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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, NY
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 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 1981. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 24, 1984 (Age 23.220)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1984 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Reds/Astros 1984-2005
Agents: Dennis Gilbert,Dan Horwits,??? Giordano [*]
Final Game: July 1, 2005 (Age 44.287)
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Standard Fielding

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
1984 CIN NL 23 P 54 0 0 79.1 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 2.27 0.37 .954 1.88 1.87 7 9 56% 31% 1
1985 CIN NL 24 P 67 0 0 99.0 31 9 21 1 1 .968 2.73 0.45 .953 1.92 1.92 4 5 56% 30% 2
1986 CIN NL 25 P 74 0 0 101.0 32 6 22 4 2 .875 2.50 0.38 .955 1.94 1.94 4 5 56% 32% 0 AS
1987 CIN NL 26 P 68 0 0 82.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.16 .955 1.91 1.90 4 3 43% 29% 0 AS
1988 CIN NL 27 P 70 0 0 86.0 22 3 18 1 1 .955 2.20 0.30 .955 1.96 1.96 1 4 80% 29% 2 MVP-12
1989 CIN NL 28 P 60 0 0 80.2 22 2 19 1 1 .955 2.34 0.35 .947 1.87 1.87 2 3 60% 32% 1 AS
1990 NYM NL 29 P 55 0 0 67.2 18 4 13 1 0 .944 2.26 0.31 .957 1.80 1.79 6 1 14% 29% 1 AS
1991 NYM NL 30 P 52 0 0 55.1 14 3 10 1 1 .929 2.11 0.25 .955 1.85 1.85 4 2 33% 33% 0
1992 NYM NL 31 P 31 0 0 33.0 14 2 12 0 2 1.000 3.82 0.45 .954 1.94 1.94 2 3 60% 32% 0
1993 NYM NL 32 P 35 0 0 36.1 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 2.97 0.34 .953 1.83 1.83 4 0 0% 32% 1
1994 NYM NL 33 P 47 0 0 50.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1.98 0.23 .958 1.85 1.85 1 1 50% 32% 1 CYA-7,MVP-20
1995 NYM NL 34 P 48 0 0 51.2 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 1.92 0.23 .956 1.85 1.83 1 1 50% 30% 1
1996 NYM NL 35 P 51 0 0 54.0 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.18 .954 1.83 1.83 1 1 50% 28% 1
1997 NYM NL 36 P 59 0 0 60.0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 2.70 0.31 .953 1.85 1.84 2 0 0% 32% 1
1998 NYM NL 37 P 61 0 0 64.2 20 4 16 0 2 1.000 2.78 0.33 .961 1.85 1.84 2 1 33% 32% 2
1999 NYM NL 38 P 46 0 0 40.2 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.77 0.17 .951 1.73 1.71 10 0 0% 29% 0
2000 NYM NL 39 P 62 0 0 55.2 10 1 8 1 0 .900 1.46 0.15 .962 1.75 1.72 7 1 13% 32% 1
2001 NYM NL 40 P 58 0 0 53.1 9 1 7 1 0 .889 1.35 0.14 .959 1.76 1.73 2 1 33% 33% 1
2003 NYM NL 42 P 38 0 0 34.1 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.62 0.26 .957 1.83 1.83 2 1 33% 31% 1
2004 NYM NL 43 P 52 0 0 46.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.17 0.12 .965 1.84 1.82 1 0 0% 28% 0
2005 HOU NL 44 P 31 0 0 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -13 0.00 0.00 1.74 1.73 0 1 100% 29% 0
21 Seasons P 1119 0 0 1245.2 308 63 234 11 13 .964 -1 -2 2.15 0.27 .955 1.86 1.84 67 43 39% 31% 17
21 Seasons TOT 1119 0 0 1245.2 308 63 234 11 13 .964 -1 -12 2.15 0.27 .955 1.86 1.84 67 43 39% 31% 17
Lg 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
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1984 CIN NL 23 P
1985 CIN NL 24 P
1986 CIN NL 25 P
1987 CIN NL 26 P
1988 CIN NL 27 P
1989 CIN NL 28 P
1990 NYM NL 29 P
1991 NYM NL 30 P
1992 NYM NL 31 P
1993 NYM NL 32 P
1994 NYM NL 33 P
1995 NYM NL 34 P
1996 NYM NL 35 P
1997 NYM NL 36 P
1998 NYM NL 37 P
1999 NYM NL 38 P
2000 NYM NL 39 P
2001 NYM NL 40 P
2003 NYM NL 42 P 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYM NL 43 P 0 0 0 0 0
2005 HOU NL 44 P -1 -13 -1 0
21 Seasons P -1 -2 -1 0 0
