Wander Franco: Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Contract, Dating, Girlfriend, Age, Height, Wiki, Trade, Awards, Facts, Draft

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Quick Facts

Name Wander Franco
Age 21 Years Old
Nick Name Wander
Birth Name Wander Samuel Franco Sr.
Birth Date 2001-03-01
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player
Place Of Birth Bani
Birth Nation Dominican Republic
Nationality Dominican
Famous For Shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays
Position Shortstop
Jersey Number 5
Current Club Tampa Bay Rays
First Club Tampa Bay Rays
Career Start Made his professional debut with Princeton Rays in 2018
Awards 2018 Appalachian League Player of the Year
Father Wander Franco
Mother Nancy Aybar
Siblings 2
Brothers Wander Alexander and Wander Javier
Ethnicity Dominican
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Pisces
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight Around 86 kg
Body Type Average
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Not Revealed
Children 1
Son Wander Samuel Franco Jr.
Source of Wealth Baseball (contracts, salaries, bonus, endorsements)
Salary Around $16.5 million
Net Worth Around $1 million
Links Instagram

Wander Baseball player Samuel Franco Sr., also known as Wander Franco, is from the Dominican Republic. For the Major League Baseball team, Tampa Bay Rays, Franco is a shortstop. In June 2021, Franco made his MLB debut. The Rays acquired him in July 2017. Before making his MLB debut, he had stints with the Princeton Rays, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Charlotte Stone Crabs, and Durham Bulls in the minor leagues.

How much is the Net worth of Wander Franco?

Wander Franco is one of the MLB’s up-and-coming baseball players. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017, and his MLB debut came in June of the same year. In November 2021, he agreed to an 11-year deal extension with the Rays. He agreed to a 12-year, $182 million deal with the Rays that included a $25 million club option. He receives a salary of about $16.5 million every year. His MLB career will last for a very long time. His current projected net worth is $1 million, but he will soon start to amass a sizable fortune from his professional baseball career.

Wander Franco showed up to his MLB debut in Rolls Royce SUV
Wander Franco Net worth 2023 Via Larry Brown Sports

Early Years: Where is Wander Franco from?

On March 1st, 2001, Wander Franco was born. Dominican Republic’s Bani is where he was born. He is of Dominican descent. His mother Nancy Aybar and his father Wander Franco welcomed him into the world. Brothers Wander Alexander and Wander Javier are his two siblings. His faith is Christianity, and he is of Dominican descent. Pisces is his horoscope sign.

Wander Franco and his brothers with their father. Source: @mlb

What is the Professional Career of Wander Franco?

One of the top international prospects in the 2017 international class was listed as Wander Franco. He was acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays on July 2, 2017. He was given a contract with the Princeton Rays, where he made his career debut in 2018. On July 14, 2018, he cycled while playing for Princeton. In 245 at-bats for the Princeton Rays, he hit.374/.445/.636 with 11 home runs and 57 runs batted in (RBIs). He received the Appalachian League Player of the Year award for 2018. For the 2019 campaign, he was allocated to the Bowling Green Hot Rods. In June 2019, he was elevated to the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

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Wander Franco made his MLB debut in June 2021. Source: @coveringthecorner

He was selected for the All-Star Futures Game in 2019.  He concluded the 2019 campaign with a slash line of.327/.398/.487, 9 home runs, and 53 RBIs. Ahead of the 2020 season, he was considered the best prospect in all of baseball. He was included in the list of Rays players who could participate in the MLB postseason. He received a spring training invitation from the Rays for the 2021 season. Also, He was given to the Durham Bulls, a Triple-A squad, after failing to make the team. With the Durham Bulls, he posted a slash line of.315/.367/.586 with 7 home runs and 35 RBIs.

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Wander Franco signed with Tampa Bay Rays in 2017. Source: @nypost

On June 20, 2021, he was promoted to the main leagues, and on June 22, 2021, he faced the Boston Red Sox in his MLB debut. In the fifth inning, a three-run homer off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez gave him his first professional hit, home run, and RBI.

After getting on base safely for 26 straight games in August 2021, he broke the record for the longest run by a player under 21 since 1961. To record a record of a record of a for a with a for a with a for a with a for a with a for a with a for a with a for a with a for a and a for a with a for a On November 23, 2021, he extended his contract with the Rays for a further 11 years. He agreed to a deal worth $182 million with a $25 million club option for the final year.

Who is the Girlfriend of Wander Franco?

Wander Samuel Franco Jr. is the name of Wander Franco’s son. His son was born in 2018. However, there is no information accessible regarding his partner. Soon, more information regarding his private life will be updated.


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Body Stats: What is the Height of Wander Franco?

The height of Wander Franco is 1.78 meters. The shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays weighs between between 86 and 90 kilograms. He has a typical body type. His black hair contrasts with his dark brown eyes. Straight is the way he identifies sexually.


  • His father also played minor league baseball in the 1990s.
  • His mother is the sister of MLB players, Erick Aybar and Willy Aybar.
  • His brothers also played baseball in the Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants organizations.
  • Baseball America ranked him the fourth-best prospect in baseball ahead of the 2019 season.
  • He is the youngest player in baseball history at age 20 to sign a contract worth at least $100 million.
  • His $182 million contract was the largest deal for any player with less than one year of major league service.
  • He wears jersey number 5.