Ben Francisco

Ben Francisco #12

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /195

Ben Francisco MLB Career Stats

1579 .253 50 190 30 .741

Ben Francisco Bio

  • Full Name: Louis Ben Francisco
  • Born: 10/23/1981 in Santa Ana, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Cleveland Indians, 5th rd. (154th overall)
  • College: UCLA
  • Debut: 5/1/2007
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MLB Career Stats 1579 199 400 50 190 30 .253 .323 .741


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Ben Francisco Stats

*Since 2006

Ben Francisco Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Ben Francisco Statcast Events


Ben Francisco Awards

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Buffalo INT

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/21/2005 Akron EAS

Ben Francisco Leaderboards

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2009 8 16th in AL

Ben Francisco Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 24, 2015 Rieleros de Aguascalientes released OF Ben Francisco.
May 8, 2015 Rieleros de Aguascalientes signed free agent OF Ben Francisco.
March 15, 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks released LF Ben Francisco.
December 17, 2014 LF Ben Francisco assigned to Reno Aces.
December 12, 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent LF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
June 19, 2013 OF Ben Francisco assigned to Tucson Padres.
June 18, 2013 San Diego Padres signed free agent LF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract.
June 3, 2013 New York Yankees released LF Ben Francisco.
May 26, 2013 New York Yankees designated LF Ben Francisco for assignment.
March 29, 2013 New York Yankees selected the contract of LF Ben Francisco from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 28, 2013 Ben Francisco assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
March 11, 2013 New York Yankees signed free agent LF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
March 11, 2013 Cleveland Indians released LF Ben Francisco.
January 21, 2013 Cleveland Indians signed free agent LF Ben Francisco to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 30, 2012 LF Ben Francisco elected free agency.
August 31, 2012 Houston Astros traded LF Ben Francisco to Tampa Bay Rays for Player To Be Named Later.
July 20, 2012 Houston Astros Traded RHP Brandon Lyon, LHP J.A. Happ and RHP David Carpenter to Toronto Blue Jays; Toronto Blue Jays Traded RHP Francisco Cordero and LF Ben Francisco to Houston Astros; Bluefield Blue Jays Traded RHP Joe Musgrove to Greeneville Astros; Dunedin Blue Jays Traded RHP Asher Wojciechowski to Corpus Christi Hooks; Lansing Lugnuts Traded LHP David Rollins to Lexington Legends and Lansing Lugnuts Traded C Carlos Perez to Lancaster JetHawks.
June 25, 2012 Ben Francisco roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
June 15, 2012 sent OF Ben Francisco on a rehab assignment to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
June 12, 2012 sent CF Ben Francisco on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
May 25, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays placed LF Ben Francisco on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 21, 2012. Left hamstring strain.
December 12, 2011 New Hampshire Fisher Cats Traded LHP Frank Gailey to Reading Phillies and Philadelphia Phillies Traded LF Ben Francisco to Toronto Blue Jays.
July 30, 2009 Ben Francisco roster status changed by Philadelphia Phillies.
July 29, 2009 Cleveland Indians traded LF Ben Francisco to Philadelphia Phillies.

