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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
2 121 .250 .306 .357 73 -0.3
Birth Date8-27-1993
Height6' 0"
Weight205 lbs
Age25 years, 4 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
-0.32017
-0.02018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 BOS 23 33 83 20 6 0 0 6 23 1 1 0 .263 .325 .342 70 -2.8 -1.0 0.2 -0.3
2018 BOS 24 19 38 8 3 0 1 2 10 0 0 0 .222 .263 .389 81 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career5212128901833110.250.306.35773-3.5-1.10.2-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 GRN A 27 115 .260 .331 .373 .308 112 1.9 3.3 -2.1 105 2 0.8 -1.3 1.1 0.2
2014 LOW A- 40 174 .254 .314 .359 .357 105 5.7 4.9 -3.1 126 1 -1.7 -0.7 5.4 0.5
2015 SLM A+ 66 278 .243 .309 .348 .356 106 13 7.5 -4.8 131 2 2.3 2.0 10.0 1.8
2015 PME AA 65 281 .259 .318 .377 .332 104 10.5 7.5 -4.8 127 2 8.7 2.7 9.7 2.6
2015 SCO Wnt 23 104 .000 .000 .000 .413 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 PAW AAA 47 190 .256 .318 .374 .320 94 4.6 5.3 -3.4 105 2 2.1 1.4 1.4 0.7
2017 BOS MLB 33 83 .256 .328 .417 .377 107 -3.7 2.4 -1.5 70 28 0.2 -1.0 -2.8 -0.3
2017 PAW AAA 82 342 .255 .319 .389 .315 95 0.2 10.1 -6.5 101 1 -0.1 -3.5 0.7 0.1
2017 GIG Wnt 10 37 .000 .000 .000 .227 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 BOS MLB 19 38 .247 .322 .411 .280 109 -1 1.1 -0.4 81 21 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.0
2018 PAW AAA 97 398 .250 .317 .387 .317 93 2 11.7 -5.8 92 1 -2.2 1.3 -3.1 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 LOW A- 174 165 28 55 5 1 4 74 30 4 18 5 1 .333 .364 .448 .115 0
2014 GRN A 115 107 12 31 11 1 3 53 14 7 14 0 1 .290 .330 .495 .206 1
2015 SCO Wnt 104 93 19 32 10 1 1 47 14 9 19 3 1 .344 .394 .505 .161 2 0
2015 SLM A+ 278 246 35 77 15 4 5 115 40 26 43 10 6 .313 .378 .467 .154 4 0
2015 PME AA 281 243 35 73 17 2 4 106 38 33 34 9 6 .300 .384 .436 .136 3 0
2016 PAW AAA 190 173 26 47 10 0 6 75 29 15 40 1 0 .272 .332 .434 .162 1 0
2017 PAW AAA 342 304 40 82 14 0 6 114 24 37 57 6 2 .270 .351 .375 .105 0 0
2017 BOS MLB 83 76 13 20 6 0 0 26 1 6 23 1 0 .263 .325 .342 .079 0 0
2017 GIG Wnt 37 32 3 5 2 0 0 7 2 4 11 0 0 .156 .243 .219 .063 1 0
2018 PAW AAA 398 361 35 93 13 0 8 130 43 29 89 1 2 .258 .317 .360 .102 4 0
2018 BOS MLB 38 36 5 8 3 0 1 14 7 2 10 0 0 .222 .263 .389 .167 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 366 0.4645 0.3852 0.7021 0.5882 0.2092 0.7600 0.5610 0.2979 0.0000
2018 158 0.4810 0.4557 0.7222 0.6053 0.3171 0.8043 0.5769 0.2778 0.0000
Career5240.46950.40650.70820.59340.24170.77340.56580.29180.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 119 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Boston 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Boston 5/23/17.
  • Drafted by Boston 2014 (2-67) (Indiana). $0.8468M signing bonus (slot amount).

