The San Francisco Giants knighted Jaylin Davis as the next big thing ahead of the 2020 season, but unforeseen circumstances came into effect.
Davis achieved 12 at-bats during the 2020 pandemic shortened season.
Still, half were strikeouts, which resulted in the multitalented outfielder spending the duration of the season with the organization’s Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats.
The hitting woes continued during Cactus League play, but the worst was yet to come as he later suffered a partial tear of his patellar tendon.
He was moving further away from the player that captivated fans during a cup of coffee in 2019.
The injury kept the 26-year-old out of the lineup until his recent rehab assignment on June 10.
Before taking the field for the first time after the initial injury, Davis received some words of encouragement from some big leaguer staffers.
USA TODAY reported that assistant coach Alyssa Nakken and first-base coach Antoan Richardson of the Giants, among many others, reached out to Davis to grant him well wishes and congratulatory responses as the organization is happy, he is back on the diamond.
With a spark of rejuvenation, Davis went three for five with two doubles and a home run in his first game back from injury.
Jaylin Davis, future slow-pitch superstar pic.twitter.com/luazVCotNC
— sean ? (@seanyouidiot) June 11, 2021
The power shown thus far has been prevalent for the Giants prospect. With an on-base plus slugging percentage of 1.154, he has accounted for 19 RBI, 14 hits, and six home runs, in which two were grand slams.
Two grand slams, six homers in 12 games. pic.twitter.com/UoTJNCOzJd
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) June 27, 2021
Please don’t sleep on his glove play either, as Davis threw out a runner at the plate from right field. He later displayed his Peter Parker-like athleticism while snatching one back from over the fence.
With performances such as these, the Giants will have no choice but to recall Davis back to the main roster at the end of his rehab stint.