Davis is nothing if not durable. In 2009, he threw a total of 195 innings between Triple-A and the big leagues. He's made at least 27 starts in each of his four full Minor League seasons, averaging 165 IP per season. And they've been quality ones, as proven by his career 3.28 ERA, 8.7 K/9 ratio and 1.255 WHIP.
Scouting report: Davis is a power pitcher with a heavy fastball he can get up into the mid 90s that he keeps down in the zone. He's also got a plus curve he can throw for strikes at any time. He's worked on a changeup and a slider, as well. He's a good athlete and a tremendous competitor. His walk rate hasn't been terrible, but he could stand to cut down a little on the free passes.
Upside potential: He showed he's ready for the bigs late last year. He may start the season at the back end of the rotation, but in the future, he's got the stuff to be at or near the front of it.
They said it: He's a fierce competitor, who will come right at the hitter." -- Rays farm director, Mitch Lukevics
He said it: "I like the mound here. I like the atmosphere, the way the ball feels. It doesn't get humid, so I'm not getting real sweaty. I think I like pitching here." -- On pitching at Tropicana Field