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Birth Date10-23-1981
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 28 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 CLE 25 25 66 62 10 17 5 0 3 31 3 19 0 1 0 12 0 2 .274 .303 .500 .273 0.4 1.3 0.2
2008 CLE 26 121 499 447 65 119 32 0 15 196 40 86 6 4 2 54 4 3 .266 .332 .438 .270 17.2 3.5 2.1
2009 CLE 27 89 355 308 48 77 21 1 10 130 33 59 8 2 4 33 13 3 .250 .336 .422 .266 13.1 -1.5 1.2
2009 PHI 27 37 104 97 10 27 9 0 5 51 5 24 1 1 0 13 1 4 .278 .317 .526 .304 7.3 0.9 0.8
2010 PHI 28 88 197 179 24 48 13 0 6 79 14 35 2 1 1 28 8 0 .268 .327 .441 .268 3.4 0.7 0.4
2011 PHI 29 100 293 250 24 61 10 1 6 91 33 42 5 3 2 34 4 4 .244 .340 .364 .270 6.6 -2.2 0.5
2012 HOU 30 31 90 85 5 21 4 0 2 31 5 23 0 0 0 5 0 0 .247 .289 .365 .241 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1
2012 TBA 30 24 63 57 4 13 5 0 2 24 4 16 0 2 0 8 0 0 .228 .270 .421 .236 -1.0 -0.6 -0.2
2012 TOR 30 27 54 50 5 12 5 1 0 19 4 10 0 0 0 2 0 1 .240 .296 .380 .251 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2013 NYA 31 21 50 44 4 5 0 0 1 8 5 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 .114 .220 .182 .180 -3.8 -0.0 -0.4
Career56317711579199400104350660146325231491903017.253.323.418.26542.20.74.3

