Franco, who turns 21 in August, split time in June between Single-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. He hit .404 between the two levels. After his June 19th promotion to Reading, Franco has been white hot. He began his Double-A career by hitting safely in his first 11 games. In 13 games with the Fightins, Franco is hitting .418/.429/.727 with an ridiculous OPS of 1.156. He has added four home runs and 11 RBI during his time with Reading.
Before his promotion to the Fightins, Franco was hitting .299/.349/.576 with a Florida State League leading 16 home runs and 52 RBI. He also leads the FSL with 23 doubles. Over his last 10 games for Clearwater, Franco was hitting .395/.730/1.125 with five home runs and 10 RBI. One of the telling stats about Franco's ability to come through when needed is his .331/.575/.907 slash line with runners on base.
Holland, 24, started four games for the Threshers in June posting a minuscule 1.00 ERA while going 2-1 in 27 innings of work. He struck out 23 batters but only allowed three walks in the month of June. The lefthander has pitched well for Clearwater this year allowing only 13 runs (10 earned) in 53 innings of work. Overall, the 6'5" 205 lbs. is 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in 12 games (eight starts). Holland was a 10th round pick in 2010 out of UC Santa Barbara.
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