MLB Draft 2021 Louisville C Henry Davis Selected First Overall in 2021 MLB Draft
The Pirates select Henry Davis first overall in the 2021 MLB Draft Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:00:00 -0700-This season, he was named an All-American by all six publications and was finalist for the Buster Posey Award, given to the best catcher in college baseball. Davis …
Henry Davis was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night, making him the ninth Louisville player selected in the first round of the MLB Draft. He joins Brendan McKay and Corey Ray as the only Cardinals to hear their name called in the top five picks of the draft.
Davis, regarded as one of the best hitters in the draft, put together an impressive at Louisville, earning a spot on the Right Field All-American wall at Jim Patterson Stadium. And a lot of money. The first overall pick slot value is $8,415,300. WOW.
This season, he was named an All-American by all six publications and was finalist for the Buster Posey Award, given to the best catcher in college baseball. Davis was also named a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes award, given to the best overall player in the country.
Unfortunately for the New York native, his career at Louisville did not end the way he had hoped. Last season was cut short due to COVID and Louisville did not make the NCAA Tournament this year for the first time in a decade. Not much blame can be put on Davis, he did everything in his power to earn the Cards a spot in the postseason.
He put up ridiculous numbers, batting .370 with 15 home runs, 48 RBI, 9 doubles and stole 10 bases. His career numbers are just as eye opening, considering his other seasons were his freshman campaign and a shortened 202 that saw a mere 17 games.
For his career, Davis batted .337 with 21 home runs, 84 RBI, added 19 doubles and had a .435 OBP. With numbers like that, he is going to be a tough one to replace behind the plate.
What a selling point for Dan McDonell and Co. as to why you should come to Louisville. You will get PAID.
From all of Card Nation, we wish Henry a healthy and prolonged professional career.
Louisville C Henry Davis Selected First Overall in 2021 MLB Draft Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:00:00 -0700-This is Davis' second draft, first entering in 2018 out of high school and just barely making Baseball America's Top 300. But now after three years of college ball for …
With the first pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Pirates have selected Henry Davis, a catcher out of Louisville.
This is Davis’ second draft, first entering in 2018 out of high school and just barely making Baseball America’s Top 300. But now after three years of college ball for the Cardinals, Davis has found himself at the top of the draft class, and for good reason. He has been noted to have one of the cleanest swings in this year’s class, as well as some of the best raw power. He spent this spring annihilating the ball and crushed 15 home runs, ending the season with a .370 batting average and a 1.145 OPS. His keen baseball eye and grasp of the strike zone makes his shine amongst all of offensive standouts this year.
The aspect of Davis that everyone doesn’t seem to agree on is his defensive future. But we’ve seen players who started their college careers with a different position than what they ended with be wildly successful, cough-cough-Jacob-deGrom-shortstop-cough-cough. The 21-year old has some trouble blocking and moving behind the plate, and his pitching framing skills have seen a dip from his freshman year. While still having a strong arm, Davis could bounce from the backstop to the outfield, depending on how he grows in the minors.
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– July 11, 2021
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