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Travis Blankenhorn

Travis Blankenhorn

2B | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 228 | Age: 22
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 3, #80, Minnesota Twins) - Pottsville Area (PA) HS
Pottsville, PA USA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 312 292 44 87 16 43 8 .298 .337 .521 .857
Career Minors 1841 1646 231 427 54 236 35 .259 .330 .437 .766
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .298 16 43 8 .857
Career Minors .259 54 236 35 .766

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2015 2 Teams Minors 53 216 193 20 47 7 2 3 23 18 43 3 0 4 .244 .321 .347 .668
2015 GCL Twins GCL ROK 14 58 49 6 12 4 2 0 3 7 11 2 0 2 .245 .362 .408 .770
2015 Elizabethton Twins APP ROK 39 158 144 14 35 3 0 3 20 11 32 1 0 2 .243 .306 .326 .632
2016 2 Teams Minors 59 251 229 41 67 12 3 10 41 16 61 5 1 4 .293 .348 .502 .850
2016 Elizabethton Twins APP ROK 34 149 138 30 41 7 1 9 29 8 33 3 0 2 .297 .342 .558 .900
2016 Cedar Rapids Kernels MID A(Full) 25 102 91 11 26 5 2 1 12 8 28 2 1 2 .286 .356 .418 .774
2017 Cedar Rapids Kernels MID A(Full) 118 508 438 68 110 22 11 13 69 47 119 13 2 17 .251 .343 .441 .784
2018 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A(Adv) 124 493 442 52 102 24 6 11 57 34 127 6 4 10 .231 .299 .387 .686
2019 2 Teams Minors 85 373 344 50 101 19 1 17 46 25 84 8 0 2 .294 .343 .503 .846
2019 Fort Myers Miracle FSL A(Adv) 15 61 52 6 14 4 0 1 3 9 12 0 0 0 .269 .377 .404 .781
2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos SOU AA 70 312 292 44 87 15 1 16 43 16 72 8 0 2 .298 .337 .521 .857

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 45 | Run: 45 | Arm: 50 | Field: 45 | Overall: 40

Blankenhorn was an outstanding athlete in high school, one who played three sports in Pennsylvania. The Twins hoped that would translate well when he focused on baseball only as a pro after they took him in the third round of the 2015 Draft. But after a solid 2017 season in the Midwest League, Blankenhorn struggled with a move to the Florida State League in 2018, particularly in the second half, then scuffled in the Arizona Fall League.

Blankenhorn is still young enough and has shown enough glimpses with his left-handed swing to give hope he can figure things out at the plate. There is some power there and especially when he got into that second-half funk, his overall approach regressed. While he is a solid athlete, it hasn't translated to his defensive game consistently as the Twins continue to try to find the right spot for him on the diamond. He's played a lot of third and second base thus far in his career and started to mix in some left field in 2018. Look for him to see more time there and at second in the future.

After last year's struggles, Blankenhorn needs to hit the reset button. Improved plate discipline and/or finding a way for him to leverage his swing to access more power will be a focus for him moving forward.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/16/2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed 2B Travis Blankenhorn on the 7-day injured list retroactive to July 14, 2019.
04/25/2019 2B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Pensacola Blue Wahoos from Fort Myers Miracle.
03/14/2019 2B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Minnesota Twins.
04/01/2018 2B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
02/28/2018 3B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Minnesota Twins.
08/17/2017 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated 3B Travis Blankenhorn from the 7-day disabled list.
08/11/2017 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed 3B Travis Blankenhorn on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 10, 2017. Lower back strain.
08/09/2016 3B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
07/11/2015 3B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to Elizabethton Twins from GCL Twins.
06/22/2015 3B Travis Blankenhorn assigned to GCL Twins.
06/15/2015 Minnesota Twins signed 3B Travis Blankenhorn.