him back. Francoeur hit .258/.286/.433 with 13 homers for Philly in 2015 and is viewed as a positive clubhouse presence.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 08:14:00 PM

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, there is "mutual interest" between the Phillies and impending free agent outfielder Jeff Francoeur.

But the Phillies still haven't hired a new general manager, so it's not quite clear where this interest is coming from on their end. Ownership, maybe? Francoeur has hit just .257 with a .287 on-base percentage in 324 plate appearances this season, though he has slugged 13 home runs. The 31-year-old should find a few one-year offers if he reaches the open market.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:19:00 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Jeff Francoeur was claimed on revocable waivers but then pulled back by the Phillies.

Francoeur could have been a decent bench add for a contender, as he's had a solid season with a .271/.298/.474 batting line and 12 homers. It's hard to imagine why the Phillies wouldn't just let Francoeur go or possibly get a low-level prospect in return for him.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with home run and two RBI, helping the Phillies top the Blue Jays 7-4 on Wednesday.

Francoeur started the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the first inning against Mark Buehrle. He then took the lefty deep for a solo home run in the third to extend the Phillies' lead to 4-0. Francoeur has homered in back-to-back games as he continues to impress in a comeback season. He's hitting .279/.304/.492 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI on the year.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 09:44:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, but the Phillies fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Francoeur tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run to center field off of R.A. Dickey in the second inning. The outfielder has been a surprise, carrying a productive .278/.305/.481 batting line along with 11 home runs and 36 RBI. Despite playing part-time for the Phillies, he has likely played himself into a major league contract for the 2016 season. The only question is with whom he'll play.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur slugged a two-run home run late, but the Phillies ultimately came up short versus the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Francoeur's two-run home run off of Jim Johnson in the eighth inning reduced the Phillies' deficit to 4-3, but they couldn't muster any more offense. The outfielder, who plays only semi-regularly, has hit safely in his last six ballgames, currently riding a productive .276/.305/.481 batting line with 10 home runs and 35 RBI.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 10:55:00 PM

Jeff Francoeur once again played the role of hero on Friday, delivering a two-run homer in the 10th inning propelling the Phillies to a 5-3 victory over the Cubs.

Francoeur victimized Rafael Soriano for the game-winning blast. He also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. He's now slashing .265/.298/.469 with nine homers and 33 RBI in limited action this season and could be garnering some interest on the trade front for team's interested in upgrading their outfield depth.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Kelly Johnson
2Daniel Castro
3Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Hunter Cervenka
7Bud Norris
8Ian Krol
9Joel de la Cruz
10Paco Rodriguez
11Daniel Winkler
12Andrew McKirahan