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Sam Travis
Name: Samuel John Travis
Born: Aug 27, 1993 in Chicago, IL
College: Indiana
High School: Providence Catholic HS, New Lenox, Ill.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (67th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2014 (signed for $846,800)
Travis bloomed late in his high school career, belting 17 home runs to lead his team to a state runner-up berth. The Reds drafted him in the 40th round but he chose to attend Indiana, where he became a three-year starter. All he has done in three years is hit, though he's also moved down the defensive spectrum from third to first base. A career .333 hitter with 29 home runs for Indiana, not even a broken hamate in his right hand could slow him down while helping the Hoosiers reach the College World Series in 2013. Travis, who also hit .339 with power in the Cape Cod League in 2012, doesn't profile well as a 6-foot, 220-pound righthanded-hitting first baseman. Travis' approach stands out, as he walks as much as he strikes out (which isn't often) and impresses scouts with his line-drive batting-practice approach. He's strong enough to drive the ball to all fields and has shown pull power, out-homering teammate Kyle Schwarber this season. A team that drafts Travis is buying a bat, though he is a sure-handed but not flashy defender at first and fringe-average runner.
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