Louis Ben Francisco Bio Info

Full name LOUIS BEN FRANCISCO...Married, Cindy....1999 graduate of Servite High School (CA), where he was named the 1999 Golden West League MVP and was a 2-time all-league selection, hitting .560, 6 HR, 32 RBI and 10 SB as a senior... Attended Cypress Junior College (2000) and UCLA (2001-02), where he played baseball... Earned All-Pac 10 honors as a sophomore (.309, 73-236, 20 2B, 6 HR, 42 RBI) and led the conference in steals (20) in 2002 (.368, 56-152, 11 2B, 6 HR, 37 RBI) as a junior before being drafted by Cleveland...On Twitter @bennyfresh_8. 2012 Six-year veteran returns to Cleveland after beginning his professional career with the Tribe, 2002-09, playing in 235 games with the Indians from 2007-09... Is a career .281 (102-363) at Progressive Field with 13HR & 54RBI in 106 games....Split 2012 between Toronto, Houston and Tampa Bay where he hit a combined .240 (46-192) with 14 2B, 4HR & 15RBI in 82 games (.670OPS). Began the season with Toronto and was traded to Houston on July 20 as part of a 10-player deal involving Francisco Cordero and J.A. Happ....Later traded to Tampa Bay on August 31...After joining the Rays appeared in 24 of the team's 30 games (14 starts; 7-RF, 4-LF, 3-DH)...Batted .213/.265/.362 (20-for-94) against lefthanded pitching on the season, compared to .265/.305/.408 (26-for-98) against righthanders...With Toronto, missed over a month with a left hamstring injury from May 21-June 25, his first career Major League DL stint. 2011 Made his 2nd career Opening Day start and 1st in RF; previous came in 2009 with CLE (LF)... CORNER GUY: Started 63 games: 49 in RF, 13 in LF and 1 as DH... Made 53 starts through July 3 and 10 starts after that date... GOOD LUCK CHARM: In games in which he had an RBI, the Phillies went 20-6 (.769)... Batted .266 (17-64) with RISP, including seven hits in his final 21 at-bats (.333)... Had 10 hits in his final 24 at-bats (.417) vs LHP... SOME GOOD AND SOME BAD: The .244 average was the lowest of his career... Despite his average, posted his highest on base percentage of his career at .340... Was the 3rd time he has played 100 or more games in his career. 2010 Made 32 starts: 17 in LF, 10 in RF, 1 in CF and 4 as DH ... Hit .272 (34-125), 6 HR, 21 RBI as a starter; batted .282 (11-39), 7 RBI as a pinch-hitter ... Batted .306 (15-49, 20 RBI) with RISP; had 7 hits in his final 18 at-bats with RISP (.389 AVG, 9 RBI) ... Had his 4th career multi-HR game and 1st as a Phillie, 9/29 at WSH ... On the final road trip of the season, hit .412 (7-17), 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, .824 SLG % ... Against NL East teams, hit .319 (23-72), 3 HR, 14 RBI in 37 games ... As a pinch-hitter, batted .282 (11-39), 3 2B, 7 RBI, 5 BB 2009 Began the season with CLE before being traded to the Phillies on 7/29...Made 95 combined starts between the 2 teams: 51 in LF, 31 in CF and 13 in RF...Set career highs in games (126), triples (1) and SB (14) and tied his career high in HR (15)...Batted .302 (13-43) with RISP and 2 outs...Broke a 3-3 tie with a solo HR in the 12th inning, 8/11 at CHI, in the Phillies' 4-3 win...Hit .333 (15-45), 5 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI in his final 15 games of the season...Hit .200 (3-15), 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB as a pinch-hitter...Started Games 1 & 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium (LF) 2008 Spent virtually the entire season in Cleveland after spending April in Buffalo...Started the season in Buffalo and was recalled for the first time to Cleveland on April 22 and was optioned out on April 26 (was 2 for 6, RBI in 2 games during first stint)....Was recalled again on May 6 and spent the remainder of the season in the big leagues...Received a great deal of playing time all over the outfield after hitting .305 (25-82) in May with 10 2B, 2HR & 11RBI in 23 games...Was one of the top rookie producers in 2008, finished first among AL first-year players in doubles (32), 2nd in extra base hits (47), T4th in HR (15) and 5th in RBI (54)...On the year he appeared in 83 games in left field (71GS), 32 games in right field (27GS) and 2 games in center field....Also made 9 starts at DH when Travis Hafner was injured....His 12 outfield assists were 4th in the AL...Notched career-high 4 RBI on July 10 vs. TB and August 26 at Detroit...Recorded a career-high 5 hits on June 4 at Texas (equaled season-high by Indians batter)...Reached base safely in 91 of 118 games....Was 1 for 10 as a PH (2RBI)...Had a career-best 8 game hitting streak from July 6-19...Had a pair of 2-homer games on July 30 vs. Detroit (4 for 7) and August 26 at Detroit...From July 30 thru the end of the season he hit .261 (46-176) with 7HR & 17RBI in 48 games...From August 27th on he hit .165 (13-79) w/a HR, 4RBI in 23 games...STATSRecorded an on-base of .300 in each month of the season despite his .188 avg in Sept...OPS in 2nd half was .703 compared to .832 in the first half...Hit .285 (61-214) with runners on base. 2007 Split the season between AAA Buffalo and Cleveland, making his Major League debut and hit his first big league