Indians DFA Jason Michaels, and called up Francisco. I was hopeful that they would make him the everyday left fielder to start the season, but stuck with Dellucci and Michaels platoon out there.
Now Francisco comes up and I think he's here to stay.
2006 - AAA - .278/.345, 17HR, 59RBI, 25SB in 134 Games
2007 - AAA - .318/.382, 12HR, 51RBI, 22SB in 95 Games
He doesn't strike out a ton, hits for good power, good speed. He was up for a few games right after Westbrook went on the DL. He had to go back to make room for Sowers/Laffey to get their starts in the rotation filling in for Jake.
I'm not saying he's guaranteed to be an instant success, but in deeper leagues he may be worth a pickup, and you might want to keep an eye on him now in all leagues. With the crappiness that is the indians LF situation, and the way their offense is producing right now, Francisco could provide a spark to get things going. I'm excited to see what he can do.