- The news we have all been waiting for:
We have some Wanderful news— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 21, 2021
It’s time for Wander!— MLB (@MLB) June 21, 2021
The Rays announce that baseball’s top prospect will be called up on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/X4PhOepG8N
- Everything you need to know about Franco - Adam Berry & David Adler, MLB.com
- No. 1 prospect Wander getting called up - Adam Berry, MLB.com: Rarely are the Rays the front page, headline, number 1 story of the baseball world and on MLB.com. Then again, there’s nothing normal about Wander Franco.
- Rays to call up top prospect Wander Franco - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: Wander will be second only to BJ Upton for youngest Rays callup ever.
- The moment Wander heard the news:
“It’s a pretty special moment for somebody in this room…”— Durham Bulls (@DurhamBulls) June 21, 2021
The moment Wander & his teammates were told he was going to The Show by our manager Brady Williams.
Congrats, Wander! pic.twitter.com/mN1fQ74Obw
- The most anticipated debuts in MLB history - Matt Kelly, MLB.com: Franco is without a doubt one of the most anticipated prospect call-ups, by fans of every club, in recent history.
- Wander Franco is set to make a splash for the Tampa Bay Rays - Kiley McDaniel, ESPN: The prospect guru for ESPN, and formerly Fan Graphs, is well aware of just how incredible Wander Franco has been in the minors, and can be in the majors.
- Excuse me while a stare into the sunset and fade to dust:
BUCKLE UP FOR THIS:— Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) June 21, 2021
When he debuts Tuesday, Wander Franco will be the first-ever Major Leaguer born in the year 2001.
- Rays’ Shane McClanahan delivers a strong start - Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times: It was a terrible weekend series for the Rays overall, but Shane did his best to try and get one game into the win column.