The long wait is over. Happy Wander Franco Day, everybody! Local stingray is swooning!
You waited.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 21, 2021
It's happening. pic.twitter.com/O7Ycmr7D0v
Here are some Wander stories to get you through the day. Drop your own in the comments and we’ll update this post as the day goes along.
Wander’s call up.
start your day with the moment Wander Franco found out he was getting called up. pic.twitter.com/PA3ssCSxj2— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 21, 2021
If you’re going to the game today — and judging from Twitter, a lot of you are — Wander merch will be available.
#Rays expect to have some Wander Franco replica jerseys and T-shirts at Trop team store as soon as Tuesday. Store open 10-4, then reopens to fans when gates open at 5:40— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 21, 2021
Also from Topper, expect Wander to be ready.
“He doesn’t want to be good. He wants to be great,” #Rays AAA @DurhamBulls manager Brady Williams said of Wander Franco. “That’s a very rare trait to see, especially in a 20 year old.” https://t.co/jF0uoHsYPO— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 22, 2021
Wanna feel old?
Wanna feel old?— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 21, 2021
When Wander Franco makes his MLB debut tomorrow, he will be the first major leaguer born in the year 2001
(h/t @SamDykstraMiLB) pic.twitter.com/sLSq8I8lUb
From Michael Baumann at the Ringer: Franco unlike any prospect in baseball.
From Adam Berry and Jesse Sanchez: Wander Franco time is now.
From Kiley McDaniel: Wander set to make a splash.
Where Wander falls in youngest debuts.
Here, we took a look at some of the Rays' most highly anticipated big league debuts (before this one): https://t.co/A95zZuRsUU— Adam Berry (@adamdberry) June 21, 2021
And this is where the 20-year-old will rank among the youngest players in franchise history at the time of his debut: https://t.co/Mb1ih9nx9K
From Chris Bumbaca, What to expect from Franco.
Wander fantasy chat with Eno.
️ Rates & Barrels ⚾️@enosarris & @DerekVanRiper discuss the promotion of Wander Franco, the varying effectiveness of their approach to steals during draft season, and more....— The Athletic Fantasy (@TheAthleticFS) June 22, 2021
YouTube: https://t.co/ETi5ZfoPdg pic.twitter.com/k9ytkASnpf
Finally, from our friends at Rays the Roof.
"How hype should Rays fans be for Wander Franco?"@Alex_MurphyJour https://t.co/FM7FbIVEz9— Rays The Roof Network (@RaysTheRoofTB) June 21, 2021
For the gamers out there:
It's Wander Week and we're breaking the rules again!— MLB The Show (@MLBTheShow) June 22, 2021
Limited Time 99 OVR boost to Prospect Wander Franco goes live TODAY at noon PT.
Earn the No. 1 Prospect item in a special set of Moments arriving soon, or hang onto the one you might already have. #MLBTheShow21 pic.twitter.com/tB6yU0pE8P
Some relationship advice:
"Rays promote Wander Franco" https://t.co/f6nA2r0scO— Danny Russell (@d_russ) June 22, 2021