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Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby SpecialFNK » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:59 pm

i was looking up on Jeff Francoeur doing a google search, and found an interesting article from yesturday.
apparently he will be trying contact lens.
http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/06/ ... ting-woes/
There's no bigger flaw in Jeff Francoeur's game than his ability to judge the strike zone. His lack of walks has made him totally reliant on batting average to be a productive player. He's hitting just .243 this season, which makes him a drag on the Atlanta offense, and just .207 at night. The Braves hope that the problem is one that can be fixed with the help of an optometrist.

Francoeur is being fitted with a contact lens for his right eye in an effort to help him with a better approach at the plate. His vision in the eye has steadily deteriorated since he got plunked in the head in 2004
"We'll see what happens. I'm near-sighted in my right eye a little since I had surgery [for multiple fractures of his right cheek and orbital bone around the eye]. I'm not making excuses, but I feel like I haven't been able to recognize pitches. I've only got to wear it at night."

It's worth noting that last season Francoeur had no trouble hitting at night. He produced a .301/.351/.466 line compared to .273/.303/.390 during the day.

The success of the lens may be the one thing that stops Francoeur from being a one-hit wonder. His 2004 rookie season increasingly looks like a fluke. He was terrible in 2005, okay in 2006 and is back to the dregs this season and, even at 24, you have to wonder how many more chances he'll get to turn things around


this article was from yesturday.
im guessing he then had the contact lens for last nights game?
he was 2 for 4 last night and 1 for 3 with a walk in todays game.
maybe someone to buy low on right now and he will turn things around.
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby Inukchuk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:02 pm

Who knows? Contact lenses worked for Brian Roberts a few years back. And by "contact lenses," I mean "alleged illegal perfomance enhancing drug use."
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby JasonSeahorn » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:29 pm

Didn't Jhonny Peralta have Lasik eye surgery a while back and he improved?
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:19 pm

Makes sense. Vision and baseball go pretty hand in hand. I bat with Sunglasses on mainly because I have really good vision and I notice every little floater and particle in my vision. I've noticed i've hit better since doing this.
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby Nerfherders » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:07 pm

I think this will help Jeff alot. If you need any indication, just look at his Day/Night splits this season.
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby TonyCee » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:29 pm

Inukchuk wrote:Who knows? Contact lenses worked for Brian Roberts a few years back. And by "contact lenses," I mean "alleged illegal perfomance enhancing drug use."


LOL, Nice one! :-D
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby curious_george_43545 » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:02 am

Maybe he can see that the strikezone isn't from the ground to eyelevel now. ;-D
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby Sea Dog Fan » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:15 am

Contact lenses/vision correctiong is extremely important, I started using them my last year in Babe Ruth and had pretty good success after that, especially with my power. He's very talented and I hope this helps his game at the plate.
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Re: Jeff Francoeur - new contact lens

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:09 am

Honestly.... you're playing a spot where you try to focus on a 5-inch object coming at you 95mph and you don't think you should *maybe* get your contact lenses changed soon?!
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