Boston Red Sox prospect Sam Travis apparently has some lofty expectations to live up to.
Travis has never played above Double-A Portland, but he’s already drawing comparisons to a certain three-time All-Star and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.
We probably won’t get to find out if Travis actually is comparable to Paul Goldschmidt any time soon, as the 22-year-old likely won’t see time in the majors until September at the earliest. However, Travis did show some flashes of brilliance this spring training.
In 17 spring games with the Red Sox, Travis batted .536 (15-for-28) with a 1.305 OPS, a team-high 13 RBIs and two home runs. So far in his minor-league career, though, he hasn’t shown the same power Goldschmidt has.
Travis was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday.
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Thumbnail photo via Boston Red Sox first baseman Sam Travis hits a home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports