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Royals | Jeff Francoeur not caught up in spring results

Kansas City Royals OF Jeff Francoeur, who is hitting .232 with a .271 on-base percentage this spring, said he doesn't pay too much attention to his spring results because he's still ironing out the kinks in his swing. "Some guys can be ready with 35 or 40 at-bats," he said. "Billy (Butler) is one of those guys. But I can't. I need to see pitches - and more late in camp. Then you face people that you know. That's key." The team is slightly concerned with Francoeur's results, though, and they may consider using OF David Lough to spell Francoeur against tough right-handed pitchers this year.

Fantasy Tip: Francoeur will be hard pressed to surpass 500 at-bats in a full season again, especially if he continues to struggle against southpaws. This makes him pretty unattractive in mixed leagues.

2013-03-20 17:45:56 | Source: The Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton

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