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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Wander Franco takes center stage

Franco and Ronaldo Hernandez participated in Sunday’s Futures Game

MLB: All Star Game-Futures Game David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays top prospect and the top prospect in all of baseball, SS Wander Franco, was front and center for Sunday nights MLB Futures Game.

Franco’s first at bat ended in a called third strike on a pitch well inside:

But his second produced a nearly 108 MPH off the bat single to right field!

Franco was one of two Rays representatives at the Futures Game.

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