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Ben Francisco

Louis Benjamin Francisco (twitter: @bennyfresh_8)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: October 23, 1981 in Santa Ana, CA
High School: Servite HS (Anaheim, CA)
Schools: Cypress College (Cypress, CA), University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 19, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 1, 2007 (Age 25.190)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Phillies/Astros/BlueJays/Rays/... 2007-2013
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: May 17, 2013 (Age 31.206)   vs. TOR 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 25 CLE AL 25 66 62 10 17 5 0 3 12 0 2 3 19 .274 .303 .500 .803 107 31 2 0 0 1 0 7/9D
2008 26 CLE AL 121 499 447 65 119 32 0 15 54 4 3 40 86 .266 .332 .438 .770 105 196 10 6 2 4 0 79D/8
2009 27 TOT MLB 126 459 405 58 104 30 1 15 46 14 7 38 83 .257 .332 .447 .779 106 181 12 9 4 3 0 789/D
2009 27 CLE AL 89 355 308 48 77 21 1 10 33 13 3 33 59 .250 .336 .422 .758 103 130 11 8 4 2 0 789/D
2009 27 PHI NL 37 104 97 10 27 9 0 5 13 1 4 5 24 .278 .317 .526 .843 117 51 1 1 0 1 0 7/89
2010 28 PHI NL 88 197 179 24 48 13 0 6 28 8 0 14 35 .268 .327 .441 .768 104 79 6 2 1 1 1 79/D8
2011 29 PHI NL 100 293 250 24 61 10 1 6 34 4 4 33 42 .244 .340 .364 .704 94 91 5 5 2 3 1 97/D
2012 30 TOT MLB 82 207 192 14 46 14 1 4 15 0 1 13 49 .240 .285 .385 .670 82 74 1 0 0 2 0 97D
2012 30 TOT AL 51 117 107 9 25 10 1 2 10 0 1 8 26 .234 .282 .402 .684 87 43 1 0 0 2 0 D97
2012 30 TOR AL 27 54 50 5 12 5 1 0 2 0 1 4 10 .240 .296 .380 .676 83 19 0 0 0 0 0 D/79
2012 30 HOU NL 31 90 85 5 21 4 0 2 5 0 0 5 23 .247 .289 .365 .654 77 31 0 0 0 0 0 97
2012 30 TBR AL 24 63 57 4 13 5 0 2 8 0 0 4 16 .228 .270 .421 .691 90 24 1 0 0 2 0 9/7D
2013 31 NYY AL 21 50 44 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 .114 .220 .182 .402 14 8 0 1 0 0 0 D/97
7 Yrs 563 1771 1579 199 400 104 3 50 190 30 17 146 325 .253 .323 .418 .741 98 660 36 23 9 14 2
162 Game Avg. 162 510 454 57 115 30 1 14 55 9 5 42 94 .253 .323 .418 .741 98 190 10 7 3 4 1
PHI (3 yrs) 225 594 526 58 136 32 1 17 75 13 8 52 101 .259 .332 .420 .752 102 221 12 8 3 5 2
CLE (3 yrs) 235 920 817 123 213 58 1 28 99 17 8 76 164 .261 .332 .437 .768 104 357 23 14 6 7 0
TBR (1 yr) 24 63 57 4 13 5 0 2 8 0 0 4 16 .228 .270 .421 .691 90 24 1 0 0 2 0
NYY (1 yr) 21 50 44 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 11 .114 .220 .182 .402 14 8 0 1 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 31 90 85 5 21 4 0 2 5 0 0 5 23 .247 .289 .365 .654 77 31 0 0 0 0 0
TOR (1 yr) 27 54 50 5 12 5 1 0 2 0 1 4 10 .240 .296 .380 .676 83 19 0 0 0 0 0
AL (5 yrs) 307 1087 968 136 243 68 2 31 110 17 9 89 201 .251 .321 .421 .742 98 408 24 15 6 9 0
NL (4 yrs) 256 684 611 63 157 36 1 19 80 13 8 57 124 .257 .326 .412 .738 98 252 12 8 3 5 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 25 CLE AL 25 66 1 -2 0 3 -1 1 0.1 2 4 0.4 .505 .501 0.1 0.2 1 7/9D
2008 26 CLE AL 121 499 4 2 -1 5 -6 4 0.6 19 22 2.3 .503 .502 1.8 -0.1 18 79D/8
2009 27 CLE AL 89 355 4 2 -1 -3 -2 0 0.1 13 14 1.4 .500 .500 1.6 -0.5 17 $421,400 789/D
2009 27 PHI NL 37 104 3 -2 0 -2 -0 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .498 .500 0.4 -0.3 4 7/89
2010 28 PHI NL 88 197 0 1 -0 -1 -2 -2 -0.2 6 5 0.4 .498 .499 0.5 -0.4 6 $470,000 79/D8
2011 29 PHI NL 100 293 -2 -2 -0 -9 -3 -16 -1.8 9 -7 -0.9 .482 .489 0.1 -1.3 2 $1,175,000 97/D
2012 30 TOR AL 27 54 0 -2 0 -1 -2 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $1,537,500 D/79
2012 30 HOU NL 31 90 -3 -0 0 -6 -1 -10 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .464 .493 -0.2 -0.8 -1 97
2012 30 TBR AL 24 63 -1 0 -0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0 9/7D
2013 31 NYY AL 21 50 -5 -0 0 1 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .474 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 $1,100,000 D/97
7 Seasons 563 1771 2 -1 -2 -14 -20 -36 -3.7 62 26 2.2 .493 .498 3.6 -3.6 40 $4,703,900
