Anderson Franco

Born: 08/15/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 190
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: 1B
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent, 8/15/2013 (WSH)
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 6th, 2018
Dates Seen: 11x -- April/May/July/October 2018
Level: Instructs
Affiliate: Nationals Instructs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Large frame w/ thick lower half; very strong w/ room to add more mass, but will need to keep body in check as he matures.
Swing Mechanics
Wide, straight-on hitting base w/ crouch and low hand set; in-steps w/ small leg-kick trigger.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2022 P 40 Platoon Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 FB hitter w/ less contact against spin. Over-aggressive, expands the zone, struggled at times this year despite repeating the level. Chance hit tool improves w/ more pro experience and if he's shaded from same-side matchups.
FB hitter w/ less contact against spin. Over-aggressive, expands the zone, struggled at times this year despite repeating the level. Chance hit tool improves w/ more pro experience and if he's shaded from same-side matchups.
Game Power 30 45 Raw power hasn't yet come into games. Shows the strength and lift in BP for 12-15 HRs in a bench role, will need to learn his swing better and work under the ball to get there.
Raw power hasn't yet come into games. Shows the strength and lift in BP for 12-15 HRs in a bench role, will need to learn his swing better and work under the ball to get there.
Raw Power 50 60 Displays hint at power potential in BP. Takes a big-league BP w/ towering loft to pull side. Still growing into a large frame that will have plus raw power at maturity.
Displays hint at power potential in BP. Takes a big-league BP w/ towering loft to pull side. Still growing into a large frame that will have plus raw power at maturity.
Run 40 30 Below-average runner already w/ thick lower half that could slow down even more.
Below-average runner already w/ thick lower half that could slow down even more.
Field 40 45 Below-avg 3B that projects as a playable 1B defender. Thick lower half and limited range/charge ability limit him to 1B only at higher levels.
Below-avg 3B that projects as a playable 1B defender. Thick lower half and limited range/charge ability limit him to 1B only at higher levels.
Throw 55 55 Plus arm plays down a half-grade due to poor footwork and accuracy. Will come into the equation less at 1B.
Plus arm plays down a half-grade due to poor footwork and accuracy. Will come into the equation less at 1B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Below Average Below Average
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Below Average Below Average
Overall Summary
Ceiling of power bench bat or platoon masher, though prospect stock is fading after struggling through two years in A-Ball.