Frank Francisco

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Frank Francisco MLB Career Stats

20-22 4.01 386.1 426 1.34

Frank Francisco Bio

  • Full Name: Franklin Francisco
  • Born: 9/11/1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: May 14, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/20/2014
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MLB Career Stats 20 22 4.01 391 0 73 386.1 426 1.34


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Year Team League
2004 Texas AL

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Season SV Rank
2008 5 21st in AL
2009 25 10th in AL
2011 17 13th in AL
2012 23 12th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2007 21 8th in AL
2010 15 18th in AL

Frank Francisco Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 25, 2014 RHP Frank Francisco elected free agency.
May 24, 2014 Chicago White Sox sent Frank Francisco outright to Charlotte Knights.
May 22, 2014 Chicago White Sox designated RHP Frank Francisco for assignment.
May 10, 2014 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Frank Francisco from Charlotte Knights.
April 22, 2014 RHP Frank Francisco assigned to Charlotte Knights from Great Falls Voyagers.
April 17, 2014 RHP Frank Francisco assigned to Great Falls Voyagers from Charlotte Knights.
April 14, 2014 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Frank Francisco to a minor league contract.
April 14, 2014 RHP Frank Francisco assigned to Charlotte Knights.
September 7, 2013 New York Mets activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 60-day disabled list.
August 30, 2013 New York Mets sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Mets.
August 21, 2013 New York Mets sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to GCL Mets.
July 9, 2013 New York Mets sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to GCL Mets.
May 30, 2013 New York Mets transferred RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 17, 2013 New York Mets sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to St. Lucie Mets.
March 31, 2013 New York Mets placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013. Inflammation in his right elbow.
August 4, 2012 New York Mets activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
July 25, 2012 Brooklyn Cyclones sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to Binghamton Mets.
July 24, 2012 RHP Frank Francisco assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones.
June 24, 2012 New York Mets placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 23, 2012. Left Oblique Strain
December 19, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Frank Francisco.
October 30, 2011 RHP Frank Francisco elected free agency.
April 19, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
April 7, 2011 sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
March 30, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Sore right pectoral.
January 25, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays traded C Mike Napoli to Texas Rangers for cash and RHP Frank Francisco.
December 1, 2010 Frank Francisco reinstated to Texas Rangers.
November 7, 2010 Frank Francisco elected free agency.
November 2, 2010 Frank Francisco roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
August 28, 2010 Texas Rangers placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right latissimus dorsi muscle
August 2, 2009 Texas Rangers activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
August 1, 2009 Frank Francisco assigned to Frisco RoughRiders from Texas Rangers.
July 20, 2009 Texas Rangers placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 11, 2009. pneumonia
June 20, 2009 Texas Rangers activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
June 18, 2009 Texas Rangers sent RHP Frank Francisco on a rehab assignment to Frisco RoughRiders.
June 4, 2009 Frank Francisco roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
May 22, 2009 Texas Rangers activated RHP Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list.
May 16, 2009 Texas Rangers placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 7, 2009. Right biceps tendinitis.
May 7, 2009 Frank Francisco roster status changed by Texas Rangers.

