Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (Achilles') will start the season on the disabled list with an Achilles' injury that has kept him out the last two weeks. Brown will be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., and the Phillies are expecting Brown to miss more than just the opening week of the season. OFs Grady Sizemore, Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks and Darin Ruf are candidates to start in right field in place of Brown.
Fantasy Tip: Brown ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is a post-hype prospect that just hasn't put it together yet in Philly. He hit only .235 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI in 2014, meaning he probably wasn't on many fantasy owners' radars. Now that he's injury, he's not a candidate to be drafted in deep mixed leagues. Sizemore seems like the best bet to see the most playing time in Brown's absence, but Philadelphia could easily go with a platoon in right field, too.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:11:42 -0800
Free-agent OF Jeff Francoeur (Padres) has signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies which includes an invitation to spring training. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:24:32 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A El Paso Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:43:21 -0700
The San Diego Padres officially recalled OF Rymer Liriano from Triple-A El Paso Monday, Aug. 11, and designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano is one of the club's top position player prospects. He should be scooped up in all NL-only leagues for the time being.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:35:12 -0700
The San Diego Padres have placed OF Carlos Quentin (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of left knee soreness.
Fantasy Tip: Jeff Francoeur could get most of the playing time in the outfield while Quentin is out of the lineup. He should be an option in NL-only leagues but probably does not have much value in deep mixed leagues. Chris Denorfia could also receive more playing time but there have been rumors that he likely will be traded.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:59:42 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur is in the starting lineup and hitting fifth Friday, July 25, against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur could hit his way into semi-regular at-bats and should be owned in NL-only formats. His numbers at Triple-A El Paso were impressive.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:14:38 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin has been suspended 25 games by MLB because of amphetamine use.
Fantasy Tip: Will Venable, Jeff Francoeur and Chris Denorfia could receive more playing time with Maybin suspended, but there have been reports that Denorfia could be moved by the trade deadline. Owners in deep leagues could consider adding Venable to their team, while Francoeur and Denforia should only be considered in NL-only leagues for now.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:35:12 -0700
The San Diego Padres have selected the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:49:32 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur is being promoted to the majors from Triple-A El Paso. OF Rymer Liriano was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso. OF Alex Dickerson was moved up to San Antonio from Single-A Eugene.
Fantasy Tip: Liriano may arrive in the bigs by September because of his growing prospect status and performance on the farm.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:51:52 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur has a .299 batting average, with 15 home runs and 59 RBIs, through 93 games with Triple-A El Paso.
Fantasy Tip: Francoeur has an opt-out clause in his contract and could join a major league team, if the opportunity arose. He is someone to monitor in AL-only and NL-only leagues, although his upside is limited.