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Francisco Pena

28-Year-Old Catcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2018 Stats

AVG

.198

HR

2

RBI

7

R

8

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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R

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Francisco Pena in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 10/12/1989   BORN: Santiago, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By NYM In 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Francisco Pena Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals in December of 2017.

July 2, 2018  –  Francisco Pena News

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Pena went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in a loss to the Braves on Sunday.

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Francisco Pena Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 17 R AZL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 17 A SAV 103 391 367 26 77 17 12 0 5 30 1 1 24 76 0 0 0 .210 .263 .283 .546
2008 18 A SAV 105 425 397 34 105 31 22 3 6 41 0 0 25 95 0 3 0 .264 .308 .380 .688
2009 19 A ST. 100 411 392 43 88 24 15 1 8 44 0 1 15 78 1 3 0 .224 .258 .329 .587
2010 20 R GUL 10 39 32 4 10 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 6 0 0 1 .313 .436 .344 .780
2010 20 A+ ST. 10 40 37 3 10 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 2 12 0 1 0 .270 .300 .324 .624
2011 21 A+ ST. 95 342 319 28 71 18 13 0 5 37 3 1 20 50 0 0 3 .223 .275 .310 .585
2012 22 A+ ST. 41 155 142 19 36 15 10 1 4 22 0 0 11 29 1 1 0 .254 .305 .423 .728
2012 22 AA BIN 40 145 126 14 25 10 7 0 3 17 1 0 16 25 1 0 2 .198 .299 .325 .624
2013 23 AA BIN 21 79 69 4 17 6 6 0 0 4 0 1 7 4 1 1 1 .246 .321 .333 .654
2013 23 AAA LAS 68 236 218 22 56 25 15 1 9 39 1 0 10 40 1 4 3 .257 .294 .459 .753
2014 24 AAA OMA 96 370 342 53 82 40 13 0 27 61 0 3 16 65 2 5 5 .240 .280 .515 .795
2015 25 AAA OMA 95 374 342 42 86 34 20 1 13 48 4 1 23 56 3 2 4 .251 .305 .430 .735
2015 25 MAJ KC 8 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2016 26 AAA NOR 54 208 191 17 47 16 11 1 4 23 0 1 15 25 0 2 0 .246 .298 .377 .675
2016 26 MAJ BAL 14 43 40 5 8 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 14 1 0 0 .200 .238 .275 .513
2017 27 AAA NOR 51 188 180 15 50 19 13 0 6 18 1 0 8 31 0 0 0 .278 .309 .450 .759
2017 27 MAJ BAL 5 10 10 3 5 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.100 1.600
2018 28 MAJ STL 40 107 101 8 20 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 4 31 0 1 1 .198 .234 .277 .511
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3-Year Averages     9 19 19 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .211 .211 .368 .579
Career  (View All)     67 167 158 16 34 7 2 0 5 12 0 0 6 51 1 1 1 .215 .247 .323 .570

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Francisco Pena Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 14 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 13 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .234 .277 .511
Jul. 11 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 10 @CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .236 .280 .516
Jul. 8 @SF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .238 .283 .521
Jul. 7 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211 .248 .295 .543
Jul. 6 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 5 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .237 .293 .530
Jul. 4 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 1 Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .240 .297 .537
Jun. 30 Atl 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .239 .299 .538
Jun. 29 Atl Did not play.
Jun. 27 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 26 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .233 .294 .527
Jun. 25 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .236 .298 .534
Jun. 23 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 22 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 21 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .239 .301 .540
Jun. 20 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 19 @Phi Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .241 .305 .546
Jun. 17 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 16 ChC Did not play.
Jun. 15 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .210 .244 .309 .553
Jun. 13 SD Did not play.
Jun. 12 SD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .200 .111 .311
Last 14 Games 16 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 .188 .235 .188 .423
Last 30 Games 22 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 .136 .174 .136 .310

Francisco Pena: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 38 2
2017 5
2016 14
2015 8
2014 1

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Francisco Pena: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 44 5

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Francisco Pena Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018231110.087.217.377
201771000.286.286.571
2016152000.333.333.708

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018787160.231.295.551
2017322201.0003.0004.000
2016253130.120.240.394

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018624140.210.290.536
201761000.500.5001.000
2016284130.250.357.657

