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Jun 14, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
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After being selected first overall in the 2021 MLB Draft, Henry Davis was limited to only 59 games in 2022 by a wrist injury. That appeared to set back his timeline to reach the majors, though he ripped through work at Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis to reach Pittsburgh by mid-June of 2023. Davis' opening sample in the majors wasn't all that inspiring, as he managed only a .653 OPS, .287 wOBA and 76 wRC+. That was driven primarily by a strikeout rate that spiked to 27 percent after sitting consistently in the high teens and low 20s throughout his minor-league stints. Considering he also played through a right hand injury, there were some positive underlying signs from his time in the majors despite the poor surface stats, highlighted by a 7.0 percent barrel rate and 88.6 average exit velocity - both of which were almost exactly league-average. In addition to proving he can stay healthy, the biggest question for Davis is where he'll play defensively. After playing primarily behind the plate in the minors, upon reaching the majors, he started exclusively in right field or at DH. He'll enter the 2024 season without catcher eligibility as a result, though general manager Ben Cherington stated early in the offseason that the team still views him as an option behind the dish. If he gets enough playing time to regain eligibility, he'll instantly be back on fantasy radars, but he's far less appealing as an outfielder and potentially first baseman.

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2024 281 9 1 5 13 .153
2023 125.52 27 7 24 25 3 .213
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Goes on concussion IL

    The Pirates placed Davis (concussion) on the 7-day injured list Saturday. Davis was removed from Friday's 5-2 win over the Rockies with concussion-like symptoms. Jason Delay was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move and should be expected to serve as the primary understudy to Yasmani Grandal at catcher while both Davis and Joey Bart (thumb) are on the shelf.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Exits with concussion-like symptoms

    Davis was removed from Friday's game against the Rockies after exhibiting concussion-like symptoms. It's unclear when exactly Davis might have suffered an injury, but he was replaced behind the dish by Yasmani Grandal ahead of the seventh inning. Davis is in the process of being evaluated by the Pirates' medical staff.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Belts first homer

    Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Wednesday in a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals. Davis gave Pittsburgh its second run of the contest with a solo shot to center field in the eighth inning. The long ball was his first in what has been a very disappointing season, as he's slashing a meager .157/.273/.241 through 99 plate appearances. With Joey Bart (thumb) on the injured list, Davis has been splitting time behind the plate with veteran Yasmani Grandal.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Collects hit in return

    Davis went 1-for-3 with a double Tuesday against the Dodgers. Davis was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and hit eighth while starting behind the plate. He tallied a double in the seventh inning, only his fourth extra-base hit across 86 plate appearances this season. Davis should find his way into Pittsburgh's lineup regularly so long as Joey Bart (thumb) is sidelined, likely splitting reps at catcher with Yasmani Grandal.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Back in majors, will start Tuesday

    The Pirates recalled Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Manager Derek Shelton confirmed that Davis will draw the start at catcher Tuesday against the Dodgers in the 24-year-old's return to the big leagues. He should ultimately split starts behind the dish with veteran Yasmani Grandal. Davis was optioned in early May after a dreadful start to the season, but he rebounded at Indianapolis by slashing .296/.436/.642 with seven home runs in 23 contests.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Returning to big leagues

    Davis is expected to be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Corey Crisan of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. Davis was sent down May 3 after a disappointing start to the season with the Pirates, but he's slashed .282 with seven home runs, 17 RBI, 18 runs scored and a stolen base over 22 contests at Triple-A. He opened the season as Pittsburgh's primary option at catcher, and he'll likely split time with Yasmani Grandal at backstop once back in the big leagues. Grant Koch stands out as the most likely option to be sent down to Indianapolis in a corresponding move, but nothing is official yet.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Playing time dipping

    Davis is out of the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Brewers. He has now started just two of the previous six games and will give way to Joey Bart behind the dish Thursday. Davis is slashing just .180/.288/.230 with a 31.1 percent strikeout rate this season, and with Yasmani Grandal (foot) nearing a return, he could find himself back in the minors soon.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Takes seat Saturday

    Davis is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox. Davis started at catcher in each of the Pirates' last four games, going 2-for-12 over that span. He was a late addition to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets after Joey Bart (head) was scratched. Bart will draw back in behind the plate Saturday while batting fifth against Boston right-hander Kutter Crawford.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Late addition to lineup

