November 16, 2010 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks have another player headed to a major-league organization.
Rockford’s only professional baseball team announced on Tuesday that catcher Travis Scott has signed with the Los Angeles Angels. It’s the 14th time in the RiverHawks’ nine seasons that a major-league team has signed a player directly off the Rockford roster.
Scott threw out 34 percent of opposing basestealers, the best percentage in the Northern League, in 2010. Though he didn’t have enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title, Scott hit .300 with five home runs and 29 RBI in 65 games.
“He’s a left-handed hitter,” RiverHawks co-owner and director of baseball operations Dave Ciarrachi said. “Catchers that hit from the left side are a rare commodity. Second of all, he has good physical skills.”
Scott, 25, began the season in the Seattle organization. He hit a combined .254 with five homers and 23 RBI at Class AA West Tennessee and high Class A High Desert.
Scott is one of four former RiverHawks currently in affiliated minor leagues. Left-handed pitchers Derrick Ellison (New York Mets) and Justin Dowdy (Tampa Bay) finished the year at Double-A and southpaw Taylor Sinclair (Arizona) reached high Class A.
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