Mets first baseman prospect Ike Davis was promoted this morning and will make his major league debut tonight batting sixth in the lineup. After Mike Jacobs was DFA’ed yesterday, the 23-year old sensation was on everyone’s mind and with the way the Mets have been playing, this may be the change that fans have been waiting for.

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Even though Ike Davis has only played in 10 games above Double-A, he has shown everyone he can hit at any level. In his first full season of professional baseball, Davis hit a combined 20 HRs and drove in 71 runs, while posting a solid .298 batting average. He smacked pitchers around in the spring going 12 for 25 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs, showing that he deserved to win the first base job. Even with those impressive stats, and the untimely injury to Daniel Murphy, Mets management decided to give Davis some seasoning at the Triple-A level, handing the job to Jacobs. In 10 games at Buffalo to start the 2010 season, Ike hit .364 along with an impressive .500 on-base percentage.

Its the right move for management to promote the kid, at this point. Both Wright and Reyes got a chance when they were only 20 years old and they have stuck ever since. It would be great to imagine the Mets a few years from now able to refer to three of their starting four infielders as home-grown talent.

As a huge Mets fan, I wish Ike Davis the best of luck in his debut this week, and hope this marks the start of a successful career in blue and orange.

Do you think the Ike Davis promotion was a smart move for Mets management?