Cal Poly alumn makes great strides

Former Cal Poly Pomona baseball standout Travis Taijeron has really hit his stride.

The former Bronco center fielder is playing left field for the New York Mets High-A entry at Port St. Lucie (Fla.) and claimed Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

On the week he went 9 for 18 with three doubles, four home runs and five RBI. That boosted his season totals to .303 with 20 doubles, eight home runs, 26 RBI and 32 runs scored.

Good for him. He turned 24 in January and that’s an age where you want to be knocking on the Double-A door.

Taijeron, an 18th round selection in 2011, split last year between Low-A Savannah of the South Atlantic League and Port St. Lucie. But he hit just .203 in 48 games in St. Lucie last year. So he appears to have figured out that level. Hopefully he’ll get a promotion to Double-A soon and be on his way.