Isaac Benjamin (Ike) Davis played three seasons of baseball at Arizona State University...Was a first team Pac-10 Conference selection for three straight years and was a first team All-American as a junior. During his junior season in 2008, he batted .385 with 26 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs and 76 RBI in 52 games...Also went 4-1 as a pitcher and tied for the team lead with four saves...As a collegiate pitcher, he was 7-5 with four saves in 35 games (13 starts). Hit .349 with 56 runs scored, 23 doubles, eight home runs and 61 RBI in 62 games for the Sun Devils as a sophomore in 2007. As a freshman at ASU in 2006, he was the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...That season, he compiled a .329 batting average with 39 runs scored, 20 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 65 RBI in 58 games. Helped the USA Junior National Team to a Gold Medal during 2004 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan...Hit a combined .404 with Team USA in 2003 and 2004. Named the Most Valuable Player in two prep All-Star Games, the 2004 AFLAC All-American Game and the 2005 High School All-American Game. Is the son of former major league righthanded pitcher Ron Davis, who played with the Yankees, Twins, Cubs, Dodgers and Giants from 1978-1988. Selected by Tampa Bay in the 19th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign. A 2005 graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ, he won four varsity letters and helped his team to three straight Arizona 4A titles...His clubs posted a 95-8 record over his sophomore, junior and senior years. Helps raise awareness for Strikeout Sarcoma, a cancer that took the life of his high school friend and teammate Mike Liu...Has designed shirts and bracelets to raise money for the cause. Received the Munson Award for his charitable work on February 5, 2013.
Was batting .208 with a home run and five RBI in 12 games with New York (NL) before he was traded to Pittsburgh April 18…spent the remainder of the season with the Pirates and batted .235 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI in 131 games…combined for a .233 batting average in 143 games overall…added a 63 walks for a .344 on-base percentage…struck out 78 times and his average of 5.47 plate appearances per strikeout was a career best…batted .247 (81-for-328) against right-handed pitching with all 11 of his home runs and all 51 of his RBI…hit .094 (3-for-32) against left-handers with no extra base hits…has a .254 (359-for-1415) career average with a .456 slugging percentage against right-handers compared to .196 (85-for-433) against lefties with a .316 slugging percentage…was 5-for-13 (.385) with two doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI with the bases loaded…tied for second in the National League in grand slams and tied for fourth in RBI with the bases loaded…hit .281 (9-for-32) with three home runs and 12 RBI as a pinch hitter…tied for second among NL pinch hitters in home runs and RBI and tied for fifth in extra base hits (5)…compiled a .280 batting average with nine home runs and 41 RBI in 72 games in his home ballparks compared to .181 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 71 games on the road…hit .140 with runners in scoring position and two outs…has a .190 (50-for-263) career average inthat situation…appeared exclusively at first base on defense where he made 99 starts…committed nineerrors in 124 games overall at first base for a .991 fielding percentage, which was second lowest among NL qualiers…also made one start at designated hitter and was 2-for-4 (.500) in two games overall asthe DH…started games in every spot in the order except first, third and ninth…saw his most action with 46 starts batting sixth.
Left the game on August 31 at Washington, with a strained right oblique muscle...Did not play after that and placed on the 60-Day Disabled List on September 9. Split the season between New York and Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before the injury ended his season. Began the year in the majors...Finished April with 29 strikeouts, the third most for the month in franchise history. Hit two home runs on April 19 vs. Washington (off Stephen Strasburg and Drew Storen), his sixth career multi-home run game and first since September 24, 2012 vs. Pittsburgh. Collected his first double of the season in his 72nd at-bat on April 27 vs. Philadelphia...Finished the year with 23 extra-base hits. Snapped an 0-24 skid with a single on May 17 at Chicago-NL. Optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) on June 10...Was the Pacific Coast League's Player of the Week for the week ending June 24. Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) on July 5...Hit .267 (35-131) with four home runs and 17 RBI in 45 games after returning to the major league level...Walked 38 times and struck out 35 times...The Mets went 24-21 in those games...Hit .161 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 55 games in his first stint with the Mets, who went 21-34 in those games. Had a season high-tying three hits in his first game after being recalled, July 5 at Milwaukee. Reached at least twice in 12 straight starts from July 29-August 13, tying John Olerud's 1998 team record...Had 14 hits and 18 walks over this stretch, compiling a .653 on-base percentage. From July 5 to his final game on August 31, had the ninth-best onbase percentage (.429) in the majors...His 38 walks tied for the fourth-most in baseball.
