From the International League press release: The International League announced today that Columbus outfielder Jordan Brown and Durham pitcher Wade Davis have been named the League’s Batter and Pitcher of the Week for the period from May 18-24. Both Brown and Davis are the second members of their respective clubs to win an IL weekly award this season, following Columbus’ Matt LaPorta (April 20-26) and Durham’s Chris Richard (May 11-17).
WADE DAVIS, Durham Bulls IL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Right-hander Wade Davis did not allow an earned run in either of his two victories this week, helping his Durham Bulls stay close in the IL South Division race. Last Monday Davis took the hill against Rochester and was the star of a pitching duel that saw the Bulls win 1-0. Davis allowed just two hits and a walk in 6.2 innings while striking out three in a game that lasted less than two hours. Yesterday afternoon at Lehigh Valley, Davis came up big again, surrendering only an unearned run in 6.2 innings of work as Durham went on to win 6-2. The victory improves his record to 5-1 on the season, just one win shy of the League leader (Gwinnett’s Charlie Morton).
23-year-old Wade Davis is rated by Baseball America as the #3 prospect in the Tampa Bay farm system, while MiLB.com rates him as the #31 prospect overall. The former Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year made his Triple-A debut during the second half of the 2008 season, posting a 4-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in nine starts for Durham. He also won the clinching game for the Bulls in the Governors’ Cup semi-finals. Davis is a native of Lake Wales, Florida.