Pittsburgh Pirates: Henry Davis Makes Debut, What's Next?
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Pittsburgh Pirates fans got a glimpse of the future on Tuesday, sort of, with first overall pick Henry Davis making his professional debut in the Florida Complex League (FCL).
While it wasn’t televised, but once word got out that Davis was expected to make his debut a lot of eyes kept close watch on the MiLB.com box score to see him penciled in the three-hole in the lineup as well as play catcher.
Dubs wasn’t enough, @pirates 1st overall pick @henrydavis32 goes oppo onto the roof. @MiLB @BaseballAmerica @MLBPipeline #homerun FULL gallery at @FourSeamImages around 4pm EST. pic.twitter.com/Z785WrX7uu— MJ * Four Seam (@mikejanesphotog) August 3, 2021
Let’s just say it was a pretty good start to his career.
Davis hit an RBI double for his first professional hit, and later hit a two-run home run. He finished the day 2-for-4 before being lifted in the game for Gustavo Polanco.
Now comes the question that everyone is going to be asking, how long till the Pirates move him up? Where should his next stop be? What kind of timetable are we going to see from him going forward?
Remembering that this is just one game, no matter how encouraging it was, but it will be interesting how the Pirates handle their top draft pick from 2021.
There has been a lot of debate as to where Davis might play this year, with some thinking that an aggressive push to Greensboro shouldn't be out of the question. That's where I got to thinking, what kind of precedent is there where it comes to placing some of the top draft picks in recent history.
First Full Season
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SS, A-, A+
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