Jeff Francoeur

Jeff Francoeur #7

  • RF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4" /225

Jeff Francoeur MLB Career Stats

5260 .261 160 698 54 .719

Jeff Francoeur Bio

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Brandon Francoeur
  • Pronunciation: fran-KOOR
  • Nickname: Frenchy
  • Born: 1/8/1984 in Atlanta, GA
  • Draft: 2002, Atlanta Braves, 1st rd. (23rd overall)
  • High School: Parkview, Lilburn, GA
  • Debut: 7/7/2005
  • Last Game: 10/2/2016
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MLB Career Stats 5260 626 1373 160 698 54 .261 .303 .719


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Jeff Francoeur Stats

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Jeff Francoeur Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Jeff Francoeur Statcast Events


Jeff Francoeur Awards

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2007 Atlanta NL

MLBPAA Royals Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2012 Kansas City AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Mississippi SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Mississippi SOU

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Myrtle Beach CAR

Jeff Francoeur Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2007 .293 25th in NL
2011 .285 25th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 29 15th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2006 103 14th in NL
2007 105 11th in NL
2011 87 20th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2011 22 15th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2011 .476 23rd in AL


Season H Rank
2006 169 21st in NL
2007 188 9th in NL
2009 166 18th in NL
2011 171 14th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2007 40 19th in NL
2011 47 2nd in AL


Season 3B Rank
2006 6 19th in NL
2011 4 25th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2006 162 1st in NL
2007 162 1st in NL
2008 155 17th in NL
2009 157 16th in NL
2011 153 23rd in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2006 651 5th in NL
2007 642 7th in NL
2008 599 17th in NL
2009 593 14th in NL
2011 601 14th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2006 686 13th in NL
2007 696 13th in NL
2008 653 24th in NL
2011 656 22nd in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2006 292 19th in NL
2011 286 14th in AL


Season SO Rank
2006 132 8th in NL
2007 129 13th in NL
2011 123 16th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2006 6 19th in NL
2011 10 8th in AL
2012 7 10th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2008 10 13th in NL
2010 7 25th in NL
2011 8 18th in AL
2012 7 19th in AL

Jeff Francoeur Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2016 LF Jeff Francoeur elected free agency.
August 25, 2016 Miami Marlins activated LF Jeff Francoeur.
August 24, 2016 Atlanta Braves traded LF Jeff Francoeur and cash to Miami Marlins for C Matthew Foley.
August 23, 2016 LF Jeff Francoeur roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
March 29, 2016 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of LF Jeff Francoeur from Gwinnett Braves.
February 23, 2016 RF Jeff Francoeur assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
February 22, 2016 Atlanta Braves signed free agent RF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2015 RF Jeff Francoeur elected free agency.
April 5, 2015 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of RF Jeff Francoeur from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
November 13, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent RF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 13, 2014 RF Jeff Francoeur assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
September 29, 2014 RF Jeff Francoeur elected free agency.
August 13, 2014 San Diego Padres sent RF Jeff Francoeur outright to El Paso Chihuahuas.
August 11, 2014 San Diego Padres designated RF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
July 23, 2014 San Diego Padres selected the contract of RF Jeff Francoeur from El Paso Chihuahuas.
March 25, 2014 San Diego Padres signed free agent RF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.
March 22, 2014 Cleveland Indians released RF Jeff Francoeur.
January 6, 2014 Cleveland Indians signed free agent RF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 21, 2013 San Francisco Giants released RF Jeff Francoeur.
August 20, 2013 San Francisco Giants designated RF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
July 13, 2013 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of RF Jeff Francoeur from Fresno Grizzlies.
July 9, 2013 Jeff Francoeur assigned to Fresno Grizzlies.
July 8, 2013 San Francisco Giants signed free agent OF Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract.
July 5, 2013 Kansas City Royals released RF Jeff Francoeur.
June 30, 2013 Kansas City Royals designated RF Jeff Francoeur for assignment.
December 8, 2010 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RF Jeff Francoeur.
November 10, 2010 RF Jeff Francoeur elected free agency.
August 31, 2010 New York Mets traded RF Jeff Francoeur to Texas Rangers for Joaquin Arias.
July 10, 2009 Atlanta Braves traded RF Jeff Francoeur to New York Mets.

