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

2013: Started in 38 of 39 games played, serving as the primary shortstop … finished the season with 24 hits, 11 runs, 10 RBIs, five doubles and two home runs … logged five multi-hit games … drove in a pair of runs against Harvard (4/20/13). 

2012: Earned second team All-Ivy honors for his performance during his sophomore year…Started all 44 games of the campaign and was one of the team’s most consistent hitters…During the season, he tallied 43 hits, 24 runs and 14 RBIs…In Ivy League games he posted a .366 batting average, .465 slugging percentage and a .432 on-base percentage…Also was successful on the field, where he registered 95 putouts and 117 assists.

: Made 40 appearances out of 42 games, starting in all but one…Provided stellar defense all season long, totaling 64 putouts and 89 assists…Contributed nine runs, 18 hits, seven RBIs, and seven sacrifice hits overall.

Before Brown:
 A three-sport athlete and four-time letter winner as a middle infielder and pitcher for Poly Prep Country Day School…A first team All-League selection for all four years and a two-time All-City selection…His team won the New York State Championship of Independent Schools in 2007 and 2008…During his sophomore year he won the award for Most Improved Player…Was selected as the Class B New York State Player of the Year during his junior season…Selected Team MVP for both his junior and senior campaigns…Drafted by the New York Mets in the 42nd round in 2010.

Personal: John J. Franco is the son of John and Rose Franco of New York, New York…His father John played 21 years as a pitcher in the Major Leagues, spending time with the Reds, Mets and Astros…He has two sisters, Nicole, who graduated from Villanova University, and Ella…Was a member of the prestigious Oasis Society at Poly Prep Country Day School…Concentrating in Economics.