Rookie Davis

Position: RHP
Born: 04/29/93
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 245
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Acquired via trade from the Yankees December 28, 2015, with 3B Eric Jagielo, 2B Tony Renda and RHP Caleb Cotham for LHP Aroldis Chapman (CIN). Originally drafted in the 14th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Went 10-5 with a 3.82 ERA in 24 games, 23 of them starts, between Pensacola (Double-A) and Louisville (Triple-A), striking out 77 and walking 37 in 125 innings while giving up 126 hits and limiting opposing batters to a .264 average.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Broke camp with the team out of spring training.
MLB Debut Date: 04/06/17

Debut Details
April 6, in a 7-4 win over the Phillies. The starting pitcher, he did not get a decision, allowing four runs, all earned, on five hits in three innings, walking two and striking out four. The first of six Reds pitchers on the night, he also threw one wild pitch and tossed 74 pitches, 44 for strikes. The first batter he faced in the top of the first inning, Cesar Hernandez, struck out swinging. The next batter, Daniel Nava, hit a solo homer to right field. Odubel Herrera then singled to center before Maikel Franco and Michael Saunders both flew out to left field to end the inning. After a scoreless second frame, Hernandez led off against Davis with a single to right field and scored on Nava's second homer in as many at-bats. Herrera doubled to follow, moving to third on Franco's groundout and scoring on Davis' wild pitch. After fellow debutante of the night Andrew Knapp walked, Brock Stassi popped out to end the inning and Davis' night on the mound -- but not his night in the game. He led off the bottom of the third inning with a double to left before his night was done.

Player Notes
While it's hard to imagine a better name for a debutante, William Theron Davis doesn't really have a big song-and-dance story about how he got the nickname. His dad gave it to him when he was a baby and it just stuck. A big, strong, athletic pitcher drafted out of Dixon High School in Holly Ridge, N.C., Davis throws a hard fastball in the low- to-mid 90s with good life, a sharp curveball and a circle changeup. He was one of two debs to make the Reds' starting rotation, along with southpaw Amir Garrett.