Davis told Brian Moritz in the Press & Sun-Bulletin that it was an honor to play for the US and pointed out how different it is from minor league baseball where development is a priority:
"It's totally different, but it's great," Davis said of playing in international competition. "All you're concerned about is winning. If you go 0-for-4 but you win, it doesn't bother you that much. It's like a throwback to when you'd go out there and nothing mattered but winning. It's always a privilege."The tournament will begin on September 10th in Regensburg, Germany for Davis and his US teammates who find themselves in a pool with China, Germany and Venezuela. Davis's final game as a B-Met will be Monday in Akron after which he will depart for a week of practice with the national team in North Carolina.
Keith Law answered two questions Thursday in his chat at ESPN.com about Davis.
Pete (St. Louis)
Any particular players you're interested in in the AFL this fall? From the Cardinals I'm really interested to see how Tyler Henley fares. He's been in the shadow of a hobbled Daryl Jones but has really done quite well to put himself into the prospect discussion.
A later question compared the 22-year old Davis to Braves 1B Freddie Freeman. Freeman, who will turn 20 later this month was promoted to AA after hitting .302/.394/.447 with six HR for Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League. Unlike Davis, who has seen his numbers go up since moving to AA, Freeman is off to a slow start at the more advanced level, hitting .248/.308/.342 with 2 HR in 41 games, but just 19 K.