Franchy Cordero Worcester Red Sox Outfield

       
 
Age: 27
Born: September 2, 1994
Birthplace: Azua, DR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: Not draft eligible
How Acquired: Acquired from Kansas City with 2 PTBNL in a three-team deal along with Josh Winckowski and a PTBNL from the NY Mets, with Andrew Benintendi and cash to KC, and Khalil Lee from KC to NYM (Feb. 2021)

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Franchy Cordero photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: FRAHN-chee
First Pro Contract: November 1, 2011 (SD)
Signing Scout: Felix Feliz & Martin Jose
Signing Bonus: $175,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2022
   
Pro Debut: June 2, 2012 (DSL Padres)
Added to 40-man: N/A
MLB Debut: May 27, 2017 (SD)
Service Time (1/22): 3 years, 122 days
Options Remaining: 1 (2017, 2021)
Contract (2022): Split contract ($825k MLB)
   
Twitter: @Franchycordero
Instagram: @elcordy22

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Large-framed. Powerful, with elite athleticism. Minimal remaining projection.

Hit: Below-average hit tool. Above-average bat speed, lofty swing. Lots of swing-and-miss in his game. Overly agressive approach, lacks plate discipline. Subpar pitch recognition. Struggles against left-handed pitchers. Lack of consistent contact is a major obstacle to his major league potential.

Power: Plus raw power to all fields. Really impacts the ball when he makes contact. Capabale of hitting massive home runs.

Run: Plus speed, but not a stolen base threat.

Field: Came up through the minor leagues as a shortstop and center fielder. Was significantly error prone at those positions. Now plays mostly left field. Below-average defensive player with solid range. Questionable instincts.

Arm: Plus arm.
  Career Notes: Cousin of Socrates Brito. Signed by San Diego as an international free agent in 2011. Was a highly regarded prospect for the Padres heading into his major league debut in 2017. Missed time in 2018 with a groin injury and forerarm soreness. Traded to Kansas City in July 2020. Went on the IL in August 2020 with a wrist injury. Traded to Boston in 2021 in the three team, multi-player Andrew Benintendi trade. Was on the COVID-related injury list with Boston in February through March 2021. Struggled in early 2021 with the Red Sox, optioned ot Worcester in late May. Was designated for assignment in October 2021, but signed a one-year deal for 2022 before being placed on and clearing waivers.

Summation: Has the tools to develop into an impact regular, but would need to make significant improvements with his approach and pitch recognition. Also needs to make strides defensively. Does not profile particularly well as a pinch hitter or fourth outfielder. Floor of an up-and-down outfielder who could catch some hot streaks at the big league level.

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2012 DSL Padres DSL Rk SD 17 61 230 39 62 9 6 1 38 86 37 73 14 4 0.270 0.372 0.374 0.746
  2013 AZL Padres Ariz Rk SD 18 35 141 23 47 4 6 3 17 72 10 33 11 0 0.333 0.381 0.511 0.892
  2014 Eugene Emeralds Nwst A- SD 19 61 240 40 67 8 4 9 35 110 14 75 13 5 0.279 0.329 0.458 0.787
  2014 Fort Wayne TinCaps Midw A SD 19 22 85 5 16 2 1 0 9 20 4 36 3 3 0.188 0.237 0.235 0.472
  2015 Fort Wayne TinCaps Midw A SD 20 126 481 59 117 13 1 5 34 147 31 121 22 11 0.243 0.293 0.306 0.599
  2016 Lake Elsinore Storm Calif A+ SD 21 74 297 47 85 16 8 5 35 132 19 83 11 8 0.286 0.339 0.444 0.783
  2016 San Antonio Missions Tex AA SD 21 59 245 31 75 8 8 6 19 117 17 67 12 6 0.306 0.356 0.478 0.834
  2016 El Paso Chihuahuas PCL AAA SD 21 4 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0.077 0.250 0.077 0.327
2017 El Paso Chihuahuas PCL AAA SD 22 93 390 68 127 21 18 17 64 235 23 118 15 4 0.326 0.369 0.603 0.972
  2017 San Diego Padres NL MLB SD 22 30 92 15 21 3 3 3 9 39 6 44 1 1 0.228 0.276 0.424 0.700
  2018 El Paso Chihuahuas PCL AAA SD 23 7 27 3 7 1 0 1 1 11 4 10 3 0 0.259 0.355 0.407 0.762
  2018 San Diego Padres NL MLB SD 23 40 139 19 33 5 1 7 19 61 14 55 5 2 0.237 0.307 0.439 0.746
  2019 Arizona Padres Ariz Rk SD 24 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0.200 0.333 0.200 0.533
  2019 Lake Elsinore Storm Calif A+ SD 24 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 4 0 0 0.125 0.125 0.375 0.500
  2019 El Paso Chihuahuas PCL AAA SD 24 11 46 7 10 2 1 3 8 23 4 19 0 0 0.217 0.294 0.500 0.794
  2019 San Diego Padres NL MLB SD 24 9 15 2 5 1 0 0 1 6 4 7 1 0 0.333 0.450 0.400 0.850
  2020 Kansas City Royals AL MLB KC 25 16 38 7 8 3 0 2 7 17 4 4 1 0 0.211 0.286 0.447 0.733
  2021 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 26 78 287 53 86 24 2 13 56 153 42 94 12 1 0.300 0.398 0.533 0.931
  2021 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 26 48 127 12 24 6 0 1 9 33 8 51 1 1 0.189 0.237 0.260 0.497
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2022 TBD --- --- Bos 27     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2014 Northwest League All-Star
Texas League Player of the Week (Aug. 1-7, 2016)
2017 Dominican Winter League Rookie of the Year
2017 Dominican Winter League MVP
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