Franco beats Griffey Jr. and Alomar for consecutive game record on base

The Dominican shortstop beat the streak of the Cooperstown Hall of Famers during the day on Wednesday

The title of best prospect of the Big leagues is one that comes under pressure from the moment it is announced that said player has been promoted to “big team”. There are many cases of players who came with this label to MLB and who succumbed to the pressure, while others have achieved the expected results and established themselves as sports figures.

The most recent to be promoted to MLB is Wander franco, Dominican shortstop of Tampa Bay Rays, who had an excellent debut in Big leagues, but then he kept facing multiple offensive difficulties, until exactly 26 games ago, at which time he began one of the most historic and interesting streaks for a player under 21 years old.

During the day on Tuesday, Frank managed to tie with two Hall of Fame players, Ken Griffey Jr. and Roberto Alomar, as the only three players in the Age of Expansion from MLB (from 1961 to date) in having a streak of 25 consecutive games reaching the bases. Griffey Jr. did it in 1990, while Roberto Alomar he was the one who established the brand in 1988.

This Wednesday the Dominican managed to overcome the mark with a double to right field before the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher’s shipments, Zack wheeler. It was during his second turn, at the top of the fourth inning in the match.

During the streak leading up to Wednesday’s game, “The boss”He has had his best offensive performance of the entire season. He has hit .309 along with a .380 on-base percentage (OBP) and a .526 slugging percentage (SLG), good for a .906 OPS. Of the 30 hits he has fired in that stretch (97 official at-bats), 13 have been extra-base hits (roughly 47 percent of his hits) and most importantly, Tampa Bay Rays he has a record of 17 wins and eight losses.

Frank He also achieves the longest streak for a player 20 years or younger since 1956, when Frank Robinson managed to do it in 43 consecutive games.