DES MOINES - Catcher Taylor Davis today was selected by the Chicago Cubs from the Iowa Cubs. This is the 27-year-old's first time on a major league roster after logging seven minor league seasons.
Davis has been an Iowa mainstay since 2015, batting .288 (242-for-839) through 461 games as an I-Cub. This season, he swatted .297 (106-for-357) with 27 doubles, six homers and 62 RBI. Through his last 38 games, Davis hit .347 (52-for-150) with 18 doubles, three home runs and 32 RBI. His doubles over that stretch (July 7-Sept. 3) tied for the second-most in the PCL, while his batting average ranked seventh.
The catcher was selected out of high school by the Marlins in the 49th round of the 2008 draft, but elected to play collegiately at Morehead State in Kentucky. The Cubs signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Davis is the sixth Iowa Cub to receive a September call-up. He joins pitchers Dillon Maples, Rob Zastryzny and Justin Grimm; catcher Victor Caratini; and infielder Mike Freeman. When he debuts, Davis will become the seventh I-Cub to make his major league debut with Chicago this season.
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