It is the first full week back from the MLB All-Star Game and the week before the infamous Trade Deadline. Each former FSU Baseball players is performing exceptionally well, highlighted by former MVP Buster Posey and AL Rookie of the Year candidate Devon Travis. Here is the full rundown from the past week.
Devon Travis 2B Toronto Blue Jays:
Travis had an average week, going 4-17 with five walks and an RBI. Although his average dipped below .300, his OBP climbed to the highest its been since May. Travis is also getting high remarks from others with his amazing display of incredible plays at defense. There is speculation that if the Blue Jays do aquire an "A Level" player in a trade, that Travis may be the center piece in the return, but for now he remains a member of the Blue Jays.
Season to date: 60 G .299 AVG 7 HR 34 RBI .357 OBP .481 SLG
Sean Gilmartin RP New York Mets:
Gilmartin had a week of highs and lows, pitching three scoreless innings with four strikeouts against the Cardinals to go along with his first career MLB hit, and then followed that performance with an outing in which he gave up two runs on three hits without recording an out. Gilmartin continues to be useful out of the Mets bullpen, and has proved his point that he is more than just a lefty specialist.
Season to date 33 G 29 2/3 IP 2.43 ERA 25 K 1.25 WHIP 1.000 AVG
Buster Posey C/1B San Fransisco Giants:
Posey continues to be, well, Posey. The three time All-Star went 7-20 with a double and four RBIs. He also stole his second base of the season, and only struck out two times. Posey's plate discipline continues to be great, averaging a strikeout just over every 10 at bats, and has more walks (36) than strikeouts (33) this season.
Season to date: 91 G .320 AVG 14 HR 67 RBI .383 OBP .492 SLG
Randy Choate RP St. Louis Cardinals:
The lefty specialist appeared in three games for the first place Cardinals, totaling an inning, allowing two hits and no runs while striking out one. He also picked up his first save of the season after inducing a game ending double play.
Season to date: 48 G 19 1/3 IP 3.72 ERA 1 S 14 K 1.03 WHIP
Shane Robinson OF Minnesota Twins:
Robinson got three starts this week, going 3-11 with a triple, an RBI, and a stolen base. He continues to be a viable option off the bench, and gets constant use as a pinch runner due to his speed.
Season to date: 58 G .246 AVG 0 HR 13 RBI .294 OBP .317 SLG
Stephen Drew 2B New York Yankees:
Drew had a slow beginning of the week before turning things around, getting four hits in the past three games. He raised his average to .186, the highest since June 25. In total, the struggling second basement went 4-16 with a double and an RBI.
Season to date: 84 G .186 AVG 12 HR 26 RBI .261 OBP .369 SLG