The Tampa Bay Rays called up top prospect Wander Franco from the Durham Bulls for Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox. (Watch him get the news — it's touching.)
Why it matters: Baseball geeks have been waiting for this moment for a few years. Franco is ... really, really good.
What they're saying ...
- The 20-year-old ballplayer is "unlike any other prospect in the sport," writes Michael Baumann in The Ringer. "Wander Francos don’t come along every day."
- FanGraphs’ Eric Longenhagen called Franco "the best prospect on the planet, and the best I’ve evaluated."
- "The dude is a phenom, a force of nature, as good of a prospect as the game has seen in years," writes Jeff Mintz on FoxSports.com. "He is a very good defensive shortstop with crisp hands and an above-average arm. But the true magnificence comes at the plate."
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