Welcome to Major League Baseball, Wandering Franco.
The top prospect in baseball made his long-awaited radiance debut on Tuesday night to help the team end a six-game losing streak. Almost immediately, the move paid off.
Franco played in his first game, but made a lot of noise in the fifth game. With the Rays trailing 5-2, Franco hit a three-point home run from Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez to tie the score.
Franco drove a 362-foot lower slider to help Tampa Bay fall behind in the key game against Boston. On Tuesday, the Rays led the Red Sox at halftime in the American League Eastern Conference.
The 20-year-old became the youngest player since Jurickson Profar hit a home run in the Rangers’ first game on September 2, 2012.
Wander Franco is the youngest player (20 years old, 113 days) to hit a home run in the first game of his career since Uriksson Ploval (19 years old, 195 days) in 2012.
-Major League Baseball Statistics (@MLBStats) June 23, 2021
He too The youngest home run member Since BJ Upton in 2004.
The explosion caused many reactions on Major League Baseball’s Twitter, because fans and analysts were excited to see Franco’s immediate hype.
So far tonight, Wander Franco has:
-The two balls with the farthest hits by the Rays in the game
-Two of his team’s six heavy shots (exit speed above 95 mph)
-The only walk released by Eduardo Rodriguez
-Scored or scored four in five games in Tampa Bay
-Sam Dykstra (@SamDykstraMiLB) June 23, 2021
So Wander Franco is very special… Tell me something I don’t know
— Jody Allido (@alidor_jody) June 23, 2021
Wander Franco will hit 89 homers this year
-WANDER SZN (@WanderPlzWin) June 23, 2021
A disturbing new way to express trivia: Wander Franco is 32 days alive than Albert Pujols.
-Michael Baumann (@MichaelBaumann) June 23, 2021
15 of the 20 players in the starting lineup for the Virginia and Mississippi State University World Series tonight are older than Wander Franco
-Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 23, 2021
After this home run, there is still no more emotion than Wander Franco! ! ! ! All high fives!
Baseball is the best pic.twitter.com/mmky67IYiX
— Sarah Lance (@SlangsOnSports) June 23, 2021