Ranked as the top international prospect to sign in 2017 by Baseball America and MLB. com... is the nephew of former major leaguers Willy Aybar and Erick Aybar... has two older brothers, both also named Wander... his father, also named Wander, was a professional player in the White Sox system .
The 20-year-old rookie was called up by Triple-A Durham on June 22 and remained in the major leagues for the rest of the season... missed 12 games in September with a strained right hamstring... finished third in the AL Rookie race. year behind teammate Randy Arozarena and HOU Luis Garcia... received two first place votes... July 25th-September. On January 29, his 43-game at-base streak tied CIN Frank Robinson in 1956 for the longest time in major league history among players age 20 and younger, and surpassed NYY Mickey Mantle (36) in 1951-52 as the longest in LA history. .. regardless of age, his streak was the third longest among rookies in AL history, behind SEA Alvin Davis (47) in 1984 and NYY Charlie Keller (44) in 1939... had 55 hits and 48 hits and mistakes during the series. ...his streak on base was a Rays rookie record, surpassing Rocco Baldelli (24) from March 31 to April 27, 2003...was the longest in modern times (since 1900) for a rookie shortstop who passed CHW Chico Carrasquel. 500 (69 for 220) with 16 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR and 32 RBI in 55 games (all games) after the All-Star break... Rookies American League led second half with 45 runs, 69 hits , 5 3B and . 314 average... He finished the season with 24 BB and 37 SO, but only hit three times in his last 97 PA... He became the first major leaguer born in 2001, becoming the first Major League player League Baseball, which was born into the 21st century… was born March 1, 2001, a month and a day before Albert Pujols made his Major League debut; one year, six months and five days before Kevin Cash's major league debut; and 11 months and two days before Tom Brady's first Super Bowl victory... At 20 years and 113 days, he became the second-youngest player in Rays history at the time of his debut, behind B.J. Upton in 2004... Made his major league debut on June 22 against the BOS, going 2-on-4 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI and 1 BB...becoming the seventh Ray to make his Major League debut. Major League Major League, and teamed up with Yoshi Tsutsugo on July 24, 2020, against TOR, Willy Adames in 2018, Brandon Guyer in 2011, Elijah Dukes in 2007, Delmon Young in 2006 and Brent Abernathy in 2001. major league debut, and his three RBIs were a club record for a major league debut... He became the eighth youngest player since baseball benchmark data became available (1901) for Homer in his first game career and youngest since TEX Jurickson Profar (the only other switch-hitter on the list) at 19 years, 195 days in 2012... the others: CHC Starlin Castro in 2010, FLA Miguel Cabrera in 2003, KC Clint Hurdle in 1977, DET Denny McLain in 1963, CIN Ted Touch in the year 1950 and NYG Whitey Lockm and in 1945... Became third baseman and youngest in major league history by home run in his major league debut, according to ESPN Stats & Info, surpassing ATL Bob Horner (20,314). June 16, 1978 vs. PIT... Was the youngest player to make his major league debut since ATL Andruw Jones (19,114) at PHI on August 15, 1996, when he hit lead-off or second in a starting lineup at youngest. SD infielder Roberto Alomar (20,077) on April 22, 1988, vs. HOU ... was the youngest to make his major league debut against the Red Sox as an outfielder since SEA Alex Rodriguez (18,346) started at shortstop on July 8. July 1994... On July 5th, CLE hit a decisive single in the ninth inning ahead of Emmanuel Clase... he came up with a slash of 99.8 mph, the highest velocity, resulting in a decisive blow to the Rays game in 9th inning (or later) of Evan Longoria's RBI single in a 100.2 mile field to Justin Verlander on April 11, 2012 in DET (9th inning)... 12 on BOS, hit a home run from two runs to end an 11-pitch hit in the sixth... including the postseason, it was the first time the Rays had finished in a 10-pitch hit (or more). with a home run since Mike Brosseau hit a kickoff off Aroldis Chapman in Game 5 of the 2020 ALDS...became the youngest player in club history to hit a home run at Fenway Park at 20, 164 days, surpassing Rocco Baldelli (21,357) at 17. September 2003... he was the youngest in the majors since ATL Ronald Acuña Jr. (20,159) on May 26, 2018 and youngest infielder since MIL Hall of Famer Robin Yount in 1975... On September 6 in the BOS, he went 4-for-6 and helped the Rays recover from a 7-1 handicap for an 11-10 victory... at 20 years, 189 days, he became the youngest player with a 4-hit game at Fenway Park since Tony Conigliaro (20,101). April 18, 1965, against BAL and fourth youngest wildcard player ever, a roster that includes NYY Lou Gehrig (20,101) on September 28, 1923... Hit .315 (51 for 162) with 11 2B, 6 3B, 7 HR, 35 RBI and 5 SB in 39 games for Durh bin... at the time of his draft, his 24 XBH was first in the Triple-A East and his 35 RBI was second while he was first at Triples. and second place in hits.
