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April 20, 2010 3:29 pm
Ike Davis went from short-season ball to the majors in two years, despite horrible numbers in his debut. A look at other players who made a similar transition.
Ike Davis has had a very unusual pro career.
As Kevin notes elsewhere, Davis was regarded as a bust after a dreadful 2008 season. A first-round pick in 2007, Davis hit for a true average of just .246 in his pro debut season – and that is without translating. The Tav for the league is always .260, so he was a below average hitter for his league, even though he was a 21-year-old, college-seasoned hitter playing in short-season A ball. Translated, his TAv was just .168.