homer, a game-winner, on June 29 vs. Tampa Bay...Won the International League batting title, hitting .318 (120-377) w/27 2B, 12 HR & 51 RBI in 95 games ...Also stole 22 bases in 30 attempts as his .496 slugging ranked 5th in the IL...Was the first Bisons player since Mark Ryal in 1990 to win a batting title ... He ranked among organizational leaders in hitting (2nd), OBP (5th) and SLG (5th) ...Was named "Most Exciting Player" in the IL by Managers and Baseball America... Hit .366 (25-101) in May with 4HR, 8-2B and 19RBI. .. Named to the International League Post-Season All-Star team ... Assembled a 19-9ame hitting streak from May 18-June 7 (.423; 33-78), matching F. Gutierrez for the longest Buffalo hit streak this year and T4th longest in the IL... Also had a 15-game streak in August. ..At the time of his June 20 recall to Cleveland he was 4th in the league in hits and T4th in steals ... At Buffalo he hit .337 (89-264) off RHP and .299 (52-174) w/runners on... Made 29 starts in LF, 44 in CF, 11 in RF and 10 at DH for the Herd... BIG LEAGUES- Was with the big league club from May 1-3, June 20-July 27 and September 1 thru the end of the season ... Made his ML debut on May 1 vs. Toronto as a defensive replacement. .. Received a lot of playing time during his 2nd stint after the injury to Dellucci. ..FIRSTS - Collected his first ML hit on June 29 vs. Tampa Bay with a single and ended that game w/a "walk-off solo HR in the 9th inning off Shawn Camp for his first big league home run... Had a season/career-high 3 hits/3RBI/2RS on July 2 vs. Tampa Bay... Overall appeared in 14 games (11 starts) in left field and 4 games (3 starts) in right field ... Hit first career PH HR on July 3 at Detroit. ..Was 5 for 18 (.278) after September recall, .. Hit .321 (9-28) with runners on base. 2006 Had an outstanding season at AAA Buffalo, leading the team in several offensive categories as he shared the Stan Baron Most Valuable Player Award with Jason Dubois...Spent the entire season with Buffalo and finished T2nd in the International League in hits (143), T5th in doubles (32) and tied for 4th in runs (80)...Also led the team in games (134), extra-base hits (54) and stolen bases (25, T9th in IL)... Ben led the team with 37 multi-hit games...Defining moment of his season came from June 12-July 8 when he composed the second-longest hit streak in the Bisons Modern Era...His 25-game stretch (.324, 34-105, 7 2B, 3HR, 3BB, 15R) fell just three games short of Alex Ramirez's 28-game streak in 1998...He hit two home runs on April 15 against Columbus, the second coming in the 11th inning of a 7-6 win...He hit .292 in the top spot (52G, 62-212) and hit .313 (83-265) at home...From August 1 thru the end of the season he hit .314 (37-118) with 11 2B, 4HR & 18RBI in 29 games...Hit .297 (43-145) off LHP with 6HR & 15RBI, .322 (37-115) with RISP and .321 (62-193) with runners on...Played in the Mexican Winter League for Culiacan (66G, 16 2B, 11HR, 37RBI) after the season...Added to the 40-man roster on November 20. 2005 Promising young hitter spent most of the season at AA Akron before ending the season at AAA Buffalo... Missed six weeks of the season with a sprained ligament in his left thumb from 4/10-5/30...Drove in 7 runs over 2 games, 6/8-9, vs. New Hampshire (4 & 3RBI)...Season really got going in August, hitting .398 (41-103) in 25 games with 18 R, 11 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 25 RBI, 12 BB, 19 SO & 4 SB...Had two 4-hit games and four 3-hit games for the month...Named Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending 8/21...Hit .500 (15-30) in 8 games with 6 R, 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI and 2 SB...Went 4 for 5 w/2HR & 5RBI on 8/10 vs. Erie....Was promoted to AAA Buffalo on 9/2...Appeared in 4 regular season games for the Bisons to conclude the season, hitting safely in all 4 of them, going 4 for 5 w/a RS & RBI on 9/4 at Syracuse....Then went on to hit .353 (6-17) in the IL playoffs (3 2B, 1RBI, 5G) and hit .296 (72-243) after the season in the Mexican Winter League for Culiacan (60G, 11 2B, 13HR, 31RBI). 2004 Spent the entire season at AA Akron, appearing in a career-high 133 games while driving in a career-best 71 runs...Appeared in 76 games in RF, 43 games in CF and 14 games in LF...Drove in 5 runs on 5/11 vs. Bowie (2HR). 2003 Missed the first two months of the season after undergoing left hand surgery in spring training on 3/27 (hamate bone)...Activated on 6/1...Hit in 9 straight games, 8/1-11 and drove in 11 runs over the span...In August he hit .314 (33-105) with 5HR & 22RBI in 28 games and hit 2HR and drove in 5 runs on 7/30 and 8/30...Appeared in 52G in CF... 2002 Spent his first professional season at A Mahoning Valley after signing on 6/19...Won the New York-Penn League batting title (.349) and also led the league in runs (55)...Also ranked 3rd in steals (22), 4th in slugging % (.502), 3rd in on-base % (.416), 2nd in hits and doubles and 5th in extra base hits (28)...Was named Topps Minor League Player of the Year for the NYPL, an NYPL Post-Season All-Star and to the Baseball America Short-Season All-Star team.