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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
John Anthony Franco
Stat Years
1981-2005  [mlb] 1984-2005
Height/Weight
5-10 / 185
Bats/Throws
Left / Left
Positions
P (1201)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
Death
High School
Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)
Colleges
St. John's University (New York, New York)
Draft
Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Round #5 (#125 overall) of the 1981 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
MLB Debut
1984-04-24 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.219)
Service Time
Organizations
NYN [14] CIN [7] LAN [3] HOU [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 1031 ... retro id: franj001 ... mlbam id: 114374
Relations
Father of J.J. Franco
Pitch Repertoire
TBC Apps
Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts68Walks48Hittable57SO/BB61vsPower57Hitting4Durability79Team.496Ratings Explained
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1981Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+lan-201---743.5313113012079.0784131141605021.518.890.114.676.844.671.46.636
    1981Minor Totals: LANbyYearA+----201---743.5313113012079.0784131141605021.518.890.114.676.844.671.46.636
    1982San Antonio DodgersTexAAlan-212---1054.96171730000105.113770581146763411.7411.710.943.936.495.981.65.667
    1982Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-212---127.24550000027.1412222315241002.0513.500.994.947.907.241.60.333
    1982Minor Totals: LANbyYearAAA/AA----212---1175.45222230000132.7178928014611004411.8112.120.954.156.816.261.64.611
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-223---6104.85231820452115.014869621042542031.6511.580.783.294.235.401.29.375
    1983Albuquerque DukesPCLAAAlan-223---005.4011000611015.01011931184001.406.001.806.604.806.600.73.000
    1983Minor Totals: LAN-CINbyYearAAA----222---6104.9234182010162130.015880711353626031.6210.940.903.674.295.541.17.375
    1984Wichita AerosAmerAAAcin-234---105.7960003609.186614110001.297.710.963.8610.615.792.751.000
    1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31,52234Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.61540003054479.1742823336552021.398.390.344.086.243.181.53.750
    1984Minor Totals: CINbyYearAAA----231---105.9360003609.386614110001.327.910.993.9610.885.932.751.000
    1984MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf622.62540003054479.3742823336552021.398.420.344.106.263.191.53.750
    1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31245Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1232.186700033671299.0832724540614011.247.550.453.645.552.451.53.800
    1985MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1232.186700033671299.0832724540614011.247.550.453.645.552.451.53.800
    1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31256Log - Sp - Ext - Perf662.9474000527429101.0904033744844221.338.020.623.927.493.561.91.500
    1986MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf662.9474000527429101.0904033744844221.338.020.623.927.493.561.91.500
    1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31267Log - Sp - Ext - Perf852.526800060683282.0762623627611001.268.340.662.966.702.852.26.615
    1987MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf852.526800060683282.0762623627611001.268.340.662.966.702.852.26.615
    1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31278Log - Sp - Ext - Perf661.577000061703986.0601815327461201.016.280.312.834.811.881.70.500
    1988MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf661.577000061703986.0601815327461201.016.280.312.834.811.881.70.500
    1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31289Log - Sp - Ext - Perf483.126000050603280.2773528336603201.408.590.334.026.693.901.67.333
    1989MLB Totals: CINbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf483.146000050603280.7773528336603201.418.640.344.046.733.931.67.333
    1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn312910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.535500048553367.2662219421567201.298.780.532.797.452.932.67.625
    1990MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.545500048553367.7662219421567201.298.840.542.817.502.952.67.625
    1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn313011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf592.935200048523055.1612718218456011.439.920.332.937.324.392.50.357
    1991MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf592.945200048523055.3612718218456011.439.960.332.947.354.412.50.357
    1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn313112Log - Sp - Ext - Perf621.643100030311533.02466111200001.066.550.273.005.451.641.82.750
    1992MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf621.643100030311533.02466111200001.066.550.273.005.451.641.82.750
    1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn313213Log - Sp - Ext - Perf435.203500030351036.1462421619295011.7911.391.494.717.185.941.53.571
    1993MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf435.243500030351036.3462421619295011.8011.471.504.747.235.981.53.571
