Posts Tagged ‘maikel-franco’
Jerad Eickhoff doesn’t have an arm you dream on. He has an arm you rely on. A former 15th round draft pick who was acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, Eickhoff wasn’t expected to be the ace of the staff.
Young Reliable: 2017 Player Preview for Jerad Eickhoff
Maikel Franco is still every young. It doesn’t seem like it because his whip-quick bat has been around for parts of three seasons. But, remember this: He is younger than Mark Appel, Andrew Knapp and Ben Lively.
The Big Bat: 2017 Player Preview for Maikel Franco
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Maikel Franco homered Monday for the third time this spring.
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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin impressed by Maikel Franco’s approach
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Maikel Franco continued his Grapefruit League barrage with another long home run, but the rest of the Phillies offense was silenced in a 7-2 loss Monday to Tampa Bay at Spectrum Field.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – It was a popular theory last season – one that was supported by Phillies manager Pete Mackanin – that Maikel Franco was trying to do too much for an offense that did not have much else.
New Phillies should lift weight off Maikel Franco’s shoulders
NEW YORK – It was here, 166 days earlier, where Jeanmar Gomez’s most unexpected spell as Phillies closer began. Pete Mackanin inserted Gomez because he had no other options.
When the Phillies decided to promote Roman Quinn straight from an injury-shortened season at double A to the majors, it was designed to offer the 23-year-old outfielder a taste of what could be a regular role in 2017. His arrival may have provided an unintended benefit.