Sunday, March 27, 2016

Do Red Sox Have Next Paul Goldschmidt In The Fold?

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There's been a lot of attention this Spring on a Red Sox player with "Travis" in his name—specifically, Travis Shaw. The son of former major-leaguer Jeff Shaw has probably played his way onto the Red Sox Opening Day roster. However, there is another player with "Travis" in his name who might someday be an even bigger deal—specifically, Sam Travis. For example, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, one scout covering the Red Sox thinks Travis is the next Paul Goldschmidt. Think about it, Boston could already have a guy in tow who can average 30 HRs, 107 RBIs and hit .300. That's what Goldschmidt has delivered over the last five seasons. The 22-year old Travis has so far shown a lot of promise—compiling a .314 average, with 17 HRs and 136 RBIs at all pro levels over the last two years. And, in 17 Spring Training games this year, Travis is hitting a ridiculous .536, with 2 HRs and 13 RBIs. Boston's 2014 second-round pick out of Indiana University could be for real.