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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Matthew Neil Franco
Stat Years
1987-2006  [mlb] 1995-2003
Height/Weight
6-2 / 200
Bats/Throws
Left / Right
Positions
1B (760) ... 3B (624) ... LF (34) ... OF (22) ... DH (12) ... RF (8) ... 2B (5) ... SS (3) ... P (2)
Draft Position
3B
Born Date/Place
High School
Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Chicago Cubs in Round #7 (#166 overall) of the 1987 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Charlie Sullivan
MLB Debut
1995-09-06 - Boxscore  (Age: 26.018)
Service Time
Organizations
CHN [9] NYN [6] ATL [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 11552 ... retro id: franm001 ... mlbam id: 114376
Relations
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1987Wytheville CubsAppRkchn-173b---162202255010112141264100010.248.333.322.6552286512.218.074.30611.4017.981.58202.00.4424.0
    1988Wytheville CubsAppRkchn-183b---22079143191016017500000.392.442.532.974864210.215.140.4198.145.810.710.00.0032.3
    1988Geneva CubsNYPLA-chn-183b-1b---24416419422032120191300130.256.332.323.655184535.195.067.26210.337.070.6854.71.6311.9
    1989Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALAchn-193b---31093774210216154822574005400.271.363.358.72144313522.239.087.28912.879.030.7075.41.1321.6
    1989Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-193b---316584134009015510100.224.292.293.58565174.138.069.2417.697.691.000.00.0030.8
    1990Peoria ChiefsMidwAchn-201b---41234435212533266544433911220.282.346.406.75249018041.221.124.2988.787.960.9173.81.2232.8
    1991Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+chn-211b---5104307476612144141464222620.215.316.300.6163639217.244.085.23212.6711.570.9176.81.1025.8
    1992Charlotte KnightsSouAAchn-223b-1b---6108343359718323133264610310.283.332.370.70237312723.163.087.3196.9712.331.77171.50.5423.7
    1993Orlando CubsSouAAchn-231b---768237317520173736293021220.316.393.498.89127111828.291.182.33710.7011.071.0333.92.5837.3
    1993Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-231b---762199245817452941163010330.291.342.492.8342199826.296.201.3177.3113.701.8839.82.2844.8
    1994Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-241b---812843763121324117133526622557.277.353.444.79749819447.286.167.30110.4413.251.2739.72.2138.8
    1995Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-253b---912145551128285658113744016511.281.331.404.73549918439.204.123.2977.418.821.1975.81.2030.5
    1995Chicago CubsNLMLBchn15252bL-S-E-P91617351001000400000.294.294.353.6471761.059.059.3850.0023.530.000.00.0020.0
    1996Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-263b---1013350874164402781523655319310.323.365.451.81655722949.205.128.3456.469.871.5372.61.2629.9
    1996New York MetsNLMLBnyn15263bL-S-E-P101431361012001510101.194.235.323.55834102.161.129.1922.9414.715.0031.02.9433.3
    1997Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-27of-1b---11726572000002210010.269.345.346.6912992.154.077.2926.906.901.000.00.0028.6
    1997New York MetsNLMLBnyn15273bL-S-E-P1111216321455052110132300044.276.330.399.7291766510.209.123.2967.3913.071.7732.62.8422.2
    1998Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-28of-3b---12519271001203100001.368.455.421.8762281.316.053.38913.644.550.330.00.0014.3
    1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn15283b-lfL-S-E-P1210316120447211301232611168.273.366.360.7261875810.224.087.31912.3013.901.13161.00.5322.7
    1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn15291b-lfL-S-E-P1312213218315042100282100139.235.366.364.730161489.341.129.25017.3913.040.7533.02.4829.0
    2000Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn35303b---1414513710010031000000.137.185.157.3425481.078.020.1715.5618.523.330.00.0014.3
