This Tuesday the Rays held their first Spring Training session with a full team, after the rest of position players joined pitchers and catchers, who began their work a week earlier, as is the custom year after year in MLB spring camps in Florida and Arizona.
One of the players who spoke with reporters after completing the first full squad training session was the Dominican shortstop Willy Adames, who in addition to declaring having arrived at Spring Training with a lot of hunger to win everything after what happened in the last World Series, also He confessed to having talked and advised his countryman, and also Tampa’s number one prospect and of all Major League Baseball, Wander Franco.
Adames, current starting shortstop for the Rays, talked to who will surely be his direct competitor in the near future about how relaxed he should try to be in Spring Training, in the same way, he advised him to try not to do too much, since that same advice was the that he received when he joined his first camp a few years ago.
It should be remembered that according to the list of the best 100 prospects published by MLB Pipeline, Wander Franco is still number one in the entire “Big Top” at just 19 years old. It is not known at the moment if manager Kevin Cash is looking to give him a shot at the big team or if he will continue to play in the Class A branches.
After last year the Minor League season did not take place, Franco received permission to play Dominican winter ball with the Leones del Escogido, where he was having an outstanding participation until he suffered an injury that forced him to resign. to Lidom and return to the United States to recover and be ready for spring training.