Jeffrey Brandon Francoeur Bio Info

Resides in Suwanee, Georgia…Married Catie McCoy; has one daughter, Emma Cate and one son, Brayden David…Is a 2002 graduate of Parkview High School (GA), where he played baseball and football… Led his baseball team to the Georgia State 5A championship in 2001 and 2002… Hit .443 with 55 HR and 164 RBI in his high school career…Was offered a football scholarship to Clemson University, but turned it down to sign with the Braves…Received the 2009 Ben Epstein Good Guy Award from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA…Was a Little League teammate of former MLB teammate Brian McCann…Signed by Al Goetz.


Led all MLB players in pinch average (.367, 11-for-30), was tied for second in RBI (11), fifth in slugging percentage (.567), tied for fifth in doubles (three), tied for sixth in hits (11), tied for seventh in extra-base hits (four) and tied for ninth in total bases (17)…Made his first Opening Day roster since 2013 with KC…His three-run home run, 4/8 vs. BOS, was his first homer since 6/16/13 at TB as a member of KC…Hit .298 (45-for-151) at Citizens Bank Park, including .340 (36-for-106) with eight home runs and 25 RBI in his final 40 home games…Made 71 starts: 59 in right field, 10 in left field and two as the designated hitter…Hit his second career grand slam, 6/6 vs SF (Madison Bumgarner)…Made his first major league pitching appearance, 6/16 at BAL. Allowed one hit, two runs, three walks and a home run with a strikeout and a hit batsman in two innings…Doubled and homered with three RBI on the 10-year anniversary of his major league debut, 7/7 at LAD…Hit his third career game-ending HR, 7/19 vs MIA (A.J. Ramos) two nights after hitting his first career pinch home run (Mike Dunn)…Hit his 150th career homer, 8/5 vs LAD…Tied his career high with four hits, 5/4 at ATL; it was his fourth career four-hit game at Turner Field and first as a visitor (previous: 8/16/08 vs CIN)…Entered 2016 second among all active players in career outfield assists (126), trailing Carlos Beltran (139). Since making his debut in 2005, has the most outfield assists in the majors.


Owns a career Major League batting average of .263 (1209-for-4603) with 250 doubles, 25 triples, 140 home runs and 618RBI in 1227 games with Atlanta, New York-NL, Texas, Kansas City and San Francisco since debuting in 2005....Has driven in at least 75 runs over four different campaigns (2006-07, 2009, 2011), owns a Rawlings Gold Glove (2007) and has the second-most assists (121) of any active Major League outfielder (Beltran 132)...Has never been on the DL in his Major League career and was a member of the first United States WBC entry in 2006...Split 2013 between the Kansas City Royals (DFA'd on June 30) and San Francisco Giants (signed July 9; released August 21), hitting a combined .204 (50-245) with 10 2B, 2 3B, 3HR & 17 RBI in 50 games (.238/.298/.536)