    2000New York MetsNLMLBnyn15301b-3bL-S-E-P141011349324021400212201133.239.340.313.653157426.231.074.27013.3814.011.0567.01.2718.8
    2001Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-313b---1512443349106251847525272205716.245.325.363.68849215734.245.118.27410.5714.631.3854.11.6332.1
    2002Richmond BravesILAAAatl-321b---1647173245011062810141930206.289.349.457.8061927917.254.168.2937.299.901.3628.83.1334.0
    2002Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4321bL-S-E-P1681205256515463010273100125.317.395.517.91223310625.337.200.34911.5913.301.1534.22.5838.5
    2003Atlanta BravesNLMLBatl4331bL-S-E-P1711213411335031501112601204.246.299.351.650148478.179.105.2807.4317.572.3644.72.0324.2
    2004Chiba Lotte---Intl----341b-3b---18130439701223521665105866200011.278.365.476.84149920953.000.198.00011.6213.231.1427.43.2143.4
    2006Chiba Lotte---Intl----361b-3b---199127433728072011214911119.263.316.369.68529810115.182.106.2977.0516.442.3339.12.3520.8
    MLB Totals (8 yrs)66197711026143622117221241582371834.267.349.391.740111338271.251.124.29711.1414.201.2744.41.9827.2
    National League Totals (8 yrs)66197711026143622117221241582371834.267.349.391.740111338271.251.124.29711.1414.201.2744.41.9827.2
    Minor League Totals129545115641249281267160543284735601913493551.277.345.398.74350651795378.229.121.3009.3411.061.1863.51.4030.3
    Minor: Intl Totals22171310319443223852179115311120.272.347.435.78279731068.275.163.2979.9114.431.4631.02.8935.0
    Minor: Rk Totals82281398119213742334600010.288.363.381.74431410722.217.093.34210.5114.651.39281.00.3227.2
    Minor: A- Totals4416419422032120191300130.256.332.323.655184535.195.067.26210.337.070.6854.71.6311.9
    Minor: A Totals2488789824053311122671058426720.273.350.378.72899833267.223.105.29010.528.420.8079.81.1027.9
    Minor: A+ Totals104307476612144141464222620.215.316.300.6163639217.244.085.23212.6711.570.9176.81.1025.8
    Minor: AA Totals1765806617238496869557631530.297.358.422.78064424551.216.125.3268.5411.801.3864.41.4029.6
    Minor: AAA Totals64123012956481571643316219215299124302451.282.342.420.7622562966216.237.138.3048.3911.671.3953.51.6833.3
    New York Mets Totals (5 yrs)4526217115822213711186972241625.254.345.359.70471522337.243.105.28212.0313.571.1347.81.8223.4
    Atlanta Braves Totals (2 yrs)193339369820494511385701329.289.358.451.80938115333.274.162.3229.9714.961.5037.72.3633.7
    Chicago Cubs Totals (1 yrs)1617351001000400000.294.294.353.6471761.059.059.3850.0023.530.000.00.0020.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1993Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-231---0036.0010001101.05442111006.0045.009.999.009.0036.001.00.000
    1993Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----231---0036.0010001101.05442111006.0045.009.999.009.0036.001.00.000
    1995Iowa CubsAmerAAAchn-252---000.0010001101.01000111002.009.000.009.009.000.001.00.000
    1995Minor Totals: CHNbyYearAAA----251---000.0010001101.01000111002.009.000.009.009.000.001.00.000
    1999New York MetsNLMLBnyn15293Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0013.5020002201.13221320004.5020.256.7520.2513.5013.500.67.000
    1999MLB Totals: NYNbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0016.3620002201.33221320005.4524.558.1824.5516.3616.360.67.000
    MLB Totals (1 yrs)0016.3620002201.33221320005.4524.558.1824.5516.3616.360.67.000
    National League Totals (1 yrs)0016.3620002201.33221320005.4524.558.1824.5516.3616.360.67.000
    Minor League Totals0018.0020002202.06442222004.0027.009.009.009.0018.001.00.000
    Minor: AAA Totals0018.0020002202.06442222004.0027.009.009.009.0018.001.00.000
    New York Mets Totals (1 yrs)0016.3620002201.33221320005.4524.558.1824.5516.3616.360.67.000
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1987Wytheville CubsAppRk171B1000.06050365651.0006.500.0014.316.13
