Long Islander Travis Honeyman has signed a $700,000 deal with St. Louis, after the Cardinals selected the outfielder in the third round of the 2023 MLB Draft earlier this month.
The Massapequa High School graduate was the 90th payer selected in the draft. A right-hander who stands 6-foot-2, Honeyman hit .304 and slugged six home runs as a junior at Boston College this spring.
Honeyman signed for $59,600 below the value for his slot in the Draft. His season at Boston College was cut short by a shoulder injury that contributed him dropping to the third round of the draft.
Heading into the season, St. Louis was projected to be a playoff contender, but with MLB’s trade deadline now just days away, the team has fallen out of the wild card race and is expected to be sellers.
Honeyman projects to be a player who can contribute on the Major League level within a couple of seasons.
Got his start with Massapequa Coast
“Travis’s journey from our local Massapequa Coast Little League to becoming a superstar at Boston College has been nothing short of phenomenal,” the league posted. “He has worked tirelessly, honing his skills and perfecting his craft, to make his dream come true.”
Honeyman had some fun on Instagram after signing with the Cardinals on July 14. “Lifelong dream came true this week!” he said in the post below.
In high school, Honeyman was an All-Long Island selection and helped lead Massapequa to a state title in 2018, a championship appearance in 2017 and a spot in the semifinals in 2019.
Honeyman wasn’t the first Long Islander selected in this year’s draft. That distinction went to Patchogue-Medford 17-year-old pitcher Josh Knoth, who signed with Milwaukee after getting selected with the 33rd pick.
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