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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, United States
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).

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Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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 4.67 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 -2.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA LAD 11 7 .611 5.43 6.24 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 -2.4 San Antonio TL AA LAD 10 5 .667 4.96 5.98 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 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 5.54 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 5.40 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 6.60 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 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
1984 23 -5.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 6 2 .750 2.61 3.18 54 0 30 0 0 4 79.1 74 28 23 3 36 4 55 2 0 2 335 1.387 8.4 0.3 4.1 6.2 1.53
1985 24 -4.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 12 3 .800 2.18 2.45 67 0 33 0 0 12 99.0 83 27 24 5 40 8 61 1 0 4 407 1.242 7.5 0.5 3.6 5.5 1.53
1986 25 -3.3 CIN NL MLB CIN 6 6 .500 2.94 3.56 74 0 52 0 0 29 101.0 90 40 33 7 44 12 84 2 2 4 429 1.327 8.0 0.6 3.9 7.5 1.91
1987 26 -2.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 8 5 .615 2.52 2.85 68 0 60 0 0 32 82.0 76 26 23 6 27 6 61 0 0 1 344 1.256 8.3 0.7 3.0 6.7 2.26
1988 27 -1.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 6 6 .500 1.57 1.88 70 0 61 0 0 39 86.0 60 18 15 3 27 3 46 0 2 1 336 1.012 6.3 0.3 2.8 4.8 1.70
1989 28 -0.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 4 8 .333 3.12 3.90 60 0 50 0 0 32 80.2 77 35 28 3 36 8 60 0 2 3 345 1.401 8.6 0.3 4.0 6.7 1.67
1990 29 0.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 3 .625 2.53 2.93 55 0 48 0 0 33 67.2 66 22 19 4 21 2 56 0 2 7 287 1.286 8.8 0.5 2.8 7.4 2.67
1991 30 1.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 9 .357 2.93 4.39 52 0 48 0 0 30 55.1 61 27 18 2 18 4 45 1 0 6 247 1.428 9.9 0.3 2.9 7.3 2.50
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
1992 31 2.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 6 2 .750 1.64 1.64 31 0 30 0 0 15 33.0 24 6 6 1 11 2 20 0 0 0 128 1.061 6.5 0.3 3.0 5.5 1.82
1993 32 3.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 4 3 .571 5.20 5.94 35 0 30 0 0 10 36.1 46 24 21 6 19 3 29 1 0 5 172 1.789 11.4 1.5 4.7 7.2 1.53
1994 33 4.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 1 4 .200 2.70 3.60 47 0 43 0 0 30 50.0 47 20 15 2 19 0 42 1 0 1 216 1.320 8.5 0.4 3.4 7.6 2.21
1995 34 6.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 3 .625 2.44 2.96 48 0 41 0 0 29 51.2 48 17 14 4 17 2 41 0 0 0 213 1.258 8.4 0.7 3.0 7.1 2.41
1996 35 6.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 4 3 .571 1.83 2.50 51 0 44 0 0 28 54.0 54 15 11 2 21 0 48 0 0 2 235 1.389 9.0 0.3 3.5 8.0 2.29
1997 36 7.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 3 .625 2.55 2.70 59 0 53 0 0 36 60.0 49 18 17 3 20 2 53 1 0 6 244 1.150 7.4 0.4 3.0 8.0 2.65
1998 37 8.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 0 8 .000 3.62 3.90 61 0 54 0 0 38 64.2 66 28 26 4 29 7 59 4 0 2 289 1.469 9.2 0.6 4.0 8.2 2.03
1999 38 14.1 Binghamton EL AA NYM 0 0 0.00 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
1999 38 9.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 0 2 .000 2.88 3.10 46 0 34 0 0 19 40.2 40 14 13 1 19 1 41 2 0 0 182 1.451 8.9 0.2 4.2 9.1 2.16
2000 39 10.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 5 4 .556 3.40 3.88 62 0 14 0 0 4 55.2 46 24 21 6 26 6 56 2 0 2 239 1.293 7.4 1.0 4.2 9.1 2.15
2001 40 11.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 6 2 .750 4.05 4.22 58 0 16 0 0 2 53.1 55 25 24 8 19 2 50 2 1 4 232 1.388 9.3 1.4 3.2 8.4 2.63
2003 42 18.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA NYM 0 1 .000 4.50 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 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 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
2003 42 13.2 NYM NL MLB NYM 0 3 .000 2.62 2.88 38 0 13 0 0 2 34.1 35 11 10 5 13 2 16 1 0 2 148 1.398 9.2 1.3 3.4 4.2 1.23
2004 43 13.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 2 7 .222 5.28 5.48 52 0 16 0 0 0 46.0 46 28 27 6 24 2 36 1 0 2 207 1.522 9.0 1.2 4.7 7.0 1.50
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2005 44 14.8 HOU NL MLB HOU 0 1 .000 7.20 7.80 31 0 4 0 0 0 15.0 23 13 12 0 9 2 16 1 0 0 77 2.133 13.8 0.0 5.4 9.6 1.78
MLB (21 seasons) MLB 90 87 .508 2.89 3.37 1119 0 774 0 0 424 1245.2 1166 466 400 81 495 78 975 22 9 54 5312 1.333 8.4 0.6 3.6 7.0 1.97
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 25 22 .532 4.80 5.58 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
All Levels (24 Seasons) 115 109 .513 3.32 3.86 1201 55 788 8 0 426 1604.0 1595 688 591 111 656 87 1216 28 18 69 5343 1.403 8.9 0.6 3.7 6.8 1.85
AA (2 seasons) Minors 10 5 .667 4.89 5.91 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) Minors 8 12 .400 5.29 5.77 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.

