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Daver
07-31-2002, 05:03 PM
From BA:

10. Franklin Francisco, rhp

Age: 21. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-2. Wt.: 210. Signed: Dominican Republic, 1996. Signed by:Levy Ochoa.

Background:Francisco is the fourth player on the top 10 signed out of the Dominican Republic by Levy Ochoa. He missed all of 1997 and most of 2000 with injuries, and he required elbow surgery before last season. He strained his shoulder in April but was dominant once he returned.

Strengths:Francisco is all about power, throwing a 92-95 mph fastball and a 78-80 mph curveball. Once he got both pitches working in tandem last year, it was all over for South Atlantic League hitters. In the final two months, he averaged 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents hit .124 against him.

Weaknesses:Repeated attempts to teach Francisco a changeup failed, which is why hes limited to the bullpen. Hes probably 30 pounds heavier than his listed weight of 180 pounds. His body could go south in a hurry. Hell have to throw more strikes, though his command improved in July and August.

The Future:Francisco will start 2002 in high Class A, where he may get his first regular opportunity as a closer, and could reach Double-A by the end of the season. Hes two or three years away from Boston.

2001 Club (Class) W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO
Augusta (A) 4 3 2.91 37 0 0 2 68 40 30 90



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34 Inch Stick
07-31-2002, 05:15 PM
Why do they have to pick on the man's weight. The conspiracy against fat people continues.

By the way, have we gotten any players who have not already experienced arm trouble? I guess Kenny wants to make sure that they will fit in.

NUCatsFan
07-31-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by daver
Strengths:Francisco is all about power, throwing a 92-95 mph fastball and a 78-80 mph curveball. Once he got both pitches working in tandem last year, it was all over for South Atlantic League hitters. In the final two months, he averaged 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents hit .124 against him.


Another power pitcher??? Does Kenny get off on velocity?
:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

doublem23
07-31-2002, 05:18 PM
What's with the 10 in front of his name?

Is he like the #10 prospect in the Red Sox's farm system (which isn't saying much) or what?

Cheryl
07-31-2002, 05:19 PM
Frankie Fransisco? An even better name than whathisname we got for Durham.

It sounds like a porn star name.

falls off chair laughing, spills Diet Pepsi all over floor

Daver
07-31-2002, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by doublem23
What's with the 10 in front of his name?

Is he like the #10 prospect in the Red Sox's farm system (which isn't saying much) or what?

Yes he is MM,according to BA.

doublem23
07-31-2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by daver


Yes he is MM,according to BA.

For Howry, I guess that isn't all that bad.

doublem23
07-31-2002, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
Frankie Fransisco? An even better name than whathisname we got for Durham.

It sounds like a porn star name.

falls off chair laughing, spills Diet Pepsi all over floor

We're starting to assemble quite a potent "doubles" team here...

Royce Ring, Frankie Francisco... uh.. Gary Glover...

That's all I got folks.

Cheryl
07-31-2002, 05:27 PM
Well Williams is just going to have to make up his mind whether he wants the All Consenense Team (that's Gary Glove, Frankie Francisco, etc) or the All Jon Team.

DonkeyKongerko
07-31-2002, 05:31 PM
so when do we trade for woody "woodcocks" williams? :smile:

Chisox353014
07-31-2002, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
Frankie Fransisco? An even better name than whathisname we got for Durham.

It sounds like a porn star name.


LOL! Maybe KW's trying for the all porn star team. I can see it now...
AP- The Chicago White Sox traded SS Royce Clayton to Toronto for minor league pitchers Rock Butkus, Johnny Wadd and Buck Naked...

LongDistanceFan
07-31-2002, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by Cheryl
Frankie Fransisco? An even better name than whathisname we got for Durham.

It sounds like a porn star name.

falls off chair laughing, spills Diet Pepsi all over floor

that is funny

DrCrawdad
07-31-2002, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by Chisox353014
LOL! Maybe KW's trying for the all porn star team. I can see it now...
AP- The Chicago White Sox traded SS Royce Clayton to Toronto for minor league pitchers Rock Butkus, Johnny Wadd and Buck Naked...

Then the Sox hire Pete LaCock as a coach.

Mathew
07-31-2002, 06:44 PM
"With their selection in the 2003 draft the White Sox draft Quinton's younger brother Phil McCrackin"


Sorry guys last one for me I promise. :(:

hold2dibber
07-31-2002, 06:48 PM
I think after Manos shaved his cheesy '70's porn star mustache, KW saw that the team had a need, and he went out and addressed it by getting Frankie Francisco, he of the porn star name. Is Dirk Diggler draft eligible this year?

Jerry_Manuel
07-31-2002, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by NUCatsFan
Another power pitcher??? Does Kenny get off on velocity?
:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

That's how the Sox operate according to Tommy John. Their in love with the gun. That's why a guy like Chad Bradford never got a real shot here.

Keystone Combo
07-31-2002, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by 34 Inch Stick
Why do they have to pick on the man's weight. The conspiracy against fat people continues.

By the way, have we gotten any players who have not already experienced arm trouble?

Just what I was thinking after reading about Francisco. What percentage of the Sox pitchers in the system including the majors have not had any kind of surgery? Are we a "MASH" unit for rehabbing baseball pitchers? :angry: