Top Prospect #23: RHP Martire Franco Premium Story

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By Jay Zenz

Date: Jan 24, 2004

So, when you age three years literally overnight, do your friends owe you three birthday presents? Maybe Martire Franco could answer that question because that very thing happened to him. With scrutiny over birth certificates and immigration records after the 9-11 attacks, Franco was found to be three years older than he originally was listed by the Phillies. Of course, Franco wasn’t the only one that aged quickly, but for him, it was at a critical time.

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