Franklin Francisco Bio Info

Frank Francisco played amateur baseball in Santo Domingo, DR. 2012 Underwent surgery on December 18 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow...The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left oblique strain on June 24... Reinstated from the 15-Day Disabled List on August 3...Became the third closer in major league history to record a save in every game of a season-opening series of three or more games...Earned all three saves with a strikeout of the final batter...Derrick Turnbow of the Brewers in 2006 and Salomon Torres of the Pirates in 2007 were the others...Collected three saves in as many days for the second time against Arizona on May 5 in a 4-3 win, May 6 in a 3-1 win and May 7, a 5-2 win over Philadelphia...Worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning on August 18 in a 2-0 win at Washington to earn his 20th save of the season...The second 20 save season of his career (had 25 saves in 2009 with Texas)...Finished 23 for 26 in save opportunities...Limited the opposition to a .216 (8-37) batting average in late inning pressure situations, with runners in scoring position...Opponents hit .241 (14-58) with runners in scoring position...Worked the second fewest innings in a season during his career (42.1)... Threw 7.1 innings over eight games in 2006...Also recorded the second fewest strikeouts (47) in a season during his career...Led the bullpen in saves (23)...Converted nine of 10 save opportunities during the month of May... Recorded 14 strikeouts in 11.1 inning pitched...Did not permit a run in nine of his final 10 outings from August 24-September 16...Made his final appearance of the year on September 16 at Milwaukee...Did not pitch again due to a sore right elbow...Made five rehab appearances for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Allowed two runs, earned, on six hits in 4.2 innings pitched with four strikeouts. 2011 Began the season on the 15-Day Disabled List, with a sore right pectoral muscle. ... Was activated on April 19. ... Ranked fifth among American League relievers with 302 strikeouts over the last five years (2007-2011). ... Went 0-0 with seven saves and a 1.37 ERA (four earned runs/26.1 innings) after the All-Star break. ... Tossed 16.0 straight scoreless innings from July 22-September 5. ... Led the Blue Jays with 17 saves. ... Converted 12 of his final 13 save opportunities. ... Allowed one of 11 inherited runners to score. ... For his career, has permitted 26 of 144 inherited runners to score (18.1 percent). ... Held righthanded batters to a .177 (14-79) average. ... Had nine saves and a 2.51 ERA (eight earned runs/28.2 innings) vs. AL East opponents. 2010 The Texas closer to begin the season ... Was removed from the role in April and served as a set-up man the rest of the season ... 2009 Ranked 10th in the A.L. in both saves (25) and games finished (42)...also placed among team leaders in relief strikeouts (2nd, 57), games (3rd, 51), and relief innings (4th, 49.1)...allowed runs in 8 of 51 appearances, permitting multiple runs 6 times....had 2.70 ERA (7 ER/23.1 IP) in 24 road outings, with a 4.85 figure (14 ER/26.0 IP) in 27 home contests...each of his 5 decisions came at home...had 2.28 ERA (7 ER/27.2 IP) before All-Star break, 5.82 (14 ER/21.2 IP) after break...first batters hit .188 (9-48) with 3 walks...had 5 outings of more than 1.0 inning...entered with runners on base 7 times...times entered game: team trailing (4), tied (4), ahead (43)...ERA on days of rest: zero (8.25), one day (4.60), 2 days (0.00), 3-5 days (1.86). 2008 Opened the season in Oklahoma (AAA) before joining the Rangers on April 22 for rest of year...finished among staff leaders in appearances (2nd, 58), games finished (2nd, 18), saves (2nd, 5), relief wins (T2nd, 3), relief innings (3rd, 63.1), strikeouts (3rd on entire staff), and holds (4th, 12)... established career highs in games finished, saves, innings, strikeouts, and opponents on-base percentage (.277)...tied for team lead with 6 blown saves and had 2nd-most relief losses... had the lowest ERA of any Texas pitcher with at least 25.0 innings (3.13)... batters swung and missed on 28.5% of swings, 2nd-highest figure on staff and 3.19 strikeout-to-walk ratio was tops on club and 11th in the A.L...had a 2.53 (9 ER/32.0 IP) ERA at Rangers Ballpark to lower career home mark to 2.98 (31 ER/93.2 IP) over 68 games...had 2.01 ERA (5 ER/22.1 IP) in 19 games against A.L. West clubs...on one day of rest posted 0.00 ERA (0 ER/13.1 IP) in 11 games with 2 walks, 20 strikeouts, and a .143 opponents average...first batters hit .164 (9-55) with 2 walks, 22 strikeouts and one homer. 2007 Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 23 and spent the rest of the year with the Rangers, appearing in 59 games. ... Notched 21 holds. 2006 Made eight appearances this season, allowing runs in three of them...was recalled by the club on Sept. 8 from Class A Spokane and had not pitched in the Majors since Sept. 17, 2004, while recovering from Tommy John surgery in April of 2005...appeared in 13 games for Double-A Frisco and went 0-0 with a 1.84 ERA in 14.2 innings, allowing 10 hits and 3 runs with 22 strikeouts and just 4 walks...also pitched in 4 games for Class A Spokane where he was 0-0, 0.00 after 4.0 IP and allowed 3 hits, no runs, 6 strikeouts and no walks. 2005 Did not play in the major leagues in 2005, spending the entire season on the disabled list...placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 2 (retroactive to March 25) with right elbow inflammation...made 6 rehab appearances in April for Frisco (AA) and Oklahoma (AAA), going 0-1, 5.68 (4 ER/6.1 IP) with one save...made final rehab outing for Frisco on April 23 at Corpus Christi, allowing 5 runs (2 earned) in 0.1 inning...underwent "Tommy John" ligament transplant surgery on his right elbow on April 29 and did not pitch the remainder of the season. 2004 Frankie made his major league debut and finished 5th on the staff with 45 relief appearances...led Texas relievers with an average of 10.52 strikeouts per 9 innings, the 7th-best ratio in the American League, and ranked 2nd among Texas relief corps with 60 strikeouts... ranked among AL rookie leaders in strikeouts (T6th), wins (T7th, 5) and games (10th)...he was named the AL Rookie of the Month for August.

