Juan Ramon Francisco
Batted a combined .227 with 18 HR and 48 RBI in 124 games between Atlanta and Milwaukee...Batted .241 with 5 HR and 16 RBI in 35 games with the Braves...Made 31 starts with Atlanta (29g at 3B, 2g at DH)...Belted his first career grand slam on 5/8 at Cincinnati off J.J. Hoover...Was designated for assignment on 5/30...Was traded to Milwaukee on 6/3 in exchange for LHP Thomas Keeling...Batted .221 with 13 HR and 32 RBI in 89 games with the Brewers...Made 66 starts with Milwaukee (62g at 1B, 4g at 3B)...Made his Brewers debut on 6/4 vs. Oakland, starting at first base (0-for-2, bb)...Prior to his Brewers debut had never appeared in a Major League game at first base and had appeared in only 3 games at the position in the minor leagues (all in 2010 at Triple-A Louisville)...Notched the first two multi-homer games of his career: 4/16 vs. Kansas City and 8/14 at Texas...Played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League (40g, .260, 3hr, 24rbi)...Signed a 1-year contract on 1/17/14, avoiding arbitration.
Acquired by Atlanta from Cincinnati in exchange for minor-league RHP J.J. Hoover on 4/1. In his 42 starts at third base, batted .262 (39-for-149) with eight home runs and 26 RBI. Posted his third three-hit game of the season on 7/31, going 3-for-3 with two RBI vs. MIA. Snapped an 0-for-11 hitless spell with a double on 10/2 at PIT in the fourth inning. Batted .298 (25-for-84) with four home runs and 18 RBI in 46 games at home, compared to .185 (20-for-108) with five home runs and 14 RBI in 47 games on the road. Batted .307 (39-for-127) with seven doubles, nine home runs and 29 RBI in 34 games for Tigres del Licey of the Dominican Winter League.
Spent most of the season at Louisville...made all 20 starts for the Reds at 3B...began the
season in Cin and hit .211 in 9 apps and 3 starts at 3B before he went on the disabled list on 4/18 with a strained
left calf...on 5/17 was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Louisville, where he spent the rest of the minor
league season...rejoined the Reds as a September callup and in 22 apps and 17 starts the rest of the season
hit .270 (3hr, 13rbi)...from 7/6-8/4 was on Louisville's disabled list with a torn meniscus in his right knee that
required surgery on 7/8 (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...in the 11-8 win on 9/2 at StL produced a career-high 5rbi...
collected a career-high 4 hits in the 3-2 win on 9/4 at StL, including the game-winning RBI-single in the 10th
inning off Fernando Salas...on 9/10 at Col snapped a career-high 0-for-12 skid with a homer off Alex White...
on 9/12 off Chi's Rodrigo Lopez hit a 502-foot HR out of Great American Ball Park that landed on Mehring
Way's south sidewalk...was the first homer to clear the sun/moon deck in right field and the second-longest
homer on record at GABP (Adam Dunn, 535 feet, 8/10/04 off LAD's Jose Lima)...on 9/14 vs Chi recorded his
first career stolen base...in the 13th inning of the 5-4 win on 9/27 at NYM hit his first career triple and then
scored the go-ahead run on Drew Stubbs' suicide squeeze bunt...International League field managers rated
his throwing arm the best among league infielders...was International League Batter of the Week for 8/15-8/21
(12-24, .500, 3hr, 10rbi, .520obp, .958slg)...for Louisville, began the season with a 17-game hitting streak...
homered twice on 6/21 vs Pawtucket...in spring training led the Reds with 6 doubles, tied Joey Votto for the
team lead with 14rbi and finished the spring with an 8-game hitting streak (13-27, .481, 4 2b, 2hr, 8rbi)...made
1 spring start at 1B and another appearance in LF...entered the season rated the seventh-best prospect in the
organization, the best power hitter and the infielder with the best throwing arm...played for Tigres del Licey in
the Dominican Winter League (46g, .300, 7 2b, 2 3b, 5hr, 26rbi).
