When you're the No. 1 prospect in baseball, it's usually a matter of when -- not if -- you'll get the call to The Show. But that doesn't make getting the news any less special.
Wander Franco's moment came on Sunday, when the Rays announced the phenom's promotion to the big league club. But before the shortstop could head to St. Petersburg to join the team in time for its series opener against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Triple-A Durham manager Brady Williams had the honor of breaking the news to Franco and all of his teammates.
"It's a pretty special moment for somebody in this room," Williams said, briefly drawing out the suspense. "He's going to the big leagues today. ... And he's the No. 1 prospect in baseball."
Say no more. And with that, Franco's teammates hooted, hollered and hugged the star, who offered a short but heartfelt speech, patting his heart and saying: "Man, I'm so happy right now."