Devon Travis is 'a ballplayer'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) As a 13th-round pick in the 2012 MLB draft, Tigers second base prospect Devon Travis entered pro baseball with little fanfare. However, the 22-year-old prospect is quickly making a name for himself in the minors.
The 5-9, 185-pound Travis is batting .350 (28 for 80) with a .389 on-base percentage, .563 slugging percentage and .951 OPS through 21 games for Class A West Michigan. He also has one triple, three doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI and 19 runs.
"The guy's a ballplayer -- his picture's under that heading," said Dave Owen, the Tigers' director of player development, per The Detroit News. "He's obviously not a big kid, but he runs OK, he plays good defense, and is probably one of the best guys we have at turning the double play. He comes to the yard and knows how to get himself ready to play. And he's got some pop in his bat that will surprise you. Just a good ballplayer."