Recently we wondered aloud if Wade Davis might actually be closer to being ready for the majors than David Price. Buster Olney spoke with one AL official who makes it sound as if Davis is ready for the big leagues right now.
Wade Davis of the Rays was the most impressive young minor leaguer I saw this spring. He throws 95 mph, and one of the days I saw him, he was unhittable. And right now, all of the Rays’ young players look pretty good.”
At this point Davis has more experience, is more polished and will be able to throw more innings in 2009. Obviously a lot can change if Price establishes better command of his fastball in the next month or two, but we still feel Davis will get the first call when and if the Rays make a change to the rotation.
Is Wade Davis Closer To The Majors Than David Price? [Rays Index]