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 MHV A- 58 269 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LKC A 80 330 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .314 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 133 563 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 AKR AA 83 352 .301 .261 .330 .407 .260 .355 99 12.3 8.1 -3 -4.9 0.5 15.4 1.1 15.4 1.1
2005 BUF AAA 4 18 .388 .286 .350 .429 .245 .615 109 2.7 0.6 0.1 -0.2 -0.2 2.9 0.2 2.9 0.2
2006 BUF AAA 134 579 .286 .257 .326 .393 .257 .292 101 15.4 15.9 -4.3 -2.4 4.2 36.9 3.4 36.9 3.4
2007 CLE MLB 25 66 .273 .264 .329 .421 .258 .341 98 1 2.0 -0.5 1.3 -1.7 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.2
2007 BUF AAA 95 425 .295 .266 .336 .401 .262 .354 100 15.7 12.3 -1.7 -1.5 0.9 27.6 2.5 27.6 2.5
2008 CLE MLB 121 499 .270 .267 .334 .420 .261 .297 105 5.3 14.4 -4.4 3.5 -0.4 17.2 2.1 17.2 2.1
2008 BUF AAA 24 104 .247 .257 .324 .390 .257 .303 86 -1.4 2.8 -0.8 0.0 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2009 CLE MLB 89 355 .266 .263 .331 .420 .259 .278 102 2.2 10.2 -1.3 -1.5 2.7 13.1 1.2 13.1 1.2
2009 PHI MLB 37 104 .304 .255 .329 .416 .263 .319 96 4.9 3.0 -0.4 0.9 -1.3 7.3 0.8 7.3 0.8
2010 PHI MLB 88 197 .268 .257 .326 .401 .268 .302 95 1.7 5.4 -1.3 0.7 -0.5 3.4 0.4 3.4 0.4
2011 PHI MLB 100 293 .270 .253 .315 .391 .261 .268 91 3 7.9 -2.5 -2.2 -1.4 6.6 0.5 6.6 0.5
2012 HOU MLB 31 90 .241 .253 .306 .398 .254 .317 100 -1.7 2.5 -0.7 -1.0 0.9 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2012 TBA MLB 24 63 .236 .244 .305 .394 .251 .268 99 -1.5 1.7 -0.6 -0.6 0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -1.0 -0.2
2012 TOR MLB 27 54 .251 .252 .311 .399 .255 .300 110 -0.5 1.5 -0.7 -0.3 -1.1 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2012 DUN A+ 2 7 .097 .276 .346 .414 .260 .000 109 -1.3 0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2012 NHP AA 9 39 .201 .268 .341 .399 .266 .250 101 -2.4 1.1 -0.5 0.3 -0.7 -2.6 -0.2 -2.6 -0.2
2013 NYA MLB 21 50 .180 .261 .328 .419 .271 .125 103 -3.8 1.3 -0.7 -0.0 -0.5 -3.8 -0.4 -3.8 -0.4
2013 TUC AAA 60 209 .230 .278 .342 .424 .268 .295 104 -6.8 6.0 -1.8 -6.7 2.2 -2.6 -0.9 -2.6 -0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 MHV A- 269 55 82 23 2 3 23 22 28 22 6 .349 .417 .502 .153 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LKC A 330 57 83 21 1 11 48 31 50 15 6 .287 .363 .481 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 AKR AA 563 72 126 29 3 15 71 50 86 21 5 .254 .327 .414 .161 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BUF AAA 18 4 8 1 0 0 3 1 3 1 0 .500 .529 .562 .062 .388 2.9 -0.2 0.2
2005 AKR AA 352 45 99 19 7 7 46 24 59 15 4 .307 .356 .474 .167 .301 15.4 -4.9 1.1
2006 BUF AAA 579 80 143 32 4 17 59 45 72 25 5 .278 .344 .454 .177 .286 36.9 -2.4 3.4
2007 BUF AAA 425 60 120 27 2 12 51 36 66 22 8 .318 .378 .496 .178 .295 27.6 -1.5 2.5
2007 CLE MLB 66 10 17 5 0 3 12 3 19 0 2 .274 .303 .500 .226 .273 0.4 1.3 0.2
2008 BUF AAA 104 9 21 3 1 1 6 11 25 3 0 .228 .311 .315 .087 .247 -0.7 0.0 -0.1
2008 CLE MLB 499 65 119 32 0 15 54 40 86 4 3 .266 .332 .438 .172 .270 17.2 3.5 2.1
2009 PHI MLB 104 10 27 9 0 5 13 5 24 1 4 .278 .317 .526 .247 .304 7.3 0.9 0.8
2009 CLE MLB 355 48 77 21 1 10 33 33 59 13 3 .250 .336 .422 .172 .266 13.1 -1.5 1.2
2010 PHI MLB 197 24 48 13 0 6 28 14 35 8 0 .268 .327 .441 .173 .268 3.4 0.7 0.4
2011 PHI MLB 293 24 61 10 1 6 34 33 42 4 4 .244 .340 .364 .120 .270 6.6 -2.2 0.5
2012 HOU MLB 90 5 21 4 0 2 5 5 23 0 0 .247 .289 .365 .118 .241 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1
2012 NHP AA 39 2 8 3 0 0 2 3 4 0 0 .222 .282 .306 .083 .201 -2.6 0.3 -0.2
2012 DUN A+ 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .097 -1.3 0.1 -0.1
2012 TBA MLB 63 4 13 5 0 2 8 4 16 0 0 .228 .270 .421 .193 .236 -1.0 -0.6 -0.2
2012 TOR MLB 54 5 12 5 1 0 2 4 10 0 1 .240 .296 .380 .140 .251 -0.8 -0.3 -0.1
2013 TUC AAA 209 20 45 8 1 1 16 18 38 6 1 .241 .309 .310 .070 .230 -2.6 -6.7 -0.9
2013 NYA MLB 50 4 5 0 0 1 1 5 11 0 0 .114 .220 .182 .068 .180 -3.8 -0.0 -0.4

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 1819 0.5338 0.4373 0.8101 0.5963 0.2547 0.8964 0.5787 0.1862
2009 1675 0.5379 0.4307 0.8100 0.5827 0.2532 0.9067 0.5510 0.1886
2010 726 0.5399 0.4504 0.8104 0.6301 0.2395 0.8907 0.5625 0.1865
2011 1124 0.4840 0.3879 0.8303 0.5772 0.2103 0.9331 0.5656 0.1697
2012 795 0.5308 0.4282 0.7912 0.5924 0.2413 0.8880 0.5222 0.2088
2013 211 0.4597 0.3744 0.7848 0.5464 0.2281 0.9245 0.5000 0.2152
Career63500.52390.42510.81050.5910.24210.90480.55750.1877

