Wander Franco

Born: 03/01/2001 (Age: 17)
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Height: 5'10
Weight: 189
Primary Position: 2B
Seconday Position: SS
Acquisition Period: Signed as International Free Agent July 2, 2017
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 8th, 2018
Dates Seen: July 18-20, 2018
Level: Rk
Affiliate: Princeton Rays
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Compact frame; strength in upper half, thinner down below. Loose actions. Limited projection on frame, could add 5 pounds.
Swing Mechanics
Same from both sides. Slightly open set-up, feet shoulder width extended, front heel off ground, hands off shoulder. High leg raise, short load into body, line drive-extended bat path, excellent extension
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 70 All-Star Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 70 Combination of short stroke, elite bat speed, barrel feel, and plus extension is rare. Stays back, hands in, loose, won't get beaten by good FBs, times spin for hard contact. Inconsistent approach; will get pull-happy; anxious; swing at pitcher's strikes, but shows two-strike approach and has feel to improve selectivity, will mature as hitter.
Combination of short stroke, elite bat speed, barrel feel, and plus extension is rare. Stays back, hands in, loose, won't get beaten by good FBs, times spin for hard contact. Inconsistent approach; will get pull-happy; anxious; swing at pitcher's strikes, but shows two-strike approach and has feel to improve selectivity, will mature as hitter.
Game Power 40 60 Will get all of raw and more w plus hitting ability from both sides. Mostly pullside at present, elevates line drives. With maturation of approach will show to opposite.
Will get all of raw and more w plus hitting ability from both sides. Mostly pullside at present, elevates line drives. With maturation of approach will show to opposite.
Raw Power 55 55 Same both sides. Bat speed, loose wrists, excellent rotation, ball jumps off bat. Not plus because shorter stroke but extension there to power alleys.
Same both sides. Bat speed, loose wrists, excellent rotation, ball jumps off bat. Not plus because shorter stroke but extension there to power alleys.
Run 55 55 Regularly 4.18-4.22 HP from left (avg). Because of extension, gets a slow break. Above-average underway.
Regularly 4.18-4.22 HP from left (avg). Because of extension, gets a slow break. Above-average underway.
Field 40 50 Present at SS, projection for 2B. Solid hands; above-average footwork gives lateral mobility to play 2B. Charging ability, game clock challenged at SS, projects to 45 there.
Present at SS, projection for 2B. Solid hands; above-average footwork gives lateral mobility to play 2B. Charging ability, game clock challenged at SS, projects to 45 there.
Throw 50 50 Has to step into it; fringy on the move, challenged from six-hole. Solid at 2B.
Has to step into it; fringy on the move, challenged from six-hole. Solid at 2B.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Average Plus
Instincts Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
All-star, future .300 hitter with 25-30 HRs a season, average defender at 2B. Bat is special enough to move quickly, should be ready for majors by age 21.