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Jeff Francoeur shows more patience

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Post#1 » by HMFFL » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:50 pm

NEW YORK -- When Jeff Francoeur struggled to show patience during his first two Major League seasons, the Braves said that they didn't want to do anything that would force him to lose his aggressiveness.

Now that Francoeur has seemingly gained a better understanding of plate discipline, the Braves are just hoping that he doesn't totally forget about the success he had during the days when he was more of a free swinger.

"He is who he is and he's going to be phenomenal for that," pitcher John Smoltz said. "There's a fine line between who he is and who somebody wants him to be."

Francoeur is never going to have the discipline of Tony Gwynn or Wade Boggs. But while drawing six walks over the course of the past eight games entering Friday, the 23-year-old right fielder had at least proven that he's more than just the second coming of Dave Kingman.


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Post#2 » by utjazzfan4life » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:07 am

Now if he would only cut down on the K's...
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Post#3 » by lpsevier » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:11 am

utjazzfan4life wrote:Now if he would only cut down on the K's...


Plate discipline is a huge step forward.

Hopefully he can continue this trend throughout the year.
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Post#4 » by Pai Gow » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:56 am

I personally like his aggressiveness, I hope this doesn't screw with his mindset.
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Post#5 » by Mardy2Curry » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:24 pm

utjazzfan4life wrote:Now if he would only cut down on the K's...


I can live with these as long as the power numbers stay up. Not many hr hitters have low strikeout numbers. Their are quite a few but not many. He has improved this season. He has a habit like AJ had when he first came up, chasing the slider low and away. A change in his stance I think will help cut down on the strikeouts.
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Post#6 » by Bleeding Green » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:09 am

This is huge. He's suddenly gone from one of the worst regulars in baseball to a bonafide All-Star right fielder. It's early, yes, but 8 walks in 79 at-bats is huge. He's nearly tripled his walk-rate since last year.

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Post#7 » by Mardy2Curry » Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:39 am

Another solid performance tonight 3-5 2rbi 2r.. Day-by-day his plate discipline is getting better and better... Really look out world.
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Post#8 » by HMFFL » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:38 am

Doing wonders at the plate right now. Cheers!
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Post#9 » by Pai Gow » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:59 am

Frenchy in the zone lately..
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Post#10 » by PitchBlue » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:40 pm

leading the league in RBI's. good stuff Frenchy!
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Post#11 » by lpsevier » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:12 pm

God he's been so money.
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Post#12 » by Mardy2Curry » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:32 pm

PitchBlue wrote:leading the league in RBI's. good stuff Frenchy!


Also rbi with 2 outs, talk about clutch...
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Post#13 » by DenverDominance » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:37 pm

WOW, 7 hits last 2 games keep it up.

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