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Matt Franco

Matthew Neil Franco

Positions: Pinch Hitter, First Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: August 19, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA
High School: Westlake HS (Westlake Village, CA)
Drafted
by the Chicago Cubs in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft.
Signed June 8, 1987. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 6, 1995 (Age 26.018, 14,390th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Mets/Braves/Cubs 1995-2003

Last Game: September 27, 2003 (Age 34.039)
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Standard Batting

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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
1995 25 CHC NL 16 17 17 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .294 .353 .647 72 6 0 0 0 0 0 /435
1996 26 NYM NL 14 34 31 3 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 5 .194 .235 .323 .558 49 10 1 1 0 1 0 /53
1997 27 NYM NL 112 176 163 21 45 5 0 5 21 1 0 13 23 .276 .330 .399 .728 93 65 4 0 0 0 4 53/D7
1998 28 NYM NL 103 187 161 20 44 7 2 1 13 0 1 23 26 .273 .366 .360 .726 93 58 8 1 1 1 6 573/D9
1999 29 NYM NL 122 161 132 18 31 5 0 4 21 0 0 28 21 .235 .366 .364 .730 89 48 9 0 0 1 3 375/D91
2000 30 NYM NL 101 157 134 9 32 4 0 2 14 0 0 21 22 .239 .340 .313 .653 70 42 3 0 1 1 3 35/7D4
2002 32 ATL NL 81 233 205 25 65 15 4 6 30 1 0 27 31 .317 .395 .517 .912 136 106 5 0 0 1 2 3/79
2003 33 ATL NL 112 148 134 11 33 5 0 3 15 0 1 11 26 .246 .299 .351 .650 69 47 4 0 1 2 0 3/D97
8 Yrs 661 1113 977 110 261 43 6 22 117 2 2 124 158 .267 .349 .391 .740 93 382 34 2 3 7 18
162 Game Avg. 162 273 239 27 64 11 1 5 29 0 0 30 39 .267 .349 .391 .740 93 94 8 0 1 2 4
NYM (5 yrs) 452 715 621 71 158 22 2 13 71 1 1 86 97 .254 .345 .359 .704 85 223 25 2 2 4 16
ATL (2 yrs) 193 381 339 36 98 20 4 9 45 1 1 38 57 .289 .358 .451 .809 110 153 9 0 1 3 2
CHC (1 yr) 16 17 17 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .294 .294 .353 .647 72 6 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
1995 25 CHC NL 16 17 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $109,000 /435
1996 26 NYM NL 14 34 -2 0 -0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .487 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /53
1997 27 NYM NL 112 176 -4 1 0 -1 -0 -4 -0.5 5 1 0.1 .496 .497 0.2 -0.2 2 $160,000 53/D7
1998 28 NYM NL 103 187 -2 1 -1 1 -1 -2 -0.3 6 4 0.3 .498 .499 0.2 -0.1 3 $202,500 573/D9
1999 29 NYM NL 122 161 -3 1 -1 -2 -2 -7 -0.7 5 -2 -0.2 .495 .496 -0.0 -0.4 0 $250,000 375/D91
2000 30 NYM NL 101 157 -7 -1 0 -0 -1 -9 -0.9 5 -4 -0.4 .491 .495 -0.4 -0.2 -4 $462,500 35/7D4
2002 32 ATL NL 81 233 11 -2 0 -2 -3 5 0.4 7 12 1.1 .506 .503 1.4 -0.5 14 3/79
2003 33 ATL NL 112 148 -6 0 -0 -1 -1 -8 -0.8 5 -3 -0.4 .493 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 $800,000 3/D97
8 Seasons 661 1113 -14 -0 -1 -4 -7 -27 -2.9 35 8 0.5 .496 .497 0.9 -1.6 12 $1,984,000
NYM (5 yrs) 452 715 -18 1 -2 -1 -4 -24 -2.5 22 -1 -0.3 .495 .497 -0.2 -0.8 0 $1,075,000
ATL (2 yrs) 193 381 5 -2 0 -3 -4 -3 -0.4 12 9 0.8 .498 .498 1.1 -0.8 12 $800,000
CHC (1 yr) 16 17 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.0 1 $109,000