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018394130.179.256.471
201742220.5002.0002.500
2016121000.083.083.167
Francisco Pena vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Francisco Pena Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 17 R AZL 0% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2007 17 A SAV 391 367 6.1% 19.4% 0.32 79% .252 .073
2008 18 A SAV 425 397 5.9% 22.4% 0.26 76% .331 .116
2009 19 A ST. 411 392 3.6% 19% 0.19 80% .259 .105
2010 20 R GUL 39 32 15.4% 15.4% 1.00 81% .385 .031
2010 20 A+ ST. 40 37 5% 30% 0.17 68% .385 .054
2011 21 A+ ST. 342 319 5.8% 14.6% 0.40 84% .250 .087
2012 22 A+ ST. 155 142 7.1% 18.7% 0.38 80% .291 .169
2012 22 AA BIN 145 126 11% 17.2% 0.64 80% .224 .127
2013 23 AA BIN 79 69 8.9% 5.1% 1.75 94% .258 .087
2013 23 AAA LAS 236 218 4.2% 16.9% 0.25 82% .272 .202
2014 24 AAA OMA 370 342 4.3% 17.6% 0.25 81% .216 .275
2015 25 AAA OMA 374 342 6.1% 15% 0.41 84% .265 .179
2015 25 MAJ KC 7 7 0% 42.9% 0.00 57% .250 .000
2016 26 AAA NOR 208 191 7.2% 12% 0.60 87% .262 .131
2016 26 MAJ BAL 43 40 4.7% 32.6% 0.14 65% .280 .075
2017 27 AAA NOR 188 180 4.3% 16.5% 0.26 83% .308 .172
2017 27 MAJ BAL 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .600 .600
2018 28 MAJ STL 107 101 3.7% 29% 0.13 69% .261 .079
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3-Year Averages     19 19 0% 31.6% 0.00 68% .250 .157
Career     167 158 3.6% 30.5% 0.12 68% .282 .108

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Francisco Pena Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2017 26 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 245 -3 - 0 0 -2 0 0 -1 0 2 -2
1B 2018 3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Francisco Pena    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.7% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
29.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.511 OPS
TERRIBLE
.234 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.198 AVG
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.277 SLG
TERRIBLE
.079 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Francisco Pena: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pena will be behind the plate and bat eighth Sunday against the Pirates.

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Pena went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs overall in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

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Pena went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

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Pena is out of the lineup versus Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Pena will start at catcher and bat eighth Sunday against the Cubs, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Pena will be the backup catcher on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

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Pena agreed to a minor-league deal with St. Louis on Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Pena cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Pena was designated for assignment on Saturday MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Pena, making his first start since being called up Wednesday, went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. He also made a costly error in the sixth inning.

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Pena had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Francisco Pena.

2017

Pena, who had spent the past nine seasons climbing through the minor league ranks, did not figure to see much major league action entering the 2016 season. That was until an injury to the team's backup catcher, Caleb Joseph, opened up a spot on the Orioles' roster. Pena was soon called up to serve as Matt Wieters' backup in Joseph's absence. He saw action in 14 games and certainly did not make the most of his opportunity, posting a .200 average and a grotesque 32.6 percent strikeout rate in his 43 plate appearances. Though it was a small a sample size, his 33 wRC+ was the second worst mark of any of the team's position players. Following the signing of Welington Castillo to take over as the everyday catcher and Wieters' departure in free agency, Joseph should retain the backup duties while Pena lingers at Triple-A as organizational depth. This forecast was further promoted following Pena's designation for assignment in February.

2016

Pena was called up the Royals on September first as one of Kansas City's roster-expansion callups. He came in as the third catcher behind Salvador Perez and Drew Butera. He earned the callup after posting a .251/.305/.430 slash line with 13 home runs over 95 games for the Storm Chasers. Pena appeared in eight games and had just one single in seven plate appearances. The 26-year-old catcher has the ability to hit for power and drive in runs, but there is a good chance that Pena will start the 2016 season in the minors after he was traded to Baltimore.

2015

Pena had a strong season from a power standpoint for Triple-A Omaha in 2014, belting 27 four-baggers, which led to an impressive .275 isolated power mark. For his efforts, he was rewarded with his first taste of big league action as one of Kansas City's September callups, but was ultimately buried behind Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. A similar siuation faces Pena in the 2015 season, as he'll likely need an injury above him on the depth chart if he's going to see the big leagues prior to September, and even in that case, the 25-year-old would likely still be the backup. Barring a major roster shakeup, Pena is likely once again in line to serve as organizational depth at the Triple-A level this upcoming season.