PHI (3 yrs) 225 594 1 -2 -0 -12 -5 -18 -2.1 19 0 -0.2 .491 .495 1.0 -1.9 12 $1,645,000
CLE (3 yrs) 235 920 9 2 -2 5 -9 5 0.8 34 40 4.1 .502 .501 3.4 -0.3 35 $421,400
TBR (1 yr) 24 63 -1 0 -0 -1 -1 -4 -0.4 2 -1 -0.1 .485 .498 -0.0 -0.2 -0
NYY (1 yr) 21 50 -5 -0 0 1 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -3 -0.4 .474 .497 -0.5 -0.0 -4 $1,100,000
HOU (1 yr) 31 90 -3 -0 0 -6 -1 -10 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .464 .493 -0.2 -0.8 -1
TOR (1 yr) 27 54 0 -2 0 -1 -2 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.2 .484 .497 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $1,537,500

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 27 PHI NL NLDS COL W 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 27 PHI NL NLCS LAD W 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
2009 27 PHI NL WS NYY L 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 28 PHI NL NLDS CIN W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1 0 0 0
2010 28 PHI NL NLCS SFG L 3 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 PHI NL NLDS STL L 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (6 Series) 17 21 19 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 5 .105 .190 .263 .454 5 1 1 0 0 0
3 NLDS 6 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.833 4 0 1 0 0 0
2 NLCS 7 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 WS 4 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 CLE AL 25 OF 19 14 11 130.1 32 32 0 0 0 1.000 2 3 20 27 2.21 1.68 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 CLE AL 25 LF 14 11 10 102.1 26 26 0 0 0 1.000 2 2 27 23 2.29 1.86 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 CLE AL 25 RF 5 3 1 28.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 1 -4 39 1.93 1.20 .985 2.09 2.06
2007 CLE AL 25 DH 2 0
2008 CLE AL 26 OF 104 98 84 875.0 212 196 12 4 3 .981 -5 5 -6 6 2.14 2.00 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 CLE AL 26 LF 83 71 65 643.0 159 150 7 2 2 .987 -3 5 -6 10 2.20 1.89 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 CLE AL 26 RF 32 27 19 230.0 53 46 5 2 1 .962 -1 1 -5 5 2.00 1.59 .985 2.15 2.13
2008 CLE AL 26 DH 15 9
2008 CLE AL 26 CF 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -420 -600 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.70
2009 TOT MLB 27 OF 107 102 89 909.0 242 234 7 1 3 .996 -2 -5 -2 -6 2.39 2.25 .987 2.30 2.28
2009 TOT MLB 27 LF 61 51 48 464.1 117 116 0 1 0 .991 -6 0 -16 0 2.25 1.90 .986 2.09 2.06
2009 TOT MLB 27 CF 40 38 29 322.2 98 92 6 0 3 1.000 3 -3 13 -11 2.73 2.45 .991 2.71 2.68
2009 TOT MLB 27 RF 18 13 12 122.0 27 26 1 0 0 1.000 1 -2 11 -19 1.99 1.50 .984 2.11 2.09
2009 CLE AL 27 OF 85 82 71 727.2 189 183 5 1 3 .995 -2 -3 -4 -4 2.33 2.21 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 CLE AL 27 LF 51 43 42 393.0 98 97 0 1 0 .990 -5 2 -16 6 2.22 1.90 .987 2.12 2.09
2009 CLE AL 27 CF 33 31 22 260.2 76 71 5 0 3 1.000 1 -4 5 -18 2.62 2.30 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 CLE AL 27 RF 12 8 7 74.0 15 15 0 0 0 1.000 2 -1 29 -16 1.82 1.25 .982 2.13 2.10
2009 CLE AL 27 DH 2 1
2009 PHI NL 27 OF 22 20 18 181.1 53 51 2 0 0 1.000 1 -2 7 -13 2.63 2.41 .986 2.20 2.18
2009 PHI NL 27 LF 10 8 6 71.1 19 19 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -12 -34 2.40 1.90 .982 1.93 1.91
2009 PHI NL 27 CF 7 7 7 62.0 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 2 1 46 19 3.19 3.14 .989 2.60 2.57
2009 PHI NL 27 RF 6 5 5 48.0 12 11 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -17 -25 2.25 2.00 .986 2.08 2.07
2010 PHI NL 28 OF 45 28 27 286.2 63 60 3 0 0 1.000 1 -1 6 -4 1.98 1.40 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 PHI NL 28 LF 23 17 17 160.0 33 30 3 0 0 1.000 4 1 26 7 1.86 1.43 .985 1.82 1.80
2010 PHI NL 28 RF 20 10 9 113.2 28 28 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -2 -19 -22 2.22 1.40 .986 2.10 2.07
2010 PHI NL 28 DH 5 4
2010 PHI NL 28 CF 2 1 1 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -28 0 1.38 1.00 .990 2.56 2.55
