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Travis Lakins

Travis Lakins

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 180 | Age: 25
Draft: 2015 (Rd: 6, #171, Boston Red Sox) - Ohio State
Franklin, OH USA
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 1 3.86 16 3 0 23.1 18 1.41
1 Season 0 1 3.86 16 3 0 23.1 18 1.41
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 16 0-1 3.86 23.1 18 1.41
1 Season 16 0-1 3.86 23.1 18 1.41

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2019 BOS AL 102 0 1 3.86 16 3 0 23.1 23 11 10 1 10 18 1.41
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 55 | Cutter: 60 | Curveball: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 45 | Overall: 40

Lakins has shown some of the best stuff in the system ever since the Red Sox made him the first pitcher they selected in the 2015 Draft and signed him for an over-slot $320,000 in the sixth round. But he saw his first two pro seasons end prematurely because of a recurring stress fracture in his elbow and also missed the first three weeks of the 2018 season. Boston shifted him to the bullpen in order to keep him healthy, and he not only stayed on the mound but also posted the best numbers of his career.

Lakins had four legitimate pitches as a starter but focuses on two as a reliever. His upper-80s cutter is his bread and butter, and he plays it off a 92-95 mph fastball that can hit 97 with some modest life. His downer curveball showed flashes of becoming a plus offering when he used it more in the past season, and his fading changeup had its moments as well.

Working in shorter stints, Lakins demonstrates better control and command than he did as a starter. He has a strong, athletic frame and a sound delivery, so he should be durable, but the Red Sox didn't have him pitch on consecutive days in 2018. He proved he could handle a heavier bullpen workload this year and made his big league debut in April.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 395 73 7 9.6 89.2 9.6 .252 .416 .311 .327 .357 42.5 17.6 9.8
ALL 395 73 7 9.6 89.2 9.6 .252 .416 .311 .327 .357 42.5 17.6 9.8
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/21/2020 Boston Red Sox traded RHP Travis Lakins to Chicago Cubs for Future Considerations.
01/17/2020 Boston Red Sox designated RHP Travis Lakins for assignment.
09/01/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled RHP Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
08/20/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Travis Lakins to Pawtucket Red Sox.
08/12/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
06/17/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Travis Lakins to Pawtucket Red Sox.
06/12/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
05/29/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Travis Lakins to Pawtucket Red Sox.
05/23/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
04/26/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Travis Lakins to Pawtucket Red Sox.
04/23/2019 Boston Red Sox recalled Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
03/12/2019 Boston Red Sox optioned RHP Travis Lakins to Pawtucket Red Sox.
11/20/2018 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Travis Lakins from Pawtucket Red Sox.
08/17/2018 Pawtucket Red Sox activated RHP Travis Lakins from the temporarily inactive list.
08/13/2018 Pawtucket Red Sox placed RHP Travis Lakins on the temporarily inactive list.
07/31/2018 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
07/05/2018 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
04/24/2018 Portland Sea Dogs activated RHP Travis Lakins from the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2018 Portland Sea Dogs placed RHP Travis Lakins on the 7-day disabled list.
09/27/2017 Portland Sea Dogs activated RHP Travis Lakins from the 7-day disabled list.
07/04/2017 Portland Sea Dogs placed RHP Travis Lakins on the 7-day disabled list.
06/27/2017 Portland Sea Dogs activated RHP Travis Lakins from the temporarily inactive list.
06/23/2017 Portland Sea Dogs placed RHP Travis Lakins on the temporarily inactive list.
05/11/2017 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.
10/02/2016 Salem Red Sox activated RHP Travis Lakins from the 7-day disabled list.
07/28/2016 Salem Red Sox placed RHP Travis Lakins on the 7-day disabled list.
04/05/2016 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to Salem Red Sox from Lowell Spinners.
09/03/2015 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.
08/31/2015 RHP Travis Lakins assigned to GCL Red Sox.
07/14/2015 Boston Red Sox signed RHP Travis Lakins.