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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 391 386.3 20 22 73 4.01 4.1
Birth Date9-11-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight250 lbs
Age38 years, 9 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 TEX MLB 45 0 51.3 5 1 0 36 28 60 4 .263 108 6.3 4.9 0.7 10.5 29% .264 .213 1.25 3.64 3.33 82 4.80 99.1 0.4
2006 TEX MLB 8 0 7.3 0 1 0 8 2 6 2 .256 104 9.8 2.5 2.5 7.4 50% .273 .290 1.36 5.91 4.91 99 4.95 100.8 0.1
2007 TEX MLB 59 0 59.3 1 1 0 57 38 49 3 .266 102 8.6 5.8 0.5 7.4 39% .307 .263 1.60 4.33 4.55 104 6.49 134.3 -0.6
2008 TEX MLB 58 0 63.3 3 5 5 47 26 83 7 .258 112 6.7 3.7 1.0 11.8 34% .270 .220 1.15 3.20 3.13 84 3.04 64.9 1.7
2009 TEX MLB 51 0 49.3 2 3 25 40 15 57 6 .265 107 7.3 2.7 1.1 10.4 30% .274 .217 1.11 3.37 3.83 93 3.41 73.1 1.0
2010 TEX MLB 56 0 52.7 6 4 2 49 18 60 5 .260 113 8.4 3.1 0.9 10.3 40% .321 .232 1.27 3.08 3.76 88 3.32 74.9 1.0
2011 TOR MLB 54 0 50.7 1 4 17 49 18 53 7 .265 110 8.7 3.2 1.2 9.4 39% .300 .250 1.32 3.83 3.55 92 3.61 84.0 0.7
2012 NYN MLB 48 0 42.3 1 3 23 47 21 47 5 .264 97 10.0 4.5 1.1 10.0 33% .339 .289 1.61 3.93 5.53 113 5.17 118.5 -0.2
2013 NYN MLB 8 0 6.3 1 0 1 4 3 6 0 .261 94 5.7 4.3 0.0 8.5 44% .250 .208 1.11 3.02 4.26 96 3.36 80.4 0.1
2014 CHA MLB 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 7 3 5 2 .272 99 17.2 7.4 4.9 12.3 21% .417 .469 2.73 9.98 12.27 125 6.27 153.7 -0.1
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 TEX MLB 45 0 51.3 5 1 0 36 28 60 4 .263 108 6.3 4.9 0.7 10.5 29% .264 .213 1.25 3.64 3.33 82 4.80 99.1
2006 TEX MLB 8 0 7.3 0 1 0 8 2 6 2 .256 104 9.8 2.5 2.5 7.4 50% .273 .290 1.36 5.91 4.91 99 4.95 100.8
2007 TEX MLB 59 0 59.3 1 1 0 57 38 49 3 .266 102 8.6 5.8 0.5 7.4 39% .307 .263 1.60 4.33 4.55 104 6.49 134.3
2008 TEX MLB 58 0 63.3 3 5 5 47 26 83 7 .258 112 6.7 3.7 1.0 11.8 34% .270 .220 1.15 3.20 3.13 84 3.04 64.9
2009 TEX MLB 51 0 49.3 2 3 25 40 15 57 6 .265 107 7.3 2.7 1.1 10.4 30% .274 .217 1.11 3.37 3.83 93 3.41 73.1
2010 TEX MLB 56 0 52.7 6 4 2 49 18 60 5 .260 113 8.4 3.1 0.9 10.3 40% .321 .232 1.27 3.08 3.76 88 3.32 74.9
2011 TOR MLB 54 0 50.7 1 4 17 49 18 53 7 .265 110 8.7 3.2 1.2 9.4 39% .300 .250 1.32 3.83 3.55 92 3.61 84.0
2011 DUN A+ 5 0 5.0 0 1 0 6 4 6 2 .254 110 10.8 7.2 3.6 10.8 50% .333 .323 2.00 8.57 10.80 101 4.41 96.5
2012 NYN MLB 48 0 42.3 1 3 23 47 21 47 5 .264 97 10.0 4.5 1.1 10.0 33% .339 .289 1.61 3.93 5.53 113 5.17 118.5
2012 BIN AA 5 0 4.7 0 0 1 6 1 4 0 .278 101 11.6 1.9 0.0 7.7 38% .375 .268 1.50 2.12 3.86 97 4.60 103.8
2013 NYN MLB 8 0 6.3 1 0 1 4 3 6 0 .261 94 5.7 4.3 0.0 8.5 44% .250 .208 1.11 3.02 4.26 96 3.36 80.4
2013 SLU A+ 5 0 5.0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 .258 96 1.8 3.6 0.0 10.8 40% .100 .116 0.60 2.04 0.00 92 3.85 89.6
2013 BIN AA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 .239 97 9.0 4.5 0.0 4.5 67% .333 .247 1.50 3.81 0.00 101 4.07 88.7
2013 MTS Rk 5 4 5.0 0 2 0 5 0 7 1 .253 99 9.0 0.0 1.8 12.6 46% .333 .230 1.00 3.25 1.80 84 1.86 41.8