21 Seasons TOT -1 -12 -1 0 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1984 CIN NL 23 54 0 54 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CIN NL 24 67 0 67 67 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CIN NL 25 74 0 74 74 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CIN NL 26 68 0 68 68 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 CIN NL 27 70 0 70 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 CIN NL 28 60 0 60 60 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 NYM NL 29 55 0 55 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 NYM NL 30 52 0 52 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 NYM NL 31 31 0 31 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 NYM NL 32 35 0 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 NYM NL 33 47 0 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 NYM NL 34 48 0 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 NYM NL 35 51 0 51 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NYM NL 36 59 0 56 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NYM NL 37 61 0 58 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 NYM NL 38 46 0 46 46 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 NYM NL 39 62 0 58 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NYM NL 40 58 0 56 58 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NYM NL 42 38 0 34 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NYM NL 43 52 0 50 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 HOU NL 44 31 0 25 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 1119 0 1095 1119 1119 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1984 CIN NL 23 335 78% 26% 12 100% 1 5 0 4 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1985 CIN NL 24 406 78% 32% 21 95% 0 8 0 6 21 15 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 7 100%
1986 CIN NL 25 429 73% 35% 25 84% 1 6 0 4 24 17 3 4 0 2 2 2 3 1 2 0 8 75%
1987 CIN NL 26 344 77% 35% 9 78% 0 5 0 5 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1988 CIN NL 27 336 81% 45% 18 83% 1 3 0 2 17 14 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1989 CIN NL 28 345 75% 39% 19 100% 1 2 1 1 19 16 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8 100%
1990 NYM NL 29 287 79% 40% 13 92% 0 3 1 2 13 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1991 NYM NL 30 247 79% 43% 8 100% 0 3 0 3 10 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1992 NYM NL 31 128 80% 43% 10 100% 0 2 0 1 12 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 100%
1993 NYM NL 32 172 77% 38% 7 100% 0 3 0 3 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1994 NYM NL 33 216 73% 35% 6 100% 1 4 0 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1995 NYM NL 34 213 74% 37% 8 100% 0 3 0 3 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 100%
1996 NYM NL 35 235 73% 36% 11 73% 1 1 0 1 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 67%
1997 NYM NL 36 244 75% 36% 14 93% 0 4 0 4 14 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 10 90%
1998 NYM NL 37 289 71% 35% 15 93% 0 4 0 3 16 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
1999 NYM NL 38 182 71% 35% 5 100% 0 4 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2000 NYM NL 39 239 70% 36% 8 100% 0 2 0 1 8 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2001 NYM NL 40 232 74% 34% 7 86% 0 1 0 1 7 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NYM NL 42 148 84% 49% 8 100% 0 1 0 1 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2004 NYM NL 43 207 72% 37% 6 100% 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2005 HOU NL 44 77 68% 32% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Seasons 5311 76% 37% 231 92% 6 64 3 49 235 165 24 11 1 4 6 3 14 10 13 0 67 93%
MLB Averages 78% 31% 91% 85%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
2011 BBWAA ( 4.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1988 NL (12, 7%)
1994 NL (20, 1%)
0.08 Career Shares (990th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1994 NL (7, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (303rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1988 July NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1985 Aug 25th NL Player of the Week
1988 Jul 31st NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1986 NL  74 (3rd)
1988 NL  70 (4th)
Career  1,119 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
Career  2.15 (46th)

Oldest s c a p y
1999 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2000 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2001 NL  born 1960-09-17 (7th)
2003 NL  born 1960-09-17 (4th)
2004 NL  born 1960-09-17 (2nd)
2005 NL  born 1960-09-17 (2nd)

                           

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