Pittsburgh Pirates: Young Bucs Shine and Other Takeaways From Sweeping the Padres

Have the Pirates started to get back on track? It's possible after picking up a huge series sweep of the San Diego Padres.

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Multiple big hits for Henry Davis

Since joining the Pirates last week former no. 1 overall pick Henry Davis has done nothing but impress. Davis made his impact felt throughout this series against the Padres as he emerges as one of the best hitters on the Pirate roster.

Davis was 7-for-13 in the series with five RBI and two runs scored. The strong showing from Davis included two of the most important hits of the series. In game two on Wednesday night David delivered the knockout blow with a 2-run single in the 7th inning. Thursday afternoon he blooped a single to shallow right field in the 7th inning that gave the Pirates a 5-4 lead and proved to be the winning hit.

Through his first 41 MLB plate appearances Davis is hitting for a .351/.415/.486 slash line with a 150 wRC+. He continues to barrel balls up with an 8.7% barrel rate that is above league average, he's hit two triples and has hit his first career home run.

It is not taking Davis long to become a key cog in the Pirate lineup. He is showing why he was selected with the top overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, and should be a huge part of the Pirate lineup for a long time.