CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #248
Fubon Guardians News: Carlos Franco
On August 22, the Fubon Guardians announced the signing of 30-year-old Dominican infielder Carlos Franco from the Atlantic League. According to the team, Franco is set to arrive in Taiwan in early September.
Carlos Franco began his professional career in 2009 in the Atlanta Braves system and reached Triple-A in 2018. During his last season in Triple-A, he posted an above-average .726 OPS.
After leaving affiliated baseball, from 2019 to 2022, Carlos Francos has played in the Atlantic League, American Association, Dominican Winter League and the Mexican League.
Prior to his signing with the Fubon Guardians, he was with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. In over 101 games and 443 plate appearances, Carlos Francos compiled a dominating slash line of .298/.413/.618 with 30 home runs and an OPS of 1.031 (league average OPS is at .767).
With the signing of Carlos Franco, the Guardians now have Mike Loree (set to retire on September 2), Joe Van Meter, Enderson Franco and Tanner Anderson as their foreign players
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2022 CPBL season.
It probably did not cost a lot to sign Franco.
Mid-season Atlantic League signing probably looking at 10K to 15K USD per month? I’m just guessing here.