Who’s the Highest Paid Player on the Tampa Bay Rays?
The highest paid player currently on the Tampa Bay Rays roster is Wander Franco.
In the major leagues, Wander Franco has 281 regular-season at-bats. Despite this, he is about to get a huge paycheck and sign the Rays’ biggest contract ever.
Franco has signed an 11-year, $185 million contract extension with the Rays, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, considerably surpassing the six-year, $100 million extensions inked by third baseman Evan Longoria in 2012.
Franco’s contract is the latest big-money deal for a young prospect with little big-league experience, and it demonstrates the Rays’ faith in their star prospect’s ability as a franchise building component.
Franco impressed in his brief stint in the big leagues this season, tying Frank Robinson for the longest on-base streak by a player 20 years old or younger and finishing third in the American League Rookie of the Year vote despite only appearing in 70 games.