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Jeff Francis

Jeffrey William Francis

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: January 8, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
High School: North Delta Senior Second HS (North Delta, BC)
School: University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC)
Drafted
by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 19, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 25, 2004 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Royals 2004-2013
2014 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.126, Free Agent: 2014 [*], Agents: Jim Lindell [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 20, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1101. Brian Anderson… #1102. Derek Holland… #1103. Joe Saunders… #1104. JEFF FRANCIS… #1105. Tommy Hanson… #1106. Jersey Bakley… #1107. Sidney Ponson… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2004 23 COL NL 3 2 .600 5.15 5.29 7 7 0 0 0 0 36.2 42 22 21 8 13 1 32 1 0 2 164 96 1.500 10.3 2.0 3.2 7.9 2.46
2005 24 COL NL 14 12 .538 5.68 4.74 33 33 0 0 0 0 183.2 228 119 116 26 70 5 128 8 0 2 828 84 1.623 11.2 1.3 3.4 6.3 1.83 RoY-6
2006 25 COL NL 13 11 .542 4.16 4.38 32 32 0 1 1 0 199.0 187 101 92 18 69 15 117 13 0 0 843 118 1.286 8.5 0.8 3.1 5.3 1.70
2007 26 COL NL 17 9 .654 4.22 4.19 34 34 0 1 1 0 215.1 234 103 101 25 63 7 165 7 1 1 922 114 1.379 9.8 1.0 2.6 6.9 2.62 CYA-9
2008 27 COL NL 4 10 .286 5.01 4.81 24 24 0 0 0 0 143.2 164 84 80 21 49 4 94 3 0 0 636 94 1.483 10.3 1.3 3.1 5.9 1.92
2010 29 COL NL 4 6 .400 5.00 3.88 20 19 0 0 0 0 104.1 119 61 58 11 23 3 67 2 0 1 441 93 1.361 10.3 0.9 2.0 5.8 2.91
2011 30 KCR AL 6 16 .273 4.82 4.10 31 31 0 1 0 0 183.0 224 102 98 19 39 5 91 5 1 5 803 85 1.437 11.0 0.9 1.9 4.5 2.33
2012 31 COL NL 6 7 .462 5.58 4.27 24 24 0 0 0 0 113.0 145 71 70 15 22 5 76 8 0 2 502 83 1.478 11.5 1.2 1.8 6.1 3.45
2013 32 COL NL 3 5 .375 6.27 4.54 23 12 4 0 0 0 70.1 89 54 49 12 24 2 63 1 0 5 324 71 1.607 11.4 1.5 3.1 8.1 2.63
9 Yrs 70 78 .473 4.94 4.39 228 216 4 3 2 0 1249.0 1432 717 685 155 372 47 833 48 2 18 5463 94 1.444 10.3 1.1 2.7 6.0 2.24
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .473 4.94 4.39 35 33 1 0 0 0 191 219 110 105 24 57 7 128 7 0 3 837 94 1.444 10.3 1.1 2.7 6.0 2.24
COL (8 yrs) 64 62 .508 4.96 4.44 197 185 4 2 2 0 1066.0 1208 615 587 136 333 42 742 43 1 13 4660 96 1.446 10.2 1.1 2.8 6.3 2.23
KCR (1 yr) 6 16 .273 4.82 4.10 31 31 0 1 0 0 183.0 224 102 98 19 39 5 91 5 1 5 803 85 1.437 11.0 0.9 1.9 4.5 2.33
NL (8 yrs) 64 62 .508 4.96 4.44 197 185 4 2 2 0 1066.0 1208 615 587 136 333 42 742 43 1 13 4660 96 1.446 10.2 1.1 2.8 6.3 2.23
AL (1 yr) 6 16 .273 4.82 4.10 31 31 0 1 0 0 183.0 224 102 98 19 39 5 91 5 1 5 803 85 1.437 11.0 0.9 1.9 4.5 2.33

