Feb 11, 2017

Mets AAA Slugging Outfielder: Travis Taijeron

Travis Nathaniel Taijeron was born on January 20th 1989 in La Mesa, California. The six foot two right hand hitting outfielder, attended California Polytechnic State University getting drafted by the New York Mets in the 18th round of the 2011 amateur draft.

Taijeron began his career at A ball Brooklynn hitting 9 HRs with 44 RBIs in 56 games with the Cyclones. He won a Player of the Week Award there making the NY Penn. League All Star team. He moved up to St. Lucie & Savannah hitting 19 HR total in 2012. He made another All Star team & Player of Week Award. 

By 2013 he was pushed up to AA Binghamton making Top Prospect lists & another All Star team, becoming one of the clubs main outfielders the next two seasons. By 2015 he was promoted to the Mets AAA Las Vegas club.


At AAA Las Vegas he became the 51's top slugger & top run producer the next seasons. In 2015 he hit 25 HRs with 71 RBIs batting .275. In 2016 he led the team in HRs (19) tied with Johnny Monell, RBIs (88) runs (86) doubles (42) games (129) & strike outs (166) while batting .275.

He has struck out quite often, over 100 times each of the past two seasons, 31% of his time.


The outfielder has not gotten a break or a late season call up to the Mets yet. In 2016 with the Mets crowded outfield of Yoenis Cespedes, Curtis Granderson & Jay Bruce in starting roles as well as Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo & Juan Lagares as possible reserves, It looks tough for Taijeron once again.

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