Louisville Baseball catcher Henry Davis has been stellar his entire Cardinal career. However, this season was truly his best. The native of Bedford, NY batted .370 for the Cards with 68 hits, of which he hit 9 doubles and 15 homers. Davis drove in 48 runs, scored 45 runs, and had more walks than strikeouts (31-24). He also sported a .995 fielding percentage behind the plate, a .482 on-base percentage, and a .663 slugging percentage.
All those numbers led Davis to being named a unanimous All-American. All the major publications chose Davis as an All-American and rightfully so. Historically, the catcher position is not relied upon as an offensive position. However, in recent years, players like Mike Piazza, Joe Mauer, and Buster Posey have changed the perception. Even former Card great, Louisville native, and current Dodger Will Smith has shown a catcher can be an offensive weapon. Davis is following in Smith’s shoes and will likely be drafted in the upcoming MLB Draft. The difference is, many project him to be drafted somewhere in the top 15-20 range. A few projections even have him as a top 5 pick.
Henry Davis will now move on to the big leagues, but his legacy here cements him as one of the greatest catchers in Louisville Baseball history.