Former Morehead State baseball star and catcher Taylor Davis (14) got an opportunity to showcase his skills at the major league level when he was called up to the Chicago Cubs.
Davis, a free agent when he left Morehead State for the professional ranks in 2011, has spent a majority of the past three seasons playing for the Iowa Cubs in Triple A. This season, he put together a .297 batting average with six home runs and 62 RBIs in 102 games. He spent the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons mostly with the Double A Tennessee Smokies.
A native of Jupiter, Florida, he was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins out of high school and has become somewhat of an internet sensation this season with his “stare downs” at TV and webcast cameras in stadiums. He was a First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection in 2011, when he batted .414, nailed 17 home runs, legged out 13 doubles and recorded 48 RBIs.
Davis is the first position player from MSU to be in the Major Leagues since Denny Doyle in the 1970s.