THE Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher Henry Davis, the first overall pick in the 2021 draft, will be recalled to make his major league debut on Monday, manager Derek Shelton said after Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The 23-year-old Davis is a Pirates‘ No. 3 prospect by MLB Pipeline. He also plays in the field
Davis began the season at Double-A Altoona and was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on June 6.
He hit .284 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs in 41 games at Altoona and .286 with one homer and three RBIs in 10 games at Indianapolis.
“I’m excited,” Shelton said. “He deserves to be here. I think he showed him that.”
Shelton said Davis will be in the starting lineup Monday against the visiting Chicago Cubs.
Davis was a star in college at Louisville, hitting .370 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 50 games before becoming the top pick.
— Field Level Media