Latest Update Red Sox decline to tender a contract to Juan Francisco Tue Dec, 02, 04:27 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.
There was never any question as to whether or not the Sox were going to tender an offer once they designated him for assignment. The signing of Pablo Sandoval put that into motion. Francisco will take his bat elsewhere and both platoon and disappoint for someone else.Analyst: Howard Bender
Francisco played for the Blue Jays this past season, but was signed by the Red Sox earlier this offseason. However, the Bo-Sox just signed Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, which made Francisco disposable. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
He was the only Blue Jay that hit well on Sunday, but has struggled hitting since the first two months of the season. He should only be owned in deep fantasy leagues.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
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