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Meet Travis Ishikawa

Meet Travis Ishikawa

The Giants recently promoted young Travis Ishikawa to take Lance Niekro's place in the majors. Who is this kid? What can he do? And why is he notable to those people who think GM Brian Sabean is a cheapo in the draft? Learn about the newest Giant here!

BACKGROUND: Travis Ishikawa, 22, was one of the top high school players in the country when he graduated from High School in 2002, but he was expected to follow a commitment to go to college to play.  The Giants drafted him in the 21st round (#637 overall), and then offered him a then-record $955,000 bonus for a non-first round pick to lure him away from college.  (To put it in perspective...

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