Devon Travis

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Devon Travis
Toronto Blue Jays
Second baseman
Born: (1991-02-21) February 21, 1991 (age 23)
Wellington, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Devon Anthony Travis (born February 21, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He is ranked as the 84th best prospect by Baseball America.[1]

Travis was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Florida State University.[2][3] He started his career with the short-season Connecticut Tigers, hitting .280/.352/.441 with three home runs and in 25 games.[4]

Travis started the 2013 season with the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps.[5] He was the MVP of the Midwest League All-Star Game after going 2-for-2 with a three-run triple.[6] Travis was promoted to the High-A Lakeland Flying Tigers after hitting .352/.430/.486 with six home runs in 77 games.[4][7] After the season he was named the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year.[8][9] Travis played 100 games for the Double-A Erie SeaWolves in 2014, batting .298 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI.[4]

On November 12, 2014, Travis was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Anthony Gose.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Baseball America Top 100 Prospects: The 25th Edition". February 20, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Sipple, George (April 21, 2013). "Once unsure about leaving college, Tigers prospect Devon Travis thrives with Whitecaps". Freep.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FSU product Travis putting up big numbers in minors". Tallahassee.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Devon Travis Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tigers find plenty of pluses in Lakeland's Devon Travis". [dead link]
  6. ^ Lenny Padilla. "Whitecaps' Devon Travis is hero of Midwest League All-Star Game, hits 3-run triple to win MVP". Mlive.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lenny Padilla. "Midwest League's best hitter, Devon Travis, promoted from Whitecaps to Lakeland". Mlive.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ Nightengale, Bobby (September 14, 2013). "Tigers announce Minors Player, Pitcher of Year". mlb.com. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Florida State Seminoles bio". CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ Chisholm, Gregor. "Blue Jays deal Gose to Tigers for prospect Travis". MLB.com. Retrieved November 14, 2014. 

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