7 J.J. Franco
7 J.J. Franco
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Poly Prep
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: Franco stepped in as the Bears starting second baseman from day one and provided stellar defense all season long totaling 64 putouts and 89 assists while only commiting eight errors ... he played in 40 games, starting 39, batting .173 ... totaled nine runs, 18 hits, a double, seven RBI, six walks, seven sacrifices and a stolen base.

Before Brown: Four-time First Team All-League selection at Poly Prep ... 2008 Most Improved Player .... 2009 & 2010 Team MVP ... 2009 Class B New York State Player of the Year ... 2007 & 2008 New York State Champions for Independtent SChools ... drafted by the New York Mets in the 42nd round of the MLB Draft in 2010.

Personal: John J. Franco is the son John John and Rose Franco ... his father John was a star pitcher for St. John's University and went on to play 21 years in the Major Leagues with the Reds, Mets and Astros.