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Jeff Francoeur: Leaving Atlanta?

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I have been a Jeff Francoeur fan since he broke into the major leagues with the Braves in 2005. He got off to a fantastic start, hitting 14 homers and driving in 45 runs in only 70 games. He hit .300 and slugged .549.

His main weakness that season was his lack of plate discipline, walking only 11 times in 274 plate appearances.

Francoeur had another sensational season the next year, hitting 29 homers and driving in 103 runs. His plate discipline got even worse though, when he walked only 23 times in 412 more plate appearances in 2006.

His batting average fell to .260 and his slugging percentage fell 100 points in his second season to .449. His on-base percentage fell to .293 in...

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