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Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco has often been called baseball’s best prospect over the past two seasons, and we now know why.

The 20-year-old shortstop just extended his baseline streak to 30 games, thanks to a two-point single Monday night against the struggling Red Sox. The Rays didn’t even raise him this season until June, and he’s already amassed one of the toughest accolades in the game in two months.

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In fact, Franco’s feat is so rare that only four other players in history have achieved the feat at such a young age, and they’re all in the Hall of Fame.

Not only is Franco young and extremely valuable (FanGraphs recently ranked him # 6 most valuable business asset in all of baseball), but he also plays for a Dynamite team in Tampa Bay. The Rays are on an eight-game winning streak and opened a monster 6.5-game lead in the ultra-competitive AL East. Franco doesn’t just help a bad team trying to make him representatives; he thrives in a pressure cooker pennant race for a team with legitimate World Series aspirations.

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Right now, at FanDuel Sportsbook, you can snag the Rays on a tasty (+800) to win it all in October, or sprinkle the AL pennant at (+350). Right now, the American League is heavier in terms of betting odds. These AL teams will likely face a more difficult playoff race, but will be poised to win the World Series if the Dodgers are knocked out early.


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