Register 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 AAA-AA 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
1984 23 -5.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 54 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1985 24 -4.7 CIN NL MLB CIN 67 8 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 2 0 0 2 0 0
1986 25 -3.5 CIN NL MLB CIN 74 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 26 -2.2 CIN NL MLB CIN 68 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 27 -1.1 CIN NL MLB CIN 70 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 28 -0.4 CIN NL MLB CIN 60 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
1990 29 0.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 55 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 30 1.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 52 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
1992 31 2.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 32 4.0 NYM NL MLB NYM 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994 33 4.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 47 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 34 5.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 35 6.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 51 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 36 7.3 NYM NL MLB NYM 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 37 8.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 61 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 38 13.9 Binghamton EL AA NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 38 9.1 NYM NL MLB NYM 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 39 9.9 NYM NL MLB NYM 62 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 40 10.7 NYM NL MLB NYM 58 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
2003 42 12.5 NYM NL MLB NYM 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 43 13.6 NYM NL MLB NYM 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
2005 44 14.6 HOU NL MLB HOU 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (21 seasons) MLB 1119 37 34 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 .088 .088 .088 .176 3 0 0 3 0 0
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 82 40 38 7 15 2 2 1 10 1 2 1 6 .395 .410 .632 1.042 24 0 0 1 0 0
All Levels (24 Seasons) 1201 77 72 9 18 2 2 1 11 1 2 1 20 .250 .260 .375 .635 27 0 0 4 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 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.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
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
1984 23 CIN NL MLB CIN P 54 79.0 20 5 15 0 0 1.000 2.28 0.37
1985 24 CIN NL MLB CIN P 67 99.0 31 9 21 1 1 .968 2.73 0.45
1986 25 CIN NL MLB CIN P 74 101.0 32 6 22 4 2 .875 2.50 0.38
1987 26 CIN NL MLB CIN P 68 82.0 11 4 7 0 0 1.000 1.21 0.16
1988 27 CIN NL MLB CIN P 70 86.0 22 3 18 1 1 .955 2.20 0.30
1989 28 CIN NL MLB CIN P 60 81.0 22 2 19 1 1 .955 2.33 0.35
1990 29 NYM NL MLB NYM P 55 68.0 18 4 13 1 0 .944 2.25 0.31
1991 30 NYM NL MLB NYM P 52 55.0 14 3 10 1 1 .929 2.13 0.25
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1992 31 NYM NL MLB NYM P 31 33.0 14 2 12 0 2 1.000 3.82 0.45
1993 32 NYM NL MLB NYM P 35 36.0 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.34
1994 33 NYM NL MLB NYM P 47 50.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 1.98 0.23
1995 34 NYM NL MLB NYM P 48 52.0 11 2 9 0 1 1.000 1.90 0.23
1996 35 NYM NL MLB NYM P 51 54.0 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 1.50 0.18
1997 36 NYM NL MLB NYM P 59 60.0 18 4 14 0 1 1.000 2.70 0.31
1998 37 NYM NL MLB NYM P 61 65.0 20 4 16 0 2 1.000 2.77 0.33
1999 38 Binghamton EL AA NYM P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
1999 38 NYM NL MLB NYM P 46 41.0 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 1.76 0.17
2000 39 NYM NL MLB NYM P 62 56.0 10 1 8 1 0 .900 1.45 0.15
2001 40 NYM NL MLB NYM P 58 53.0 9 1 7 1 0 .889 1.36 0.14
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
2003 42 NYM NL MLB NYM P 38 34.0 10 1 9 0 0 1.000 2.65 0.26
2004 43 NYM NL MLB NYM P 52 46.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.12
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2005 44 HOU NL MLB HOU P 31 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
MLB (21 seasons) MLB P 1119 1246.0 308 63 234 11 13 .964 2.15 0.27
Minors (6 seasons) Minors P 82 79 12 60 7 6 .911 0.88 1 1 50%
All Levels (24 Seasons) P 1201 1246.0 387 75 294 18 19 .953 2.15 0.31 1 1 50%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

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

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