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Florida State Baseball MLB Update: Week 8

The eighth installment of our look around the MLB, highlighting how former Florida State Baseball players did.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It is week eight which means the second month of the MLB season has come to a close. With the All Star Game rapidly approaching, Buster Posey leads all NL catchers in voting, and is just over 100,000 votes ahead of second place (You can vote here for Buster Posey and Devon Travis). In other news, Devon Travis suffered a setback in his recovery, and Stephen Drew had more home runs on Friday night than he had hits all last week. Lets look at the full breakdown.

Buster Posey C San Francisco Giants:

Posey had an off week, going 4-22 with a home run and 3 RBI. Posey is struggling through his first six games in June, hitting .214 after a great month of May in which he hit .323. Despite the dip in average, Posey continues to have great plate discipline, striking out only 21 times in 195 at bats to date.

Season to date: 53 G .287 AVG 9 HR 30 RBI .364 OBP

Devon Travis 2B Toronto Blue Jays:

While trying to recover from a shoulder injury, Travis had a setback and has been shut down for at least one more week.

Season to date: 36 GP .271 AVG 7 HR 26 RBI .336 OBP

Sean Gilmartin LHP New York Mets:

Gilmartin pitched three scoreless innings this week, allowing one hit while striking out two. in his last nine appearances, Gilmartin has only allowed runs in one of them.

Season to date: 2.45 ERA 12 K 1.15 WHIP 18 1/3 IP

Shane Robinson OF Minnesota Twins:

Robinson continues to struggle just after there was a glimpse of hope that he may crack the lineup. The outfielder went 0-8 with an RBI and two walks.

Season to date: 34 G .241 AVG 0 HR 9 RBI .297 OBP

Randy Choate LHP St. Louis Cardinals:

Chote was able to relax this past week, throwing 2/3 of an inning in two appearances, while striking out one of those two batters faced.

Season to date: 3.48 ERA 7 K .87 WHIP 10 1/3 IP

Stephen "Please don't DFA me yet" Drew 2B New York Yankees:

I've given up on trying to predict the future of Stephen Drew. This week he went 5-19 with two home runs and a double. This season, of his 29 hits, he has eight doubles and seven home runs. He is still hanging to a thread though with his .169 batting average and this may be his last chance to prove everyone wrong.

Season to date: 51 G .169 AVG 7 HR 19 RBI .233 OBP


This has absolutely nothing to do with former FSU players in the MLB but was too awesome to leave out.