Maikel Franco RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phillies believe Maikel Franco distracted by analytics, stats

    Yardbarker "One MLB team that apparently believes that the advanced stats movement has its detriments is the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier this week that the Phillies believe that an overemphasis on stats and analytics has distracted third baseman Maikel Franco from..." July 09

  • Report: Phillies making Maikel Franco available in trade discussions

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies are making third baseman Maikel Franco “more than available” in trade discussions. Franco, 24, is having an abysmal season after showing promise in 2015 and ’16. Through 289 plate appearances, he’s hitting .221/.280/.365 with nine home..." June 26

  • Maikel Franco Rumored to Be 'More Than Available' in Trade from Phillies

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Phillies have made struggling third baseman Maikel Franco available in trade talks as MLB's hot stove heats up ahead of July's trade deadline. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe categorized Franco as "more than available," though it's unclear how much compensation the Phillies..." June 25

  • Report: Phillies have discussed demoting Maikel Franco to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has had a dismal season. Though his 2016 campaign wasn’t anything special, he hit 25 home runs and hit 88 RBI, showing enough promise that he could eventually become the Phillies’ third baseman of the future. This season, though, he’s skidding to a..." May 31