    1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn313314Log - Sp - Ext - Perf142.704700043473050.0472015219421011.328.460.363.427.563.602.21.200
    1994MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf142.704700043473050.0472015219421011.328.460.363.427.563.602.21.200
    1995New York MetsNLMLBnyn313415Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.444800041482951.2481714417410001.268.360.702.967.142.962.41.625
    1995MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.464800041482951.7481714417410001.278.440.702.997.212.992.41.625
    1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn313516Log - Sp - Ext - Perf431.835100044512854.0541511221482001.399.000.333.508.002.502.29.571
    1996MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf431.835100044512854.0541511221482001.399.000.333.508.002.502.29.571
    1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn313617Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.555900053593660.0491817320536011.157.350.453.007.952.702.65.625
    1997MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf532.555900053593660.0491817320536011.157.350.453.007.952.702.65.625
    1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn31,453718Log - Sp - Ext - Perf083.626100054613864.2662826429592041.479.190.564.048.213.902.03.000
    1998MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf083.646100054613864.7662826429592041.489.250.564.078.273.932.03.000
    1999Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-3819---000.0011000001.10000010000.000.000.000.006.750.000.00.000
    1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn453819Log - Sp - Ext - Perf022.884600034461940.2401413119410021.458.850.224.209.073.102.16.000
    1999Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAA----381---000.0011000001.30000010000.000.000.000.008.180.002.00.000
    1999MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----381Log - Sp - Ext - Perf022.914600034461940.7401413119410021.478.960.224.259.183.132.16.000
    2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn453920Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.40620001462455.2462421626562021.297.440.974.209.053.882.15.556
    2000MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----391Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.42620001462455.7462421626562021.307.500.984.249.133.912.15.556
    2001New York MetsNLMLBnyn454021Log - Sp - Ext - Perf624.05580001658253.1552524819504121.399.281.353.218.444.222.63.750
    2001MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----401Log - Sp - Ext - Perf624.07580001658253.3552524819504121.399.321.363.228.474.242.63.750
    2003St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-4222---016.2343000104.16331150001.6212.462.082.0810.386.235.00.000
    2003Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-4222---000.0020000201.21000120001.205.400.005.4010.800.002.00.000
    2003New York MetsNLMLBnyn454222Log - Sp - Ext - Perf032.62380001338234.1351110513162011.409.171.313.414.192.881.23.000
    2003Minor Totals: NYNbyYearAAA/A+----422---014.5063000306.07331270001.5010.501.503.0010.504.503.50.000
    2003MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----421Log - Sp - Ext - Perf032.64380001338234.3351110513162011.419.241.323.434.222.901.23.000
    2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn454323Log - Sp - Ext - Perf275.28520001652046.0462827624362011.529.001.174.707.045.481.50.222
    2004MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----431Log - Sp - Ext - Perf275.28520001652046.0462827624362011.529.001.174.707.045.481.50.222
    2005Houston AstrosNLMLBhou314424Log - Sp - Ext - Perf017.2031000431015.023131209160012.1313.800.005.409.607.801.78.000
    2005MLB Totals: HOUbyYearMLB----441Log - Sp - Ext - Perf017.2031000431015.023131209160012.1313.800.005.409.607.801.78.000
    MLB Totals (21 yrs)90872.89111900077411194241,245.7116646640081495975549221.338.430.593.587.053.371.97.508
    National League Totals (21 yrs)90872.89111900077411194241,245.7116646640081495975549221.338.430.593.587.053.371.97.508
    Minor League Totals25224.8082558014272358.34292221913016124115461.6510.780.754.056.065.581.50.532
    Minor: A+ Totals753.6817143013083.3844434242655021.529.100.224.557.044.771.55.583
    Minor: AA Totals1054.92181830000106.713770581146773411.7211.610.933.906.535.931.67.667
    Minor: AAA Totals8125.3047232013242168.3208108991773997031.6711.140.913.915.305.781.36.400
    New York Mets Totals (14 yrs)48563.10695000484695276702.768327924254276592393161.378.750.693.547.593.582.14.462
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (6 yrs)42302.49393000286393148528.04601741462721036715651.277.840.463.586.262.971.75.583
    Houston Astros Totals (1 yrs)017.2031000431015.023131209160012.1313.800.005.409.607.801.78.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAAcin-22p---1233871522110121601000.395.410.6321.04240245.237.237.4522.5015.006.0038.02.5033.3
