Wander Franco Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 189 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/1/2001 (20)
Wander Franco Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Wander Franco News
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco (hamstring) could be activated off the injured list at some point over the team's current 10-game homestand. Manager Kevin Cash told the media he hasn't ruled out activating Franco on his first day of eligibility next Tuesday, but that he also thinks that would be too soon. The 20-year-old rookie has found his groove at the big-league level, slashing .285/.347/.463 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, two stolen bases, and 49 runs scored on 70 hits. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out for updates as the homestand progresses.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco (hamstring) is progressing well in his initial rehab, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash. Franco was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain on Saturday. Cash told reporters on Tuesday that the team's medical coordinator is happy with Franco's progress. The plan, according to Cash, is for Franco to hit off a tee on Wednesday and then get onto the field for workouts over the weekend. The 20-year-old rookie is first eligible to come off of the injured list on September 21. After a slow start to his MLB career, Franco settled in over the past month or so. He's slashed .285/.347/.463 with seven home runs, 36 RBI and 49 runs over 62 games on the year.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Wander Franco (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. He exited Friday's 10-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers with hamstring tightness. The rookie phenom will undergo an MRI on Saturday but is expected to miss the next 2-to-3 weeks at the minimum; hopefully, he can return by the end of the season. Franco is slashing .285/.347/.463 with seven home runs, 36 RBI, 49 runs scored, and two stolen bases over 271 plate appearances in 2021. Shortstop Taylor Walls was recalled from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move. Walls struggled in his previous stint in majors, slashing .203/.301/.305 in 147 plate appearances. The 25-year-old is a speculative add in deep-league formats.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Wander Franco is a long shot to start the season on the Big League roster, but he'll be a popular name in fantasy circles this draft season as the baseball world waits for his inevitable call-up. The 20-year-old wunderkind tore the cover off the ball across two seasons in the Minors, en route to a .336/.405/.523 career slash line. Unfortunately, Franco hasn't played above Class-A Advanced and it's anyone's guess how Tampa plans on handling their top-prospect after his development was interrupted. What we do know is Franco can hit. His 80-grade hit-tool is not a ranking scouts give out often and he boasts elite plate discipline with 81 walks against just 54 strikeouts in two years of professional ball. As of January, his average draft position sits near 250th overall. That would be an incredible value for a player with his upside. Watch Franco in Spring Training, though, as his ADP could skyrocket if he has a big March. However, Franco was re-assigned to minor league camp on March 15, almost guaranteeing that we won't see him in the big leagues until May at the earliest. Also, Tampa Bay is notorious for manipulating playing time for MLB players in a bid to keep their arbitration costs down. Let someone else take the gamble on Wander in redraft.