Franchy Cordero
Franchy Cordero
25-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Kansas City Royals
60-Day IL
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 9/24/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
From a pure tools standpoint, Cordero stacks up well with just about any outfielder, but he's had few chances to showcase his abilities lately. The 25-year-old has logged only 270 plate appearances in affiliated ball the past two seasons, with a problematic right elbow proving to be the most significant concern. Cordero at least enters 2020 ostensibly healthy after playing in a handful of rehab games late last season, but this spring may be his last opportunity to prove to the Padres' brass that his monstrous upside is more than just theoretical. Due to Cordero's lack of recent at-bats along with the fact that he has two options remaining, he could be in line for an assignment to Triple-A El Paso to begin the season. Even so, he'll be someone to track on a watchlist in the event he flashes the power and speed production that made him a trendy late-round sleeper pick in fantasy drafts the past two years. Read Past Outlooks
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$Traded to the Royals in July of 2020.
Undergoes hamate surgery
OFKansas City Royals
Wrist
August 11, 2020
Cordero underwent surgery on his right hamate bone Tuesday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
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Cordero was transferred to the 45-day injured list Monday despite an initial diagnosis of a sprained wrist, but the procedure seemingly clarifies the reason for the move. Injuries will yet again prevent the toolsy outfielder from getting the chance to establish himself, as he appeared in just 11 games before suffering the injury. He technically still has time to return from the injured list in time to play in the last few games of the season, though it's not yet clear if he's expected to do so.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+39%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .549 49 4 2 7 1 .191 .208 .340
Since 2018vs Right .764 152 19 5 15 6 .248 .336 .429
2020vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .469 24 2 0 2 1 .174 .208 .261
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
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+22%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+101%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+28%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .648 112 11 3 12 5 .225 .295 .353
Since 2018Away .793 89 12 4 10 2 .244 .318 .474
2020Home .375 8 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
2020Away .433 19 2 0 1 1 .167 .211 .222
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
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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 2019 data (min 400 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
0.50
 
BB Rate
3.7%
 
K Rate
7.4%
 
BABIP
.167
 
ISO
.077
 
AVG
.154
 
OBP
.185
 
SLG
.231
 
OPS
.416
 
wOBA
.186
 
Exit Velocity
84.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
45.8%
 
Barrels/PA
7.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Transferred to 60-day injured list
OFKansas City Royals
Wrist
August 10, 2020
Cordero (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday. The 24-year-old was struggling while serving as outfield depth to begin 2020, going 4-for-26 with two doubles and two RBI over 11 games.
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Lands on IL with sprained wrist
OFKansas City Royals
Wrist
August 9, 2020
Cordero was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday after being diagnosed with a sprained right wrist.
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Sitting again Saturday
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Wrist
August 8, 2020
Cordero isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Twins.
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Out again Friday
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August 7, 2020
Cordero (wrist) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins.
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Remains out Thursday
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August 6, 2020
Cordero (wrist) is not starting Thursday against the Cubs.
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