MLB All-Star Futures MVP Taylor Trammell is a 'follower of Christ'

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.

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.”

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.

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