Travis, Knebel named to AFL Fall Stars Game

The Tigers will be represented at Saturday night’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game with two prospects. Second baseman Devon Travis, who continues to open eyes with his hitting, will be part of the Eastern Division team along with reliever Corey Knebel.

The showcase begins at 8pm ET on MLB Network, with an online simulcast on

Travis, the Tigers’ Minor League Player of the Year after putting on a hitting display at Class A West Michigan and Lakeland, entered Monday batting 7-for-30 with two doubles, a home run, six RBIs and nine runs scored for the Mesa Solar Sox. He went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs last Monday after hitting a solo homer four days earlier.

Knebel, a first-round pick by the Tigers in June, has held opponent to a run on three hits in five innings for the Solar Sox, picking up saves in his last two outings. He has six strikeouts and two walks as he continues to make his case for a fast track up the Tigers farm system.

The Fall Stars were selected by scouting and farm directors from every Major League organization in consultation with AFL director Steve Cobb and his baseball personnel staff. Every Major League organization gets at least one player on the rosters.


After the Andrew Miller experience, more patience with Knebel is expected

Except Knebel was a college closer, while Miller was a High School draftee. Knebel is probably close. Miller has turned into a quality reliever.

He was drafted out of the University of NC.I remember reading something about him playing in the College WS just before being signed.
Porcello was drafted off high school

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