2012 Jeff struggled offensively for much of the season, hitting a career-low .235...did bat .321 with 9 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 RBI and 15 runs scored in May and was named the club's Player of the Month...Led the entire Major Leagues with 19 outfield assists, tying his career high set in 2007, and was a finalist for a Rawlings Gold Glove in right...was two assists clear of teammate Alex Gordon, who finished in second...was Frenchy's eighth straight year of double digit assists and third season of 15+ assists. 2011 Jeff had a great bounce-back year in his first season with the Royals...signed a two-year contract extension through 2013 on August 18...Ranked second in the Majors with a career-high 47 doubles, one shy of leader Miguel Cabrera (DET)...the 47 doubles were the third-highest single-season total in Royals history trailing Hal McRae (54 in 1977) and Billy Butler (51 in 2009) and the most-ever by a Royals outfielder, surpassing Jermaine Dye's 44 in 1999...He and Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury were the only two players in the Majors with 40+ doubles, 20+ home runs and 20+ steals...his 20 home runs and 22 steals marked the eighth time a Royals player recorded a 20/20 season...he is the fourth Royals player to do so...Recorded 16 outfield assists, tied for the second-most in the Majors...Recorded a career-high 71 extra base hits, which ranked him eighth in the American League...Posted a career high 17-game hitting streak from April 9-28...Hit a 2-run home run in the second inning on September 1 in Detroit off Jacob Turner for his 1,000th career hit...Cut down outfielder Michael Taylor on a 9-3 groundout on September 7 at Oakland, the first time in club history a Royals right fielder threw out a batter at first base and just the fifth time that happened in the A.L. since 1974. 2010 Jeff opened the season as the Mets' starting right fielder and spent a majority of the year in New York before being traded to the Rangers on August 31...hit .340 with 11 RBI in 15 games helping Texas win the American League pennant...Tied for the National League lead with 11 outfield assists despite spending the final month in Texas...Recorded his 100th career home run on September 24 at Oakland off Bobby Cramer...Hit .300 (36-for-120) vs. left-handed pitchers and just .231 (77-for-334) vs, right-handers...Made 7 starts for the Rangers in their run to the World Series, including two in the Fall Classic. 2009 Had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on November 2, 2009... Dr. Gary Levin performed the procedure in Atlanta, GA...Acquired from Atlanta on July 10th in exchange for outfielder Ryan Church...Finished tied for eighth in the majors with 11 outfield assists...His 70 assists since entering the league in 2005 are the most among all outfielders...The Cubs' Alfonso Soriano is second with 58 outfield assists...Established a career-high with three doubles on July 9th with Atlanta at Colorado...Finished the game 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI...Hit .526 (10-19) over five games from April 12th-April 17th...Had a double, two triples and three RBI over this span...Had a season-long 10-game hitting streak from April 29th-May 9th, batting .310 (13-42) over the stretch...Made his Mets debut on July 11th vs. Cincinnati...Collected a two-run single in his first atbat... Finished 2-4, while playing nine innings in rightfield...Drove in 19 runs in his first 20 games with the Mets, the second highest total in franchise history, behind Bernard Gilkey who drove in 21 runs over his first 20 games with the club in 1996...Had 14 RBI in his first 12 games with the Mets to equal the highest RBI total by any player in their first 12 games (Carlos Delgado, 2006)...Went 19-59 (.322) in his first 15 games with the Mets...Connected on his first home run as a member of the Mets on July 20th at Washington...Hit a solo shot off Logan Kensing in the ninth inning...Hit .318 (35-110) with 16 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 12 RBI during the month of August...Had a seven-game hitting streak from August 5th-August 11th...Batted .423 (11-26) over this stretch...Had a double, a triple, a home run and scored four runs in the seven games...Played every inning of his first 34 games in a Mets uniform before leaving in the seventh inning on August 19th vs. Atlanta for a defensive replacement...Injured his