Franchy Cordero receives a value increase in a roundabout (not a rotary!) way due to the universal DH, because Wil Myers seems more likely to head to the DH spot now vs. sharing playing time with Franchy in right field. With Myers sharing DH duties (hehe, I said duties) with another red, white and blue flagger with no stars. Not Franchy, but parlez vous français…? How do you say in French, “What France hopes for in every World Cup tournament?” Ty France! That’s their GOOOOOOOOOAL! Sorry, when it comes to Ty France, I’m no Francophile. One thing Franchy Cordero and Ty France might have in common, besides being direct descendants of Robespierre, is they might be Quad-A players. You say Franchy, I say Ty France, let’s call the whole thing off like the French call off their military. But, if I’m being generous like the French with body odor, Ty France had no value prior to the universal DH, and now he’s at least worth a flyer for power — he had seven homers in 69 games (nice!), but hit .234 and we’re here to talk about Franchy, not France. Sorry, to misrepresent what I was baguette’ing at. Today, I’m donning a Franchy jersey, saying in my mirror, “I’m Franch dressing.” Don’t you relish me; that’s thousand island. So, what can we expect from Franchy Cordero for 2020 fantasy baseball and what makes him a great dart throw?

Franchy Cordero has been playing minor league baseball since 1908, approximately. More specifically, he started with the Padres in Rookie Ball in 2012. It took him until 2016 to get to Double-A. It’s not as bad as it sounds (it’s also not great), because he was so young when he was drafted, he was only 22 when he reached Double-A. Still, it’s not ideal. How’sever, he only needed one year in Double-A before he was in Triple-A and the majors, getting his first taste in 2017. And what a taste that was! Sorry, that exclamation is less excitement and more meh, but I needed to build up to current day excitement where Steamer projections have him down for 8/5/.225 in 70 games. Lowercase yay. On the equally dreary side, that prorates up to 11/6 in 96 games. Last year across two levels, he had three homers, one steal and a 36% strikeout rate. That’s one stinky cheese, Franchy!  Wow, when I said I wasn’t a Francophile, I wasn’t simply talking about Ty France and Maikel Franco, huh? Okay, time for a positive note or three. Last year, Franchy was hobbled by an elbow and quad injury and was never healthy. The year before, he went 7/5 in only 40 games or 139 ABs. In 2018, he averaged 439 feet on his homers (that’s very far — though small sample, obviously). In only 100 batted ball events (which is again small), Franchy’s exit velocity was 14th best in the majors. The top 15 only has two complete flukes — most of the names are guys like Aaron Judge and J.D. Martinez. Power won’t be Franchy’s je ne sais quoi, he’s a line drive/ground ball hitter. In 2018, his Launch Angle was 5.9, which is low, but last year it was more level in a very small sample with 11.5. He struggles with contact, but could easily have a .330 BABIP and hit .250, due to his speed. His Sprint Speed is in the 90th percentile, and is about as fast as Victor Robles and Jon Berti. Think 15-20+ SBs with a full-time job over a full season. The thing with a shortened season though, a guy like Franchy could steal eight bags in 82 games, or 18 steals. Steals come fast and to the fast. Damn it, I’m pithy! That is my take on Franchy, in general too. He could be a 7/7 guy, which is meh, or get hot and be a 12/18 guy, which is borderline a top 20 outfielder in a shortened season. Definitely worth a dart throw, because anything you get from a Franch flyer is gravy — disco!

 
  1. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Really meaty dart throw, and by meat I mean a nice bifteck=rump steak or just steak.

    a. Franchy, man. You almost lost me when you wrote 8/5. Then I boned up a bit on him (he did well this winter in the Dominican League). He could be the bomb this year. ‘Cept my teams are now chock full of just dart throws. Would you add Franchy over any of these?

    1. Team 1

    Alfaro
    Olson
    Moustakas
    J-Ram
    Lindor
    CWalker
    Mondesi
    Dozier
    Peralta
    Schwarber
    MSmith
    Soler
    Santander

    Bench – Kevin Cron, Nick Madrigal

    SP – Giolito, SGray, Lynn, Odorizzi, Pearson, Gore, FPeralta, RRay
    RP – Yates, Hand
    IL – Jordan Hicks

    2. Team 2

    Alfaro
    Alonso
    Villar
    Urshela
    FTJ
    La Stella
    Mondesi
    KMarte
    Mercado
    O’Neill
    Soler
    Stanton
    Andujar

    Bench – Puig, Madrigal

    SP – SGray, Heaney, Odorizzi, Garrett Richards, Ryu, Pearson
    RP – Anderson, Chapman, Kintzler, Workman
    IL – Jordan Hicks

    b. MLB quote of the day for

    ‘People talk about that catch and, I’ve said this many times, that I’ve made better catches than that many times in regular season. But of course in my time, you didn’t have a lot of television during the regular season. A lot of people didn’t see me do a lot of things.’

    Willie Mays, aka ‘The Say Hey Kid’. So many accolades for Willie Mays, just 100 would be insulting. So here goes nothing.

