I’ll state up front that I’m a little more interested in this story than most people, because because I’m from the same part of southeastern Pennsylvania as Ben Davis and he and I have attended the same Super Bowl party in the past.
But I think even somebody who’s never met the former catcher will think it’s interesting that, in his first season as a pitcher, he’s recorded 14 Ks in 11.2 innings, while walking only 2 batters.
Granted it’s single-A and Davis has given up 10 hits, but he’s only allowed 1 HR, and his WHIP is a very healthy 1.03. The Sarasota Reds’ oldest player even has four saves!
It’s still a longshot that this 32-year-old former second overall pick will make it to the big leagues as a pitcher. But so far so good.