    1987Wytheville CubsAppRk172B100.0011021.5001.000.001.41.63
    1987Wytheville CubsAppRk173B4800.035822110138117.8482.400.0068.677.41
    1988Wytheville CubsAppRk181B300.02320225251.0008.300.004.315.04
    1988Wytheville CubsAppRk183B1100.0822623630.8332.700.0015.955.02
    1988Geneva CubsNYPLA-181B1800.01555518165160.9708.900.0023.140.92
    1988Geneva CubsNYPLA-183B2400.03538968273.8903.000.0030.854.52
    1989Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALA191B600.05120953531.0008.800.004.55.53
    1989Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALA193B8300.0571822210261239.9162.900.0061.976.11
    1989Peoria ChiefsMidwA193B1600.01132634943.8782.700.0011.5100.04
    1989Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALA19SS200.03401771.0003.500.001.51.85
    1989Charleston (Wv) WheelersSALA19OF300.02100331.0001.000.002.22.86
    1990Peoria ChiefsMidwA201B10100.0804601455878864.9848.600.0073.782.11
    1990Peoria ChiefsMidwA203B900.0615402521.8402.300.006.67.34
    1991Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+211B8400.070644853758750.9898.900.0060.080.81
    1991Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+213B1000.048211412.8571.200.007.19.64
    1991Winston-Salem SpiritsCaroA+21SS100.0111132.6672.000.000.71.05
    1992Charlotte KnightsSouAA221B2500.021114220227225.9919.000.0017.523.13
    1992Charlotte KnightsSouAA223B3700.023551158978.8762.100.0025.934.32
    1992Charlotte KnightsSouAA22OF800.01400014141.0001.800.005.67.47
    1993Orlando CubsSouAA231B5100.044139334483480.9949.400.0036.275.02
    1993Orlando CubsSouAA233B300.0311054.8001.300.002.14.47
    1993Iowa CubsAmerAAA231B5200.044539247486484.9969.300.0036.183.91
    1993Iowa CubsAmerAAA23OF300.05000551.0001.700.002.14.89
    1994Iowa CubsAmerAAA241B11600.09758079010621055.9939.100.0081.190.61
    1994Iowa CubsAmerAAA243B200.01100221.0001.000.001.41.65
    1995Iowa CubsAmerAAA251B3600.022218126241240.9966.700.0025.229.83
    1995Iowa CubsAmerAAA253B9500.0611611811240222.9252.300.0066.478.51
    1995Chicago CubsNLMLB251B100.02000221.0002.000.000.76.34
    1995Chicago CubsNLMLB252B300.00200221.0000.700.002.118.85
    1995Chicago CubsNLMLB253B100.0000000.0000.000.000.76.36
    1996Norfolk TidesILAAA261B4200.033029225361359.9948.500.0029.831.62
    1996Norfolk TidesILAAA263B9100.053138209211191.9052.100.0064.568.41
    1996New York MetsNLMLB261B200.01210113131.0006.500.001.214.37
    1996New York MetsNLMLB263B800.0311301714.8241.800.004.957.15
    1997Norfolk TidesILAAA271B200.01130114141.0007.000.001.428.65
    1997Norfolk TidesILAAA27OF300.02100331.0001.000.002.142.914
    1997New York MetsNLMLB271B1300.05040554541.0004.200.008.011.63
    1997New York MetsNLMLB273B3900.01148466359.9371.500.0024.134.82
    1997New York MetsNLMLB27LF100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.97
    1997New York MetsNLMLB27DH100.0000000.0000.000.000.60.93
    1998Norfolk TidesILAAA281B100.0910210101.00010.000.000.720.010
    1998Norfolk TidesILAAA283B200.04301771.0003.500.001.440.010
    1998Norfolk TidesILAAA28OF200.0302053.6001.500.001.440.017
    1998New York MetsNLMLB281B1100.06840372721.0006.500.006.810.72
    1998New York MetsNLMLB283B1300.05180223231.0001.800.008.012.62
    1998New York MetsNLMLB28LF1200.0111101312.9231.000.007.411.76
    1998New York MetsNLMLB28RF100.0000000.0000.000.000.61.09
    1998New York MetsNLMLB28DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.21.92
    1999New York MetsNLMLB291B1900.04150846461.0002.400.0011.715.62
    1999New York MetsNLMLB293B1200.0118112019.9501.600.007.49.82
    1999New York MetsNLMLB29LF1500.01100011111.0000.700.009.212.34
    1999New York MetsNLMLB29RF300.02000221.0000.700.001.82.58
    1999New York MetsNLMLB29P201.1000000.0000.000.001.21.621
