Headliners Set 6 Signature Series John Franco replaces Breakout Ty Cobb in Headliners packs today. Signature Series John Franco is a 90 overall, and his main pitch is a 73 mph screwball. He has a sinker, slider, fastball and circle change as his other pitches. We already had a silver version of Franco in the game, but this is obviously a major upgrade.
For the first time with the Headliners, Franco is not the top-rated closer in the community market as that honor still belongs to Headliners Set 3 Eric Gagne. However, Franco should remain one of the more unique closers in the game all year. After all, a left-handed pitcher with a screwball sort of locks him into that role. His fastball is still going to top out around 92-93 so the pitch speed mix should be quite good as well.
Here is a look at his quirks:
And here is how he looks on the community market right now:
The odds on the Headliners packs remain the same as always, so good luck if you try getting him in packs as you’ll have a 1:10 chance at a diamond, albeit that diamond might not be Franco.