left thumb while making a diving catch on August 23rd vs. Philadelphia ...Underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery on August 24th and was found to have a tear of the ligament in his left thumb...Returned to the line-up on August 25th and went 2-4 with a run scored and a pair of doubles...Batted .368 (32-87) with 17 runs scored, eight doubles and three home runs over his last 22 games...Had 28 multi-hit games in 75 contests with the Mets...Hit safely in 31 of his last 43 games...Batted .323 (54-167) with 27 runs scored, 16 doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI...Hit .308 (32-104) with 17 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI during the month of September. 2008 Recorded two outfield assists on 9/28 giving him 14 on the year and 59 in his career. Since his MLB debut on 7/7/05, his 59 OF assists are tops in the majors. ...Was fourth on the team with 24 two-out RBIs. Since the start of the 2006 season, Jeff is tied for 12th in the majors with 120 two-out RBIs. ...Had three hits to go along with three RBI on 9/27, raising his season average to .240, his highest mark since he was batting .241 on 6/28 at TOR. ...Batted .286 (28-for-98) with 8 2B, 1 HR, 12 RBI and a .333 OBP in September. ...Had his third career three extra-base hit game (8/7/07 at NYM) on 9/21 vs. NYM with two doubles and a triple and drove in his seventh game-winning RBI. Hit .308 vs. NYM on the year. ...Had his first career pinch hit in the seventh inning on 9/6 vs. WSH. ...Was optioned to Mississippi (AA) on 7/3 and hit .538 (7-for-13) in a brief three-game stint. Went 65-for- 265 (.245) in 70 games after his return. ...Had first career multi-error game on 6/24 vs. MIL (his first two errors of the season). ...On 4/12 at WSH, he became the first Brave since Wes Helms on 8/4/01 at MIL to have a seven-RBI game. He also had a pair of home runs in that game (6th multi-HR game). 2007 Won his first career Gold Glove award for his play in right field with a career-best .986 fielding pct. and tying for the ML lead with 19 OF assists (MIN's M. Cuddyer and CHI's A. Soriano). Jeff leads the majors with 45 OF assists since he made his Major League debut on July 7, 2005. A breakdown of his OF assists: 12 at home, 5 at third base, one at second base and first base. Was one of five NL players to play 162 games and has started 326 consecutive games (dating to 10/1/05). His is the second-longest active playing streak for a player with the same team (after G. Sizemore, 354). His 87 hits after the All-Star break ranked T-15th in NL. Was fifth the NL with 43 two-out RBIs and is third in the majors with 96 since the start of the 2006 season. Ranked sixth in the NL with a .341 RISP, T7th with a .316 road avg. and T9th with 188 hits. His 53 multi-hit games were a team-high and ranked 12th in the NL. Had a team-high 89-game errorless streak, 6/5-9/14. Finished second on the team with 28 multi-RBI games and third with 10 GW-RBI. His 25 RBI in April tied for fourth-most in Atlanta history for the month. Hit .317 (66-for-208) with 8 HR and 46 RBI vs. LHP and .281 (122-for-434) with 11 HR and 56 RBI vs. RHP. Hit just .267 at home with 7 HR but hit .316 away from Turner Field with 12 HR. Batted .333 with runners in scoring position and two outs and .312 in "close and late" situations. Walked 42 times after just 23 free passes in 2006, including six two-walk games. Went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts 8/28 at FLA and was ejected in the 8th inning. Became just the fourth player in Atlanta history to fan five times in a game after Ozzie Virgil (1987), David Justice (1993) and Andruw Jones (5/20/07). Had his fifth-career four-hit game 8/7 at NYM and clubbed his 13th homer. Matched his career high with 5 RBI on 4/10 vs. WSH, including a three-run HR. Had his fifth career multi-homer game on 8/18 vs. ARI. Was ejected by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez on 7/16 vs. CIN. 2006 In just his second season, ranked second on the team in RBI (103) and third in home runs (29) while starting in all 162 games...Became just the fourth player (seventh time) in franchise history to play in all 162 games...Andruw Jones last did it in 1999 and Felix Millan did it 1969. Dale Murphy did it four straight seasons from 1982 to '85...Became the third player (fourth time) in Braves history to post a 100-RBI season before his 23rd birthday, after Hank Aaron (21 years old in 1955) and Eddie Mathews (21 in 1953 & 22 in 1954)...Tied for second in the majors with 53 two-out RBI (Ryan Howard - 55)...Ranked eighth in the majors and fourth in the NL with 651 at-bats...Batted .292 vs. LHP and .248 vs. RHP...Hit .320 (55-for-172) with runners in scoring position and .288 (80-for-278) with runners on base...Posted a .304 (31-for-102) batting average in "Close & Late" situations...Hit .305 with 19 home runs in 81 home games and .217 with 10 homers in 81 road games...Opened the season in a 1-for-22 and 2-for-36 drought, but hit .272 (167-for-615) after that...Teamed with Andruw Jones to collect a combined 232 RBI - tying for the third highest total in the NL...Notched in his 100th RBI and posted his fourth career two-homer game on 9/27 vs. NYM...Had game-winning walk-off double in the ninth inning on 8/11 vs. MIL...Had 10-game hitting streak, 7/1-14 (15-for-44, .341, 2 HR)...Had his best power month in May, with six home runs and 25 RBI (8th in NL)...Had his career-high 16-game hitting streak snapped with an 0-for-5 game on 5/19 at ARI. Batted .351 (26-for-74) with 6 HRs and 22 RBI in the streak...Clubbed two homers in a 3-for-4 game 5/18 vs. FLA - his third career two-HR game...Hit a solo HR off FLA's Dontrelle Willis to tie the game at 2-2 in the ninth inning on 5/16...Equaled his career best with five RBI and hit his first career grand slam and game-ending homer off WSH's Chad Cordero on 5/13, giving the Braves an 8-5 win...Drew his first walk of the season in his 136th plate appearance on 5/9 at FLA...Went 4-for-5 with a homer (#4) and a career-best five RBI on 4/30 vs. NYM...Played for the United States in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. 2005 Played only half a season as a twenty-one-year-old rookie, but made a huge impact for the Braves, batting .300 with 14 homers, 41 runs, 45 RBI and 13 outfield assists in just 70 games played...Ranked second among NL rookies in batting average, homers and RBI...Following the season, was named to the Topps, Baseball America and Baseball Digest All-Rookie teams...Had 23 multi-hit games...His 13 outfield assists ranked second in the NL in 2005 (and led the Majors after his 7/7 callup)...Contract was purchased from Mississippi (AA) prior to 7/7 doubleheader...Made his Major League debut 7/7 in the second game of DH vs. CHI. Went 1-for-4, including a three-run homer in the eighth inning off Glendon Rusch...Jeff became just the ninth player in Braves franchise history to homer in his debut, and only fourth Atlanta player to do it....Entered game in the seventh inning on 7/9 and had first career multi-hit game...Had first multi-homer game on 7/28 vs. WSH...Batted third on 8/3 at CIN and went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two OF assists...Posted his first career four-hit game (4-for-4) 8/9 vs. SF...Had an 11-game hitting streak (21-for-48, .438) snapped on 8/11 vs. SF (0-for-4)...Snapped a 71 at-bat homerless streak with his second-inning homer on 9/24 vs. FLA. 2004 Named top prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America...Selected by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Carolina League...Was a member of the Carolina League regular season and postseason All-Star Team...Hit a combined .276-18-61 with 28 2B and 11 SB for Myrtle Beach (A) and Greenville (AA)...Hit .308 with 13 homers, 42 RBI, 20 doubles and 45 runs from 5/1 to 8/20 promotion to Greenville...Hit in eight consecutive games 5/2-9 (12-for-32, 2 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI)...Had a season-high four hits 6/2 at Winston-Salem (2B, HR, 2 RBI)...Batted .326-5-19 with 9 2B during June...Hit in the face when squaring around to bunt 7/8 at Frederick; was batting .287-13-49 with 25 2B when placed on the disabled list...Activated off disabled list August 14; hit safely in first six games back with Myrtle Beach 8/14-19 (9-for-24)...Promoted to Double-A following 8/19 game...Collected a hit in first five games with G-Braves 8/20-24 (6-for-21). 2003 Named to South Atlantic League All-Star Team, SportsTicker All-Teen Team, and to Baseball America's Low Class-A All-Star Team after spending season with Rome...Had first career four-hit game 5/16 versus Lake County. 2002 With Danville (Rookie), hit .361 (13-for-36) in his first eight pro games, with two HR and nine RBI...Hit safely in 11 of final 12 games (17-for-45, .378) with four HR and eight RBI.