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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wondering about Wander? Take a look during Rays’ next games

He’ll be playing on Thursday and Friday.

Joe Ryan had his Wander moment last year during an early afternoon, late-season game with the advanced Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs.

“No one had put the ball in play for like six innings and some guy hit a ball up the middle and I was like, ‘(Darn), he hit it pretty hard,’” Ryan recalled. “And Wander just — all of I sudden I turn around — and it was almost like out of (the movie) For the Love of the Game, where the shortstop slides through, picks it up and flips it to first. I was like, ‘Wow, that was sick.’


“That side of him I hadn’t seen before, and that was really exciting. We talked about it later in the dugout, and he was saying, ‘Yeah, I realize what I need to do in the big leagues, and I want to be in the big leagues for a long time.’

“And not like he wasn’t taking it serious before, but he was just like, ‘I really need to focus.’ And it was awesome to hear that when we were just sitting there talking, and then to see him do it day in and day out with the consistency that he has.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 27, 2020 at 06:12 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: rays, wander franco

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Fangraphs: 2020 Top 100 Prospects

Below is my list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. The scouting summaries were compiled with information provided by available data, industry sources, as well as from my own observations.

1. Wander Franco
2. Gavin Lux
3. Mackenzie Gore
4. Jo Adell
5. Adley Rutschman

JJ1986 Posted: February 12, 2020 at 03:16 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fangraphs, prospects, wander franco

 

 

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