MARION - As the prep volleyball season nears the midway point, Cedar Rapids Xavier identified a vital ingredient if the Saints are to retain their No. 1 ranking in Class 4A.
Now is the time to turn up the defense.
The top-ranked Saints s ... »
l Name: Travis Blankenhorn
l Number: 7
l Position: Infield
l Bats/Throws: Left/Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-2, 208 pounds
l Age: 20
l Hometown: Pottsville, Pa.
l Noteworthy: Third-round pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2015 out of Pottsville Area High School. Hit .244 in 53 Rookie-ball games after signing for $650,000. Hit .297 with nine home runs in 34 games last season for Rookie-level Elizabethton, causing a promotion to the Kernels. He hit .286 in 25 games here. Ranked 10th-best prospect in Twins farm system by Baseball America magazine.