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juan francisco

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:08 pm
by aethomp1
How do you like him if the Braves hold and he is the everyday (most days) 3b? I'm thinking something like glass Chippers playing time if the hold.

Re: juan francisco

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:00 pm
by Grey
How do you like him if the Braves hold and he is the everyday (most days) 3b? I'm thinking something like glass Chippers playing time if the hold.
Yeah, I've been looking at him for a sleeper post... Coming soon...

Re: juan francisco

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:33 pm
by AdmiralTrey
He's most likely going to platoon early on if the Braves don't add anybody else via trade or FA signing. It's looking like a crazy blahtoon involving Prado and Francisco at 3B and Prado/Reed Johnson/ maybe Evan Gattis in the outfield with Prado playing almost every day and everyone else getting worked in there when they can...
With Francisco being the only lefty in that bunch he ought to see solid AB's early on though and I think he could earn a starting role. The main issue is he still is striking out a good bit in the Winter Leagues despite a great BA (.315) and solid power (7 HR, 26 RBI in 29 games). I'm just worried the Braves will look at Uggla, Upton, and Heyward's strike out totals and won't want to add another 150+ K guy to the lineup.