Folks, Wander Watch 2021 is in full effect.
Rays fans were given a tease on Tuesday as top prospect in baseball and the Rays’ organization, Wander Franco, came on for an interview on ESPN during the Rays vs. Red Sox game.
Then on Wednesday, Franco made the most of being on television. During the first Fox Sports Sun broadcast of the season, he hit an absolute moonshot in Tampa’s 3-1 win vs. Pittsburgh.
Sources say the ball still hasn’t landed and/or cleared the building beyond right field completely, a possible 500+ foot homer.
Franco finished Wednesday’s game with a bloop single and the aforementioned monster solo home run, his first of the spring.
This is far from the last time Rays fans will be treated to more Wander highlights this spring. He’ll feature plenty in the lineup and out in the field, so Rays fans will get their fix and then some.
We’ll try to contain our excitement as much as we can, but no promises.