    Davis will start at catcher and bat eighth in Wednesday's game against the Mets. The Pirates' initial lineup released earlier Wednesday didn't include Davis, but he'll end up making a third straight start behind the dish to close out the series in Queens. Joey Bart was scratched from the lineup to make room for Davis, though it isn't clear whether Bart was removed from the starting nine due to an injury or illness or simply due to a managerial decision.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Moves to bench Wednesday

    Davis is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets. Davis is on the bench Wednesday for what looks to be a routine maintenance day while the series finale begins at 1:10 p.m. ET. Joey Bart will step in at catcher in place of Davis, who is hitting just .180 with a 29.5 percent strikeout rate over 61 plate appearances this season.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Resting Sunday

    Davis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Davis will get a breather for the series finale in Philadelphia after catching each of the Bucs' last four contests while going 4-for-13 with one double, three walks, two runs and two RBI. Joey Bart will step in to handle catching duties for Pittsburgh.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Drives in two during win

    Davis went 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and a walk during Friday's 5-2 win over the Phillies. Davis drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the Pirates' first run of the game in the second inning and gave the team some insurance with an RBI double in the eighth to make it a 4-1 game. The 24-year-old backstop has gotten off to a slow start in 2024, but he has now recorded a base hit in each of his last three games, going 4-for-9 with three walks in that span.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Taking seat Monday

    Davis is absent from the lineup for Monday's tilt versus the Tigers. Joey Bart will do the catching for Mitch Keller, marking Bart's second start in the last three games. Davis is just 4-for-30 so far at the plate in the early going and could continue to yield some starts to Bart if he doesn't pick it up.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Slow start to season

    Davis went 0-for-2 with an RBI on Sunday against the Orioles. Davis is hitless in five straight games spanning 16 plate appearances. He's also struck out 43.8 percent of the time in that span, though he had a brief bright spot on Sunday when he drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. With Yasmani Grandal (foot) and Jason Delay (knee) both out, Davis faces diminished competition for plate appearances. However, Joey Bart made quite an impression in his debut with the Pirates and could start to see his playing time tick up.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Behind Grandal on depth chart

    Pirates manager Derek Shelton indicated Thursday that Davis is behind Yasmani Grandal on the catcher depth chart, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Shelton was asked if Grandal is the starting catcher, and while he didn't outright confirm that to be the case, he noted that Grandal "is going to catch" but will require many days off because of his age, "so whoever our C2 is is going to get some time." Davis is working at catcher this spring after almost exclusively playing right field with the Pirates last season. While the 2021 first overall pick could still see ample playing time as the second catcher and perhaps as an occasional designated hitter and/or outfielder, he's looking up at Grandal on the depth chart for now. It also sounds like Davis isn't necessarily a lock to open the year in the majors if the team determines he has some work to do behind the plate. If that happens, Jason Delay or Ali Sanchez would open as Grandal's backup.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Will enter spring as catcher

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday that Davis will enter spring training as a catcher, Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Davis made his major-league debut in right field this past year and only logged two total innings behind the plate, but the Pirates will have him continue working defensively at baseball's shallowest position. Endy Rodriguez projects to open the 2024 campaign as Pittsburgh's primary backstop, with Davis likely again playing mostly in the outfield or at DH, but injuries happen and the Bucs don't want to stunt any sort of development angles for their bright young talent.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Sitting out Thursday

    Davis is absent from the lineup Thursday versus the Phillies. Davis has been playing through an ankle injury, though he drove in two runs out of the DH spot Wednesday. Bryan Reynolds will take a turn as the Pirates' designated hitter Thursday at Philadelphia as Miguel Andujar covers right field.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Activated from IL

    The Pirates reinstated Davis (hand) from the injured list Friday. A strained right hand forced Davis onto the injured list Aug. 21, and he began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday. Davis impressively went 8-for-13 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored across four games during his assignment, so he'll be swinging a hot bat as he slides back in as Pittsburgh's primary right fielder. Vinny Capra was optioned to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Nearing rehab assignment

    Davis (hand) could begin a rehab assignment as soon as this weekend, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Davis resumed taking batting practice last week and has apparently progressed without issue. On the shelf since Aug. 23 due to a strained right hand, the 23-year-old catcher and corner outfielder should be able to return to the lineup before the 2023 season comes to an end.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Takes batting practice

    Davis (hand) participated in batting practice and did defensive work ahead of Saturday's game against the Cardinals, MLB.com reports. This marked the first time that Davis took part in batting practice since he was placed on the injured list Aug. 23. There's no clear timeline for his return to the field, though Davis is expected to play again prior to the close of the campaign.
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