Tucker Davidson

Joseph Tucker Davidson (born March 25, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Tucker Davidson
Atlanta Braves – No. 64
Pitcher
Born: (1996-03-25) March 25, 1996 (age 24)
Amarillo, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 26, 2020, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average10.80
Strikeouts2
Teams

CareerEdit

Davidson attended Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas, where he played baseball and American football.[1] He played college baseball at Midland College. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 19th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.[2] Davidson ended his collegiate baseball career to sign with the Braves organization, instead of joining the NC State Wolfpack baseball team as he had planned.[2][3]

Davidson made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Braves, going 0–3 with a 1.52 ERA in ​29 23 innings. He spent 2017 with the Rome Braves, pitching to a 5–4 record and 2.60 ERA in ​103 23 innings,[4] and 2018 with the Florida Fire Frogs, compiling a 7–10 record and 4.18 ERA in 14 starts.[5] He started 2019 with the Mississippi Braves and was named a Southern League All-Star[6] before being promoted to the Gwinnett Stripers.[7] Over 25 starts between both clubs, he went 8–7 with a 2.15 ERA, striking out 134 over ​129 23 innings.[8][9]

Davidson was added to the Braves 40–man roster following the 2019 season.[10] Before the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Davidson was to begin the year at Gwinnett.[11] Instead, he was named to the Atlanta Braves' 60-member player pool for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season.[12][13] Davidson was promoted to the major leagues for the first time from the team's alternate site on September 25, 2020.[14][15] Davidson faced the Boston Red Sox the next day and took the loss, yielding two earned runs and seven total, in ​1 23 innings pitched.[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lahnert, Lance (August 25, 2013). "Tascosa Rebels QB Davidson confident team will find success". Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Korn, Wil (June 11, 2016). "PRO BASEBALL DRAFT: MC's Davidson leaning toward signing with Atlanta Braves". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  3. ^ LeRoy, Oscar (May 11, 2020). "Former MC pitcher Davidson on the rise in pro ball". Beaumont Enterprise. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.minorleagueball.com/2018/3/26/17160060/prospects-luis-guillorme-tucker-davidson-daniel-johnson-brian-miller-arquimedes-gamboa
  5. ^ Cooper, J. J. (February 13, 2018). "Better and better". Baseball America. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Six Mississippi Braves named to Southern League All-Star team". Clarion Ledger. June 6, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  7. ^ "Four top prospects leave the M-Braves for Triple-A Gwinnett". Oxford Eagle. August 5, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Harris, Chris (September 5, 2019). "2019 Season in Review". MILB.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  9. ^ Harris, Chris (July 1, 2020). "Atlanta Braves player pool has a real 2019 M-Braves feel". MILB.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Gabriel Burns (November 19, 2019). "Braves protect Pache, 4 others from Rule 5 draft". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Dykstra, Sam (August 7, 2020). "Toolshed: Davidson keeping up his momentum". MILB.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 28, 2020). "Braves set player pool; 4 spots remain". MLB.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  13. ^ Battifarano, Andrew (July 6, 2020). "Prospects in the Braves' 2020 player pool". MILB.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  14. ^ "Freeman's 2-run HR in 11th lifts Braves past Red Sox, 8-7". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 25, 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2020.
  15. ^ Burns, Gabriel (September 25, 2020). "Braves' Tucker Davidson will make first MLB start Saturday". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  16. ^ Ladson, Bill (September 26, 2020). "Davidson, offense struggle to get going". MLB.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  17. ^ "Houck, Vazquez grand slam lead Red Sox to 8-2 rout of Braves". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 26, 2020. Retrieved September 28, 2020.

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