Chicago Cubs: A Q and A with Taylor Davis
Question three –
“There is no doubt that you can play all over the diamond. If you could pick one position to be your favorite what would it be and why?”
“I really enjoy catching, you can just affect the game in so many ways.”
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I was prompted to ask this question after I saw the many positions Davis has played throughout his minor league career. They include: first base, third base, and catcher. While Davis has logged over 1,400 innings at catcher, he has also logged over 600 innings at first base, and over 200 innings at third base during his minor league career.
This defensive versatility will fit in nicely with what the Cubs are trying to do at the major league level. Almost every Cubs regular can play at least one position other than their main one. With Davis having logged innings at three different positions, he could fast track his rise to the majors.
Despite his defensive ability, it sounds as if Davis would prefer catching over other positions. That may spell a tough road ahead for Davis as Willson Contreras seems to be holding down the job just fine at the major league level.
Question four –
“You were invited to Spring Training this year. How did it feel to get to rub shoulders with big leaguers?”
“The last two years in big league camp were incredible. That team makes you feel at home as soon as you walk in the clubhouse. And being able to talk with some of those guys about their stories is so much fun.”
Picking the brain of proven major leaguers is very important to the success of guys that have not yet made it to the majors. For Davis, being able to do that two years in a row could prove to be vital in his success at the next level.