POST-SEASON: Hit . 368 (7-for-19) with two home runs and four RBIs in four games in his first postseason... Homered in games 3-4 in BOS to become youngest player with multiple home runs in a single FLA postseason since Miguel Cabrera in 2003... Became the fifth player to hit a home run in consecutive postseason games at age 20 (or younger). He joined BOS Rafael Devers in 2017, FLA Miguel Cabrera in 2003, ATL Andruw Jones in 1996 and NYY Mickey Mantle in 1952...became the second youngest player with an RBI in his first postseason at age 20 and 220 Game 1 days behind BAL Manny Machado (20,091) in the 2012 AL Wild Card Game at TEX...became the youngest player in Major League history to score multiple times in his postseason debut.. On November 27, he signed an 11-year contract through the 2032 season, including a club option for 2033... the deal is worth up to $223 million if the club option is exercised and incentives are met. .. the contract represents the largest player commitment in franchise history and the largest in major league history for a player with less than one year of service... At 104 days of service, The Rays became the fifth player less than a year after Brandon. Longer term extensions include Lowe (2019), Chris Archer (2014), Matt Moore (2011) and Evan Longoria (2008).
Was part of the Rays' 60-man field and spent the summer at the alternate training camp in Port Charlotte... also was part of the Rays' 40-man postseason field... closed after five games to the Chosen Leones Dominican Winter League with shoulder pain and sore biceps... for the second straight year in the Baseball America and MLB rankings. with ranked first in the minor league postseason ... became Baseball America's fourth ranked prospect in consecutive years, joining Bryce Harper (2011-12), Joe Mauer (2004-05 ) and Andrew Jones (1996-97). )... the publication also named him the organization's best hitter by average and best strike zone for the third consecutive year.
Named Minor League Player of the Year by the Rays' baseball operations department, batting . 327/. 398/. Green and Class-A Charlotte... led the Ray minor leagues with 82 runs and ranked first in hits... made the Midwest League Midseason All-Star team and made a profit in both the MWL and the Florida State League. .. played in the July Futures game at Progressive Field, the AL team's hitting leader... at the time of his promotion to Charlotte on June 25, he was ranked below MWL executives on average. (.318, 2nd), in low percentage. (. 390, 4th), extra-low hitting (27, tied for 4th), and slugging percentage. (. 506, 6th) ...from his Stone Crabs debut to the end of the season, he led the FSL with a . 339 average. and . 408 OBP, second with 40 runs and third with . 464 SLG...became the fifth shortstop to earn Baseball America's #1 overall prospect ranking, joining Corey Seager (2016), Jurickson Profar (2013) and Alex Rodriguez (1995) and Chipper Jones (1993) ... the publication also named him Best Hitting Prospect, Best Strike Zone Judgment and MWL Most Exciting Player in its Best Tools poll ... was the Most Exciting Player young, who landed in the MLB. with rankings since it started in 2004.
Named Appalachian League Player of the Year...Named Princeton Most Valuable Player at the rookie level by the Rays' Baseball Operations department...Named Appalachian League Postseason All-Star Team after winning the league with 85 hits, 57 RBI (tied) and 142 total bases led... second with 28 XBH, third with a .587 SLG, and fourth with a .351 average, which was second in the minor leagues to Ray.. . hit on July 14 for the cycle, posted a 25-hitting streak from June 23 through July 25 and a 53-game on-base streak from June 23 through August 24... League Designation Rays minors as Hitter of the Month for July and August...named Baseball America Breakthrough Prospect of the Year and to its Minor League All-Star Team...ranked No. 4 overall in Minors by Baseball America after a season.