Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
He's 23. I think he's a left-handed hitting version of Wily Mo Pena who plays a more premium position (albeit not very well).
I'm a little confused. The post he quoted was referencing Grandal originally. It seems some are talking about Francisco, but the first quote from Mario-Rijo was talking about Grandal.
In any event... Francisco's peripherals put him in the class of hitters such as:
Adam Jones, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Ian Desmond, Alex Gonzalez, Adam Lind, Austin Jackson, Adam LaRoche and Jose Guillen.
The problem for Francisco is that most of those guys are striking out around or less than 20-21% of the time and are considered solid, if not above-average defensive players.
Francisco currently has a 32% K rate in the majors, 23% in the minors, and is without a defensive position. He may need to improve his walks, strikeouts or both to be any kind of productive player that will justify a spot in the field.