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Maikel Franco

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Phillies | Maikel Franco expects to play Friday

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:44:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (ankle) said he will play Friday, May 27, after he sprained his right ankle against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, May 25. Manager Pete Mackanin said the team will be cautious with Franco and evaluate him before a series against the Chicago Cubs. Franco went 2-for-4 Wednesday and has nine hits in his last 24 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Franco has eight home runs on the season despite a mediocre .254 average. He appears to be heating up at the plate, though, and he's a serious candidate to reach 30 home runs in his first full big league season. Get him back into your starting lineups if he's ready to go Friday night.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco leaves game early

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:33:57 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (foot) left the game early with a possible foot injury after sliding into second base Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: The injury didn't look too bad, as Franco was limping after sliding into second base against the Detroit Tigers. Check back for updates on the young slugger's condition to see if he'll miss any time. If Franco is sidelined for a stretch, Andres Blanco or Emmanuel Burriss could take over at third base. Neither would be attractive fantasy options.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Breen

Phillies | Maikel Franco dropped to fifth

Wed, 18 May 2016 07:32:56 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco was dropped to fifth Wednesday, May 18, with SS Andres Blanco hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Franco is hitting just .203 this month, but he has two homers and nine RBI. Blanco may be today's weakest three-hole hitter, but he is hitting .310 on the year. Franco is a midrange option against Tom Koehler, while Blanco is a low-end consideration.

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Phillies | Three-RBI day for Maikel Franco

Sun, 15 May 2016 16:51:04 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco finished 3-for-5 with three RBI against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: May has been a bit of a mixed bag for Franco, who has three multi-hit games but a total of four hits in his other 10 contests. He's been easily the most consistent run-scoring source for the surprising Phillies and is roughly on pace for nearly 30 homers and 90 RBI about a quarter of the way through the season. While he's not an obvious must-start, most owners can find a way to get that kind of production into their lineup.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco connects for homer

Tue, 10 May 2016 20:23:53 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Tip: Franco is up to seven homers and 18 RBIs, and he is by far the most useful fantasy option on the Philadelphia roster.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco ends homer drought

Fri, 06 May 2016 20:09:24 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco hit his first home run since April 23, finishing 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBI and a run scored in a 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough stretch for Franco, but his upside is worth waiting on. Continue to start him in season-long leagues.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco sitting out

Thu, 05 May 2016 08:21:08 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco is out of the lineup Thursday, May 5, with 3B Andres Blanco hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: Blanco has a surprising .323-1-5 line in 31 at-bats. He's a very low-end streamer option against Jaime Garcia today.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco fights off injury

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:46:46 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco (leg) was visited by a trainer in the seventh inning after stumbling while running the bases Tuesday, April 26, against the Washington Nationals. He was able to stay in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Franco finished 1-for-5 with a double and an RBI. It appears safe to keep him in the active fantasy lineup.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco hits fifth bomb

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:17:29 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI during the Phillies' 10-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Franco is picking up where he left off this spring and sits with five home runs, 12 RBI and a .299/.338/.552 slash line to start the season. Expect the budding star to live up to his preseason hype this year with a breakout campaign. Keep him in mind in daily contests against favorable opponents, too.

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Phillies | Maikel Franco dials long distance twice

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:05:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs Friday, April 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Tip: Franco had a giant spring and he has carried the momentum into April, posting a .274 average with four homers and eight RBIs with a .500 slugging percentage. He is a must-start fantasy option in most formats and a strong DFS play if you want to save a little salary at the hot corner.

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