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Frank Francisco PWhite Sox

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
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Birth Date9-11-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight250 lbs
Age35 years, 0 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.22010
1.02011
0.52012
0.12013
0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2004 TEX 24 45 0 51.3 0.0 51.3 5 1 0 5 0 0 216 36 19 19 4 53 28 26 3 60 3.33 3.64 3.38 15.7 1.5
2006 TEX 26 8 0 7.3 0.0 7.3 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 8 4 4 2 15 2 2 0 6 4.91 5.92 5.29 0.7 0.1
2007 TEX 27 59 0 59.3 0.0 59.3 1 1 0 0 0 0 268 57 33 30 3 85 38 34 2 49 4.55 4.34 4.11 7.9 0.8
2008 TEX 28 58 0 63.3 0.0 63.3 3 5 5 7 0 0 264 47 24 22 7 84 26 24 0 83 3.13 3.21 3.25 17.6 1.8
2009 TEX 29 51 0 49.3 0.0 49.3 2 3 25 4 0 0 203 40 21 21 6 68 15 14 1 57 3.83 3.39 3.81 10.6 1.1
2010 TEX 30 56 0 52.7 0.0 52.7 6 4 2 5 0 0 221 49 23 22 5 73 18 16 1 60 3.76 3.09 3.46 11.4 1.2
2011 TOR 31 54 0 50.7 0.0 50.7 1 4 17 4 0 0 218 49 21 20 7 82 18 16 0 53 3.55 3.83 3.33 9.0 1.0
2012 NYN 32 48 0 42.3 0.0 42.3 1 3 23 5 0 0 197 47 27 26 5 78 21 20 0 47 5.53 3.94 3.70 4.3 0.5
2013 NYN 33 8 0 6.3 0.0 6.3 1 0 1 0 0 0 26 4 3 3 0 6 3 3 1 6 4.26 3.02 2.76 0.5 0.1
2014 CHA 34 4 0 3.7 0.0 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 7 6 5 2 14 3 3 0 5 12.27 9.97 10.16 -2.4 -0.3
Career3910386.30.0386.3202273300016673441811724155817215884264.013.723.6775.47.6

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 TEX MLB 45 0 51.3 3.38 138 .213 .273 .339 .440 .263 .264 108 15.7 1.5 15.7 1.5
2006 TEX MLB 8 0 7.3 5.29 97 .290 .279 .330 .425 .256 .273 104 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 59 0 59.3 4.11 117 .263 .271 .337 .424 .266 .307 102 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2008 TEX MLB 58 0 63.3 3.25 139 .220 .263 .329 .409 .258 .270 112 17.6 1.8 17.6 1.8
2009 TEX MLB 51 0 49.3 3.81 126 .217 .269 .338 .433 .265 .274 107 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2010 TEX MLB 56 0 52.7 3.46 131 .232 .260 .326 .413 .260 .321 113 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
2011 TOR MLB 54 0 50.7 3.33 132 .250 .261 .327 .417 .265 .300 110 9.0 1.0 9.0 1.0
2011 DUN A+ 5 0 5.0 10.88 -16 .323 .263 .331 .387 .254 .333 110 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2
2012 NYN MLB 48 0 42.3 3.70 112 .289 .258 .321 .422 .264 .339 97 4.3 0.5 4.3 0.5
2012 BIN AA 5 0 4.7 3.35 125 .268 .272 .352 .415 .278 .375 101 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 NYN MLB 8 0 6.3 2.76 127 .208 .249 .317 .405 .261 .250 94 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2013 SLU A+ 5 0 5.0 2.47 140 .116 .263 .335 .384 .258 .100 96 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2013 BIN AA 2 0 2.0 2.73 139 .247 .204 .309 .313 .239 .333 97 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2013 MTS Rk 5 4 5.0 5.28 92 .230 .245 .325 .343 .253 .333 99 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2014 CHA MLB 4 0 3.7 10.16 -40 .456 .262 .327 .410 .271 .417 102 -2.4 -0.3 -2.4 -0.3
2014 CHR AAA 6 0 8.0 2.03 160 .129 .262 .331 .394 .253 .286 113 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2004 TEX MLB 5 1 0 45 0 51.3 36 28 60 4 29% .264 6.3 4.9 0.7 10.5 1.25 3.33 15.7 1.5
2006 TEX MLB 0 1 0 8 0 7.3 8 2 6 2 50% .273 9.8 2.5 2.5 7.4 1.36 4.91 0.7 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 1 1 0 59 0 59.3 57 38 49 3 39% .307 8.6 5.8 0.5 7.4 1.60 4.55 7.9 0.8
2008 TEX MLB 3 5 5 58 0 63.3 47 26 83 7 34% .270 6.7 3.7 1.0 11.8 1.15 3.13 17.6 1.8
2009 TEX MLB 2 3 25 51 0 49.3 40 15 57 6 30% .274 7.3 2.7 1.1 10.4 1.11 3.83 10.6 1.1
