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Maikel Franco

Maikel Franco

3B - KC
Age: 27Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #224
Best / Worst #173 / #241
ADP #407




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Maikel Franco goes deep Tuesday

Kansas City Royals third baseman Maikel Franco went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Franco had a down year with the Phillies in 2019 but he hit 71 homers from 2016-2018. He has a shot at bouncing back as KC's projected everyday third baseman.

Matthew Terelle19 weeks ago
Maikel Franco, Royals agree to one-year deal

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports the Royals have signed Maikel Franco to a one-year, $2.95 million contract.

Fantasy Impact

Heyman adds that Franco could earn an additional $1 million in performance incentives. The 27-year-old third baseman was non-tendered by the Phillies earlier this winter after batting .234/.297/.409 in 2019. He'll likely open the 2020 season as the Royals' everyday third baseman.

Maikel Franco non-tendered by Phillies

Third baseman Maikel Franco was non-tendered by the Phillies on Monday and is now a free agent.

Fantasy Impact

The third base job was Franco's to lose in 2019, and he promptly lost it after a hot start. After hitting .252 with seven home runs in the first month of the season, he hit .170 in May. After somewhat bouncing back in June and July, Franco eventually found himself demoted to the minor leagues.

Maikel Franco optioned to Triple-A

The Phillies optioned Maikel Franco to Triple-A on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Franco went 2-for-6 this weekend while filling in for Bryce Harper (paternity leave). The 27-year-old will likely return to the Phillies when rosters expand on September 1st.

Maikel Franco sent down to Triple-A Sunday

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday, according to multiple reports. Infielder Brad Miller has been reinstated from the 10-day IL to take Franco's spot on the roster.

Fantasy Impact

After a brief hot start to the season, Franco quickly regressed and has batted .231 with 15 home runs, 41 runs scored, and 47 RBIs through 333 at-bats. Scott Kingery and Brad Miller should see regular time at third base with Franco sent down.

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