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Franco hoping to build off strong AA debut

Published On: Jun 21 2013 06:58:31 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 21 2013 07:05:15 PM CDT

Franco hoping to build off strong Double-A debut

Maikel Franco, one of the Phillies top-rated prospects, has arrived in Reading.

Franco was promoted to Reading from Clearwater on Wednesday and made his Fightin Phils debut on Thursday.

The 20-year-old went 2-for-4 at the plate and also made a couple of really nice plays in the field at third base. 

Franco is currently the 8th-ranked prospect in the Phillies' system, but he's been so good in Clearwater this year that many expect him to make a big move up that list in the near future. 

Franco is hitting over .300 on the year with 17 home runs, 23 doubles, 53 RBIs, 20 walks, and 39 strikeouts.