FILE PHOTO: Jun 21, 2019; Omaha, NE, USA; Louisville Cardinals catcher Henry Davis (32) scores a run within the seventh inning as Vanderbilt Commodores catcher Ty Duvall (20) indicators the sector within the 2019 Faculty World Sequence at TD Ameritrade Park. Necessary Credit score: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports activities
July 18, 2021
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed catcher Henry Davis, the No. 1 general decide in final week’s 2021 Main League Baseball Draft.
The 21-year-old Davis, who performed for the College of Louisville, obtained a $6.5 million signing bonus, in line with MLB Community.
“As we began this looking course of final summer time, it was actually vital for us to search out one of the best participant,” Pirates common supervisor Ben Cherington stated in a Sunday morning press convention. “We additionally needed to search out the appropriate particular person to work along with, to assist us constructing a profitable workforce in Pittsburgh.”
“We really feel very excited and honored and assured that we discovered that particular person in Henry Davis.”
Davis, who’s 6-2, 210 kilos, hit .370 this season with 15 house runs and 48 RBIs in 49 video games for Louisville. He was the No. 5 general prospect, per MLB.com.
The $6.5 million signing bonus can be the bottom for a No. 1 decide since outfielder Mickey Moniak obtained $6.1 million from the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016.
It was the second time up to now three years a catcher has gone first general. The Baltimore Orioles took Adley Rutschman in 2019.
–Area Stage Media