Tampa Bay Rays prospect Wander Franco was crowned — yet again — the top prospect in baseball by Baseball America yesterday, and the honor coincided with two separate reports on the short stop’s tools — one from BA, and another from MLB Pipeline.
Both websites gave Franco a grade of 80 for his hit tool.
Tools: Hit: 80 | Power: 60 | Run: 50 | Fielding: 55 | Arm: 50
2019 Average Exit Velo: 90
Skinny: Franco drew more walks (56) than strikeouts (35) in 114 games, proving once again that the 18-year old’s advanced approach to hitting is well beyond his years.