Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 21 (March 01, 2001) | 5' 10" | 189lbs. | Bats: Both 2B-1 3B-8 SS-63 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM R 2018 61 242 46 85 27 19 10 7 11 57 4 3 .351 .418 .587 10 7 .346 n/a
TAM A 2019 62 233 42 74 30 20 16 5 6 29 14 9 .318 .390 .506 11 7 .318 n/a
TAM A+ 2019 52 192 40 65 26 15 11 2 3 24 4 5 .339 .408 .464 12 7 .346 n/a
TBR AAA 2021 40 163 31 51 14 21 11 6 7 35 5 4 .313 .372 .583 8 12 .324 n/a
TAM AAA 2021 40 163 31 51 14 21 11 6 7 35 5 4 .313 .372 .583 8 12 .324 n/a
TAM AL 2021 70 281 53 81 24 37 18 5 7 39 2 1 .288 .347 .463 8 12 .311 45/20/34 11 12
TAM AL 2022 52 208 30 54 12 23 12 2 5 22 4 0 .260 .296 .409 5 10 .268 46/26/28 7 7
Career 2yrs 122 489 83 135 36 60 30 7 12 61 6 1 .276 .326 .440 7 11 .292 n/a
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Rotowire:

Activated, starting Sunday
June 26, 2022
The Rays activated Franco (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He'll start at shortstop and bat second in the Rays' series finale with the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Franco was on the shelf for just under a month with a left quad strain, but the 21-year-old looks ready to go after recently wrapping up a five-gam rehab assignment in the minors. He'll immediately slot back in as Tampa Bay's everyday shortstop, leaving Taylor Walls and Vidal Brujan to vie for playing time at the keystone.
Alex Patton Alex

Who wouldn't want to be at PNC this weekend to watch the shortstops?

Rotoworld:

06.21: Wander Franco (quad) went 2-for-3 with a double and also played six innings at shortstop on Monday for the Rays' Florida Complex League affiliate. (Franco
will receive a day off on Tuesday to rest and recover before playing
shortstop for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The
21-year-old franchise cornerstone, who is rehabbing from a right quad
strain, will be re-evaluated after that and could rejoin the Rays for
this weekend's series against a rapidly-improving Pirates' squad.)
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 21

In my second league I have an IL to be lusted over.  Unfortunately, it has ended my season early. I'm in the process of trying to acquire keepers for the few healthy guys I have right now.


1B Sano

2B Brandon Lowe

SS Franco

OF Eloy Jimenez

OF Kirilloff (AAA IL)

OF Baddoo (AAA  IL)

OF Locastro 

SP Eduardo Rodriguez

SP Hyun-Jin Ryu

SP Shane Baz

RP Kittridge

RP Feyereisen

No point in holding on to IL players out the remainder of this year and most of next:

SP Daulton Jefferies

RP Chad Green


I've had years in which I've been hit with injuries before, but nothing like this.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 3

He's not going to win the batting crown but he just got his second knock tonight to raise his average back up to .266. The over/under on .300?

I'd take the over.

Alex Patton Alex
May 31

It's a strange thing to skip over Ichiro like that, but I guess he is making a point.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 28

Wouldn't it be great if Bowden turns out to be not optimistic enough with this forecast?

3. Wander Franco wins three batting titles

I haven’t seen a hit tool like Franco’s since Wade Boggs and the late Tony Gwynn. Franco has such amazing hand-eye coordination, he can manipulate the bat like it’s a tennis racket. The Rays did an incredible job in signing him to an 11-year, $182 million deal this winter. I believe that contract will turn out to be extremely club-friendly, and Franco will repay the Rays by winning Silver Slugger awards, batting championships and even an MVP award in this decade.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 23

Forecaster:

xHR 8

xSB 8

xBA .291

Statcast:

xBA .276

xSA .403

They essentially agree, although the Forecaster tilts one way, Statcast the other way in relation to what Wander actually did.

The Forecaster in essence makes a very rosy forecast with this observation:

"Monthly BAs from call-up through Sept: .194, .256, .313, .340."

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 28
2021: EV 88.2 HardHit 38% Barrel 5% HR/FB 8% LA 9.7 Pull 36% Cent 40% Oppo 25%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21