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2004 23 COL NL 36.2 7 7 22 5.40 4.72 -0.15 0.19 106.4 5.38 -0 -0.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .495 .500
2005 24 COL NL 183.2 33 33 119 5.83 4.48 -0.10 0.16 110.8 5.26 -12 -1.2 -0.1 0.3 4 .464 .493 $317,000 RoY-6
2006 25 COL NL 199.0 32 32 101 4.57 4.83 0.10 0.19 106.9 5.26 16 1.6 -0.1 3.2 34 .551 .510 $336,000
2007 26 COL NL 215.1 34 34 103 4.30 4.65 0.08 0.19 108.6 5.16 22 2.2 -0.1 3.9 40 .566 .514 $750,000 CYA-9
2008 27 COL NL 143.2 24 24 84 5.26 4.57 -0.21 0.18 109.0 5.41 3 0.3 -0.1 1.5 15 .514 .502 $3,000,000
2010 29 COL NL 104.1 20 19 61 5.26 4.32 0.21 0.15 115.3 4.92 -4 -0.4 .2 -0.1 0.4 5 .477 .497 $5,750,000
2011 30 KCR AL 183.0 31 31 102 5.02 4.43 0.14 0.16 97.9 4.36 -14 -1.4 -0.1 0.3 5 .455 .491 $2,000,000
2012 31 COL NL 113.0 24 24 71 5.65 4.49 -0.55 0.17 117.7 6.13 5 0.6 -0.1 1.5 15 .523 .503
2013 32 COL NL 70.1 23 12 54 6.91 4.22 -0.02 0.07 121.0 5.22 -13 -1.4 .4 0.0 -0.8 -8 .440 .491 $1,500,000
9 Seasons 1249.0 228 216 717 5.17 4.55 -0.03 0.17 109.1 5.18 2 0.3 .3 -0.8 10.5 113 .501 .501 $13,653,000
COL (8 yrs) 1066.0 197 185 615 5.19 4.57 -0.06 0.17 111.1 5.32 16 1.7 .3 -0.6 10.2 108 .509 .502 $11,653,000
KCR (1 yr) 183.0 31 31 102 5.02 4.43 0.14 0.16 97.9 4.36 -14 -1.4 -0.1 0.3 5 .455 .491 $2,000,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp 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
2007 26 COL NL NLDS W PHI 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 23 1.000 6.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
2007 26 COL NL NLCS W ARI 1 0 1.000 1.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 1 1 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 27 1.200 9.5 0.0 1.4 5.4 4.00
2007 26 COL NL WS L BOS 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 6 6 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 25 3.250 22.5 2.3 6.8 6.8 1.00
1 Yr (3 Series) 2 1 .667 4.86 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 21 9 9 3 6 2 15 2 0 0 75 1.620 11.3 1.6 3.2 8.1 2.50
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 3.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 23 1.000 6.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
1 NLCS 1 0 1.000 1.35 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 1 1 0 1 0 4 2 0 0 27 1.200 9.5 0.0 1.4 5.4 4.00
1 WS 0 1 .000 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 10 6 6 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 25 3.250 22.5 2.3 6.8 6.8 1.00

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2004 23 COL NL 7 14 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 4 0 0 /1
2005 24 COL NL 33 71 58 7 6 2 0 0 4 0 0 7 27 .103 .200 .138 .338 -13 8 1 0 6 0 0 1 RoY-6
2006 25 COL NL 32 80 61 3 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 20 .115 .211 .115 .326 -15 7 0 0 9 2 0 1
2007 26 COL NL 35 79 64 2 12 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 20 .188 .212 .234 .446 13 15 1 0 13 0 0 1 CYA-9
2008 27 COL NL 25 49 39 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .128 .128 .154 .282 -29 6 0 0 10 0 0 1
2010 29 COL NL 20 30 22 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 .091 .222 .091 .313 -16 2 1 0 3 1 0 1
2011 30 KCR AL 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 31 COL NL 24 39 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .065 .121 .065 .186 -51 2 2 0 6 0 0 1
2013 32 COL NL 23 20 14 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 .071 .222 .143 .365 -2 2 1 1 2 1 0 1
9 Yrs 230 384 301 18 35 7 0 0 16 0 0 25 100 .116 .184 .140 .324 -17 42 6 1 53 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 270 212 13 25 5 0 0 11 0 0 18 70 .116 .184 .140 .324 -17 30 4 1 37 3 0
COL (8 yrs) 199 382 299 18 35 7 0 0 16 0 0 25 99 .117 .185 .140 .326 -16 42 6 1 53 4 0
KCR (1 yr) 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (8 yrs) 199 382 299 18 35 7 0 0 16 0 0 25 99 .117 .185 .140 .326 -16 42 6 1 53 4 0
AL (1 yr) 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
2004 23 COL NL 7 14 -4 -0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .470 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /1
2005 24 COL NL 33 71 -10 -0 0 0 10 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $317,000 1 RoY-6
2006 25 COL NL 32 80 -11 -0 1 0 13 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $336,000 1
2007 26 COL NL 35 79 -9 -1 0 0 12 2 0.1 0 2 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 0.0 2 $750,000 1 CYA-9
2008 27 COL NL 25 49 -9 0 0 0 7 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .491 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,000,000 1
2010 29 COL NL 20 30 -4 -0 -0 0 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $5,750,000 1
2011 30 KCR AL 31 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,000,000 1
2012 31 COL NL 24 39 -7 -0 -0 0 6 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .493 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
2013 32 COL NL 23 20 -2 -0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
9 Seasons 230 384 -58 -2 1 0 56 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 0.0 -3 $13,653,000
COL (8 yrs) 199 382 -58 -2 1 0 56 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 0.0 -3 $11,653,000
KCR (1 yr) 31 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $2,000,000

