Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Francisco is expected to push for more playing time in 2012 behind veteran Scott Rolen ESPN.com senior writer Eric Karabell recently published a post highlighting four players from the National League Central who he considers to be fantasy league "sleepers" for the upcoming season (you can read the entire piece here if you wish). Among the four relatively unknown players listed includes one Cincinnati Red -- third baseman Juan Francisco. Here's what Karabell had to say regarding the 24-year old prospect:Juan Francisco, 3B, Cincinnati Reds: Scott Rolen is what, 62 years old? Or is that just how his body feels at this point? Francisco remains a somewhat raw prospect at age 24 and is allergic to taking walks (15 last season in 110 games!), but he boasts legit power and he's out of minor league options. Maybe he's the next Ian Stewart, hitting with power but an anchor on your batting average. That still matters in some leagues. As for Rolen, actually 36, he's only two years removed f...
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