Latest Update Francisco goes yard in win Mon Jul, 28, 06:49 AM
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 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
After an impressive .284-7-20 May, Francisco has slowed down considerably. He hit just .169 in June and saw his power drop off immensely as well. Starting off the month of July like this gives a bit of promise, but with the exception of the occasional home run, he doesn't appear someone whom you can trust for reliable, consistent production.Analyst: Howard Bender