‘Jeffrey Braden Francoeur nicknamed Frenchy, was born on January 8, 1984 in Lilburn, Georgia, to Karen and David Francoeur. He has one sister, Heather.
Hie is 6’4”, weighs 220 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High SchoolJeff graduated from Parkview High School in 2002. He played baseball for the school’s team and led them to consecutive Georgia state 5-A baseball championships in 2001 and 2002. He hit .443 with 55 HR and 164 RBI during his high school career.
He also played football, leading Parkview to two undefeated state championship seasons in 2000 and 2001. Francoeur turned down a full football scholarship at Clemson University to pursue a career in baseball, despite having signed a Letter of Intent to the team.
Minor LeaguesJeff was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the June 2002 free agent draft. After the draft, he was assigned to the team