Welcome Home Travis Metcalf! Former Jayhawk great claimed by the Kansas City Royals

 

 

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The Kansas City Royals claimed former KU great Travis Metcalf today off waivers from the Texas Rangers.  Metcalf (26) plays third base and is considered an above average defender with some good pop in his bat.  His major league batting line is .249/.300/.475 in 242 plate appearances.

Metcalf owns the University of Kansas single season home run record with 18 in 2004.  He was an 11th round draft choice that year.

Oddly enough Mom and Dad Metcalf were in Lawrence just a few weeks ago.  Travis' younger brought Tyler plays for the Western Illinois Leathernecks.  The Metcalfs came to Hoglund to cheer on Tyler during WIU series against Kansas.  Tyler looked plenty good in his own right.  He hit three homeruns in two games.

Career Statistics from KU to present after the jump.

 Batting Statistics
Year Team Lg Age Org. Level Unif Pos Ln G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH  SF DP  AVG OBP SLG OPS
2002 KAN Big12 19 - NCAA     27 78 13 21 5 1 0 3 2 0 5 14 0   1 0 .269 .313 .359 672
2003 KAN Big12 20 - NCAA     55 198 40 57 14 1 11 44 0 0 12 48 2   3 2 .288 .332 .535 867
2004 KAN Big12 21 - NCAA     63 221 51 63 16 0 18 58 6 2 41 51 8   0 5 .285 .407 .602 1009
  SPO Nwst 21 Tex A- - 3b   72 290 48 78 21 1 15 62 1 2 37 74 3 1 1 6 .269 .351 .503 854
2005 BKR Calif 22 Tex A+ 3b   132 505 80 147 32 7 22 94 8 2 49 129 6 0 1 5 14  .291 .358 .513 871
2006 FRI Tex 23 Tex AA 11 3b   121 425 51 94 16 2 8 37 9 7 45 112 3 1 0 4 .221 .298 .325 623
2007 FRI Tex 24 Tex AA 3b   55 200 38 56 18 0 7 34 2 1 21 44 1 2 0 4 .280 .345 .475 820
  OKL PCL 24 Tex AAA - 3b   18 61 2 9 3 0 0 6 0 0 7 17 0 0 1 1 .148 .232 .197 429
  TEX AL 24 Tex MLB 30 3b 9 57 161 25 41 12 1 5 21 0 1 13 41 0 0 5 2 .255 .307 .435 742
2008 OKL PCL 25 Tex AAA 3b   71 265 36 67 14 1 5 37 0 1 18 59 1 0 1 3 .253 .300 .370 670
  TEX AL 25 Tex MLB 30 3b 9 23 56 11 13 2 0 6 14 0 0 3 12 1 0 0 1 .232 .279 .589 868
Major League Totals - 2 Season(s) 80 217 36 54 14 1 11 35 0 1 16 53 1 0 5 3 .249 .300 .475 775
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s) 469 1746 255 451 104 11 57 270 20 13 177 435 14 4 4 23 41  .258 .328 .428 756
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