Grew up in Elk Grove, which is a city in Sacramento County, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento. Davis has worked out with Logan Webb in the offseason since they both spend parts of the offseason in the area...During his down time, he enjoys playing video games, visiting zoos, museums and aquariums. His game of choice is Call of Duty...His full name is Jonathan Gregory Davis. He has gone by J.D. since he was in elementary school. The "D" in J.D. stands for Davis. He says he does not go by J.G. because "it doesn't flow quite as well." When he was in school, he listed J.D. as his full name on tests until his teacher asked him to write Davis as well to keep track while grading papers...His pregame ritual includes eating a grilled cheese sandwich before every game, but he does not see himself as superstitious. Attended Cal State Fullerton where he was named to the All-Big West First Team in his sophomore and junior years. In his junior year, led the Titans in batting average (.338), OBP (.419) and slugging (.523). He was a closer in college and posted seven saves in 14 relief appearances putting up a 2.66 ERA...Was a four-year letter winner at Elk Grove (CA) High School and was a two-time high school All-American and was named the NorCal Player of the Year in both his junior and senior years...Also was an all-league football player at Elk Grove in 2008...While with the Mets he was honored as a recipient of the Thurman Munson Award on Feb. 4, 2020 for contributions on and off the field in New York. He also taught fire safety to children in conjunction with the FDNY in 2019...Selected in the fifth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by Tampa Bay. Davis elected to attend Cal State Fullerton instead.
Played in 49 games with SF after joining the club in the trade deadline deal that sent Darin Ruf to the Mets...Batted .263 with eight homers and an .857 OPS for SF...posted a 140 OPS+ in his time with the Giants after having a 96 OPS+ with NYM (100 is MLB average)…His hard-hit % of 56.1 was third-best in the Majors behind Aaron Judge (61.8) and Yordan Alvarez (59.8)…Slashed .238/.324/.359 with four homers, 21 RBI and a .683 OPS in 66 games with NYM before the trade.
Missed more than half of the season as he was plagued by left hand injuries... Went on the IL a final time on September 26 for a sprained left hand and underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in that hand on October 5...Dr. Thomas Graham performed the procedure in Dayton, OH...Made his fourth career Opening Day roster...Had a multi-homer game and tied a career-high with four RBI in his first start off the Injured List on July 17 at Pittsburgh...Was his first time in the starting lineup in over two months...Went 9-21 (.429) as a pinch hitter...That was the second-highest average in the majors among players with 20 or more pinch-hit plate appearances.
Made his third career Opening Day roster...His .371 OBP ranked 13th in the NL...Tied for 11th in the NL with 31 walks...Was tied for sixth in the NL with seven HBP...Reached base in 15-straight games from July 26-Aug. 11...Ended that streak hitting .327/.424/.509 on the season...In his remaining 39 games, hit .215/.350/.341...Drove in 11 runs in his first 14 games...Had just eight more RBI the rest of the season (42 games)...Hit .209 (19-91) at home after batting .354 (73-206) with 16 homers at Citi Field in 2019…Batted .167 (7-42) with RISP...Hit .257 (27-105) with 31 RBI with RISP in 2019...Drew a career-high four walks on September 18 vs. Atlanta...Hit a game-tying homer in the ninth inning off Aroldis Chapman on Sept. 3...Snapped an 11-game streak without a home run or RBI...Collected a career-high four RBI on Aug. 8 vs. Miami...Hit a game-tying two-run shot and had three RBI on July 31 at Atlanta.
