Franchy Cordero
Franchy Cordero
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
San Diego Padres
60-Day IL
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 9/1/2019
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
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$Signed a one-year, $560,100 contract with the Padres in May of 2019.
Out until September
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Quadriceps
July 4, 2019
Cordero's quadriceps injury is considered serious, and the Padres don't expect him to return before the start of September, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
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The exact details of the injury aren't clear, but there's reportedly an issue with a tendon. Cordero has only gotten into nine games this season, suffering an elbow injury in early April and a quadriceps injury during a rehab game in mid-June.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+32%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+18%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .592 63 6 3 8 2 .200 .226 .367
Since 2017vs Right .782 210 30 7 21 5 .253 .330 .452
2019vs Left .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2019vs Right .850 20 2 0 1 1 .333 .450 .400
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+101%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+78%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .740 159 21 6 19 6 .250 .316 .424
Since 2017Away .733 114 15 4 10 1 .225 .292 .441
2019Home .657 13 1 0 0 1 .273 .385 .273
2019Away 1.321 7 1 0 1 0 .500 .571 .750
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
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Stat Review
How does Franchy Cordero compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.57
 
BB Rate
20.0%
 
K Rate
35.0%
 
BABIP
.556
 
ISO
.067
 
AVG
.333
 
OBP
.450
 
SLG
.400
 
OPS
.850
 
wOBA
.380
 
Exit Velocity
92.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
55.6%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Undergoes further testing
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Leg
June 17, 2019
Cordero (leg) underwent an MRI on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Shifts to 60-day IL
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Leg
June 17, 2019
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Suffers quad injury
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Leg
June 13, 2019
Cordero exited Wednesday's rehab game with Triple-A El Paso due to a left quadriceps injury, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Suffers leg injury at Triple-A
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Leg
June 13, 2019
Cordero (elbow) left a rehab game Wednesday with Triple-A El Paso with a left leg injury, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Cold with El Paso
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Elbow
June 11, 2019
Cordero (elbow) went 1-for-4 in Monday's game with Triple-A El Paso and is now batting .214/.298/.452 with 18 strikeouts through 10 rehab games (42 at-bats).
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