Summary: Allowed a run in 14 of 45 games, finished 7 games and had 10 holds...allowed 5 of 28 inherited runners to score (17.9%), a percentage that would have ranked as the 6th-lowest in the AL had he qualified...was 0-3 in save opportunities and first batters hit .175 (7-40)...purchased from Frisco on May 12 when reliever Doug Brocail went on the disabled list with appendicitis...arrived during game that night at Tampa Bay, but did not pitch...made major league debut on May 14 at Detroit, allowing 2 runs in 1.2 innings...allowed runs in 4 of his first 12 appearances with a 4.50 ERA (7 ER/14.0 IP) in that stretch...had a 2.08 ERA (2 ER/8.2 IP) over next 8 appearances from June 18-July 7 to drop season figure to 3.57...allowed 4 runs in 3.0 innings over next 3 appearances, but posted a 2.10 ERA (6 ER/25.2 IP) over his final 22 outings, beginning July 23, to lower final mark from 4.56 to 3.33...pitched career-high 2.0 innings on 5 occasions...won his final 4 decisions after lone loss on June 16 at Cincinnati...held opposing major league batters to a .198 average, 10th-best among AL relievers...opponents hit just .143 over his final 20 outings.

Strikeouts: Recorded at least one strikeout in each of his first 13 major league appearances and in 36 of 45 outings overall...averaged over a strikeout per inning and matched the fewest outings of any AL reliever with at least 60 strikeouts...posted season-high 4 K's on May 21 vs. New York (AL)...struck out all 3 batters faced on June 28 at Seattle; Jolbert Cabrera, Edgar Martinez and Bret Boone...struck out multiple batters 17 times.

Frisco: Began season at Frisco, going 1-3 with a 2.55 ERA and 6 saves in 15 relief appearances...led all minor league relievers by averaging 15.28 strikeouts per 9 innings...recorded at least one strikeout in 14 of 15 outings...had a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP) in last 9 games with RoughRiders...posted season-high 5 strikeouts in 1.1-inning outing on April 19 vs. Tulsa...held Texas League opponents to a .119 average...opposing right-handed batters were just 2-35 (.057).

2004 Notes: Earned first major league win on June 10 (G1) vs. Pittsburgh...first big league strikeout was Bobby Higginson on May 14 at Detroit...named AL's August Rookie of the Month after going 3-0, 1.69 in 13 appearances...went 1-0, 1.50 (2 ER/12.0 IP) in 10 games vs. AL West, allowing runs just twice...AL West opposing batters had a .128 average (5-39)...issued 16-game suspension by Major League Baseball on Sept. 17 for an in-game incident on Sept. 13 at Oakland...suspension was reduced to 15 games on Sept. 22, retroactive to Sept. 18, as his last appearance of the season came on Sept. 17 at Anaheim...made 5 relief appearances for Licey in the Dominican Winter League, going 1-0, 3.38 (2 ER/5.1 IP) with 11 strikeouts. 2003 Split the season between Winston-Salem (A) and Frisco (AA) after being acquired in a trade along with RHP Josh Rupe and OF Anthony Webster from the Chicage White Sox July 24 which completed the July 1 trade of Carl Everett to Chicago...appeared in 7 games (6 starts) with Frisco and was 2-3 with a 8.41 ERA...pitched 6 innings 3 times for a Frisco his only relief appearance with Frisco he pitched 5 innings and was the winning pitcher vs. Arkansas August 31...Frisco season-high 7 strikeouts in 6 innings at Midland August 21...made 2 appearances in the Texas League playoffs and was 0-0, 0.00 in 2.2 Winston-Salem he was 7-3 with a 3.56 ERA in 16 appearances (all starts) 78.1 innings pitched he struck out 67 and walked just 36...struck out a season-high 8 on 2 occasions--June 5 at Myrtle Beach and July 3 vs. Frederick (in this game he pitched his only complete game of the season and allowed just one hit) his last 7 starts at Winston-Salem struck out at least 5 batters 5 times...went 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA in 6 home appearances...pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League where he went 4-1 in 12 games and was 0-0 in 3 apearances for Licey in the Dominican Winter League. 2002 Rated by Baseball America as the No. 29 prospect and as having the Best Fastball in the White Sox organization...spent time at Trenton (AA) and Sarasota (A) in the Red Sox organization and with Winston-Salem (A) in the White Sox system...went a combined 3-11 with a 4.56 ERA in 94.2 innings pitched...allowed 7.0 hits per 9.0 innings...averaged 9.6 stikeouts and 5.8 walks per 9.0 innings pitched...held opponents to a .172 average at Trenton and .185 at Sarasota...traded on July 31 from Boston with Byeong Hak An to the White Sox for Bobby Howry. 2001 Played the entire season at Augusta (A)...allowed 2 or fewer hits in 34 of his 37 appearances...averaged 11.9 strikeouts. 2000 MIssed the majority of the season due to injury...made just one appearance with the GCL Red Sox and pitched just one inning. 1999 Spent the entire season with the GCL Red Sox and went 2-4 with a 4.56 ERA in 12 games...struck out 7 of 5 innings vs. GCL Rangers July 31. 1998 Played in the Dominican Summer League with Minnesota. 1997 Did not play due to inflammation in right elbow.