Rye Davis begins his first year as a ThunderBolt and second as a professional in 2012. He joined the ThunderBolt roster on April 3, 2012. In 2011 he spent time between the Gulf Coast Phillies and the Lakewood BlueClaws in the Phillies organization. Overall, he went 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 25 strikeouts and four saves. Attending Western Kentucky University, Davis went 7-13 with a 4.66 ERA in three seasons with the Hilltoppers. He went to Edmoson County High School in Brownsville, Kentucky.