2014 CHA MLB 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 7 3 5 2 .272 99 17.2 7.4 4.9 12.3 21% .417 .469 2.73 9.98 12.27 125 6.27 153.7
2014 CHR AAA 6 0 8.0 0 0 1 4 1 12 0 .251 115 4.5 1.1 0.0 13.5 79% .286 .129 0.62 0.72 0.00 64 2.07 46.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1084 0.5387 0.4788 0.7129 0.6404 0.2900 0.7567 0.6000 0.2871
2009 818 0.5183 0.4780 0.7519 0.6274 0.3173 0.7857 0.6800 0.2481
2010 852 0.5094 0.4812 0.7366 0.6290 0.3278 0.7692 0.6715 0.2634
2011 854 0.5609 0.4660 0.7362 0.6117 0.2800 0.7679 0.6476 0.2638
2012 773 0.4903 0.4580 0.7655 0.6095 0.3122 0.8052 0.6911 0.2345
2013 108 0.3981 0.4815 0.7885 0.6977 0.3385 0.9333 0.5909 0.2115
2014 100 0.5300 0.4600 0.8261 0.5849 0.3191 0.8710 0.7333 0.1739
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-15 2013-09-23 DTD 8 7 Right Thumb Contusion Batted Ball - -
2013-05-13 2013-05-13 On-Alr 0 0 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass - -
2013-03-22 2013-09-07 60-DL 169 139 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Bone Spur 2012-12-18 -
2012-12-18 2012-12-18 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2012-12-18 -
2012-09-17 2012-10-04 DTD 17 16 Right Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2012-06-23 2012-08-04 15-DL 42 36 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-04-30 2012-05-02 DTD 2 2 - Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-02-12 2012-02-18 Camp 6 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-20 15-DL 29 17 Right Shoulder Recovery From Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2011-02-20 2011-03-22 Camp 30 0 Right Shoulder Strain Pectoral Muscle -
2010-08-28 2010-11-01 15-DL 65 34 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-08-22 2010-08-27 DTD 5 5 Trunk Soreness Rib Cage -
2009-07-11 2009-08-02 15-DL 22 17 General Medical Illness Walking Pneumonia -
2009-06-04 2009-06-20 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-05-07 2009-05-22 15-DL 15 13 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2006-06-23 2006-08-17 Minors 55 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2006-04-01 2006-06-20 60-DL 80 70 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-04-29
2005-03-24 2005-10-02 60-DL 192 161 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2005-04-29
2005-03-18 2005-03-24 Camp 6 0 General Medical Illness Bronchitis -
1997-05-31 1997-09-02 Minors 94 0 Right Elbow Inflammation - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $
2013 NYN $6,500,000
2012 NYN $5,500,000
2011 TOR $4,000,000
2010 TEX $3,265,000
2009 TEX $1,615,000
2008 TEX $775,000
2007 TEX $382,000
2006 TEX $331,500
2005 TEX $321,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$22,690,000
9 yrTotal$22,690,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 53 dBarry Praver1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 4/14/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 5/10/14. DFA by Chicago White Sox 5/22/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/24/14 (elected free agency 5/25/14).
