Latest Update Juan Francisco is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Sunday Sun Aug, 10, 12:05 PM
Is a gifted hitter with plenty of power and run-producing potential. Can play first and third base, as well as the outfield in a pinch. Is an intimidating presence.
Flaws: : Lacks patience at the plate, so he needs to improve his walk/strikeout ratio in order to maximize his potential at the dish. Also needs to keep his weight in check.
Francisco is sitting in favor of Danny Valencia for the second time in three games and the reason may not just be because they are facing a lefty. Francisco is 1-for-21 (.048) recently and has failed to show any signs of improvement lately. With Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion back soon, there's a chance that Francisco could be on his way out.Analyst: Howard Bender
Francisco has hit safely in each of his last three games and is 5-for-12 (.417) with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored during that span. He's a streaky hitter whose home runs come in clusters, so this is a good moment to have him active. With Edwin Encarnacion still out injured, Francisco should remain and everyday player once again, so get him in there while he's hot.Analyst: Howard Bender
Francisco is batting just .216 in the month of July, but managed to resurface in Thursday's shutout win over the Red Sox logging his first three-hit game since May 8. He is now slashing .242/.315/.526 with 15 home runs and 39 RBI through 215 at-bats and considering his multiple-position eligibility he makes for a solid fantasy option outside of the shallowest of league formats.Analyst: Matthew Beck
With the Rangers throwing a right-hander Sunday, lefty Dan Johnson will get the nod at first base. Over at third, the Blue Jays are much happier with the defensive work of Steve Tolleson, so Francisco will ride the pine for now. He'll be eligible off the bench though.Analyst: Howard Bender