Made his second career Opening Day roster...Made 74 starts in left field and 55 starts at third base...Ranked second in the majors with a .354 batting average at home, third in slugging at home (.665), fourth in home OPS (1.078) and seventh in OBP at home (.413)...His .665 slugging percentage at home and 1.078 OPS at home were both the highest in franchise history...His .354 home batting average was fourth (min. 200 PA)...Was 10th in the NL with a 136 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus) and was 17th in the NL with a .373 wOBA (weighted on-base average)...Min. 450 PA...Hit .339 (65-192) over his final 59 games dating to July 20 with a 1.007 OPS...Ranked sixth in the majors in batting average and 10th in OPS...Was sixth in the NL with a .609 slugging percentage and eighth in the NL with a .397 OBP during that span (min. 200 PA)...Slashed .335/.395/.584 with 13 homers and 32 RBI in 64 games after the All-Star break...His batting average and slugging percentage led the team...Finished tied for 12th in the NL with a .312 (44-141) batting average vs. left-handers (min. 125 PA)...Batted .323 (61-189) with 10 home runs vs. the NL East...Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak from August 5-16 (.429/.447/.771, 15-35)...Eleven of his 22 homers either tied the game or gave the Mets a lead...Hit .300 or better in April (.321), June (.328), July (.373) and September (.357)...Batted .423 (22-52) with four homers in the first inning, the highest mark in the majors (min. 50 PA)...Hit .417 (5-12) in extra innings...Hit .345 (48-139) in day games, ranking fifth in the NL and 10th in the majors with five homers and 20 RBI (min. 90 at-bats)...Recorded his first hit and RBI as a Met on March 30 at Washington, a two-run single that plated the winning run...Enjoyed his first-career multi-homer game and first career three-hit effort on April 6 vs. Washington...Belted a pair of solo homers off Patrick Corbin and reached in all four of his plate appearances...Was the first two-homer game by a Met since José Reyes on August 1, 2018...Had a career-high four hits and tied a career-best with three runs scored on June 15 vs. St. Louis...Hit a walk-off RBI single on August 21 vs. Cleveland, his first career walk-off RBI and hit, in a 4-3 triumph.
Played in 42 games with the Astros across four stints in the majors...Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...Made 14 starts at third base, eight starts at first base and three starts in left field...Made one appearance as a pitcher, his third-career appearance as a pitcher...Reached base safely a career-high four times on April 11 at Minnesota after going 2-3 with two walks...Homered at Yankee Stadium on May 28, setting a new single-game career-high with three RBI...Tossed 1.0 inning of relief on July 22 at the Angels...Allowed a solo homer and struck out one batter...Started the game at third base and recorded an RBI...Became the fourth player in AL history to record an RBI, play third base and pitch in the same game, and the first since Detroit's Shane Halter on October 1, 2000 vs. Minnesota...Won the Pacific Coast League batting title after posting a .342 batting average (114-333) in 85 games with Fresno (AAA)...Hit 25 doubles, two triples and 17 homers with 81 RBI and a .988 OPS (.406 OBP/.583 SLG)...Was named to the Pacific Coast League Midseason All-Star Team...Hit for the cycle on May 17 vs. El Paso...Tabbed the PCL Player of the Week for the week of August 13-19...Hit .462 (12-26) with one double, six homers and 15 RBI during the week.
The 24-year-old and Double A Corpus Christi 2017 Player of the Year made his Major League debut, playing in 24 total games (14 starts at 3B) with the Astros after getting selected to the Major League roster in the beginning of August...hit four home runs and put up a .484 slugging percentage...three of his four homers came against left-handed pitchers (.652 SLG)...went 2x5 (.400) with a home run as a pinch-hitter...46.5% of his batted balls had an exit velocity greater than 95 miles per hour, per Statcast...that was the 12th-highest mark in the AL (min. 30 batted balls)...made two appearances as a pitcher, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts...the former closer at Cal State Fullerton became the second position player in club history to make two pitching appearances in a season, joining Tim Bogar (2000)...the last position player to make two pitching appearances in a season for any team was Paul Janish for Cincinnati in 2009...was a non-roster invitee at Astros Spring Training before starting the season at Double A Corpus Christi...was promoted to Triple A Fresno on July 19...was selected to