J.P. France

SP · Houston Astros

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1995-04-04 Age 29.0
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 26.12, 387th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy219.015112.0768984410916460554.421.37
THE BAT211.116118.4667984511418466614.621.34

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Offseason In Review: Houston Astros

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    The Astros entered the offseason anticipating a few depth acquisitions. An injury to one of their anticipated setup relievers spurred them in another direction: a bold strike for one of the sport’s best late-game weapons. Major League Signings LHP Josh Hader: Five years, $95MM C Victor Caratini: Two years, $12MM 2024 spending: $25MM Total spending: $107MM Option…

    Mar 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Houston Astros Bryan Abreu Jose Altuve Yordan Alvarez Spencer Arrighetti Brandon Bielak Ronel Blanco Alex Bregman Hunter Brown Trey Cabbage Victor Caratini Dylan Coleman J.P. France Luis Garcia Chris Gittens Kendall Graveman Josh Hader Cristian Javier Joel Kuhnel Seth Martinez Chas McCormick Lance McCullers Jr. Rafael Montero Oliver Ortega Ryan Pressly Tayler Scott Drew Strotman Wander Suero Kyle Tucker Framber Valdez Justin Verlander
  • J.P. France Will Make Spring Debut On Saturday

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    Houston Astros starting pitcher J.P. France (shoulder) will take the mound for his spring debut on Saturday. Astros manager Joe Espada mentioned that France is expected to throw roughly 50 pitches during this outing. The right-hander is behind the rest of the starters but still has plenty of time to get ready in time for Opening Day. There's a decent chance that France begins the season in the rotation with Justin Verlander (shoulder) sidelined right now.

    Mar 13 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • J.P. France Could Make Grapefruit League Debut This Weekend

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    Houston Astros right-hander J.P. France (shoulder), who threw two innings in a minor-league game on Monday, could make his first Grapefruit League start this weekend, according to manager Joe Espada. France has recovered nicely from right-shoulder inflammation that he was dealing with earlier in spring training, and the team remains optimistic that he'll be ready by Opening Day on March 28. The 28-year-old was relied on heavily for the Astros in his rookie season in 2023 due to injuries to the rest of their starting staff, and he stepped up nicely by going 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 47 walks and 101 strikeouts in 136 1/3 innings over 24 outings (23 starts). However, France almost had an 8.00 ERA in his last six appearances, and his fantasy ceiling is low because of his lack of swing-and-miss stuff.

    Mar 12 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • Jose Urquidy, J.P. France To Start Season In Rotation

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    Astros general manager Dana Brown said on Tuesday that he is confident in the team's current pitching depth despite Justin Verlander (shoulder) starting the season on the injured list. He stated that the back of the rotation will comprise Jose Urquidy and J.P. France (shoulder). Urquidy managed just 63 innings pitched last season before missing time with right shoulder discomfort, but he has pitched five scoreless innings with four strikeouts to start his spring. France is currently dealing with right shoulder inflammation but is on track for Opening Day and pitched well last season in 23 starts. Both pitchers offer little strikeout upside but could be worth a look at the end of deeper points league drafts at this time.

    Mar 6 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France Jose Urquidy
  • J.P. France On Target To Be Ready By Opening Day

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    Houston Astros right-hander J.P. France (shoulder) will face hitters in live batting practice in camp on Wednesday and is on target to begin the 2024 regular season in the starting rotation. France has been working his way back from right-shoulder inflammation in spring training and should have enough time to get stretched out for the start of the regular season. It's good news for the Astros rotation, as they won't have three-time Cy Young winner Justin Verlander (shoulder) ready to go for Opening Day. In his first taste of the majors in 2023, France was solid, going 11-6 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 47 walks and 101 strikeouts in 24 outings (23 starts) during the regular season. However, he was hit hard towards the end of the year and doesn't miss quite as many bats as fantasy managers would hope.

    Mar 5 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • Astros Notes: Verlander, France, Framber, Bullpen

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    Astros camp kicked off last week with the revelation that right-handers Justin Verlander and J.P. France were both slightly behind schedule due to shoulder troubles. Both, however, have been progressing nicely over the past week-plus. Verlander tossed a bullpen session today, after which manager Joe Espada told reporters he’s “encouraged” with his ace’s progression from…

    Feb 22 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Houston Astros Bryan Abreu J.P. France Josh Hader Ryan Pressly Framber Valdez Justin Verlander
  • J.P. France Throws Off Mound

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    Houston Astros right-hander J.P. France (shoulder) said he threw a little off the mound on Wednesday and it went well. France was limited to flat-ground throwing during the first week of camp due to right-shoulder inflammation. It appears that the 28-year-old starter is making some progress, but he's not going to be available to pitch in Grapefruit League games for a while. But as long as he doesn't have any setbacks with his right shoulder, he still has a chance to be ready for Opening Day. France made his major-league debut with the 'Stros in May of last year and really impressed initially before limping to a 7.94 ERA in his last six outings. Walks were an issue for him in the minors, and his strikeout rate left a lot to be desired in his rookie campaign. If France is healthy and has a rotation spot in Houston in 2024, he'll probably be inconsistent for those in mixed leagues.

