Former Seminoles in the Majors: Week 4


With seven former Seminoles on MLB rosters, here’s the check-in on how they did in the past seven days.

Buster Posey (Catcher, San Francisco Giants)

After an average first three weeks of the season, Posey finally broke through this past week, starting in every Giants games and going 9-23 (.391) with at least one hit in all 6 games and raising his average from .246 a week ago to .283 currently. He also showcased his power hitting, adding 2 homers, 3 runs, and 3 RBIs. For the season, that gives Posey 4 home runs, 11 RBIs, and 8 runs.

Devon Travis (Second Baseman, Toronto Blue Jays)

Travis struggled with hitting for average last week, going 5-24 (.208) which lowered his season average from .359 to .318. However, the lowered batting average did not hinder Travis’ power as he added 2 home runs, 7 RBIs, and 7 runs in those six games. Travis’ biggest hit of the week came on Sunday when he delivered a grand slam in the 10-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians. On the season, Travis has 7 home runs, 23 RBIs, and 20 runs, leading the Jays in homers and RBIs. Those gaudy stats have not just made him a frontrunner for AL Rookie of the Year but have also put him into the All Star Game conversation through the first month of the season.

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Shane Robinson (Outfielder, Minnesota Twins)

Robinson, who was a solid bench contributor for the first few weeks of the season, was given a chance to start in center field for 3 of the 4 games in the Twins’ weekend series against the Chicago White Sox. In the 3 starts, Robinson did everything in his power to make the most of it, going 5-12 (.417) over the weekend with at least one hit in each game. On the season, he is batting .348 with 6 RBIs and 10 runs in 20 times he has reached base. Going forward, Robinson should continue to challenge for the starting role.

Randy Choate (Reliever, St. Louis Cardinals)

Choate appeared in 5 games for the Cardinals in the past week, going 2 2/3 innings and allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts. He also earned his first decision of the season last Friday when he was brought into the game in the tenth inning of a 1-1 game with two outs and runners on the corners, striking out Gregory Polanco before the Cards won the game in the bottom of the tenth. With an effective week that saw Choate throw more innings in one game than he had in the first three weeks combined, he lowered his season ERA from 18.00 down to 4.91.

Sean Gilmartin (Reliever, New York Mets)

Gilmartin saw limited time this past week, making two appearances out of the Mets bullpen. In both outings, he faced just one batter, retiring them both. At the end of the week, Gilmartin has an ERA of 2.84 and an opponents’ batting average of .174 through 6 1/3 innings of action. However, Gilmartin is still awaiting his first major league win as his record remains 0-0 through the first month of the season.

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Tyler Holt (Centerfielder, Cleveland Indians)

Holt, who made his major league debut with the Indians last season, was called up to the majors before the Indians game against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He appeared in Saturday’s and Sunday’s games, going 0-3 with 1 walk drawn and a pair of strikeouts. Last season, Holt was not called up until mid-July so he has a significant chance to see more time in the Majors this year considering he has been called up just over one month into the season.

Stephen Drew (Second Baseman, New York Yankees)

Through the first four weeks of the season, Drew has not yet found his hitting ability, struggling below the Mendoza Line (.200) for the entirety of the season so far. This past week, Drew went 2-17 (.118) with 1 RBI and 1 run, both coming in a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. On the season, Drew’s batting average sits at .155 but his other stats remain in decent shape as he has collected 4 home runs and 10 RBIs along with 7 runs.