There could soon be a day when Taylor Trammell is starring as a face of baseball.
That’s exactly what he was doing, in fact, during Sunday’s MLB Futures Game, an All-Star break showcase that saw the 20-year-old Cincinnati Reds prospect go 2-for-2 with a triple and home run en route to MVP honors. Not only did he fuel the continued dominance of Team USA, but the 2016 draft pick unleashed his best performance during a week dedicated solely to the best of the best in MLB.
"I'm very happy my family got to see me perform today. I'm glad I got to showcase what I had to the world."#Reds prospect Taylor Trammell put on a show and was rewarded with the #FuturesGame MVP award: https://t.co/bIhTWPHo7X pic.twitter.com/s2QNXA3os7
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 16, 2018
Whether he continues to light it up in the minors or suddenly surges to the majors, Trammell is representing someone greater than even himself, as evidenced by the first line of his Twitter bio: “Follower of Christ.”
.@Taytram24 is the first #Reds prospect to win the Larry Doby Award as MVP of the #FuturesGame! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/GVyHJhpgUC
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 15, 2018
A graduate of Georgia’s Mount Paran Christian School, the young outfielder has drawn praise from his Daytona Tortugas manager, Ricky Gutierrez, according to Chris Boyle of The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
“He’s a very mature kid for being so young, especially the way he carries himself outside of the game,” Gutierrez said. “On the field, it’s just the natural-born ability God gave him.”
For the 2018 season, Trammel is batting .295 with six home runs and 29 RBI to go along with 16 stolen bases and 54 runs scored in 78 games for the Daytona Tortugas of the Florida State League.
“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
— Taylor Trammell (@Taytram24) January 17, 2018
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