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-27 2012-09-01 DTD 5 4 Right Wrist Soreness - -
2012-05-21 2012-06-24 15-DL 34 29 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-03-24 2012-04-02 Camp 9 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2011-03-08 2011-03-10 Camp 2 0 - Neck Soreness -
2003-03-27 2003-06-01 Minors 66 0 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2003-03-27 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 NYA $1,100,000
2012 TOR $1,537,500
2011 PHI $1,175,000
2010 PHI $470,000
2009 CLE $421,400
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,703,900
5 yrTotal$4,703,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 114 dJohn Boggs1 year/$1.1M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2013). Signed by Cleveland 1/21/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Cleveland 3/10/13. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/11/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.1M in majors. Contract purchased by NY Yankees 3/29/13. DFA by NY Yankees 5/26/13. Released 6/3/13.
  • 1 year/$1.5375M (2012). Signed by Toronto 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/20/12. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Houston 8/31/12. Non-tendered by Tampa Bay 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2011). Re-signed by Philadelphia 1/15/11 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Philadelphia 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.47M (2010). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4214M (2009). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 (split contract, $0.204M in minors). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Cleveland 7/29/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/27/08. Recalled 4/22/08. Optioned to Triple-A 4/26/08. Recalled 5/6/08.
  • 1 year/$0.38M (2007). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/06. Re-signed by Cleveland 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 5/3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/07. Recalled 6/20/07. Optioned to Triple-A. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2002 (5-154) (UCLA).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .196 .282 .326 .220
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .314 .393 .264
18 Split (Multi) .057 .032 .067 .044
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .088 .225 .176 .162
31 vs R (2013) .200 .200 .200 .232
38 Split (2013) .112 -.025 .024 .070
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was surprised I haven't heard more from you on the Philly roster construction - they seem tailor made to go with a 10 man staff and give Cholly all kind of platoon options to create some value in the line-up. Is it because their "adds" don't point that way, or are you just afraid to put your hopes in writing and see them dashed again?
(Brecken from Chicago)
I think it's a sign of the times that we ought to be able to celebrate the Phillies dialing down to six relievers this season, and making space for a sixth bench player. Of course, there's the bit about being careful what you wish for--if it's for Brian Bocock's benefit, that's sort of sad for everyone but Bocock. John Mayberry Jr., Jeff Larish... Robb Quinlan? A Larish/Quinlan matched set? See, part of the problem is that beyond notionally carring a RF platoon if Domonic Brown splits the job with Ben Francisco is that they'll have their lefty PH in Ross "Three Bricks Shy of a" Gload, and with that rotation, it isn't like they'll have a ton of PH assignments in the first place. They could use the 25th slot on just about anything, and whoever he is, he won't play much. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Two Questions What is the most the Phillies can get for Joe Blanton and how much of his salary can they eat? Do you think Dominic Brown will start the year in the major leagues or will the Phillies sign a veteran bat like Jermaine Dye.
(John from Philadelphia)
Dom Brown I say starts in the majors, but isn't an everyday player until the end of May. Going with a platoon of Brown/Francisco should be fine. I don't see what Jermaine Dye could provide that Ben Francisco can't, and the latter makes like $500,000. As for Blanton, the Phillies need to wait. There is no rush to trade him. Once Pavano signs, Blanton is the most attractive trade target, a 180-200 IP pitcher with a talent level in that 4.10-4.30 ERA range. If they traded him right now I would say they eat $9 of the $17 million and get prospects we never hear from again in return. Come February I would venture to guess they eat $6 million and get a couple prospects, one of whom will have some type of impact. (Eric Seidman)
2009-06-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Why am I in central Ohio and not northern Ohio? I hate Columbus.
(Matt LaPorta from Columbus)
Because 49 ABs are fantastic information. And Ben Francisco looks athletic. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt LaPorta is raking at AAA: what do you estimate his ETA to be and who will he be taking PT from?
(KO from Pittsfield, MA)
Ben Francisco isn't an everyday player, more a fourth outfielder, so you could start there. An offense/defense platoon makes some sense with those two. LaPorta can also get time at 1B for Ryan Garko and ... well, Travis Hafner isn't quite ready to cede DH, it appears.

I'd get LaPorta up pretty soon. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who should start for Cleveland's outfield this year? Should LaPorta be starting in left with Choo in right?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
I figure LaPorta gets into the left-field picture at some point, with Ben Francisco holding the fort in the meantime before moving to right and platooning with Choo once LaPorta's up. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveVictorino looked pretty set on catch that ball with just the one hand. I'm inclined to agree with Kevin, give me Ben Francisco. (Dan Wade)
2009-10-28 17:00:002009 WS Game OneBen Francisco opens his golden gate... (Steven Goldman)
2009-10-15 17:00:002009 NLCS Game One (Phillies/Dodgers)And Ben Francisco gives us the always-rare, always entertaining FODP. I wonder who the all-time leader is? (Christina Kahrl)
 

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