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Wander Franco

Wander Franco 1 SS

Charlotte Stone Crabs

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Wander Samuel Franco
  • Age: 18 (March 1, 2001)
  • Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic
  • Bats/Throws: S/R Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 189
  • Relationship(s): son of Wander Franco, brother of Wander Franco, brother of Wander Franco, nephew of Willy Aybar, nephew of Erick Aybar
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Wander Franco Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
July 9, 2019 Charlotte Stone Crabs activated SS Wander Franco from the temporarily inactive list.
July 5, 2019 Charlotte Stone Crabs placed SS Wander Franco on the temporarily inactive list.
June 25, 2019 SS Wander Franco assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Bowling Green Hot Rods.
April 1, 2019 SS Wander Franco assigned to Bowling Green Hot Rods from Princeton Rays.
June 18, 2018 SS Wander Franco assigned to Princeton Rays.
July 2, 2017 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent SS Wander Franco to a minor league contract.
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Wander Franco Awards and Honors

Wander Franco  1 SS

Wander Franco
  • Full Name: Wander Samuel Franco
  • Born: March 1, 2001
  • Age: 18
  • Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic
  • Bats: S
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 189

Signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic for $3.85 million on July 2, 2017... switch-hitting shortstop had been ranked No. 1 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 30 International Prospects list when he signed with the Rays... from Bani, Dominican Republic... was scouted and signed by the Rays' director of international scouting Carlos Rodriguez and Dominican Republic scouting supervisor Danny Santana... Franco is the nephew of Major League infielder Erick Aybar and former Major League infielder Willy Aybar, who spent five years in the Majors; he also has two older brothers playing in the Minors: Wander Javier Franco, 22, a third baseman in the Royals organization and Wander Alexander Franco, 20, a corner infielder in the Astros system... was ranked by MLB.com as baseball's No. 2 overall prospect as of June 2019... was an Appalachian League post-seaosn All-Star in 2018... was named the Appy League's Player of the Year while with Princeton in 2018... named a Baseball American Rookie All-Star and Minor League All-Star in 2018... selected as a MiLB.com Rays All-Star in 2018.