Enderson Franco

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Enderson Franco
San Francisco Giants – No. 75
Pitcher
Born: (1992-12-29) December 29, 1992 (age 27)
Anaco, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 2019, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average3.38
Strikeouts4
Teams

Enderson Daniel Franco (born December 29, 1992) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB). Franco was signed as an international free agent by the Houston Astros in 2009. He made his MLB debut in 2019.

Career[edit]

Franco was signed as an international free agent by the Houston Astros on July 4, 2009.[1] He spent the 2010 with the DSL Astros, going 1–3 with a 3.67 ERA in 34 innings. He spent the 2011 season with the Gulf Coast Astros, going 1–2 with a 4.40 ERA in 47 innings. He returned to the GCL Astros in 2012, going 3–2 with a 4.86 ERA in 50 innings. In 2013, he played for the Greeneville Astros, going 2–5 with a 5.05 ERA in 51.2 innings.[2]

Franco selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the Triple-A phase of the 2013 Rule 5 draft.[3] He played for the Hudson Valley Renegades in 2014, going 7–3 with a 3.28 ERA in 68.2 innings. He opened the 2015 season with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, going 5–6 with a 3.89 ERA in 71.2 innings.[4]

On July 3, 2015, Franco was traded to the Miami Marlins in exchange for international bonus slots.[4] He finished the 2015 season with Greensboro Grasshoppers, going 1–6 with 7.29 ERA in 54 innings.

Franco was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the minor-league phase of 2015 Rule 5 draft.[5][6] He played for the Carolina Mudcats in 2016, going 6–12 with a 4.69 ERA in 144 innings (3rd in the Carolina League).[7] Franco was selected as a member of the Venezuela national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He split the 2017 season between the Rome Braves, Florida Fire Frogs, and the Gwinnett Braves, going 6–6 with a 3.86 ERA in 120 innings. He split the 2018 season between the Mississippi Braves and the Gwinnett Stripers, going a combined 7–9 with a 3.85 ERA in 132 innings.[8]

Franco elected free agency following the 2018 season, and signed a minor league with the San Francisco Giants on January 24, 2019.[9] He spent the 2019 minor league season with the Sacramento River Cats, going 6–5 with a 5.97 ERA in 113 innings.[10]

On September 15, 2019, the Giants selected Franco's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[11] He made his major league debut on September 18 versus the Boston Red Sox, allowing one run over one inning of relief.[12] In 2019 in five relief appearances for the Giants, he pitched 5.1 innings and had a 3.38 ERA.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Enderson Franco Player Page". MLB.com. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Drew Jenkins (October 1, 2014). "Rays' Enderson Franco Could Be Steal As Ex-MiLB Rule 5 Pick". FanSided. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  3. ^ Marc Topkin (December 13, 2013). "Rays expect quick resolution on first baseman". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Danny Reed (July 3, 2015). "Rays Trade BG Pitcher Enderson Franco To Miami Marlins". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  5. ^ "Braves pick up left-handed pitcher in Rule 5 draft". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 10, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Jonathan Mayo (December 10, 2015). "2015 Rule 5 Draft results". MLB.com. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "2016 Carolina League Pitching Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  8. ^ Rachel Richlinski (August 7, 2018). "Enderson Franco named Southern League Pitcher of the Week". WLBT. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  9. ^ Jake Montero (March 11, 2019). "Giants make eight cuts to spring training roster". KNBR. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  10. ^ Joe Davidson (September 14, 2019). "River Cats still celebrating, now a win away from Triple-A championship". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Mark W. Sanchez (September 15, 2019). "There were so many tears when Giants reliever finally got the call-up". KNBR. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Giants Rout Red Sox 11-3, Giving Bochy 2,000th Win". CBS 13. September 18, 2019. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Enderson Franco Minor & Winter Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-11-21.

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