The Detroit Tigers traded former West Michigan Whitecaps 2B Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for OF Anthony Gose late Wednesday night.
Earlier that day, Baseball America named Travis the top prospect in the Tigers organization. Presumably that honor now belongs to OF Steven Moya (2011-12 West Michigan Whitecaps), who was ranked No. 2 on the list.
Travis spent the entire 2014 season with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves. He batted .298 with 10 HR, 52 RBI and 16 SB in 100 games. He spent the first three months of the 2013 season with the Whitecaps, batting .352 with 6 HR, 42 RBI and 14 SB in 77 games.
In the 2013 MWL All-Star Game, Travis went 2-for-2 with a three-run triple to earn the Star of Stars award (All-Star Game MVP). The winning run was driven in by then-Lansing Lugnuts OF Dalton Pompey, who is projected to be Toronto’s Opening Day centerfielder now that Gose is gone.
Gose split the 2014 season between the Blue Jays and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.