Anderson Franco

Team: Washington Nationals
Position: Third Base
Original Acquisition: International Signing 2013
Signing Bonus: $900,000

Article Title: Baseball America No. 10 Nats Prospect: Anderson Franco
Author: Byron Kerr
Publication: masn
Publication Date: January 10, 2016
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Quotes from John Manuel, Baseball America editor-in-chief

“He was a consensus prospect. He wasn’t an isolated talent”

“To me, he is kind of the next breakthrough candidate because you do see the tools”

“He’s going to have to do a little bit better identifying spin”

“Sounds like he has the athletic ability for third base. He has some arm strength. Shows his footwork and the hands to stay there”

Article Title: Five Things to Know about Nationals Prospect Anderson Franco
Author: Connor Glowacki
Publication: Presbox D.C.
Publication Date: November 18, 2015
Rank / Grade: N/A
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” youngest player on every minor league team he has played for”
“consistent team leader in offensive production”

Article Title: Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects 2015
Author: Daniel Levitt
Publication: Baseball Hot Corner
Publication Date: January 29, 2015
Rank / Grade: #13 Nationals
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“17-year old known for his all around game at third base”

“has tools to hit for both average and power”

“likely spend another summer in the DOSL while he builds strength in both his arm and bat”

Article Title: Washington Nationals Top 20 Prospects 2015
Author: John Sickels
Publication: Minor League Ball
Publication Date: January 10, 2015
Rank / Grade: Others
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Article Title: Nationals Sign No. 29 International Prospect Anderson Franco
Author: Ben Badler
Publication: Baseball America
Publication Date: August 15, 2013
Rank / Grade: N/A
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“best tools are his raw power and his raw strength, with steady defense at third base”