JockBio Vital Stats
  • Texas Rangers • Outfield • #10
  • Height: 6' 4"
• Weight: 220 • Born: 1/8/84
  • Jeff intercepted 15 passes as a junior at Parkview High School.
  • Jeff was one of only three juniors to be named to Baseball America’s 2001 high school All-America team. B.J. Upton and Scott Kazmir were the other two.
  • Jeff was signed by Atlanta scout Al Goetz.
  • Jeff hit a walk-off grand slam on May 14, 2006.
  • In 2006, Jeff became the third-youngest Brave to knock in 100 runs. The two players ahead of him were Hank Aaron and Eddie Mathews.
  • Jeff struck out five times in a 2007 game. The only other Braves to do that were Ozzie Virgil, Dave Justice and Andruw Jones.
  • Jeff led the Braves with 53 multi-hit games in 2007.
  • Jeff tied with Aaron Rowand in the 2007 Gold Glove voting, so for the first time, four NL outfielders won the award.
  • In 2008, Jeff hammered two home runs and had a career-high seven RBIs in a game against the Washington Nationals.
  • From his debut in 2005 thru the 2007 season, Jeff’s 45 outfield assists were the highest total in the majors.
  • Jeff led the Mets with 10 homers and a .498 slugging average in the second half of 2009.
  • In 2009, Jeff became the second player in history to hit into a game-ending unassisted triple play. The first was Homer Summa of the Philadelphia A’s in 1927.
  • In 2010, Jeff won a game for the Rangers when he was plunked by Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning with the bases loaded. It was the the franchise’s first-ever "walk-off hit by pitch.”
  • During spring training in 2008, Jeff joined Tom Glavine and John Smoltz for a round of golf with Tiger Woods. Tiger shot a 66. Jeff, who tried to out-drive Woods all day long, refused to reveal his score. “We won’t go there,” he told reporters the next day.
  • Jeff married Catie McCoy after the 2007 season.
  • Jeff is a fan of country singer George Strait.
  • Jeff collects baseball caps.
  • Jeff is a karaoke demon, although he admits he can’t carry a tune. His rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" has cleared many a karaoke bar.
  • If Jeff hadn’t made it as a baseball player, he would have tried coaching high school football.
  • Jeff still follows Clemson football closely, watching every game, but he says he doesn’t look back on his decision to play baseball.
  • Jeff says Colin Farrell should play him if they ever make The Jeff Francoeur Story. He adds that Tara Reid would be a good choice as his love interest.




B.J. Upton, 2006 Heritage




Tiger Woods, 2007 SI for Kids

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