While I was perusing the Internet moments ago I came across one of my favorite logs - Mike Silva's N.Y. Base Ball Digest. He had email a host of professional scouts and here is what they had to say about first baseman of the future - The " Phenom " Ike Davis . " We finally have a prospect that the scouts love - YAYYY !!!"
I love his poise on the field. He needs more seasoning in the minors, but I think the kid is a real keeper. Let Daniel Murphy or Mike Jacobs start at 1st this year while Davis develops. (Cubs Scout)I’ve been in baseball for over 40 years and remember when his dad Ronnie first came up with the Yanks in 1979. Unlike his dad, who was this skinny kid with glasses, Ike looks like a ball player. He’s pretty polished for his age, and just needs a little more time in the minors to work on some things. I think once he works out the kinks he’ll be fine. He has a chance to be a really good major leaguer. (Yankees Scout)The Mets are going about this the right way. Let the kid start the year in the minors to work on his skills set. Fans have to be patient with him and need to remember that it’s a huge jump from the minors to the majors. Because he was born into a baseball family, I think he totally understands what it takes to get to the big leagues. He’s a hard worker who has a lot of toughness to him. I really like his makeup. (Milwaukee Scout)When I look at Ike Davis, I see a young kid with a world of talent, who if things break right for him, could possibly be the starting first baseman for the next ten years He needs to work on some things both defensively and offensively, and I’d also like to see him develop a little more power but I think he’s a lock to be with the club at some point in the future.. (Braves Scout)I'll tell you it is awesome to finally see a Mets prospect live up to the hype in the eyes of the scouts. I know that Fernando Martinez has had some glowing endorsements, and he should be with the team soon. I just don't remember a prospect since Darryl or Doc ( other than Greg Jefferies or Mike Pelfrey) to blaze through the minors this quickly.To read Mikes piece , click here http://nybaseballdigest.com/