Devon Travis, Detroit Tigers prospect with the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps, was named the MVP of the Midwest League All Star Game on Tuesday, leading the Eastern Division squad to a 6-5 victory over the Western Division at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio (home of the Dayton Reds).
Travis would go 2-for-2 with a three-run triple in the game, which he hit with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning, leading the East squad to an eventual 6-5 victory.
A 13th round draft pick by the Tigers in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Florida State University, Travis has a successful first two seasons in professional ball in the Tigers organization.
Last year’s top draft prospects, Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa led off for the Western Division, wherein the Astros’ first-overall pick, Correa, went 2-for-3 while Buxton was less successful, going 0-for-3 in the Western Division’s losing effort.
In all, the game featured 19 hits between both teams, only three of which were extra-base hits. It would be one of those extra base-hits that would decide the contest, as Davis ripped his three-run triple to bring home the victory for the Eastern Division squad.