Maikel Franco Is RAKING

Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

In just 37 games in the majors this year, Maikel Franco has breathed tiny signs of life into the corpse that is the 2015 Phillies. Devourer of Worlds, Franco’s here to save the Phillies’ watchability:


In his first two games at Yankee Stadium, Franco went 6-for-8 with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. He’s the first player in baseball history with back-to-back five RBI games against the Yankees.

He became the youngest player since 1900 to notch a four-hit, two-home run effort in his first game at Yankee Stadium . He’s hitting .319/.368/.604. And those numbers jump to .415/.461/.805 in the month of June.

In a year when no Phillies are really playing at an All-Star level, Franco could turn one great month into an appearance in Cincinnati (the way Dom Brown did a few years ago). Maybe.

If he plays the rest of the season in full health, he’s on pace for 34 home runs and 99 RBI in only 126 games. He’s single-handedly given many people a reason to watch the Phillies this year, and he’s only 22. He could be the guy to build around.

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32 Responses

  1. OR…… he could be the piece we need to net an attractive over-30 veteran player that will make us even more competitive. You know, the type I’d give a 7-year, $100 million extension to.

    1. They’re the worst…. I’m not even done takin a piss and it’s flushing on me? I didn’t even move!?

  2. Dude reminds me of a young Adrian Beltre. He’s going to be good for a long time.

  3. 3 games in a row? Our offense is back. Sell the whole fucking farm, we could contend this year!

  4. On his dick. How many weeks ago did Kyle write no reason to watch? What was this mornings research….watching ESPN for 20 seconds? Dude is a fuckin ballplayer.

    1. Maybe it’s just because of the era we were used to, but I thought the same thing. Any player that puts up these kind of numbers in such a short span makes me feel like we’re going to find out he’s on steroids.

  5. No doubt he’s on the juice with all the crazy looking pimples he has

  6. Most of the year, he has killed on Draftkings at low price. He’s high now

    1. After I saw that headline, I was coming to say that same thing. These dude’s backtrack just about everything they overreact on, which is just about everything. I swear Kyle is related to Angelo.

  7. The real guy to build around is JP Crawford, but Franco is the first major piece in the rebuilding process.

  8. “He [Franco] became the youngest player since 1900 to notch a four-hit, two-home run effort in his first game at Yankee Stadium.”

    That’s odd, because there was no “Yankee Stadium” until 1923, and no “Yankees” until 1913.

    1. Hopefully next time Dom Brown is demoted he can select free agency like Aumont did and we can be done with that sack of shit

  9. I like how deadspin still hasn’t covered this guy because they’re a bunch of philly hating jackasses.

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