Former Jayhawk Metcalf Plays in Arizona Fall League Championship

Nov. 29, 2006


Former University of Kansas third baseman Travis Metcalf went 1-for-4 as his Grand Canyon Rafters fell to Phoenix Desert Dogs, 6-2, in the Arizona Fall League Championship on Nov. 18 at Scottsdale Stadium. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Metcalf, who played at KU from 2002-04, hit .258 in 93 at bats for the Rafters during the fall season with six doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs in 26 games. Last season he played in 121 games for the Frisco RoughRiders, the AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

The 6-foot-3 infielder hit .284 in three seasons with the Jayhawks with 141 hits, 29 homers and eight stolen bases. His best season was in 2004 when he hit .285 with 18 homers and 58 RBIs earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors.

Metcalf, who was an 11th round pick by the Rangers in the 2004 MLB Draft, is hoping to become the 20th Kansas player to break into the Majors.