In 83 games for El Paso this season, Francoeur is hitting .297 with 15 HR and 52 RBI. There does not seem to be room in a crowded Padres' outfield for him, so the most likely scenario for him would appear to be a major league opportunity with another team.
Francoeur has always been able to hit lefties and we could use someone like that. He has a .285/.335/.465 line against LHP. He would be an improvement over Brad Glenn and Darin Mastroianni. He's not bad in the outfield, and has a good arm.
On the minus side, he hit a big .204/.238/.298 batting line last year, splitting time between the Royals and Giants. In 2012 he hit .235/.287/..378 in 148 game with the Royals. I'm not a big fan, but he likely would be better than Glenn.