Ike Davis still learning on the job 

August, 10, 2010
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If any of the 2010 draft picks struggle in their professional debut, they should take note of New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, who illustrated that he was going to be starting in the big leagues within two years by … hitting just .256 with no homers in 215 short-season at-bats after signing in 2008. Not exactly the start you want.

"I was like, 'I don't know if I'm going to be a professional baseball player anymore,'" said Davis. "I thought I was a good hitter and could hit for power, and I went to short-season and didn't hit a homer. I just had a horrible two months. I was really helpless. The offseason was a good thing because I got a chance to regroup and get my confidence back."

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