Henry Davis was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night, making him the ninth Louisville player selected within the first round of the MLB Draft. He joins Brendan McKay and Corey Ray because the only Cardinals to listen to their name called within the top five picks of the draft. Davis considered one among the simplest hitters within the draft, put together a powerful at Louisville, earning a spot on the proper Field All-American wall at Jim Patterson Stadium. And tons of cash. the primary overall pick slot value is $8,415,300. WOW.
This season, he was named an All-American by all six publications and was a finalist for the Buster Posey Award, given to the simplest catcher in college baseball. Davis was also named a semi-finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the simplest overall player within the country.
Unfortunately for the NY native, his career at Louisville didn’t end the way he had hoped. Last season was curtail thanks to COVID and Louisville didn’t make the NCAA Tournament this year for the primary time during a decade. Not much blame is often placed on Davis, he did everything in his power to earn the Cards a spot within 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 even 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’s getting to be a troublesome one to exchange behind the plate. What a point for Dan McDonell and Co. on why you ought to come to Louisville. you’ll get PAID. From all of Card Nation, we wish Henry a healthy and prolonged professional career.