    1. Drafted and served mostly in Fort Eustis, Virginia where he learned the basket catch! Lost 266 days of baseball in serving for the Korean War.
    2. In 1954, Mays hit .354 with 41 HRs leading the Giants to the WS championship, his only WS ring. Oh, yeah! The catch referred to in the quote happened in that ’54 WS.
    3. First player to join the 30-30 club, 4 HRs shy of 40-40.
    4. A living legend, he is still alive at 89. Send him a tweet even if you know he won’t respond.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Rat Boy says:
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      Damn Willie Mays might be top 5 “people you had no idea were still alive.” Sweet writeup…

      My other “he’s still alive??” moment I had the other day was watching a documentary about Genetics and seeing that James Watson, one of the two guys (‘watson and crick’) who discovered how DNA works is still alive… I had assumed someone like that would have been dead for 40-50 years.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Watson from Watson and Crick is still alive?! What was he, 12 when he discovered DNA?

        • Rat Boy says:
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          lmao yeah he’s 92 apparently… At age, er, 25? in 1953 him and Crick published that shizz about DNA…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A.

      Hmm…Team 1. Nah

      2. Nah

      B. Nice! Wait, that’s connected to yesterday’s quote?

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!!!

        Well done, Sir!

        My first and obvious connection was…

        1. Rick Manning the guy who stole Eck’s wife and was the reason the Indians had to trade Eckersley away. He wasn’t very good, did someone with an outstanding mustache wrong and didn’t have many quotes. Plus he went and divorced the woman he stole from Eck. Manning caught Ernie Whitt’s fly ball to preserve Len Barker’s perfect game. So, that’s a no.

        2. Paul Molitor, obvi. ‘Cause Manning got a single to win the game and scrap Molitor’s chances of extending his hitting streak to 40 (he stopped at 39 going 0/4 previously on the night). Molitor was on the on-deck circle when Manning singled, won the game for his team and was vehemently booed by the fans for being so inconsiderate of Molitor’s hitting streak. But I didn’t do Molitor ’cause of all the children born from so many affairs. Couldn’t keep it in his pants, man. So, he was a no.

        3. Then it was just who didn’t I do yet and who is great and passes Grey’s standard of excellence….Willie Mays. There will be days like this, absolutely no connection from yesterday to today!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For a second, I thought you congratulated Siri

          1. Haha

          2. Ha!

          3. Gotcha, I enjoyed the no connections tho

  2. The Great Knoche says:
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    Man we need baseball to get some of your web traffic up. 9 AM and only Ante has commented.

    I hate the depth of the Padres. I grabbed France in some early stuff thinking he’d get ABs, but with Profar and Dozier in the mix I’m not even sure DH helps him

    I think Franchy/Grisham could split time with whoever has the hot bat in Center. Which wouldn’t be great for my Grisham shares. With 3 years left on Myers contract and the fact he is still a potential 25/25 guy (I think?) I don’t see either of them getting ABs other than rest days for Pham and Myers at the corner spots.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, not sure on France — as I said in the post, I think he prolly platoons a bit now

      Maybe on Franchy — but they have Pham, Grisham and Franchy for 3 OF spots — Lagares is there, but he’s just a defensive fill-in and Myers can go to DH

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Like this better. I suppose Myers/Profar are the two biggest defensive liabilities and would be best fit for DH ABs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Profar is the 2nd baseman, no?

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Sure, but also have Dozier who is much better defender and has about same offensive skill set.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dozier is way past point of playing every day, I hope at least

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                He is, but 33 years old and hit 20 HR in 482 PA last year. Profar hit 20 in 518.

                Profar should rebound on BABIP a little, but he’s got more soft contact than a 70 year old before Viagra. Hes never gonna get to a .300 BABIP.

                I could see them splitting time in the field and Profar getting a few whacks at DH.

                • Grey

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                  I’m more of a Profar believer than that — soft contact is an issue, but him vs. Dozier is an easy call — Dozier is a pinch-hitter/once a week type at this point

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    Hope you’re right. Then Frenchy looks better.

                    I miss baseball. Arguing about the Padres Depth Chart in May sucks.

                    • Grey

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                      Yeah, it’s such a bizarre time right now… Are you in this Best Ball league I’m currently drafting?

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      Yup. 4th one. I like it cause it’s killing time, and I never have to check it if there is a season. Plus at $10 every two weeks it’s in the budget.

                      Are you doing a write up on any of em?

                    • Grey

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                      Maybe one big write-up for all of them… Happiest with this draft’s team

                    • The Great Knoche says:
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                      Yeah I had first pick for this one. Feel like I just set it on auto a bunch when I was a few picks away and didnt really pay as close of attention.

                      Bellinger/Marte at top gives lots of options later.

                      Yelich/Muncy/Torres/Meadows/Bichette – was my favorite one. Think Multi positional is big with these small rosters to maximize potential.

                    • Grey

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                      Cody and Ketel feels like the perfect way to start one of these (without actually knowing how to draft one of these) — yes, big time on multi-positional

            • 183414 says:
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              Profar is their 2nd baseman.

