Franchy Cordero
Franchy Cordero
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Cordero made a splash upon arrival in April. He recorded exit velocities of 110 and 115 mph in his first big-league game of the season and went on to collect six homers in his first 15 games, including an unbelievable 489-foot shot, which was one of the longest home runs hit in all of the majors. His numbers eventually started to slide and the Padres picked up on a mechanical change he was making to compensate for a bothersome bone spur in his left elbow. Eventually, Cordero had surgery to remove the spur. When healthy, Cordero flashed incredible athleticism and quick-twitch ability, but he's certainly not without his flaws. He hasn't had a strikeout rate below 25 percent above A-ball, and despite his athleticism his defense graded out poorly last year as he routinely misread balls off the bat. Cordero has power/speed upside, but he will need to prove his health and fight to carve out playing time in spring training. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $546,500 contract with the Padres in March of 2018.
Hits first spring homer
OFSan Diego Padres
March 16, 2019
Cordero went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Saturday's spring game against the Royals.
Cordero had only one extra-base hit this spring entering Saturday as he has yet to find his footing at the plate, but hopefully the home run provides a spark with Opening Day just around the corner. The 24-year-old has increased odds of starting the regular season in the majors with Travis Jankowski sidelined following wrist surgery.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
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Since 2016vs Left .592 63 6 3 8 2 .200 .226 .367
Since 2016vs Right .774 190 28 7 20 4 .246 .317 .456
2018vs Left .586 46 4 2 7 1 .205 .222 .364
2018vs Right .816 108 15 5 12 4 .253 .343 .474
2017vs Left .610 17 2 1 1 1 .188 .235 .375
2017vs Right .718 82 13 2 8 0 .237 .284 .434
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2016Home .746 146 20 6 19 5 .248 .310 .436
Since 2016Away .702 107 14 4 9 1 .214 .274 .429
2018Home .670 91 10 3 11 4 .229 .297 .373
2018Away .858 63 9 4 8 1 .250 .323 .536
2017Home .873 55 10 3 8 1 .280 .333 .540
2017Away .490 44 5 0 1 0 .167 .205 .286
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
As an endgame play in deeper leagues, Cordero has a chance to pay dividends in 2018. He struck out 44.4 percent of the time in 30 games in the majors last season, but that doesn't mean he is doomed (Aaron Judge did the same thing in 2016). Cordero, who won't turn 24 until September, has plus raw power and enough speed to steal double-digit bases over a full season. He also rates as a quality defender at all three outfield spots. Cordero rarely makes soft contact (12.2 percent last season), and while his swing-and-miss issues will likely prevent him from ever hitting for a high average, the raw tools are here for him to be a four-category producer. Manuel Margot is assured of a spot in the outfield long term, but the other two spots are not nailed down. Hunter Renfroe and Jose Pirela may be the only two players standing between Cordero and everyday work in an outfield corner. He impressed in the Dominican Winter League this offseason, and will look to be more successful against MLB pitching when his name is called.
Cordero performed well at High-A Lake Elsinore and then Double-A San Antonio in 2016, which led the Padres to add him to their 40-man roster following the season for Rule 5 protection. In his 322 plate appearances in High-A, Cordero slashed .286/.339/.444. His numbers only improved upon arrival to San Antonio and his overall performance earned Cordero a brief callup to Triple-A El Paso at the end of the season. Cordero is a solid runner, as evidenced by his 23 total stolen bases in 2016, but his disappointing walk rates have kept him from being more of a threat on the bases. While Cordero has displayed some impressive tools, his slow development now at age 22 likely limits his ceiling to that of a fourth outfielder.
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Knocks first double of spring
OFSan Diego Padres
March 5, 2019
Cordero went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in Monday's Cactus League win over the Indians.
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Ready for winter ball
OFSan Diego Padres
November 8, 2018
Cordero (elbow) will make his 2018 winter-league debut with Leones del Escogido on Tuesday.
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Late-September return a possibility
OFSan Diego Padres
September 1, 2018
Cordero (elbow) played catch prior to Friday's game Friday against the Rockies, Katie Woo of reports.
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Likely done for season
OFSan Diego Padres
July 4, 2018
Padres manager Andy Green said that Cordero is leaning toward undergoing surgery to address a bone chip in his right elbow, Bill Center of reports. "The expectation right now is that he's going to opt for surgery and go ahead and get that taken care of and move forward that way," Green said. "His return is unlikely this year, but hopefully he'd be ready to play winter ball and be back with us next spring and ready to go."
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Heads to 60-day DL
OFSan Diego Padres
June 21, 2018
Cordero (elbow) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.
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