Stock Down: Wander Franco
Of course, saying that Wander Franco’s stock has dropped comes with a decent amount of tongue-in-cheek sentiment. Wander is still, obviously, the best prospect in baseball and will eventually debut in the MLB as the league and sport’s newest wunderkind.
This being said, any thoughts of Franco opening the season with the Rays have been officially thrown out the window and in 26 plate appearances he might have done more to push back his debut than move it forward.
Carrying a .566 OPS and striking out five times, Wander often did well to make good contact but overall looked like someone who could benefit greatly from more high minors experience.
Franco did, however, give a magnificent glimpse into what the future might hold.