Rookie Davis is promoted to Triple-A

According to a post on his Twitter page, Rookie Davis has been promoted to Louisville from Pensacola.

In 18 starts with Pensacola, Davis posted a 2.72 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP in 96 innings of work.

Davis had an extremely good month of July. For the month, Davis posted a 2.49 ERA and he struck out 24 in 25.1 innings of work.

Davis was acquired by the Reds as yield from the Aroldis Chapman trade and was assigned to Double-A Pensacola. Davis has been used exclusively as a starter in his professional career.

He saw an increase in production with a change of scenery as well. There was not an increase in strikeouts, but he allowed fewer base runners with the Reds organization. Some of that is due to growth, after allowing over a hit per inning while getting his feet wet in Double-A with the Yankees.

At 6-foot-5, 245 pounds, Davis is a large man, and was a 14th round pick in 2011.

Davis works with a fastball in the mid-90s, touching 96. Davis also works with a strong curve and a changeup. He has seen an uptick in velocity since beginning his pro career, and reports are that there is movement there as well.

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