COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Standout West Michigan Whitecaps' second baseman Devon Travis has been named a Midwest League Post-Season All-Star, the league announced on Friday.
The Post-Season All-Star Team consists of just one player at each position, meaning that Travis was voted by Midwest League managers as the best second baseman in the league during the 2013 season.
Travis, 22, hit .352 during his 77 games in the Midwest League before being promoted to high Class-A Lakeland on June 29. He added six home runs, 42 RBI, 17 doubles, 15 runs scored and 14 stolen bases to go along with a .430 on-base percentage. At the time of his promotion, Travis led the league in batting, hits (102), games played, and fielding percentage (.982) among second baseman while ranking second in on-base percentage and runs scored and fourth in total bases (141).
One of the highlights of the 5-foot-9 second baseman's season came at the Midwest League All-Star Game on June 18 in Dayton. Travis was 2-for-2 with a three-run triple and was honored with the Star of Stars award as the game's MVP.
Travis also put together the second-longest hitting streak in Whitecaps' franchise history by hitting safely in 21 consecutive ballgames from April 21-May 12.
Below is a full list of the Midwest League post-season awards announced on Friday:
C - Luke Maile, Bowling Green
1B - Dalton Hicks, Cedar Rapids
2B - Devon Travis, West Michigan
3B - Brandon Drury, South Bend
SS - Carlos Correa, Quad Cities
OF - Byron Buxton, Cedar Rapids
OF - Andrew Toles, Bowling Green
OF - Adam Brett Walker, Cedar Rapids
DH - Rock Shoulders, Kane County
RH Starter - Dylan Floro, Bowling Green
LH Starter - Tyler Pike, Clinton
RH Reliever - R.J. Hively, South Bend
LH Reliever - Geoff Brown, Great Lakes
Most Valuable Player - Byron Buxton, Cedar Rapids
Prospect of the Year - Byron Buxton, Cedar Rapids
Manager of the Year - Mark Haley, South Bend
The Whitecaps play their final home game of the regular season on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. RHP Edgar De La Rosa (8-6, 5.77) is scheduled to pitch for West Michigan against RHP Zach Eflin (7-6, 2.73) of Fort Wayne as the Whitecaps seek a four-game sweep. Promotions include a Tiger Friday featuring Walt Terrell, a pre-game Living Baseball Card giveaway, Family Fare Fireworks and a "shirts off our backs" jersey giveaway. Group and individual tickets can be reserved by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131 or visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com.