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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 22.51 7 4 11 .162
2023 125.52 27 7 24 25 3 .213
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Pirates optioned Davis to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports. Davis entered the season as the Pirates' clear No. 1 catcher, but he slashed just .162/.280/.206 with a 34.9 percent strikeout rate and recently had fallen into a timeshare with Joey Bart. The Pirates will presumably keep Davis at catcher at Indianapolis, although it's possible he could be worked back into the mix in right field.
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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: Not starting Saturday

    Davis isn't in the Pirates' lineup Saturday against Cincinnati, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. After slugging a home run Friday to extend his hitting streak to three games, Davis will take a seat to begin Saturday's game. Josh Palacios will start in right field and Ke'Bryan Hayes will operate as Pittsburgh's designated hitter while Jared Triolo covers the hot corner.
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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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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Battling hand injury

    Davis' placement on the 10-day injured list Monday was the result of a right hand strain, MLB.com reports. The Pirates called up utility man Vinny Capra to take Davis' spot on the 26-man active roster, but Josh Palacios looks like the top candidate to serve as Davis' primary replacement in right field while he's on the shelf. According to the report, Davis' soreness is concentrated around his right thumb, and the injury has apparently been something that has lingered for a while. The hand issue likely at least partially explains why Davis had batted just .158 with a .492 OPS in August before hitting the shelf.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Possible waiver wire pickups

    Fair to say the Davis-to-the-outfield experiment is working out A-OK, at least for Fantasy Baseball purposes. Not only has he started every game but one since joining the Pirates on June 19 -- a huge advantage for a catcher-eligible player -- but he's also producing like an outfielder, becoming the first hitter of any sort to have a two-homer game against Shohei Ohtani on Friday. Statcast buys his .284 batting average and .451 slugging percentage almost to the number, pinning him with a .285 xBA and .451 xSLG, and he's beginning to demonstrate the same sort of on-base skills he showed in the minors, actually walking more (10) than he's struck out (9) in July. He's already widely rostered, but it needs to be universal. I can't think of even seven catcher-eligible players that I'd rather have.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Takes Ohtani deep twice

    Davis went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Angels. Davis made his presence felt despite the poor result for the Pirates, taking Shohei Ohtani deep in the fourth and sixth innings. He's the first player to homer twice in the same game off Ohtani, per MLB. Davis doubled his home run count for the season to four, and he's added 11 RBI, 16 runs scored, three stolen bases and a .295/.391/.463 slash line over his first 110 plate appearances. He continues to play regularly in right field despite coming up through the Pirates' system as a catcher, and with Endy Rodriguez now in the majors as well, Davis' path to reps behind the plate is that much narrower.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Batting leadoff Friday

    Davis is starting in right field and batting leadoff Friday versus the Diamondbacks. This will be the first career appearance at leadoff for Davis, though he could become a featured option there with the Pirates having to send both Andrew McCutchen (elbow) and Ke'Bryan Hayes (back) to the injured list Friday. Davis has slashed .270/.333/.365 with one home run and two stolen bases in 17 games since arriving in the majors June 19.
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