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
1999 29 NYM NL NLDS ARI W 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 29 NYM NL NLCS ATL L 5 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 2 0 0 0 0 0
2000 30 NYM NL NLCS STL W 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 30 NYM NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 32 ATL NL NLDS SFG L 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 33 ATL NL NLDS CHC L 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (6 Series) 15 12 10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .200 .450 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 NLDS 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLCS 7 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .400 .733 2 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1999 29 NYM NL 0 0 13.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.1 3 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 10 41 16.63 4.500 20.3 6.8 20.3 13.5 0.67
1 Yr 0 0 13.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.1 3 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 10 41 16.63 4.500 20.3 6.8 20.3 13.5 0.67
162 Game Avg. 0 0 13.50 68 0 68 0 0 0 44 102 68 68 34 102 0 68 0 0 0 340 41 16.63 4.500 20.3 6.8 20.3 13.5 0.67
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
1999 29 NYM NL 1.1 2 0 2 13.50 5.15 0.16 -0.39 94.0 4.32 -1 -0.1 .0 0.1 -0.1 -1 .437 .499 $250,000
1 Season 1.1 2 0 2 13.50 5.15 0.16 -0.39 94.0 4.32 -1 -0.1 .0 0.1 -0.1 -1 .437 .499 $250,000

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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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1995 CHC NL 25 2B 3 1 0 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 13 2.00 0.67 .985 5.20 5.23
1995 CHC NL 25 1B 1 0 0 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 9.00 2.00 .995 9.90 9.70
1995 CHC NL 25 3B 1 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.80
1996 NYM NL 26 3B 8 6 0 45.0 17 3 11 3 0 .824 -0 -3 2.80 1.75 .948 2.72 2.69
1996 NYM NL 26 1B 2 1 1 9.0 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 0 40 13.00 6.50 .992 9.60 9.55
1997 NYM NL 27 3B 39 20 8 191.2 63 11 48 4 6 .937 -1 -4 2.77 1.51 .946 2.66 2.64
1997 NYM NL 27 1B 13 3 2 48.1 54 50 4 0 5 1.000 -0 -2 10.06 4.15 .993 9.52 9.45
1997 NYM NL 27 DH 1 1
1997 NYM NL 27 LF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 1.90
1997 NYM NL 27 OF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1998 NYM NL 28 3B 13 11 5 84.0 23 5 18 0 2 1.000 -0 -6 2.46 1.77 .957 2.73 2.72
1998 NYM NL 28 OF 13 8 4 76.0 13 11 1 1 0 .923 1 19 1.42 0.92 .980 2.17 2.16
1998 NYM NL 28 LF 12 8 4 75.0 13 11 1 1 0 .923 1 21 1.44 1.00 .975 1.90 1.88
1998 NYM NL 28 1B 11 6 4 72.1 72 68 4 0 3 1.000 0 3 8.96 6.55 .993 9.46 9.41
1998 NYM NL 28 DH 2 2
1998 NYM NL 28 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
1999 NYM NL 29 1B 19 2 1 44.0 46 41 5 0 8 1.000 1 27 9.41 2.42 .993 9.20 9.13
1999 NYM NL 29 OF 19 6 4 68.0 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -55 1.72 0.68 .981 2.26 2.24
1999 NYM NL 29 LF 15 5 3 56.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -71 1.77 0.73 .977 1.99 1.98
1999 NYM NL 29 3B 12 5 2 55.1 20 1 18 1 1 .950 0 11 3.09 1.58 .953 2.68 2.66
1999 NYM NL 29 DH 4 4
1999 NYM NL 29 RF 3 1 1 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 20 1.50 0.67 .980 2.17 2.13
1999 NYM NL 29 P 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.35 1.70 0 0 0
2000 NYM NL 30 1B 28 8 6 109.0 98 89 8 1 10 .990 0 6 8.01 3.46 .992 9.25 9.16
