Posts Tagged ‘maikel-franco’
NEW YORK – There were indicators that Maikel Franco, who began Thursday hitless in his previous 21 at-bats, suffered from a bout of unluckiness. He’s hit the ball, on average, harder than he did last season.
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Maikel Franco’s string of bad luck ends – and so does slump
In his third full season, Maikel Franco is not showing signs of becoming a disciplined hitter.
I’ve been perplexed by the acquisition of Clay Buchholz since the move was announced. At first, I didn’t understand why the team would acquire someone coming off of such a bad season while the team had so many young arms that seem to be ready for the big leagues. Then, I could see how it might be valuable to have him eat some innings when you have Aaron Nola coming back from injuries and Vincent Velasquez not having pitched a full big league season yet
The Former Ace: The 2017 Player Preview for Clay Buchholz
It looked like the Seattle Mariners might have had something when Michael Saunders arrived on the scene in 2009. The 22-year-old could pick it in the outfield, ran pretty well, had some pop and could take a walk. Saunders scuffled a bit, then seemed to put it together in 2012, knocking 19 homers, swiping 21 bases, slapping 31 doubles and producing 57 runs batted in and 71 runs in just 139 games
via GIPHY You know who has had a really good Major League career? Joaquin Benoit.
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The Bullpen Staple: 2017 Player Preview for Joaquin Benoit
via GIPHY Leftfield was an abyss for the Phillies in 2016. The cast of miscreants who played the position provided Philadelphia with a putrid .212/.284/.332 batting line.
CLEARWATER, Fla. – All the inhabitants of the Phillies clubhouse will feel the pain of Maikel Franco’s error when they each have to pay manager Pete Mackanin a whopping $1 on Sunday morning.
Pete Mackanin fines Phillies after Franco’s error
Let’s talk about the Hunter Pence trades. A little more than two years ago, Phillies fans continued to lament the move that brought Pence to the Phillies. They saw burgeoning stars in Houston, where Jon Singleton had already signed a $10-million deal, Jarred Cosart was in the process of winning 13 games, Domingo Santana was tearing up the minors and Josh Zeid was pitching in the big leagues.