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|2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on Devon Travis? Is his ceiling anywhere near someone like Kolten Wong or is he going to be more of a weak bat like Tommy LaStella?|
(mbeemsterboer from Madison)
|Travis is a second division player for me. I've seen a ton of him in both college and since being drafted, and while the numbers have been really fun to see, I don't see it translating at the highest level. He's got great hands at second base but the range is a little light for my liking. There's surprising strength and pop in the swing, but I think that will come back some against MLB pitching. He can get the barrel on the ball with some regularity, but its not the profile of a .300 hitter. I think it all adds up to a difficult profile that ends up in the second division range; leaving him quite a ways from Kolten Wong.
Oh, don't sell LaStella's bat short long term. I'm the resident high man on LaStella's offensive potential and think it will play better in 2015. (Mark Anderson)
|2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Right at the end of the season Devon Travis saw some time in CF. Do you think he can handle that position going forward? And do you think his bat plays in the big leagues?|
(Zack from Windsor)
|I don't know of any 40 runners that play CF, so I'm skeptical at best. It's nice for his value, but I don't think it necessarily means anything long term. He's not the Tigers CF of the future or anything, and the arm is below average out there. This isn't a Mookie Betts situation, Mookie is a far superior athlete. Travis' bat plays, but he's got second division upside for me at best. (Jordan Gorosh)|
|2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)||What do you hear about Tigers 2B prospect Devon Travis? He's coming through in AA as he did over lower levels last year and continues to hit for average with some power and speed. What's his future?|
(JB from CT)
|I've seen quite a bit of Travis. Here's what I wrote about him this offseason: http://www.blessyouboys.com/2014/3/3/5464756/tigers-top-30-prospects-15-devon-travis
TL;DR hit first profile, well below average speed, steady glove, fringy arm, grinder, good teammate. (Jordan Gorosh)
|2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Thoughts on the Tigers Devon Travis and why he didn't make the BP Top Ten list?|
(Aidan from SoCal)
|He's more grinder that maxes out his ability/tools than he is an everyday guy. He's got a good approach and good bat to ball ability, but the thump comes up short and he's just a solid glove. I just don't see it playing everyday for a first division club. (Mark Anderson)|
|2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||1)How are Devon Travis and Cory Kniebel doing in the AFL? any reason to change (for good or bad) their long term projections?
2)If you're Dave Dombrowski, how do you fix the bullpen?|
(DetroitDale from Tallahassee (eternal spring training))
|Travis putting in work; iffy profile for me. Knebel was arguably the "closest to majors" arm in last year's draft class, considering the reliever profile, and he has largely shown the same in his pro outings. Take a look at the Tigers draft this year and I think you'll get a good idea as to what the org has in mind when it comes to addressing the bullpen -- lots and lots of collegiate arms injected into the system -- first six picks could all be effective pen arms, with some having a chance to start long term. All are worth following in 2014 -- Crawford, Knebel, Ziomek, Kubitza could arguably contribute in some form if pushed. (Nick J. Faleris)|
|2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)||Is Devon Travis a legit prospect?|
(cal Guy from cali)
|He's probably got a big league future, but without a significant power tool he seems like more of an OK MI regular or a capable utility player and not a future star. (Mike Gianella)|
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