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John Franco

John Anthony Franco

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: September 17, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York, US
High School: Lafayette HS (Brooklyn, NY)
School: St. John's University (Queens, NY)

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 5th round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. John's University (Queens, NY).

Major League Stats


Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1981 20 -1.9 Vero Beach FLOR A LAD 7 4 .636 3.53 13 11 1 3 0 0 79.0 78 41 31 1 41 2 60 2 3 5 1.506 8.9 0.1 4.7 6.8 1.46
1982 21 -2.8 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 11 7 .611 5.43 22 22 0 3 0 0 132.2 178 92 80 14 61 2 100 1 5 4 1.802 12.1 0.9 4.1 6.8 1.64
1982 21 -2.5 San Antonio TL AA LAD 10 5 .667 4.96 17 17 0 3 0 0 105.1 137 70 58 11 46 1 76 1 4 3 1.737 11.7 0.9 3.9 6.5 1.65
1982 21 -4.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1 2 .333 7.24 5 5 0 0 0 0 27.1 41 22 22 3 15 1 24 0 1 1 2.049 13.5 1.0 4.9 7.9 1.60
1983 22 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,LAD 6 10 .375 4.92 34 18 10 2 0 2 130.0 158 80 71 13 53 5 62 3 1 6 1.623 10.9 0.9 3.7 4.3 1.17
1983 22 -3.6 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 6 10 .375 4.85 23 18 4 2 0 2 115.0 148 69 62 10 42 3 54 3 1 2 1.652 11.6 0.8 3.3 4.2 1.29
1983 22 -3.6 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 0 0 5.40 11 0 6 0 0 0 15.0 10 11 9 3 11 2 8 0 0 4 1.400 6.0 1.8 6.6 4.8 0.73
1984 23 -2.8 Wichita AA AAA CIN 1 0 1.000 5.79 6 0 3 0 0 0 9.1 8 6 6 1 4 0 11 0 0 0 1.286 7.7 1.0 3.9 10.6 2.75
1999 38 14.1 Binghamton EL AA NYM 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.8
2003 42 18.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM 0 1 .000 4.50 6 3 0 0 0 0 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 27 1.500 10.5 1.5 3.0 10.5 3.50
2003 42 19.3 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 0 1 .000 6.23 4 3 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 3 3 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.615 12.5 2.1 2.1 10.4 5.00
2003 42 15.2 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 1.200 5.4 0.0 5.4 10.8 2.00
6 Seasons 25 22 .532 4.80 82 55 14 8 0 2 358.1 429 222 191 30 161 9 241 6 9 15 31 1.647 10.8 0.8 4.0 6.1 1.50
A (1 season) A 7 4 .636 3.53 13 11 1 3 0 0 79.0 78 41 31 1 41 2 60 2 3 5 1.506 8.9 0.1 4.7 6.8 1.46
A+ (1 season) A+ 0 1 .000 6.23 4 3 0 0 0 0 4.1 6 3 3 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 20 1.615 12.5 2.1 2.1 10.4 5.00
AA (2 seasons) AA 10 5 .667 4.89 18 18 0 3 0 0 106.2 137 70 58 11 46 1 77 1 4 3 4 1.716 11.6 0.9 3.9 6.5 1.67
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 8 12 .400 5.29 47 23 13 2 0 2 168.1 208 108 99 17 73 6 99 3 2 7 7 1.669 11.1 0.9 3.9 5.3 1.36
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1981 20 -2.0 Vero Beach FLOR A LAD 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 21 -1.9 San Antonio TL AA LAD 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 21 -3.7 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 22 -3.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,LAD 34 40 38 7 15 2 2 1 10 1 2 1 6 .395 .410 .632 1.042 24 0 1 0 0
1983 22 -3.6 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN 23 40 38 7 15 2 2 1 10 1 2 1 6 .395 .410 .632 1.042 24 0 1 0 0
1983 22 -3.1 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 23 -2.5 Wichita AA AAA CIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 38 14.0 Binghamton EL AA NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 42 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 42 19.3 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 42 14.7 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 82 40 38 7 15 2 2 1 10 1 2 1 6 .395 .410 .632 1.042 24 0 0 1 0 0
A (1 season) A 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 47 40 38 7 15 2 2 1 10 1 2 1 6 .395 .410 .632 1.042 24 0 0 1 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1981 20 Vero Beach FLOR A LAD P 13 20 2 17 1 1 .950 1.46
1982 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD P 22 23 2 19 2 1 .913 0.95
1982 21 San Antonio TL AA LAD P 17 15 1 12 2 0 .867 0.76
1982 21 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 5 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 1.60
1983 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,LAD P 34 32 8 21 3 3 .906 0.85
1983 22 Indianapolis AA AAA CIN P 23 25 7 16 2 2 .920 1.00
1983 22 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD P 11 7 1 5 1 1 .857 0.55
1984 23 Wichita AA AAA CIN P 6 2 0 2 0 1 1.000 0.33
1999 38 Binghamton EL AA NYM P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2003 42 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM P 6 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.17 1 1 50%
2003 42 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM P 4 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 1 1 50%
2003 42 Norfolk IL AAA NYM P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0
6 Seasons 82 79 12 60 7 6 .911 0.88 1 1 50%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1981 20 Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League A LAD
1982 21 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD
1982 21 San Antonio Dodgers Texas League AA LAD
1983 22 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA CIN
1983 22 Albuquerque Dukes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD
1984 23 Wichita Aeros American Association AAA CIN
1984 23 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1984-04-24 1984-09-27
1985 24 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1985-04-13 1985-10-06
1986 25 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1986-04-09 1986-10-04
1987 26 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1987-04-06 1987-10-04
1988 27 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1988-04-04 1988-10-02
1989 28 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB CIN 1 1989-04-03 1989-09-29
1990 29 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1990-04-11 1990-09-30
1991 30 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1991-04-08 1991-10-04
1992 31 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1992-04-06 1992-08-25
1993 32 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1993-04-13 1993-09-22
1994 33 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1994-04-04 1994-08-10
1995 34 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1995-04-26 1995-09-30
1996 35 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1996-04-01 1996-09-27
1997 36 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1997-04-02 1997-09-13
1998 37 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1998-03-31 1998-09-22
1999 38 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA NYM
1999 38 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 1999-04-07 1999-10-01
2000 39 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2000-03-29 2000-10-01
2001 40 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2001-04-03 2001-09-29
2002 41 Injured
2003 42 Norfolk Tides International League AAA NYM
2003 42 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ NYM
2003 42 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2003-05-30 2003-09-24
2004 43 New York Mets National League MLB NYM 1 2004-04-07 2004-10-03
2005 44 Houston Astros National League MLB HOU 1 2005-04-08 2005-07-01

Sabr ID: 2966ede2

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