2010 TEX MLB 6 4 2 56 0 52.7 49 18 60 5 40% .321 8.4 3.1 0.9 10.3 1.27 3.76 11.4 1.2
2011 TOR MLB 1 4 17 54 0 50.7 49 18 53 7 39% .300 8.7 3.2 1.2 9.4 1.32 3.55 9.0 1.0
2011 DUN A+ 0 1 0 5 0 5.0 6 4 6 2 50% .333 10.8 7.2 3.6 10.8 2.00 10.80 -2.2 -0.2
2012 BIN AA 0 0 1 5 0 4.7 6 1 4 0 38% .375 11.6 1.9 0.0 7.7 1.50 3.86 0.9 0.1
2012 NYN MLB 1 3 23 48 0 42.3 47 21 47 5 33% .339 10.0 4.5 1.1 10.0 1.61 5.53 4.3 0.5
2013 SLU A+ 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 1 2 6 0 40% .100 1.8 3.6 0.0 10.8 0.60 0.00 1.1 0.1
2013 MTS Rk 0 2 0 5 4 5.0 5 0 7 1 46% .333 9.0 0.0 1.8 12.6 1.00 1.80 1.2 0.1
2013 NYN MLB 1 0 1 8 0 6.3 4 3 6 0 44% .250 5.7 4.3 0.0 8.5 1.11 4.26 0.5 0.1
2013 BIN AA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 67% .333 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.50 0.00 0.4 0.0
2014 CHR AAA 0 0 1 6 0 8.0 4 1 12 0 79% .286 4.5 1.1 0.0 13.5 0.62 0.00 3.0 0.3
2014 CHA MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.7 7 3 5 2 21% .417 17.2 7.4 4.9 12.3 2.73 12.27 -2.4 -0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1088 0.5597 0.4820 0.7285 0.6585 0.2547 0.7606 0.6230 0.2696
2009 820 0.5573 0.4793 0.7786 0.6193 0.3030 0.8198 0.6727 0.2214
2010 853 0.5487 0.4924 0.7619 0.6496 0.3013 0.8158 0.6207 0.2333
2011 857 0.5589 0.4707 0.7637 0.6263 0.2698 0.8067 0.6373 0.2338
2012 776 0.4768 0.4581 0.7803 0.6297 0.3005 0.8498 0.6475 0.2197
2013 108 0.4259 0.4907 0.7736 0.6957 0.3387 0.9063 0.5714 0.2075
2014 100 0.5300 0.4600 0.8261 0.5849 0.3191 0.8710 0.7333 0.1739
Career46020.53930.4770.76210.63830.28580.81080.63940.2357

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-15 2013-09-23 DTD 8 7 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-13 2013-05-13 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2013-03-22 2013-09-07 60-DL 169 139 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Spur 2012-12-18 -
2012-12-18 2012-12-18 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2012-12-18 -
2012-09-17 2012-10-04 DTD 17 16 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2012-06-23 2012-08-04 15-DL 42 36 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-04-30 2012-05-02 DTD 2 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-02-12 2012-02-18 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-20 15-DL 29 17 Right Shoulder Recovery From Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2011-02-20 2011-03-22 Camp 30 0 Right Shoulder Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2010-08-28 2010-11-01 15-DL 65 34 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-08-22 2010-08-27 DTD 5 5 Trunk Soreness Rib Cage -
2009-07-11 2009-08-02 15-DL 22 17 General Medical Illness Walking Pneumonia -
2009-06-04 2009-06-20 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-05-07 2009-05-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2006-06-23 2006-08-17 Minors 55 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2006-04-01 2006-06-20 60-DL 80 70 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-04-29
2005-03-24 2005-10-02 60-DL 192 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-04-29
2005-03-18 2005-03-24 Camp 6 0 General Medical Illness Bronchitis -
1997-05-31 1997-09-02 Minors 94 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $
2013 NYN $6,500,000
2012 NYN $5,500,000
2011 TOR $4,000,000
2010 TEX $3,265,000
2009 TEX $1,615,000
2008 TEX $775,000
2007 TEX $382,000
2006 TEX $331,500
2005 TEX $321,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$22,690,000
9 yrTotal$22,690,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 53 dBarry Praver1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/14/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/10/14. DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/14 (elected free agency 5/25/14).
  • 2 years/$12M (2012-13). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/8/11. 12:$5.5M, 13:$6.5M.
  • 1 year/$4M (2011). Accepted Texas offer of arbitration 12/10. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Texas 1/25/11. Signed by Toronto 1/29/11 (avoided arbitration, $4.875M-$3.5M).
  • 1 year/$3.265M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 1/26/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.6M-$3M).
  • 1 year/$1.615M (2009). Re-signed 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2008). Re-signed 10/16/07 (avoided arbitration). Recalled 4/22/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3315M (2006). Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 6/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3215M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .262 .345 .421 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .229 .299 .381 .242
18 Split (Multi) .032 .047 .041 .032
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .222 .300 .333 .191
31 vs R (2013) .154 .312 .231 .213
38 Split (2013) .068 -.013 .103 -.022
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)ZL, my son is riht across the river from you at RPI. Anyway, is there any hope for Frank Francisco? Will he ever be a successful closer? Will he ever be a workable reliever?
(Steve N from Delaware)
Let's go Red. Clarkson still sucks. Anyway, no I don't think Frank Francisco has much closing left in his future. That's not his career trajectory heading into his age 32 season. But there's value there if his 2012 walk rate was a one-year problem. The stuff is still there into his 30s. Still a legitimate option. (Zachary Levine)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from David Wright, do you think the Mets have any tradeable pieces? Their record is a mirage and they will fade soon enough.
(Matt from Malone, NY)
Their most tradable non-Wright assets are all in the bullpen. It wouldn’t be too shocking if a contender grabs Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, or Frank Francisco for the stretch run; maybe not to fill late-inning roles, but as middle relievers. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who ends up getting the majority of the saves for the Mets?
(Dan Wallace from Syracuse)
Frank Francisco. As long as he's healthy and doesn't have a terrible first two weeks, I think he'll be a fantasy bargain this year. (Derek Carty)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the first closer to lose his job that people might not expect?
(MarinerDan from SF)
Does Frank Francisco count as one people might not expect? Going higher, maybe Francisco Cordero? That last one is just a hunch. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to give up a run first - Heath Bell or Frank Francisco?
(goiter6 from MN)
Well, Francisco is cheating by being unavailable. Given that one of these guys pitches in San Diego and the other in Texas, I'll go with Bell. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtable"bobbob1313 (Miami): With all of the ragging on the Vicente Padilla's of the world going on here, I've got to ask: Off the top of your heads, who is the worst opening day starter you can think of in recent memory? Is there a better (worse?) choice for this than Mark Hendrickson?"

I don't even know if Padilla was the worst opening day starter this year. I think Westbrook may hold the honors there. Or maybe Frank Francisco. (Colin Wyers)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Frank Francisco has thrown 5,216 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Splitter (83mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (78mph).