Travis Chick

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Out of high school, Travis Chick was a 14th-round draft pick by the Florida Marlins in the 2002 amateur draft, signed by scout Dennis Cardoza. He was assigned to the GCL Marlins, where he was 3-2 with one save and a 2.76 ERA. In 2003, Chick was only 1-2 with a 5.71 ERA and allowed a .301 average while walking a batter every other inning. Moving up to full-season ball, he had a 6-4, 4.04 line for the Greensboro Bats, but had a 1.16 WHIP and 11 K/9. His 112 strikeouts were second on the team to Adam Bostick. The Marlins soon traded him to the San Diego Padres for Ismael Valdéz and he had a dominating seven starts for the Fort Wayne Wizards, going 5-0 with a 2.13 ERA, 9 walks and 55 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. His 11.24 strikeouts per nine innings that year placed him fifth in the minors. Baseball America named him the 4th best prospect in the San Diego chain. The right-hander fell to 2-9, 5.27 with the Mobile BayBears in 2005, allowing a .339 average to left-handed batters. He was again part of a mid-year trade, going with Justin Germano to the Cincinnati Reds for Joe Randa. Moving on to the Chattanooga Lookouts, he split four decisions with a 4.86 ERA.

Travis had a 4-5, 4.61 line for the Lookouts to start 2006 then was... you guessed it... traded in July. This time, he was sent to the Seattle Mariners for Eddie Guardado and cash considerations. Assigned to the San Antonio Missions, he was 4-2, 3.19 in 11 games. He was a September call-up and walked 10 in five innings in the majors, allowing 7 runs and having a 12.60 ERA in three outings with the M's. Those three outings proved to be his only big league time, retiring in 2010 after a season in the Texas Rangers organization.

Sources include 2003-2006 Baseball Almanacs

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