Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Henry Davis Homers in Double-A Debut

BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Henry Davis #67 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
BRADENTON, FLORIDA - MARCH 16: Henry Davis #67 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses for a picture during the 2022 Photo Day at LECOM Park on March 16, 2022 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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Jul 18, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Henry Davis who was selected number one overall in the 2021 MLB first year player draft by the Pirates poses on the field before the Pirates play the New York Mets at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

It did not take one of the Pittsburgh Pirates best prospects to make an impression at Double-A

On Sunday news broke that the Pittsburgh Pirates intended to promote highly touted catching prospect Henry Davis to Double-A Altoona. On Monday the move became official and the first overall pick from last summer’s draft joined the Curve.


Excitement swept Altoona on Tuesday ahead of the Double-A debut of Davis. In his debut Davis showed why he is one of the most highly touted prospects in baseball, launching a 2-run home run in his debut with the Curve.

The home run by Davis came in the bottom of the 5th inning and gave the Curve a 3-1 lead. Davis also drew a walk in the 4-3 Curve victory, a victory that improved the Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates to 13-15 on the season.

Leadoff man and third base Jared Triolo also had a big night for the Curve going 3-for-4. Liover Peguero was 1-for-3 with a walk and a RBI, Tucupita Marcano started in left field and was 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.

Luis Ortiz started for the Curve, holding the Somerset Patriots to 1 run on a hit, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts in 4.2 innings pitched. Enmanuel Mejia struck out the lone batter he faced, and Duane Underwood Jr. pitched a scoreless inning in a rehab outing. J.C. Flowers pitched the final 3 innings for the Curve, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, a walk and no strikeouts.

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