Henry Davis and Mike Burrows will represent the Pirates organization at the All-Star Futures Game
Pittsburgh Pirates receiver Henry Davis and right-handed pitcher mike burrows were named to the National League roster for this year’s All-Star Futures Game. The game will take place on Saturday, July 16 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
Davis, 22, who was selected No. 1 overall by the Pirates in the 2021 Freshman Draft, is currently ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 4 catch prospect in the game. MLB Pipeline also ranked Davis 19th among the outlet’s top 100 prospects in Tuesday’s game.
Davis started the 2022 campaign at High-A Greensboro, where he hit .341 with three doubles, a triple, five homers, 22 RBI, a .450 OBP, .585 slugging percentage and 1,035 OPS in 22 games before being promoted to Altoona on May 10. Prior to his promotion, Davis hit base safely in each of his last 16 games with the Grasshoppers, while hitting .373 (22 for 59) with two doubles, a triple, four homers and 17 RBIs during the season. 16 -stretching the game.
Davis will be the first receiver to represent the Pirates organization at the Futures Game since Elias Diaz in 2015.
Burrows, 22, entered this season ranked by FanGraphs as Pittsburgh’s 12th-best prospect. He started the season with Altoona, where he was charged with two or fewer earned runs in nine of his 12 starting assignments before being promoted to Indianapolis on June 16. At the time of his promotion to Triple-A, he ranked sixth among all players in the East. League pitchers in ERA (2.94) and batting average against (.199) and seventh in strikeouts (69).
The right-hander was selected by the Pirates in the 11th round of the 2018 Freshman Player Draft at Waterford (CT) High School.
Since his pro debut in 2018, he has an 8-8 record, 3.06 ERA (170.2ip/58er), 199 strikeouts, .205 batting average against and 1.12 WHIP in 43 appearances (42 starts ). He entered today ranked first among all minor leaguers all season for the Pirates in ERA (3.52) and WHIP (1.14), and second in strikeouts (81) and batting average against (.221).