Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Granted, very, very few players with Francisco's peripherals succeed at the Major League level, but how many players with his peripherals have succeeded in the minor leagues and then failed in MLB?
I am not sure what you are asking.... but there isn't even a good comp for anyone having the peripherals he has in the minors in terms of K/BB. I doubt you are going to find anyone with a career minor league .311 OBP (Francisco's current career MiLB OBP) having success in the majors. Even low OBP guys in the majors had decent OBP's in the minor leagues.
Here are the Top 10 Lowest OBP's in the majors in 2009 with at least 300 PA career minor league OBP's
Dioner Navarro .352
Ronny Cedeno .329
Bill Hall .306
Rod Barajas .320
Yuniesky Betancout .311 (in 1 full season at AA/AAA)
Willy Taveras .370
Hank Blalock .394 (man what cliff did he fall off of)
Alex Gonzalez .318
Ivan Rodriguez (N/A at baseballreference)
Chris Davis .366
Benjie Molina .350
Only Bill Hall and Yuniesky Betancourt are in the same area as Juan Francisco has been. Bill Hall actually may be a good comp for Francisco.