the Major League roster on Aug. 5 and remained in Houston through the end of the season...spent all of Spring Training with the Major League club, batting .365 (19x52) with an .875 OPS in 28 games...made his MLB debut on Aug. 5 vs. TOR in a start at third base...went 1x4...recorded his first career RBI on Aug. 12 at TEX...hit his first MLB homer on Aug. 24 vs. WSH, a solo shot off LHP Sammy Solis...homered for the second consecutive game (and second consecutive plate appearance) on Aug. 25 at LAA...homered in his final PA on Aug. 24 vs. WSH, and his first PA on Aug. 25 at LAA...went 2x4 with a double in a start at 3B on Aug. 29 vs. TEX, but also pitched a perfect 8th inning... struck out Shin-Soo Choo...became the third position player in club history to retire every batter he faced in a pitching appearance, joining Jake Elmore (Aug. 19, 2013 at TEX) and Tim Bogar (June 10, 2000 at SD)...hit a pinchhit, solo homer on Sept. 10 at OAK...from the date of his first Major League homer (Aug. 24) through the end of the season, batted .263 (10x38) with two doubles, four homers, five RBI and a .632 slugging percentage in 16 games... in 103 combined games in the minor leagues, hit .282 (116x412) with 23 doubles, 26 homers, 78 RBI and an .872 OPS (.345 OBP/.527 SLG)...began his season at Double A Corpus Christi, batting .279 (98x351) with 18 doubles, 21 homers, 60 RBI and an .850 OPS (.840 OBP/.510 SLG) in 87 games...was named the club's Player of the Year and was named a Texas League Midseason and Postseason All-Star...led the Double A Texas League in slugging percentage while ranking third in OPS...at the time of his promotion to Triple A, was leading the Texas League in homers...ultimately finished second in the league in homers, despite playing his last Double A game on July 18... was named the Texas League Player of the Month for June after hitting .343 with seven homers and 23 RBI during the month...increased his career home run total with the Double A Hooks to 44 across his two seasons, making him the franchise leader in career home runs...played in 16 total games at Triple A Fresno, batting .295 (18x61) with five doubles, five homers, 18 RBI and a .993 OPS (.370 OBP/.623 SLG).
Had a stellar 2016 season, which was spent with the Double A Corpus Christi Hooks...set career highs in games (126) and doubles (34)...batted .268 (130x539) with an .818 OPS (.334 OBP/.485 SLG), 23 homers and 81 RBI in 126 games...won Texas League Player of the Week four times, was named a Midseason All-Star, earned MiLB.com Texas League Player of the Month honors for May and was named an MiLB Organization All-Star... was an NRI for the Astros in Spring Training for the first time in his career...appeared in eight games, tallying four hits in nine at bats...scored three runs, brought in one run and walked once...had a season-long-tying, 12-game hitting streak from May 13-24...batted .396 (21x54) with five doubles, six homers and 14 RBI during the run...he won two consecutive Player of the Week awards during that streak...tied his season-long hitting streak from Aug. 16-28, where he batted .444 with 20 hits, five doubles, a triple, five homers and 12 RBI...won two more Player of the Week awards during the streak.
Played his entire second professional season at Class A Advanced Lancaster and posted big numbers with a .289 average (140x485), 28 doubles, 26 home runs, 101 RBI and a .890 OPS...ranked third among all Astros prospects in home runs and RBI and ranked sixth all of minor league baseball in RBI...was twice named the California League Player of the Week for the weeks ending on Aug. 10 and Aug. 31...was solid all of August as he hit .382 (29x76) with five doubles, 10 RBI and 27 RBI in 19 games in the month...was sidelined for a week from Aug. 16-24...appeared in all three of the JetHawks playoff games, going 3x11 with two home runs and three RBI...played for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League and played in the Rising Stars Game after hitting .279 (19x68) with six doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 17 games in the AFL.
Signed his first professional contract on June 12 and reported to Class A Short Season Tri-City...split his season between Tri-City (30g) and Class A Quad Cities (43g), combining to hit .293 (78x266) with 16 doubles, 13 home runs and 52 RBI en route to being named an MiLB.com Organizational All-Star...was named the New York-Penn League Player of the Week for June 30-July 6...had two doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in six games that week...promoted to Quad Cities on July 15 and finished his season with the River Bandits...made all his starts at third base in 2014.