Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ike Davis in AA

After being the Mets first pick in the 2008 amateur draft everyone had high expectations for Ike Davis. After tearing it up for Arizona State, Davis was sent to A Brooklyn. In 58 games for the cyclones Davis struggled with both injuries and the bat. He hit .256 with 15 doubles, 17 rbis, and no home runs.

So as the 2009 season came Davis needed to prove to the Mets organization and the fans that 2008 was a fluke. Davis started the year in A St. Lucie and did a good job proving himself in 59 games there as he hit .288 with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs, and 28 rbis.

At 6 foot 5 Davis has alot of raw power but did not show it in 2008. He has the ability to hit for both power and average and is a decent defender with a good arm. In St. Lucie Davis did a good job showing his potential power blasting 7 home runs. Davis also has a good eye as he has had an on base percentage almost .100 points higher then his batting average in every league he has pleayed in thus far. He needs to cut down on his stirkeouts a little and learn to go opposite way a little more.

Davis was called up to AA Binghamton and has played 8 games there and he has hit .333 with 3 doubles and 6 rbis. I saw Davis play Wensday, June 24 against Bowie. The B-Mets were down 4-2 going into the 9th inning. After scoring 1 run the B-mets were only needed 1 more to send it into extras. There was 1 out, runners on first and second, Davis, who was already 1-3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts stepped to the plate. Davis ripped a double down the first place line to end the game as the B-Mets won. It was a very exciting game which Davis really showed hit ability as a good hitter, clutch player, but also that he still needs alot of work before reaching his potential.