2000 NYM NL 30 3B 22 7 6 86.2 30 9 18 3 0 .900 -1 -8 2.80 1.23 .950 2.63 2.61
2000 NYM NL 30 LF 3 1 0 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.64 0.67 .975 1.88 1.90
2000 NYM NL 30 OF 3 1 0 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.64 0.67 .980 2.21 2.23
2000 NYM NL 30 DH 2 0
2000 NYM NL 30 2B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.40 4.90
2002 ATL NL 32 1B 51 49 24 384.2 387 353 30 4 31 .990 -2 -5 8.96 7.51 .992 9.39 9.31
2002 ATL NL 32 OF 4 1 1 22.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -16 1.23 0.75 .983 2.21 2.17
2002 ATL NL 32 LF 2 0 0 12.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 0 10 2.25 1.50 .977 1.95 1.90
2002 ATL NL 32 RF 2 1 1 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -48 0.00 0.00 2.07 2.05
2003 ATL NL 33 1B 15 10 7 100.2 131 122 6 3 13 .977 -1 -1 -11 -11 11.44 8.53 .993 9.60 9.51
2003 ATL NL 33 DH 3 3
2003 ATL NL 33 OF 3 0 0 12.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -0 -230 0 0.75 0.33 .980 2.17 2.13
2003 ATL NL 33 RF 2 0 0 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -377 -171 1.29 0.50 .980 2.06 2.05
2003 ATL NL 33 LF 1 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 1 -24 216 0.00 0.00 1.98 1.90
8 Seasons 1B 140 79 45 770.0 803 737 58 8 71 .990 -1 -1 -1 -11 9.29 5.68 .992 9.41 9.30
6 Seasons 3B 95 49 21 464.0 153 29 113 11 9 .928 -1 -3 2.75 1.49 .950 2.68 2.65
6 Seasons OF 43 16 9 190.0 32 30 1 1 0 .969 -4 -0 -28 0 1.47 0.72 .981 2.21 2.20
6 Seasons LF 34 14 7 160.0 29 27 1 1 0 .966 -2 1 -15 240 1.58 0.82 .976 1.94 1.93
5 Seasons DH 12 10
4 Seasons RF 8 2 2 30.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -1 -100 -171 0.90 0.38 .980 2.10 2.09
2 Seasons 2B 4 1 0 10.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0 12 1.80 0.50 .985 5.22 5.15
1 Season P 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.35 1.70 0 0 0
8 Seasons TOT 284 145 75 1435.1 990 796 174 20 80 .980 -6 -1 -5 -10 6.08 3.42 .985 6.24 5.89 0 0 0
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 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

Transactions

  • June 2, 1987: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 7th round of the 1987 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1987.
  • April 8, 1996: Traded by the Chicago Cubs to the New York Mets for a player to be named later. The New York Mets sent Chris DeWitt (minors) (June 11, 1996) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.
  • October 15, 1996: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 21, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
  • December 21, 2000: Granted Free Agency.
  • February 2, 2001: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.
  • October 15, 2001: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 8, 2001: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
  • November 5, 2003: Granted Free Agency.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
1995 25 Chicago Cubs $109,000 ? 1996 Joint Exhibit 1
1997 27 New York Mets $160,000 ? 1997 postseason AP survey
1998 28 New York Mets $202,500 ? 4/3/98 USA Today
1999 29 New York Mets $250,000 ? 4/6/99 USA Today
2000 30 New York Mets $462,500 ? 4/5/00 AP
2003 33 Atlanta Braves $800,000 ? 4/3/03 AP
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,984,000
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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Japanese: マット・フランコ 統計

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