Travis Allan Blankenhorn...Twitter: @Tblank7...Instagram: @trav_blankenhorn...2015 graduate of Pottsville (PA) High School...as high school shortstop committed to play at the University of Kentucky...was ranked as the 75th overall prospect by Baseball America entering the draft and was listed as a "sleeper prospect" at third base by Bleacher Report...was a Perfect Game First-Team All-American...also played basketball in high school, where he averaged 16.3 points-per-game; and football, where he accumulated 1,211 yards and eight touchdowns as a wide receiver... hit .467 (35-for-75) with six doubles, five triples, six home runs, 11 stolen bases and 24 RBI as a senior in 2015.
Began season at Single-A Ft. Myers and played in 15 games for the Miracle before being promoted to Double-A Pensacola April 25...Placed on 7-day Injured List July 14 with a right digit two (pointer finger) fracture; reinstated August 5...was hitting .354 (17-for-48) in 11 July games prior to injury...Named Southern League Midseason and Postseason All-Star..Combined to hit .277 (122-for-440) with 22 doubles, two triples, 19 home runs, 54 RBI, 11 stolen bases and a .787 OPS in 108 games between both levels...Played 72 games (70 starts) at second base and 24 games (all starts) in leftfield at both levels combined...Hit 18 of his 19 home runs with the Blue Wahoos, leading the team...also led team in hits (108), RBI (51), runs (50) and second in stolen bases (11)...Named second baseman on Twins MiLB.com organization All-Star Team...Ranked as Twins 23rd-best prospect by MLB.com following the season...Added to Twins 40-man roster, November 20.
Spent entire season with Single-A Ft. Myers...named a Mid-Season Florida State League All-Star...won Florida State League Home Run Derby after hitting 31 total home runs in the event...in the FSL Championship Series, hit .538 (7-for-13) with a double, four RBI and five runs scored helping Ft. Myers win the title...played in the Arizona Fall League with Salt River, hitting .224 (13-for-58) with one double, six RBI, 12 runs scored, 10 walks, and a .352 on-base percentage in 17 games.
Spent entire season as the Single-A Cedar Rapids third baseman...named Midwest League Player of the Week June 18...placed on 7-day Injured List with a back strain August 10-17...named to MWL Mid-Season All-Star team...named an MiLB.com Twins organization All-Star following the season...led the Midwest League in triples (11).
Began the season with Rookie Level Elizabethton...transferred to Single-A Cedar Rapids August 9...hit .350 (7-for-20) in five Postseason games...named 10th best prospect in Twins organization by Baseball America following the season.
Began his professional career with the GCL Twins...first career hit was a triple in his first game...transferred to Rookie Elizabethton July 11 and finished the season there...ranked as the 26th best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America following the season.