23-year old righty swinging 3B Maikel Franco is the player that the Philadelphia Phillies are going to build their future team around. He has played in 100 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 94 of 376 (.250 avg, .751 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 19 homers and 59 RBIs. Franco is leading the Phillies in both homers and RBIs and he is also tied for second (with Freddy Galvis) in runs scored so far this year. He has a big time month of July for the Phillies, playing in 26 games in which he is 27 of 100 (.270 avg, .791 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 6 homers and 18 RBIs. Franco has now played in 196 games in his first three years with the Phillies and he is 189 of 736 (.257 avg, .762 OPS) with 89 runs scored, 33 homers, 114 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Franco is the rare power hitter today that doesn’t whiff a lot (138 so far in his career), so I look for him to hit for a much higher batting average in the near future. The sky is literally the limit for Franco!