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Davis Takes the Stage In Brooklyn - Part I

Davis has high expectations for himself

Ike Davis, the Mets' top overall pick in the 2008 draft, is ready to take his game to the next level despite being squarely under the spotlight of his draft status. Though his early numbers may not meet his own expectations, Davis has a strong history of success in college and it is that base that many hope will propel him while in Brooklyn.

Losing the 15-game hit streak that he had started on his first day as a pro didn't bother Ike Davis. In his three years at Arizona State University, Davis, the Brooklyn Cyclones' 21-year-old first baseman and the Mets' top pick in this year's draft at No. 18 overall, had put together hit streaks into the twenties, so it wasn't anything new. "It wasn't a big deal," he says. "It was neat to...

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