With week 12 in the books, former FSU baseball players are a few games short of the midway point of the long MLB season. Buster Posey continues to tear up the league, and anything in his site for that matter. As of June 29th, he is 1.7 million votes ahead second place in the All-Star Game voting, and baring a major voting swing, will start the game for the National League. The only other former FSU player on that list is rookie second baseman Devon Travis who is fifth amongst AL second basemen with just over 2.9 million votes.
Randy Choate RP St. Louis Cardinals:
Choate had a very active week, appearing in four games this week, pitching a total of 1 2/3 innings. He did see his streak of appearences without giving up a run end at 15 however. He concluded a fantastic June in which he did not give up a single run all month. He struck out three hitters, and did not allow a hit or walk all week.
Season to date: 39 G 16 2/3 INN 11 K 2 BB .84 WHIP 2.70 ERA
Buster Posey C San Fransisco Giants:
The former Golden Spikes Award winner continues to stay hot, going 8-20 with three home runs and seven RBIs. Posey also extended his hitting streak to ten games, his second longest streak of the season. After struggling in April and hitting .263, he bounced back in May and June hitting .323 and .316 respectively.
Season to date: 78 G .304 AVG 14 HR 57 RBI .375 OBP .502
Devon Travis 2B Toronto Blue Jays:
Travis, in his first full week back from an injury, didn't miss a beat going 10-22 while hitting in all seven games played. He recorded two RBI and bumped up his batting average from .266 to .290. As well as Travis is swinging the bat, he continues to amaze with his glove on defense, making many remarkable plays and turning double plays. He will remain a dark horse possibility to win the AL Rookie of the year.
Season to date: 44 G .290 AVG 9 HR 28 RBI .343 OBP .494 SLG
Stephen Drew 2B New York Yankees:
Drew went 1-11 last week....thats about it.
Season to date: 73 G .179 AVG 11 HR 24 RBI .253 OBP .368 SLG
Shane Robinson OF Minnesota Twins:
Robinson appeared in four total games this past week in reserve, going 1-3 with a run and walk. He was placed on emergency family leave as his newborn daughter underwent emergency surgery.
Season to date: 50 G .250 AVG 0 HR 12 RBI .303 OBP .313 SLG
Sean Gilmartin RP New York Mets:
Unlike fellow FSU reliever Randy Choate, Gilmartin was able to extend his streak of appearences without giving up a run to 13 in his three games this week. In total, Gilmartin pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up two hits, a walk, and struck out three.
Season to date: 30 G 26 1/3 INN 21 K 1.14 WHIP 1.71 ERA