    1999New York MetsNLMLB29DH400.0000000.0000.000.002.53.31
    2000Norfolk TidesILAAA301B100.06101771.0007.000.000.77.15
    2000Norfolk TidesILAAA303B700.0316222119.9052.700.004.950.06
    2000Norfolk TidesILAAA30OF200.02000221.0001.000.001.414.313
    2000New York MetsNLMLB301B280109.09071109897.9903.500.8917.327.72
    2000New York MetsNLMLB302B101.0000000.0000.000.000.61.08
    2000New York MetsNLMLB303B22086.2918303027.9001.200.3113.621.82
    2000New York MetsNLMLB30LF3011.02000221.0000.700.181.93.012
    2000New York MetsNLMLB30DH200.0000000.0000.000.001.22.02
    2001Norfolk TidesILAAA311B4000.028226137309308.9977.700.0028.232.32
    2001Norfolk TidesILAAA313B8500.0381661316217204.9402.400.0059.968.51
    2001Norfolk TidesILAAA31OF100.02000221.0002.000.000.70.814
    2002Richmond BravesILAAA321B3200.027421225297295.9939.200.0022.568.13
    2002Richmond BravesILAAA323B600.0280110101.0001.700.004.212.83
    2002Atlanta BravesNLMLB321B510382.235330431387383.9907.501.0031.963.02
    2002Atlanta BravesNLMLB32LF2012.03000331.0001.500.251.32.54
    2002Atlanta BravesNLMLB32RF2012.0000000.0000.000.001.32.56
    2003Atlanta BravesNLMLB331B1510100.21226313131128.9778.501.289.313.43
    2003Atlanta BravesNLMLB33LF105.0000000.0000.000.000.60.96
    2003Atlanta BravesNLMLB33RF207.01000111.0000.500.141.21.84
    2003Atlanta BravesNLMLB33DH300.0000000.0000.000.001.92.71
    MLB Totals - (1B)1401059173857871803795.9905.701.340.00.00
    MLB Totals - (2B)4010200221.0000.502.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (3B)9508629113119153142.9281.501.650.00.00
    MLB Totals - (LF)34028271102928.9660.801.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (RF)80193000331.0000.400.160.00.00
    MLB Totals - (P)201000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    MLB Totals - (DH)1200000000.0000.000.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (1B)3220025542181525427872772.9958.600.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (3B)288001624935340708655.9252.300.000.00.00
    AAA Totals - (OF)1100141201715.8821.400.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (1B)760065253554710705.9939.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (3B)400026561259482.8722.100.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (OF)8001400014141.0001.800.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (1B)840070644853758750.9898.900.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (3B)100048211412.8571.200.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (SS)100111132.6672.000.000.00.00
    A Totals - (1B)10700855621464931917.9858.600.000.00.00
    A Totals - (3B)10800742293213335303.9042.800.000.00.00
    A Totals - (SS)2003401771.0003.500.000.00.00
    A Totals - (OF)3002100331.0001.000.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (1B)18001555518165160.9708.900.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (3B)24003538968273.8903.000.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (1B)13008370590901.0006.900.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (2B)100011021.5001.000.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (3B)5900431042712174147.8452.500.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1987Minor--10148------
    1988Minor--21-35------
    1989Minor--6-992---3-
    1990Minor--101-9------
    1991Minor--84-101-----
    1992Minor--25-37----8-
    1993Minor--103-3----3-
    1994Minor--116-2------
    1995MLB--131------
    1995Minor--36-95------
    1996MLB--2-8------
    1996Minor--42-91------
    1997MLB--13-39-1---1
    1997Minor--2------3-
    1998MLB--11-13-12-1-2
    1998Minor--1-2----2-
    1999MLB2-19-12-15-3-4
    2000MLB--28122-3---2
    2000Minor--1-7----2-
    2001Minor--40-85----1-
    2002MLB--51---2-2--
    2002Minor--32-6------
    2003MLB--15---1-2-3
    Totals2-7605624334-82212