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 130 17 35 8 0 3 14 14 26 2 1 .304 .382 .452 .299 7.3 1B 1 0.9
80o 107 13 28 6 0 3 10 11 22 1 1 .295 .374 .453 .285 4.4 1B 1 0.5
70o 91 11 23 5 0 2 9 9 19 1 0 .284 .363 .420 .274 2.7 1B 0 0.3
60o 77 9 19 4 0 2 7 7 16 1 0 .275 .342 .420 .265 1.6 1B 0 0.2
50o 64 7 14 3 0 1 6 6 14 1 0 .241 .312 .345 .257 0.8 1B 0 0.1
40o 51 5 11 2 0 1 4 4 11 1 0 .239 .300 .348 .248 0.2 1B 0 0.0
30o 37 4 9 2 0 1 3 3 8 0 0 .273 .333 .424 .240 -0.2 1B 0 0.0
20o 21 2 4 1 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 .211 .286 .263 .229 -0.4 1B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean70817402661510.270.333.429.2611.11B 00.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2019253704687191104336834.264.339.421.2600.95.2-0.4-4.49.90.13.0
202026312397516193729703.266.338.421.2590.73.9-0.4-3.88.4-0.32.6
202127297377016183528663.265.337.425.2610.74.1-0.4-3.78.00.22.4
202228259325913173026572.258.336.415.2580.52.7-0.4-3.26.9-0.62.1
202329273346314173227612.260.337.415.2580.62.8-0.5-3.47.3-0.62.2
202430249315813173024561.261.337.422.2600.53.0-0.5-3.16.7-0.02.0
202531250315913173025561.263.339.422.2600.63.0-0.6-3.16.70.12.0
202632232295512172723520.261.337.419.2590.52.4-0.6-2.96.2-0.31.9
202733219275111162621490.260.336.416.2580.42.1-0.5-2.75.9-0.51.8

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6 91 Jordan Brown 2008 ? DNP
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10 89 Jayce Boyd 2015 ? DNP
11 89 Michael Russell 2017 ? DNP
12 89 Dylan Moore 2017 ? DNP
13 89 Lars Anderson 2012 ?
14 88 Conrad Gregor 2016 ? DNP
15 88 Ji-Man Choi 2015 ? DNP
16 88 Max Muncy 2015 ?
17 88 Josh Bell 2017 ?
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19 87 Austin Gallagher 2013 ? DNP
20 87 Rich Poythress 2012 ? DNP
21 87 Andy Wilkins 2013 ? DNP
22 87 Christian Marrero 2011 ? DNP
23 86 Chris Carter 2007 ? DNP
24 86 Chun-Hsiu Chen 2013 ? DNP
25 86 David Cooper 2011 ?
26 86 Steve Selsky 2014 ? DNP
27 86 Brock Peterson 2008 ? DNP
28 86 O'Koyea Dickson 2014 ? DNP
29 85 Billy Nowlin 2011 ? DNP
30 85 Brett Wallace 2011 ?
31 85 Jonathan Galvez 2015 ? DNP
32 85 Adrian Gonzalez 2006 ?
33 85 Sebastian Elizalde 2016 ? DNP
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35 84 Ryan McBroom 2016 ? DNP
36 84 Travis Shaw 2014 ? DNP
37 84 Jose Osuna 2017 ?
38 84 Nick Evans 2010 ?
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40 84 Lucas Duda 2010 ?
41 84 Kila Ka'aihue 2008 ?
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43 84 Jesus Aguilar 2014 ?
44 84 Jose Marmolejos 2017 ? DNP
45 84 Thomas Neal 2012 ?
46 83 Ramon Flores 2016 ?
47 83 Chad Huffman 2009 ? DNP
48 83 Ryan Casteel 2015 ? DNP
49 83 Wade Hinkle 2014 ? DNP
50 83 Bryan Muniz 2017 ? DNP
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54 83 Stephen Head 2008 ? DNP
55 83 Roberto Lopez 2010 ? DNP
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60 82 Danny Arribas 2017 ? DNP
61 82 Austin Slater 2017 ?
62 82 Dwight Smith 2017 ?
63 82 Matt Hague 2010 ? DNP
64 82 Alex Hassan 2012 ? DNP
65 82 Jordy Lara 2015 ? DNP
66 82 Garin Cecchini 2015 ?
67 82 Joey Terdoslavich 2013 ?
68 82 Matt Beaty 2017 ? DNP
69 82 Kody Hinze 2012 ? DNP
70 82 Chad Tracy 2010 ? DNP
71 82 James Darnell 2011 ?
72 82 Steffan Wilson 2010 ? DNP
73 82 Robbie Grossman 2014 ?
74 82 Shane Peterson 2012 ? DNP
75 82 Ramon Cabrera 2014 ? DNP
76 82 Caleb Gindl 2013 ?
77 82 Anthony Garcia 2016 ? DNP
78 82 Nate Tenbrink 2011 ? DNP
79 82 Jonathan Griffin 2013 ? DNP
80 82 Kole Calhoun 2012 ?
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93 81 Logan Parker 2009 ? DNP
94 81 Adrian Cardenas 2012 ?
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Platoon