Set career-highs in: games, home runs and RBI...His 32 home runs werethe most by a Mets player since 2008, when Carlos Delgado hit 38 andDavid Wright had 33, and was the fifth-highest total in the NL...Hit a homerun every 16.2 at-bats, good for second in the NL...Also became the 16thplayer in team history to hit 30 or more home runs...Hit 20 second-half home runs, second-most in the NL and three behind SanDiego's Chase Headley's league-leading total...Hit 21 home runs on theroad, tied for the most in the NL with Miami's Giancarlo Stanton...OnlyChicago's Adam Dunn (23) had more...Hit .255 (64-251) with a .888 OPS after the All-Star break...Compiled a.201 (54-268) average before the break...Led the majors with nine home runs with two or more runners on base...His 32 home runs were the fourth-highest total by a Mets first baseman ina single season...Carlos Delgado (38 in 2006), Dave Kingman (37 in 1982)and Delgado (35 in 2008)...Had the first three-home run game of his career and tied his personal-bestwith four hits on July 28 at Arizona...Became the first Mets lefty sinceDarryl Strawberry in 1985 and the ninth Met overall with three home runin a game...Finished with three multi-home run games: July 28 at Arizona (off IanKennedy, three times); August 26 vs. Houston (off Lucas Harrell and WiltonLopez); September 24 vs. Pittsburgh (off Kyle McPherson and JeffKarstens)...Has five career multi-home run games...The second home run on August 26 vs. Houston and Wilton Lopez endedthe game...It was Davis' second game-ending home run and the only onefor the Mets in 2012...Drove in a career-best five runs on September 24 vs. Pittsburgh...Had 12 game-winning RBI, second-most on the team...Struck out in his first two at-bats on April 11 vs. Washington to extend hishitless streak to start the season to 18 at-bats...The drought was thelongest by a Mets position player to start a season since 2001, when ToddPratt went 0-19 to begin the year...Went 2-4 on April 15 at Philadelphia for his first multi-hit game of theseason and first since May 9, 2011...Added his first home run (off ColeHamels) and first RBI of 2012 in the game...Hit his second home run in as many days on April 16 at Atlanta (off TommyHanson)...Hit a home run in consecutive games two other times: May 9and May 11; July 27 and July 28...Three straight games is his career highdone April 21-April 23, 2011...Had his first multi extra-base hit game since April 2, 2011 on May 9 at Philadelphia...Had a game-tying, ninth-inning RBI double on June 10 at New York (AL) off Rafael Soriano...It was his first RBI since May 29...Had a season-high nine-game hitting streak from June 9-June 18 (.462, 12-26)...The run was the second longest of Davis' career...Had 10 hits from June 18-June 30, all going for extra bases (five home runs, five doubles)...Singled on July 4 vs. Philadelphiato snap the streak...It was the second longest run of consecutive extra-base hits in team history (Carlos Delgado, 11, 2007)...Had his first career game with three extra-base hits on June 27 at Chicago (NL) with two doubles and a home run...Had 24 RBI in June, the third most in the National League...Hit his first career grand slam on June 18 vs. Baltimore (off Jake Arrieta)...Finished with a then career-high four RBI...Alsohad four RBI on June 27 at Chicago (NL)...Struck out a career-high four times on July 30...Snapped a 0-15 with a ninth-inning double on August 1 at San Francisco...From July 15-August 7, a span of 22 games, he walked three times...Walked 19 times over 30 games from September 1through the end of the season...His 17 walks in September were tied for the second most in the National League.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List May 12, retroactive to May 11, with a left ankle sprain and a bone bruise...Missedthe remainder of the season...Left the game on May 10 at Colorado with the injury...Drove in at least one run in nine of the Mets' first 10 games (11 totalRBI) to become the first player in franchise history to accomplish thefeat...Became the 11th major league player since 1920 (whenbaseball first began recording RBI) with at least one RBI in nine of histeam's first 10 games...The last major leaguer to accomplish the featwas Jorge Cantu in 2010...Drove in at least one run in five straight games to start the season(six total RBI)...The last Mets player to start a season with at leastone RBI in five straight games was David Wright, who holds thefranchise record with six consecutive games to start the 2006season...The five-game RBI streak was a career-best...Finished April with 20 RBI, one of 12 Mets in team history to postthat total in the month and the first since David Wright in 2008...Hit a home run in three straight home games, April 21-April 23,joining David Wright and Gary Sheffield as the only Mets to hit ahome run in three consecutive games at Citi Field...Had a career-high 11-game hitting streak, April 17-April 29...Hit .462(18-39) with four home runs during this span...Also had a 10-gamehome hitting streak from April 19-May 6...Batted .333 (12-36) withfive home runs during that streak...Scored a run in eight straight games from April 21-April 29 (ninetotal), the longest streak of his career and tied for the ninth-longestin the majors in 2011.