2011 PHI NL 29 OF 69 62 52 554.0 110 103 4 3 0 .973 -8 -9 -18 -19 1.74 1.55 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 PHI NL 29 RF 55 49 45 445.0 91 86 3 2 0 .978 -7 -7 -18 -19 1.80 1.62 .983 2.05 2.04
2011 PHI NL 29 LF 14 13 7 109.0 19 17 1 1 0 .947 -2 -2 -17 -23 1.49 1.29 .985 1.87 1.87
2011 PHI NL 29 DH 1 1
2012 TOT MLB 30 OF 53 33 16 289.2 45 43 1 1 0 .978 -1 -8 -2 -33 1.37 0.83 .987 2.14 2.12
2012 TOT MLB 30 RF 29 21 11 170.2 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 2 -4 15 -28 1.37 0.90 .984 2.00 1.99
2012 TOT MLB 30 LF 24 12 5 119.0 19 18 0 1 0 .947 -2 -4 -18 -40 1.36 0.75 .986 1.88 1.87
2012 TOT AL 30 OF 27 15 3 121.0 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 0 -2 3 -19 1.04 0.52 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 TOT AL 30 DH 18 14
2012 TOT AL 30 RF 15 9 2 69.0 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 23 -17 1.17 0.60 .984 2.00 1.98
2012 TOT AL 30 LF 12 6 1 52.0 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 0 -23 0.87 0.42 .982 1.94 1.92
2012 TOR AL 30 DH 13 11
2012 TOR AL 30 OF 9 4 0 32.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 30 -37 0.84 0.33 .987 2.17 2.16
2012 TOR AL 30 LF 5 2 0 19.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -6 0 0.47 0.20 .980 1.94 1.92
2012 TOR AL 30 RF 4 2 0 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 83 -92 1.38 0.50 .985 2.01 1.98
2012 HOU NL 30 OF 26 18 13 168.2 31 29 1 1 0 .968 -1 -6 -6 -42 1.60 1.15 .987 2.11 2.09
2012 HOU NL 30 RF 14 12 9 101.2 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 1 -3 11 -35 1.50 1.21 .984 2.01 1.99
2012 HOU NL 30 LF 12 6 4 67.0 14 13 0 1 0 .929 -2 -3 -32 -54 1.75 1.08 .987 1.83 1.81
2012 TBR AL 30 OF 18 11 3 89.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -7 -13 1.11 0.61 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 TBR AL 30 RF 11 7 2 56.0 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9 0 1.12 0.64 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 TBR AL 30 LF 7 4 1 33.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 4 -36 1.09 0.57 .982 1.94 1.93
2012 TBR AL 30 DH 5 3
2013 NYY AL 31 DH 11 10
2013 NYY AL 31 OF 8 4 1 32.2 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 29 36 2.20 1.00 .988 2.23 2.22
2013 NYY AL 31 RF 5 4 1 26.2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1 1 31 45 1.69 1.00 .982 2.06 2.06
2013 NYY AL 31 LF 3 0 0 6.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 20 0 4.50 1.00 .990 1.95 1.97
7 Seasons OF 405 341 280 3077.1 712 676 27 9 6 .987 -11 -14 -4 -5 2.06 1.74 .986 2.25 2.22
7 Seasons LF 222 175 152 1603.2 376 360 11 5 2 .987 -6 2 -5 1 2.08 1.67 .985 2.02 1.99
7 Seasons RF 164 127 98 1136.0 236 222 10 4 1 .983 -6 -12 -6 -12 1.84 1.41 .984 2.08 2.06
7 Seasons DH 54 39
3 Seasons CF 44 39 30 337.2 100 94 6 0 3 1.000 2 -4 9 -14 2.67 2.27 .991 2.70 2.67
7 Seasons TOT 405 341 280 3077.1 712 676 27 9 6 .987 -11 -14 -4 -3 2.06 1.74 .986 2.25 2.22
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  7 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  2 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  3 (3rd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2008 AL  12 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2008 AL  3 (5th)
2009 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2008 AL  2.20 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 AL  1.89 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2114), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (395th), 2.2 career WAR/2.2 7yr-peak WAR/2.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 27 Cleveland Indians $421,400 ?
2010 28 Philadelphia Phillies $470,000 2.049
2011 29 Philadelphia Phillies $1,175,000 ?
2012 30 Toronto Blue Jays $1,537,500 4.049 contracts
2013 31 New York Yankees $1,100,000 5.049 contracts
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2015
Career to date (may be incomplete)$4,703,900
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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