Boston Red Sox prospect Sam Travis will make his Major League debut tomorrow night against Texas Rangers
It was never a question of if Sam Travis was going to get called up the show, it was a very obvious when. He could have made his regular season debut last year but due to an injury it got pushed back to 2017. Travis lit up pitchers during Spring Training with a .318/3/12 slash in 21 games. He also had three doubles and a .400/591 OBP/SLG line. While that is a small sample size, it’s enough to show John Farrell that he has talent.
Travis is hitting .286 with 4 homers and 14 RBI’s in 33 games. Travis also only has 29 strike outs in 126 at bats which is good for about 19% of hit time at the dish. Just in comparison big league first baseman Chris Davis strikes out in 43% of his at bats. One thing that some fans are curious about is his ability to play the corner position. If he were to be able to manage the hot corner, then Pablo Sandoval might be out of a job.
Travis’ coming to Boston might also be a sign that Mitch Moreland’s time in Boston might be kept to only one year. Mitchy-Two-Bags has been great so far this year but his defense has had some problems. Travis will also need to work on his fielding to ensure that he can handle the position on a regular basis. Tomorrow night we’ll get our first look at the Red Sox prospect.
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