    1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31,5223pL-S-E-P2543000000000201000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3124pL-S-E-P3676120001000002000.333.333.333.666820.000.000.3330.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3125pL-S-E-P4744000000000000000.000.000.000.000400.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3126pL-S-E-P5682000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3127pL-S-E-P6701000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin3128pL-S-E-P7603110000000200000.333.333.333.666310.000.0001.0000.0066.670.000.00.000.0
    1990New York MetsNLMLBnyn3129pL-S-E-P8555000000000100000.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0020.000.000.00.000.0
    1991New York MetsNLMLBnyn3130pL-S-E-P9521000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1992New York MetsNLMLBnyn3131pL-S-E-P10311000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1993New York MetsNLMLBnyn3132pL-S-E-P11351000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    1994New York MetsNLMLBnyn3133pL-S-E-P12473000000000300000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn3135pL-S-E-P13511000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn31,4537pL-S-E-P14582000000000100000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.00.000.0
    2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn4539pL-S-E-P15581000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (14 yrs)780342300010001403000.088.088.088.1763730.000.000.1500.0037.840.000.00.000.0
    National League Totals (14 yrs)780342300010001403000.088.088.088.1763730.000.000.1500.0037.840.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals233871522110121601000.395.410.6321.04240245.237.237.4522.5015.006.0038.02.5033.3
    Minor: AAA Totals233871522110121601000.395.410.6321.04240245.237.237.4522.5015.006.0038.02.5033.3
    Cincinnati Reds Totals (6 yrs)39319230001000503000.158.158.158.3162230.000.000.2140.0022.730.000.00.000.0
    New York Mets Totals (8 yrs)38715000000000900000.000.000.000.0001500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1981Vero Beach DodgersFSLA+20P1300.0217112019.9501.500.009.6100.011
    1982San Antonio DodgersTexAA21P1700.0112201513.8670.800.0012.5100.011
    1982Albuquerque DukesPCLAAA21P500.01701881.0001.600.003.5100.013
    1983Indianapolis IndiansAmerAAA22P2300.0716222523.9201.000.0016.9100.06
    1983Albuquerque DukesPCLAAA22P1100.0151176.8570.500.007.7100.011
    1984Wichita AerosAmerAAA23P600.00201221.0000.300.003.9100.013
    1984Cincinnati RedsNLMLB23P54079.15150020201.0000.400.2533.3100.02
    1985Cincinnati RedsNLMLB24P67099.0921113130.9680.400.3041.6100.01
    1986Cincinnati RedsNLMLB25P740101.0622423228.8750.400.2845.7100.01
    1987Cincinnati RedsNLMLB26P68082.0470011111.0000.200.1342.0100.03
    1988Cincinnati RedsNLMLB27P70086.0318112221.9550.300.2443.5100.02
    1989Cincinnati RedsNLMLB28P60080.2219112221.9550.400.2637.0100.03
    1990New York MetsNLMLB29P55067.2413101817.9440.300.2534.0100.01
    1991New York MetsNLMLB30P52055.1310111413.9290.300.2432.3100.02
    1992New York MetsNLMLB31P31033.02120214141.0000.500.4219.1100.07
    1993New York MetsNLMLB32P35036.1390012121.0000.300.3321.6100.05
    1994New York MetsNLMLB33P47050.0470111111.0000.200.2241.6100.01
    1995New York MetsNLMLB34P48051.2290111111.0000.200.2133.3100.03
    1996New York MetsNLMLB35P51054.01800991.0000.200.1731.5100.03
    1997New York MetsNLMLB36P59060.04140118181.0000.300.3036.4100.02
    1998New York MetsNLMLB37P61064.24160220201.0000.300.3137.7100.03
    1999Binghamton MetsEastAA38P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.024
    1999New York MetsNLMLB38P46040.24400881.0000.200.2028.2100.04
    2000New York MetsNLMLB39P62055.21810109.9000.100.1638.3100.04
    2001New York MetsNLMLB40P58053.1171098.8890.100.1535.8100.02
    2003St. Lucie MetsFSLA+42P400.0001010.0000.000.002.9100.015
    2003Norfolk TidesILAAA42P200.00100111.0000.500.001.4100.021
    2003New York MetsNLMLB42P38034.1190010101.0000.300.2923.6100.04
    2004New York MetsNLMLB43P52046.00600661.0000.100.1332.1100.04
    2005Houston AstrosNLMLB44P31015.0000000.0000.000.0019.1100.010
    MLB Totals - (P)111901,242632341113308297.9640.300.240.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)4700931354340.9300.900.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)1800112201513.8670.700.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)1700217212119.9051.100.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1981Minor13----------
    1982Minor22----------
    1983Minor34----------
    1984MLB54----------
    1984Minor6----------
    1985MLB67----------
    1986MLB74----------
    1987MLB68----------
    1988MLB70----------
    1989MLB60----------
    1990MLB55----------
    1991MLB52----------
    1992MLB31----------
    1993MLB35----------
    1994MLB47----------
    1995MLB48----------
    1996MLB51----------
    1997MLB59----------
    1998MLB61----------
    1999MLB46----------
    1999Minor1----------
    2000MLB62----------
    2001MLB58----------
    2003MLB38----------
    2003Minor6----------
    2004MLB52----------
    2005MLB31----------
    Totals1201----------
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