Taylor was the Pirates second-round pick, 51st overall, in last year's draft. The Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents teams from trading drafted players within their first year in an organization, so the Pirates and Mets had to wait until after the one-year mark, which was last week.
Davis was traded to the Pirates for 26-year-old right-hander Zack Thornton, who has a 4.72 ERA in 23 appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas, and a player to be named later, who turned out to be Taylor. So far this season, Taylor has a 2.57 ERA with a 5.6 K/9 and a 3.9 BB/9 for the Gulf Coast League Pirates.
Since arriving in Pittsburgh, Davis has a .252 average with a .355 OBP and a .736 OPS while splitting time at first base with Gaby Sanchez.Baseball, Ike Davis, MLB, New York Mets, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pirates