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
2007 26 COL NL NLDS PHI W 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 26 COL NL NLCS ARI W 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 26 COL NL WS BOS L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (3 Series) 3 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
1 NLDS 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLCS 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2004 COL NL 23 P 7 7 0 36.2 8 2 6 0 1 1.000 -1 -5 1.96 1.14 .965 1.84 1.81 2 0 0% 28% 0
2005 COL NL 24 P 33 33 0 183.2 25 5 20 0 0 1.000 1 1 1.23 0.76 .960 1.75 1.73 19 11 37% 29% 5 RoY-6
2006 COL NL 25 P 32 32 1 199.0 42 4 38 0 2 1.000 3 3 1.90 1.31 .958 1.72 1.71 21 7 25% 28% 3
2007 COL NL 26 P 34 34 1 215.1 45 12 33 0 2 1.000 5 5 1.88 1.32 .965 1.68 1.67 9 4 31% 25% 4 CYA-9
2008 COL NL 27 P 24 24 0 143.2 30 8 21 1 0 .967 2 3 1.82 1.21 .959 1.73 1.72 9 2 18% 27% 1
2010 COL NL 29 P 20 19 0 104.1 19 2 17 0 3 1.000 1 2 1.64 0.95 .954 1.73 1.72 6 3 33% 29% 2
2011 KCR AL 30 P 31 31 1 183.0 35 4 31 0 3 1.000 4 4 1.72 1.13 .949 1.60 1.59 18 5 22% 28% 1
2012 COL NL 31 P 24 24 0 113.0 28 5 23 0 1 1.000 4 7 2.23 1.17 .950 1.77 1.75 10 3 23% 27% 2
2013 COL NL 32 P 23 12 0 70.1 18 6 12 0 1 1.000 0 0 2.30 0.78 .964 1.75 1.76 4 0 0% 28% 0
9 Seasons P 228 216 3 1249.0 250 48 201 1 13 .996 19 3 1.79 1.09 .958 1.71 1.71 98 35 26% 28% 18
9 Seasons TOT 228 216 3 1249.0 250 48 201 1 13 .996 19 18 1.79 1.09 .958 1.71 1.71 98 35 26% 28% 18
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.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2007 NL (9, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (303rd)

Wins s c a p y
2007 NL  17 (4th)
Active  70 (50th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2007 NL  .654 (8th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2011 AL  1.918 (6th)
Active  2.681 (19th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2007 NL  215.3 (6th)
Active  1,249.0 (42nd)

Games Started s c a p y
2007 NL  34 (2nd)
Active  216 (35th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2006 NL  1 (7th)
2007 NL  1 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
Active  155 (37th)

Hits s c a p y
2005 NL  228 (6th)
2007 NL  234 (5th)
2011 AL  224 (3rd)
Active  1,432 (32nd)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
Active  2.239 (41st)
Career  2.239 (191st)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2006 NL  0.814 (9th)
Active  1.117 (50th)

Losses s c a p y
2011 AL  16 (2nd)
Active  78 (33rd)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2005 NL  116 (2nd)
2011 AL  98 (8th)
Active  685 (24th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2006 NL  13 (6th)
Active  48 (40th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2007 NL  922 (6th)
Active  5,463 (42nd)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2007 NL  13 (4th)
2008 NL  10 (10th)
Active  53 (26th)

Assists as P s c a p y
Active  201 (24th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2005 NL  1.000 (1st)
2006 NL  1.000 (1st)
2007 NL  1.000 (1st)
2011 AL  1.000 (1st)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1236), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1583), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (838th), 10.2 career WAR/10.9 7yr-peak WAR/10.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 4, 2002: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2002.
  • November 3, 2010: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 14, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Kansas City Royals.
  • October 30, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 26, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • June 4, 2012: Released by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • June 8, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Colorado Rockies.
  • October 29, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 19, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Colorado Rockies.
  • October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 13, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200524Colorado Rockies$317,000
200625Colorado Rockies$336,000
200726Colorado Rockies$750,000
200827Colorado Rockies$3,000,000
200928Colorado Rockies$3,750,000
201029Colorado Rockies$5,750,000
201130Kansas City Royals$2,000,000
201332Colorado Rockies$1,500,000contracts
Earliest Free Agent: 2014
Career to date (may be incomplete)$17,403,000
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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