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Did Travis take a step forward or a step back in 2017? On the one hand, he cut his strikeout rate and bumped his walk rate in Triple-A, didn’t embarrass himself in the majors and earned your uncle’s respect by continuing to eschew batting gloves. He seemed fully recovered from his ACL injury, too. On the other hand, Travis hit for even less power than he had in 2016, and while his Pawtucket production was solid, it was hardly remarkable. The Red Sox re-signed Mitch Moreland to a two-year deal in December, so Travis might’ve missed his window to prove he belongs at Fenway on an everyday basis. He didn’t look overwhelmed facing MLB pitching, though, so perhaps he’ll become familiar with the Providence-to-Boston Commuter Rail line.
2017 It’s no secret that Travis has a tough profile as a prospect. He lacks big-time power, he’s not a premium athlete and he’s confined to first base, where he’s still a work in progress. But a good hit tool will cover up lots of sins, and Travis has mashed at every professional level he's seen thus far. That continued through his first brief stint in Pawtucket, at least until he tore his ACL in a rundown just before Memorial Day and missed the rest of the season. Travis began to show a bit more power as a Paw Sox, and if that continues, he could yet force his way into regular MLB at-bats. If not, he profiles as a useful bench bat or second-division starter, but one whose limited paths to value place tremendous pressure on his hit tool and pop.
2016 As a first baseman without big power or an explosive hit tool, Travis' profile is fairly boring. No one gets worked up over the next, oh, let's say, James Loney. So why, other than his status as a second-round draft pick, are we paying him any mind? Because he keeps hitting. Maybe you could write off his success in Lowell, Greenville and Salem as a college bat taking advantage of inferior competition, but you're entering big boy territory once you hit Portland and the Indiana product raked there, too. Travis is now a .310/.371/.457 hitter in 761 professional PA, and while scouting the stat line is a fool's errand, so is ignoring success. There's not a ton of projection left here but if even a few of his doubles start leaving the yard he becomes a much more intriguing proposition. Perhaps he and Travis Shaw can form some sort of homegrown all-Travis platoon some day.
2015 A second-rounder out of Indiana, Sam Travis has a 1:1 ratio of first names to tools. Fortunately, the two are hit and power, two good attributes for somebody confined to first base or left field.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)Sam Travis seems like a legitimate person of interest. I would like for you to tell me how he will fare next year as the Red Sox starting 1b. Thanks for your time.
(Hello from Here)
Hello!

Two caveats that apply to this question and prospect questions generally:
1. I am not on the prospect team; and
2. As a White Sox fan/writer, my perspective has become skewed over the years. Given their organizational strengths with pitchers (and unusual pitchers at that) and crushing weakness at developing hitters (I think Aaron Rowand is the last plus position player the White Sox have drafted and graduated to the majors), I tend to err positive on arms and negative on bats--although...with a much lower bar for what I deem to be a success.

All of that said, I find it hard to imagine that the Red Sox would enter 2018 with Travis as their starting first baseman. Given the presence of both Hanley and Sandoval (and potentially Swihart?), as well as their general aspirations for excellence, a fringe-power profile like Travis seems like a Plan B or C for the position rather than Plan A. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-03-30 20:00:00 (link to chat)Will Moreland hit enough to keep Sam Travis waiting in the wings? Travis might not provide quite as much defensive value, but it doesn't seem far-fetched to expect him tp demonstrate he'll outgrow Pawtucket before long.
(Oliver from Boston)
Yes, I think Moreland will be able to hold off Sam Travis. I like Moreland more than most as a boring but reliable player. And maybe temper your expectations for Travis since he wasn't even ranked on several industry prospect lists and was ranked around # 100 on the ones where he was ranked. (Scooter Hotz)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better future 1B for your dynasty team: a. Matt Olson b. Sam Travis c. find another option, dude!
(J. Lydon from London)
Depends on the league. If it's a standard one that includes batting-average, Travis. If it's OBP, Olson. If it's none of those things, you play in a weird league. I like both guys quite a bit. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-08-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)1B Sam Travis have any real chance to the starting 1B in Bos someday?
(mdotmorris22 from Minnesota)
Yes! (Matthew Kory)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does your fellow Hoosier Sam Travis have a shot at becoming an MLB regular 1B for the Sox?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
The rule of 1B prospects applies here. He's going to have to hit and hit and hit and hit. I'd bet against it. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Will Sam Travis play 1b in the pros or does he have a shot at sticking at 3b?
(Chris from Chicago)
For me it's first base, but I've heard left field from a couple of midwest guys. Haven't heard real support for him at the hot corner. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)


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