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Rays shortstop Wander Franco was reassigned to Minor League camp.
The 20-year-old Franco is a top prospect, but it appears the Rays would like some more development before bringing him back up to the Major Leagues.
Rays top prospect Wander Franco is playing third base in Sunday's Grapefruit League game.
Franco is the consensus best prospect in baseball. A natural shortstop, the 20-year-old is currently "blocked" by Willy Adames at the big league level. Adames isn't going to keep Franco from making it to the majors, but it's notable that the Rays are willing to give him a look at another position. A switch-hitter with an 80-grade hit tool, Franco is going to be a priority add off waivers the second he arrives in the big leagues.
Rays prospect Wander Franco says he's fully recovered from the shoulder and bicep injuries that cut his winter ball season short.
The 19-year-old is with the big league team at spring training this season, though he won't make the team out of camp. Considered the consensus top prospect in all of baseball, there's a chance that Franco debuts at some point this summer.
The Tampa Bay Rays are inviting top prospect Wander Franco to big league Spring Training camp.
Franco is the consensus top prospect in baseball. Still just 19 years old, the switch hitting shortstop is just so advanced as a hitter for his age. He was diagnosed with biceps inflammation while playing in the Dominican Winter League back in December, but it isn't expected to be a long term issue. Franco is a near untouchable asset in dynasty leagues this offseason.
Rays top prospect SS Wander Franco has been diagnosed with biceps inflammation.
Franco had been playing in the Dominican Winter League but returned to the United States last week after experiencing biceps discomfort. The good news is there is no structural damage or long-term concern. Franco is done playing in the Dominican League this winter but the expectation is he'll be 100 percent for spring training. The 19-year-old is going to be a fantasy factor the instant he steps on a big league diamond.