Back in 2004, a then 22-year-old David Wright was promoted to the big leagues after just 114 at-bats in Triple-A. At the time, having such a small sample size, Wright was thrust into the New York scene under enemy fire.
Now, with a little more than two weeks into this season, another twenty-something could be asked to expose himself under the same conditions. Ike Davis, the most talked about Mets prospect since David Wright, has been mentioned as a possibility to be the team’s newest member.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have designated Mike Jacobs for assignment to make room for a fresh arm in the bullpen, right-hander Tobi Stoner. By week’s end or once the Mets bullpen is fully rested, Rubin and his sources have confirmed that Davis will be brought up to the big leagues as the starting first baseman. And why not, Davis currently has a seven-game hitting streak with Buffalo and is hitting .364 with two homers and four RBIs in 33 at-bats.
With Daniel Murphy’s return from the DL uncertain, I see nothing wrong with bringing Davis up, even though his professional experience is lacking. Looking at the offensive numbers of the other Mets first basemen this season, it’s hard not to give the young left-handed hitting Davis a chance.