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Postby jsphlly » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:27 pm

Could Ben Francisco be a fantasy asset this year? How would the situation work out with Brown in terms of his arbitration clock?

Early word on local radio was it was Brown's job to lose, maybe Francisco would platoon some and spell Ibanez. But B-Franc is off to a hot start in spring going 6/16 (2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB).

If B-Franc were to win significant playing time, he would face a lot of lefties surrounded by Howard, Utley and Ibanez against which he put up a .901 OPS last year.

Obviously he has a track record and is a 4th OF for a reason, but he's only 29 and did flirt with some 15-15-.270 potential while in Cleveland.
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby Hamels4CY » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:21 pm

He just hit another homerun and a double as I type this.
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby BigLebowski » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Hamels4CY wrote:He just hit another homerun and a double as I type this.


You are a slow typer. He did all that in the time it took you to type this? ;-)
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby kab21 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:35 pm

solid sleeper in a deep league but imo Brown is either going to be called up in a full time role or in the minors. He's a top prospect and you don't want to stunt his development by putting him in a platoon role.
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby CBMGreatOne » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:48 pm

I'm not super high on him, but he could be a very viable short term play to start the season with Brown out 3-6 weeks with a broken hand.
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby carter » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:32 am

worth a flier in deep leagues.. even when Brown comes back, Ibanez is no spring chicken
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:24 pm

with Brown out for a while, Ben Francisco is full time in RF?
could he surprise this season? so far in the spring he has .357 AVG with 3 HR and 2 SB.
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Re: Ben Francisco?

Postby kab21 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:45 pm

The upside is that he could go 20/20 but probably 15/15. The downside is that he is a .265 hitter. In deeper leagues he starts to interest me but he's nothing more than interesting waiver wire fodder in the shallow leagues.
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