Former Cal Poly Pomona baseball player Travis Taijeron is headed to the majors after getting called up by the New York Mets.
Taijeron was drafted by the Mets in the 18th round of the 2011 amateur draft after an impressive senior year at CPP. He made his major league debut on Saturday, Aug. 28, at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.
Taijeron finished his career at CPP ranked third overall in home runs with 32 in two seasons. He also ranks 8th in walks (78) and eighth in batting average (.369) on the Broncos All-Time list.
Ending the 2011 season with a team high .392 batting average along with 51 RBIs and 37 extra base hits, including 16 home runs, Taijeron was named a CCAA First-Team honoree and the 2011 Conference Player of the Year.
His accolades didn’t stop there has as he was named the NCAA West Region Player of the Year and a DII All-American.
Taijeron has spent the last three seasons at the Mets’ triple A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. In 2017, he has played in 125 games so far and holds a .272 batting average with 32 doubles and 25 home runs. Along with 78 RBIs, he has been walked a total of 70 times for an on base percentage of .383.