Former Mets slugger Ike Davis strikes out side in debut as full-time pitcher

Long before Ike https://www.metsedge.com/new-york-mets/michael-conforto-jersey Davis become a short-lived power-hitting sensation for the Mets, he was an untouchable high school pitcher. At age 30, Davis is back on the mound full-time in an attempt to resurrect his major league career.Davis struck out all three batters he faced in his pitching debut for the Dodgers’ Arizona Rookie League affiliate on Sunday. According to FanGraphs, he worked at around 88-92 mph in his inning against hitters about a decade younger than him.While it’s pretty late in the game for Davis to attempt such a drastic change, he has two factors working in his favor: he’s left-handed, and he actually has been an effective pitcher before.Setting aside his pair of relief cameos for Oakland in 2015 (two innings, one hit, one walk, one strikeout), Davis logged plenty of time on the mound in high school and Neil Walker Jersey atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription, atarax no prescription. college.In 57 career appearances for Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Davis was a remarkable 23-0 with 14 saves and a 1.85 ERA, striking out a school-record 213 batters in 174 innings.He went to Arizona State as a two-way player, but had a dreadful freshman season as a pitcher (7.42 ERA in 47 1/3 innings) before having more succe s in limited pitching duty his final two Jose Reyes Jersey seasons. In 23 total appearances as a sophomore and junior, all but one of them in relief, Davis posted a 1.83 ERA while walking nine and striking out 48.It was clear in college that his bat would be what got him to the big leagues, and that held true when he hit 19 homers for the Mets as a rookie in 2010 and slammed 32 two years later, but he couldn’t sustain that succe s as he bounced from the Pirates to the A’s to the Yankees the last three seasons.Now it appears whatever major league future he has will come on the mound.