Travis honored as Post-Season All-Star

By West Michigan Whitecaps | August 30, 2013 11:43 AM ET

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

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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