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Ike Davis

LHP
New York Yankees New York Yankees
Ike Davis
Name: Isaac Benjamin Davis
Born: Mar 22, 1987 in Edina, MN
College: Arizona State
High School: Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 1st round (18th overall) by the New York Mets in 2008 (signed for $1,575,000)
The son of former big league reliever Ron Davis, Ike was not a scouts' favorite coming into his junior season. A decorated high school career that included a star turn with Team USA's youth national squad and an MVP award at the 2004 Aflac Classic, and his pitching family pedigree, had most scouts regarding him as a pitcher out of high school. He decided to go to Arizona State rather than sign as a Rays 19th-round pick, and he started on the mound and batted cleanup in his first game as a Sun Devil. He struggled with wood in the Alaska League in 2006 and in the Cape in 2007, when he cut his summer short to have right wrist surgery. He returned to the mound as a closer in 2008 and played first base to keep his arm fresh. He also worked to incorporate his lower half more and was having a banner season, leading the Sun Devils in the triple crown categories as well as saves, before missing time with a ribcage injury. Davis has excellent raw power, comparing to former ASU star Jeff Larish, but he's a much better defender with a better swing and better pitch recognition. Davis is above-average at first base and should be able to play an outfield corner as well due to his plus arm; his below-average speed could limit him to left.
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