2Spent most of the season at Louisville, where he played 3B (62g), OF (5g) and 1B (3g)...made
36 apps, including 6 starts at 3B, during 3 stints with the Reds...from 5/11-6/13 was on Louisville's disabled
list following an emergency appendectomy on 5/10 (Dr. John Walker)...was the organization's Minor League
Player of the Month for July (27g, .302, 5 2b, 2 3b, 11hr, 28rbi, 1sb)...began the season with the Reds and
appeared in 3g, including a start on 4/10 vs Chi, before he was optioned to Louisville on 4/11, when RHP Mike
Leake joined the starting pitching rotation...was promoted on 8/3, when Orlando Cabrera went on the disabled
list, and from 8/3-8/14 hit .375 in 9 more apps before he returned to Louisville when Homer Bailey came off
the DL...was promoted again on 8/27, when Leake went on the DL, and spent the rest of the season with
Cin...on 8/30 vs Mil hit his second career pinch-hit HR (solo off Mike McClendon)...in the 6-run sixth inning on
9/26 at SD pinch hit, walked and then struck out when his spot came around again in the same frame...from
5/3-5/9 was Batter of the Week after leading the International League in hitting (.583), hits (14), doubles (5),
extra-base hits (8), RBI (14), slugging percentage (1.125) and on-base percentage (.630)...for the Bats from
5/2-6/21 produced a 14-game hitting streak (.464, 3hr, 18rbi)...produced 2-homer games on 7/6 vs Indianapolis
and 7/15 vs Lehigh Valley...in the ninth inning of the 8-7 win on 7/15 produced a 2-run HR for the second of
Louisville's 5 walkoff wins...made his only appearance of the National League Division Series vs Phi in Game
1, pinch hit and grounded out...entered the season rated the fifth-best prospect in the organization...following
the season played for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (39g, .322, 12 2b, 8hr, 30rbi).
For the second straight season was named the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year...in 131 apps at Carolina and Louisville hit .295 (31 2B, 27 HR , 93 RBI, 6 SB)...led all Reds Minor Leaguers in home runs and ranked fifth in hitting...at Carolina was a Southern League mid- and post-season All-Star and a SL Player of the Week for 8/3-8/9...among SL leaders ranked third in HR (22) and slugging percentage (.501) and T5th in RBI (74)...hit .359 in 22g at Louisville
(5 HR, 19 RBI)...was the organization's Hitter of the Month for August (29 games at Carolina/Louisville, .381, 10 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 27 RBI)...was 1 of 8 Reds players to make his Major League debut...made 14 apps and 3 starts for Cin...was recalled on 9/14...that night vs Hou made his Major League debut as a pinch hitter and struck out vs Sammy Gervacio...on 9/18 vs Fla produced his first career hit and RBI, a pinch-hit solo HR off Leo Nunez...was his third career plate appearance...on 9/25 and 9/26 at Hou started at 3B in place of the injured Scott Rolen and went 5-for-10 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored...was rated by Baseball America as the organization's best power hitter and the player with the best infield arm...following the season played for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (46g, .302, 11 2B, 2 , 11 HR, 42 RBI) and in 22 post-season apps produced another 3 HR and 18 RBI.
Was the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year...spent the season at Class A Sarasota,
where he was a mid-season and post-season Florida State League All-Star...led all Reds minor leaguers in
HR (23) and RBI (92)...led the Florida State League in extra-base hits (62) and ranked among FSL leaders
in RBI (2nd), hits (143, T2nd), doubles (34, T3rd), HR (4th) and slugging percentage (.496, 4th)...in Baseball
America's Best Tools issue was rated the best power hitter and best defensive third baseman in the Florida
State League...played for the World Team in the 2008 XM All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium...was the
organization's Minor League Player of the Month for August (.286, 8hr, 20rbi)...following the season played
for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League (40g, .360, 12hr, 37rbi) and established a DWL regular season
record for homers by a lefthanded batter with 12 (8hr, Rafael Batista, 1974-75)...he produced an additional 6
homers and 18 RBI in the playoffs...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.
At Class A Dayton was a mid-season and post-season Midwest League All-Star...led the league in home runs (25)...finished among the ML's leaders in HR/AB ratio (1/21.36,
2nd), total bases (247, 2nd), at-bats (534, 2nd), games (135, 2nd), hits (143, 3rd), RBI (4th) and extra-base
hits (50, 5th)...ranked second among all Reds minor leaguers in home runs and RBI...hit .316 with runners
in scoring position (50-158)...was the East Division's starting third baseman in the Midwest League All-Star
Game...was ML Player of the Week for 8/13-8/19 (.370, 4hr, 1rbi)...7 times produced at least 4rbi in a game...
on 8/19 vs Lansing had 3 homers and 7rbi...in November was named by Baseball America the eighth-best
prospect in the Reds organization...that publication rated him as having "the system's best infield arm" and
"raw power that compares with that of Jay Bruce and Joey Votto"...following the season played for Cibao in
the Dominican League.
Combined to hit .289 at rookie GCL Reds and rookie Billings...ranked among Gulf Coast League leaders in doubles (14, 3rd) and RBI (30, 5th).
In his first pro season made 49 apps with the rookie DSL Reds.