    • 183414 says:
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      Myers won’t be playing every day. zero chance. He’ll start on occasion, but he’s frankly been terrible the last couple of years. They didn’t get Grisham to sit. I’ve been a season ticket holder for 35 years, right over 1st base. Myers contract was awful. Hosmer may occasionally rest, but otherwise Myers will d.h.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tend to agree

  3. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Is it time to drop Mejia and pick the catcher scab? He hasn’t had a hit since March and not sure when he’ll start producing.

    • Grey

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      If he gets hot, afraid what it means for the wireless thermometer

    • 183414 says:
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      Spring training, bro. Definitely wouldn’t overreact. He’s far and away a better hitter than Hedges, with a much , much higher upside.

  4. Adam says:
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    Grey,

    I own Robert and a guy in my 5×5 OBP keeper league really wants him and told me to basically take anyone I want for him. It’s a 3 man batter keeper and two man pitcher, my team currently is:
    C:Molina
    1:Olson (your boy)
    2:Hiura
    3:Moncada
    SS:Story
    OF:Upton
    OF:Yelich
    OF:Trout
    Utility:Robert
    Utl:Danny Santana
    BN:Voit

    Pitchers: Wheeler, Manaea, Neris, Robles, Maeda, Castillo, Luzardo, Bundy, Boyd, McCullers (Planned on keeping Castillo and Luzardo as my 2)

    Should I offer him on Harper, Ramirez, Rendon, or Paddack?

    Or hold on Robert and trade one of my big three, which scares me since Robert has yet to see a major league bench.

    Thanks man

    Also what’re your thoughts on my team currently?

    • Grey

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      You can get Bryce? I’d take him

      Your team looks decent, I love the hitting…Your hitting is stacked…Your pitching is a bit of a mess, but I would want more than Paddack for Robert, if you’re thinking that

      • Adam says:
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        I might be able to get Bryce, his team is Sanchez, Goldy, Altuve, Rendon,Bogarts, Ozuna, Harper, Conforto, JRam, Bell, Correa, Urias

        Pitchers: Kersh, Paddack, Hader, Rogers, Lamet, Price, Kimbrel, CMart, Tanaka, Woodruf, Knebel.

        His exact words were “trade rape me for Robert” lol, What would you shoot for?

        • Grey

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          Haha, hmm…Maybe Xander and Paddack or Hader?

          • Adam says:
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            Thanks brother, last question lol sorry to keep bugging ya, would you rather robert for harper, or robert for xander and paddack?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think your team is better with Xander/Paddack

              • Adam says:
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                okay pal! If he says no I’ll shoot for Harper. Thanks dude!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

    • 183414 says:
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      Try and get rid of Upton.

      • Adam says:
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        I don’t care about upton, I’m trying to figure out what to trade Robert for.

    • 183414 says:
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      Can do better than Molina .

      • Adam says:
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        your replies have nothing to do with my question to Grey, so please stop writing on my post. Thanks

        • Dude is offering sound advice, get over yourself

          • 183414 says:
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            Smitty, this site is beginning to look like twitter. Too many total obnoxious idiots. My 5 year old grandson is smarter and more polite than these jokers.
            Then again, when I notice that there seems to be a new batch of of posters who haven’t competed anywhere other than local contests or even on yahoo or espn, I’m not surprised by the level of idiocy.

            • Haha Andrew! Yeah my wife and I call it “The New Crew” where we lower our expectations and try to understand. Some very cocky unappreciative arrogance out there.
              Luckily I’m able to work with some highly motivated 16/17/18 yr old athletes that give me some hope for the future.
              Keep on keepin on Champ!

              • 183414 says:
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                Thanks Smitty. Back at you !!
                Not cocky, but outright dumb.
                Yeah, in my neighborhood, Encinitas. some awesome young teens with great heads on their shoulders. Parenting is really the key.

  5. Stat Man says:
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    Was reading a post over at another fantasy baseball site about hitters to avoid in a shortened season and with the new division alignment. The “experts” say to avoid Springer that the new alignment will make the negative regression from career highs last year worse due to the NL West matchups and their parks. I don’t think regression would be accelerated from this. If anything, he gets some games in Coors and Arizona. Also, Dodger stadium isn’t all that bad for hitters and the ball travels well there in the summer – especially during the day. The only NL parks that aren’t hitter friendly are PetCo if you don’t pull the ball and SF.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you, and would happily draft Springer right now

  6. Mark says:
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    Late to the party. Curious:

    What makes scouts go crazy for guys like Franchy Cordero and Florial? What sort of tool do scouts think they possess that they are considered all-world talent? Right now, both kind of remind me of Byron Broxton if they get that far into their careers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy has a 70 grade power and speed, which should equate to 30/30, but he has a poor hit tool — so might hit .220 and his game power is a lot different than his raw power, so he hasn’t shown big-time power…

      • krazyivan says:
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        I want to own a team with Franchy and Sam Hilliard this year. So what if they don’t make adjustments, if for some chance they both hit this year your team would be amazing.

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