Just heard that the Toronto Blue Jays have traded speedy defensive centre-fielder Anthony Gose to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for the Tigers top ranked second base prospect, Devon Travis.
Travis, 23-years-old, spent last season in double-A ball with the Erie Seawolves where he hit .298 with 20 doubles, seven triples, 10 home runs and 52 RBI. He also swiped 16 bases.
Travis was selected by Detroit in the 13th round of the 2012 first year player draft. In his three minor league seasons, he has a career average of .323 with 92 extra base hits in 257 games with 139 RBI, 41 stolen bases and an OPS of .876.
Gose, for those of you familiar with the Jays, has been up and down between the Jays and the triple A squad in Buffalo. At just 24-years-old, Gose has established himself as an excellent defensive centre fielder, with a ton of speed, however unable to hit MLB pitching, with a .226 battering average, a .311 on-base percentage and only appearing in 94 games with the Blue Jays last season.
Pretty sure Travis is in line to be the every day 2B and the moving of Gose frees up CF for Pillar and eventually Dalton Pompey.