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Devon Travis

Born: 02/21/1991 (Age: 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 195
Primary Position: 2B
Tiny frame; looks really small on the field; high waist; short torso; very strong for his size; shows signs of past high-end athleticism; solid athlete at this point.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 07/24/2014
Dates Seen 6/5/2014-6/8/2014
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Low 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 55 Simple, short swing; starts with hands at just below shoulder height and pulled close to chest; trigger is straight back, lightning quick, and very consistent; bat gets to the hitting zone quickly and on a level plane; knack for getting the bat on the ball; strong forearms and wrists allow him to drive the ball to all fields; works from line to line; frequently gets out ahead of pitches and hits off his front foot; still drives the ball despite balance issues; likes to hit and won't sit back and wait too often; OBP will be driven by batting average; potential to hit .275-.280 at MLB level.
Power 40 Has bat speed and strength in swing; can drive ball to all fields; has to sell out for home run power; most of home run power is to pull side and requires him to cheat and pull off; can drive ball to gaps consistently and will have plenty of doubles; 20-25+ doubles; 9-12 home runs if hit tool reaches peak.
Baserunning/Speed 45 Fringe runner down the line; consistently 4.35-4.38 home to first; looks in pain when he runs at full speed; max effort runner; makes the most of fringe speed; good instincts and will still steal 10-15 bases a year; speed is not impact tool at MLB level.
Glove 55 Above-average total package; fringe range that plays up because of instincts; first-step quickness is not overly impressive; reads angles well and makes more plays than he should; good footwork when he gets to the ball; exceptionally soft hands; lightning quick on the pivot; turns an excellent double play; doesn't project to defend at other positions; limited to right side.
Arm 45 Very quick release and quick transfer on pivot; ball comes out cleanly but lacks impressive velocity; throws from behind the bag doesn't have the zip to make the impressive play; throws accurately on the run; fringe-average arm strength overall.

Grinder with tons of effort and instincts for the game; hit tool driven offensive profile; power comes up short of average and OBP will be batting average driven; has to hit a ton to play every day; fringe runner with instincts to take bases; glove works very well at keystone even with fringe arm; has some skills for an extended MLB career.

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