  • 2 years/$12M (2012-13). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/8/11. 12:$5.5M, 13:$6.5M.
  • 1 year/$4M (2011). Accepted Texas offer of arbitration 12/10. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Texas 1/25/11. Signed by Toronto 1/29/11 (avoided arbitration, $4.875M-$3.5M).
  • 1 year/$3.265M (2010). Re-signed by Texas 1/26/10 (avoided arbitration, $3.6M-$3M).
  • 1 year/$1.615M (2009). Re-signed 1/19/09 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2008). Re-signed 10/16/07 (avoided arbitration). Recalled 4/22/08.
  • 1 year/$0.382M (2007). Re-signed 2/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3315M (2006). Re-signed 2/06. Optioned to Triple-A 6/06. Recalled 9/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3215M (2005). Re-signed 2/05.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)ZL, my son is riht across the river from you at RPI. Anyway, is there any hope for Frank Francisco? Will he ever be a successful closer? Will he ever be a workable reliever?
(Steve N from Delaware)
Let's go Red. Clarkson still sucks. Anyway, no I don't think Frank Francisco has much closing left in his future. That's not his career trajectory heading into his age 32 season. But there's value there if his 2012 walk rate was a one-year problem. The stuff is still there into his 30s. Still a legitimate option. (Zachary Levine)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from David Wright, do you think the Mets have any tradeable pieces? Their record is a mirage and they will fade soon enough.
(Matt from Malone, NY)
Their most tradable non-Wright assets are all in the bullpen. It wouldn't be too shocking if a contender grabs Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, or Frank Francisco for the stretch run; maybe not to fill late-inning roles, but as middle relievers. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who ends up getting the majority of the saves for the Mets?
(Dan Wallace from Syracuse)
Frank Francisco. As long as he's healthy and doesn't have a terrible first two weeks, I think he'll be a fantasy bargain this year. (Derek Carty)
2010-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you at all surprised that Texas decided on CJ Wilson in the rotation considering the other possibilities and leaving late inning duties to the oft-injured Frank Francisco, Netali Feliz who has never thrown in back-to-back games, and Darren Oliver coming off a career year at age 39?
(Jake from Chicago)
The Rangers have a ton of candidates for their rotation, many of which I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot clown pole (Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harrison come to mind). Because he's a lefty who can miss bats, Wilson is already much more interesting than those two, and worth taking a chance on. A for Feliz, his time will come, but he hasn't shown much in spring training (11.57 ERA), and he's not even 22 yet. I'm a bit more concerned about the Rangers' bullpen, but I do like Oliver, and think that perhaps some of those surplus arms can be useful down there. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the first closer to lose his job that people might not expect?
(MarinerDan from SF)
Does Frank Francisco count as one people might not expect? Going higher, maybe Francisco Cordero? That last one is just a hunch. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who is going to give up a run first - Heath Bell or Frank Francisco?
(goiter6 from MN)
Well, Francisco is cheating by being unavailable. Given that one of these guys pitches in San Diego and the other in Texas, I'll go with Bell. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-04-05 09:30:00Season Opener Roundtable"bobbob1313 (Miami): With all of the ragging on the Vicente Padilla's of the world going on here, I've got to ask: Off the top of your heads, who is the worst opening day starter you can think of in recent memory? Is there a better (worse?) choice for this than Mark Hendrickson?"

I don't even know if Padilla was the worst opening day starter this year. I think Westbrook may hold the honors there. Or maybe Frank Francisco. (Colin Wyers)
 

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