Finished seventh in the NL Rookie of the Year voting...Finished the season second in doubles and runs scored, third in home runs,total bases (230) and RBI and fifth in hits among all National League rookies...Ranked second in doubles, tied for second in home runs, runs scored andRBI, and fourth in hits in franchise history among all Mets rookies...Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International Leauge...Had hiscontract selected on April 19...Made his major league debut that night vs.Chicago (NL)...Collected his first major league hit in his first at-bat, a singleto rightfield off Randy Wells...Also drove in his first big league RBI with asingle in the seventh inning off Sean Marshall...Hit his first major league home run on April 23 vs. Atlanta...It was a soloshot off Kenshin Kawakami that tied the game at 1-1...Recorded the first multiple-home run game of his career on May 7 vs. SanFrancisco (both off Jonathan Sanchez)...Became the first Mets lefthandedrookie batter to hit two home runs in a game off a lefthanded pitcher...Since1969, only five other lefties had a multi-home run game off a lefthandedpitcher...Billy Jo Robidoux (1985), David Justice (1990), Ben Grieve (1998),Brad Fullmer (1998) and Prince Fielder (2006)...Also hit two home runs on July 17 at San Francisco (Matt Cain and SantiagoCasilla)...Established a career-high with four hits on June 5 at Florida...Also had fourhits on September 5 at Chicago and September 11 vs. Philadelphia...Hit the first walk-off home run of his career on June 8 vs. San Diego to giveNew York a 2-1 win...The home run came in the 11th inning against EdwardMujica...The home run was the first game-ending home run by a Metsrookie since Craig Brazell on September 25, 2004 vs. Chicago (NL)...Stole second base on June 12 at Baltimore, the first stolen base of his career...Had two hits in the same inning on June 22 vs. Detroit...Hit his 10th home run on July 4 at Washington...Became the third rookie inteam history to reach double-figures in home runs prior to the All-Starbreak...Ron Swoboda had 15 in 1965 and Benny Agbayani had 11 in 1999...Recorded his first career pinch-hit, a two-run single on July 28 vs. St. Louis offDennys Reyes that tied the score at 7-7...Mets would lose, 8-7, in 13 innings...Hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning on August 18 at Houston to give the Mets a 3-2 victory...The last Mets rookie witha game-winning RBI in the 14th inning or later was Keith Miller on June 14, 1988 against Philadelphia...Finished September with a .344 (31-90) batting average, good for fifth in the NL...Hit home runs on back-to-back days for the first time in his career, September 4 and September 5 at Chicago...Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak, September 19-September 28...Hit .444 (12-27) over that stretch...With the Mets, he hit .295 (36-122) against lefthanded pitchers...With Buffalo, reached base safely in all 10 games and hit in nine of 10 games...Had a .500 on-base percentage...Went 3-4 with two doubles on Opening Day, April 8 at Scranton/Wilkes Barre...Hit his first Triple-A home run on April9 at Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Named the Mets Sterling Organizational Player of the Year, emblematic of the minor league player of the year...Hit a combined .298 (128-429) with 58 runs scored, 31 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 114 games for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...In September, he was a key member of the United States 2009 Gold Medal World Cup team...In the tournament, he hit .333 (10-30) with two doubles, a triple and three RBI...Did not play in the Gold Medal Game, but delivered three straight game-winning RBI leading up to the final contest, which the US won over Cuba, 10-5, in Nettuno, Italy...Joined Binghamton on June 23rd...With St. Lucie, he hit .304 in April and .319 in June...Had 14 games with two hits and three games with three hits...Batted .310 (18-58) with men in scoring position...Put together a 16-game hitting streak from July 16th-August 1st (24-64, .375)...Fashioned 13 contests with two hits and three with three hits with the B-Mets...Hit safely in 45 of the 55 games he played in Binghamton...Named to the Arizona Fall League's Rising Stars Game...Hit .391 with sevendoubles, four home runs and 16 RBI in 21 games with Surprise.
Made his professional debut at Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Also played in the Arizona Fall League, suiting up for the Surprise Rafters.