    Feb 22 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • J.P. France Dealing With Shoulder Inflammation

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    Houston Astros right-hander J.P. France (shoulder) is dealing with shoulder inflammation at the start of spring training. General manager Dana Brown said France is playing catch and "if he was shut down it would be more concerning." No pitcher ideally wants to already be injured as he reports to camp, but it's still early, and the 28-year-old could still be ready for the start of the 2024 regular season as long as he doesn't encounter any setbacks along the way. If healthy, France should have a spot in the team's Opening Day rotation, especially if veteran Justin Verlander (shoulder) isn't ready to go. He made his big-league debut in 2023 and was solid for the 'Stros, posting a 3.83 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 47 walks and 101 strikeouts in 136 1/3 frames over 24 outings (23 starts). However, he finished on a bad note and doesn't miss many bats.

    Feb 14 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • J.P. France Working On New Pitch

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    Houston Astros right-hander J.P. France intimated that he's adding a new pitch this offseason, but he wants to keep it "on the low down" before eventually debuting it in spring training. France was forced into starting-rotation duty in 2023 due to all of Houston's injuries and finished with 158 1/3 innings, including the playoffs, after never going over 114 innings in his first four minor-league seasons. Fatigue played a part late in the year, as opponents hit slugged .494 with an .855 OPS against him over the final two months of the season. The Astros might have to lean on France in their starting rotation early on, but when all of their starters are healthy, he could be relegated to more of a swing role for Houston. The 28-year-old won't have mixed-league fantasy value unless he's cemented in the team's rotation, but a lack of swing-and-miss stuff also limits his upside.

    Jan 26 · Source via Houston Astros J.P. France
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC232.916117.38681024711417463584.401.36
    2024 Draft Buddy219.015112.0768984410916460554.421.37
    2024 Steamer176.91197.066585369715353504.501.34
    2024 THE BAT211.116118.4667984511418466614.621.34
    2024 Zeile214.014106.675794441061600544.501.39

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


    4vs ATL7.015.000041420223.601.00
    3vs TEX-6.014.0010348118818.003.00
    2at TEX1.715.201042800334.761.76
    1vs NYY7.715.200051600334.761.24


    26vs KC3.015.001051700323.601.60
    25at KC-0.714.1000045005510.382.08
    24vs SD, at TEX28.0211.01011081040664.911.64
    23at BOS16.715.210031510223.181.06
    22vs BOS-9.712.1010321120101038.575.57
    21vs SEA9.016.001171721223.001.33
    20vs LAA23.017.010151400222.570.71
    19at NYY, vs CLE41.3110.12011051000321.741.45
    18vs TEX23.017.010132500100.001.00
    17at OAK24.017.010151600111.291.00
    16at LAA4.314.100020900424.152.08
    15vs COL20.016.010141610334.501.17
    14at STL22.017.010122400000.000.86
    13at LAD5.016.001142810334.501.67
    12vs CIN5.716.201131410222.700.75
    11at CLE22.716.210166700334.051.95
    10vs LAA, vs MIN22.0213.00011141020553.461.08
    9at MIL7.715.201081510211.591.06
    8vs CHC-0.313.2000229306614.733.00
    7at CWS21.716.210131310111.350.60
    6at SEA10.015.000051301000.000.80


    Apr 17vs ATLL 4-57.015.000041420223.601.00
    Apr 12vs TEXL 8-12-6.014.0010348118818.003.00
    Apr 6at TEXL 2-71.715.201042800334.761.76
    Mar 31vs NYYL 3-47.715.200051600334.761.24


    Sep 23vs KCL 2-33.015.001051700323.601.60
    Sep 16at KCL 8-10-0.714.1000045005510.382.08
    Sep 10vs SDW 12-223.016.010155410111.501.50
    Sep 4at TEXW 13-65.015.000053630559.001.80
    Aug 29at BOSW 6-216.715.210031510223.181.06
    Aug 24vs BOSL 1-17-9.712.1010321120101038.575.57
    Aug 18vs SEAL 0-29.016.001171721223.001.33
    Aug 12vs LAAW 11-323.017.010151400222.570.71
    Aug 6at NYYW 9-717.303.110043300100.001.80
    Jul 31vs CLEW 7-324.017.010162700222.571.29
    Jul 25vs TEXW 4-323.017.010132500100.001.00
    Jul 20at OAKW 3-124.017.010151600111.291.00
    Jul 14at LAAW 7-54.314.100020900424.152.08
    Jul 5vs COLW 6-420.016.010141610334.501.17
    Jun 29at STLW 14-022.017.010122400000.000.86
    Jun 23at LADL 2-35.016.001142810334.501.67
    Jun 16vs CINL 1-25.716.201131410222.700.75
    Jun 10at CLEW 6-422.716.210166700334.051.95
    Jun 4vs LAAL 1-212.017.000131310111.290.57
    May 29vs MINL 5-710.016.000083710446.001.67
    May 23at MILL 0-67.715.201081510211.591.06
    May 17vs CHCW 7-6-0.313.2000229306614.733.00
    May 12at CWSW 5-121.716.210131310111.350.60
    May 6at SEAL 5-710.015.000051301000.000.80
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