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Friday, March 5, 2010

Ike Davis

The talk of the spring training camp, besides J Meija, has been Ike Davis, the Mets draft pick of 2 years ago out of Arizona State. His father, Ron Davis, was a relief pitcher for the Yankees.

Before the year, I had heard he definitely was a prospect, but really struggled versus left handed pitching, specifically breaking balls, but he had power potential (after hitting 0 HR in his professional debut in Brooklyn during the 2008 season in over 200 at bats).

Why such a change? Here is a link to a great article with mechanical adjusts and video that shows the differences he made between 2008 and 2009.  Great education post


My guess is that he won't break camp with the Mets, but if the Mets 1B don't perform, Ike could be a 2nd half call up/the 2011 starter unless D Murph hits like he did in September last year.

PS He hit a grand slam in the 8th inning last night. The wind was blowing out according to reports, but still this was a bomb. Take it for what it's worth as it was hit off a minor league pitcher in March, but still, a nice smooth (long) swing. Here's the video link. http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=7178459

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