January 1, 2008
Age: 23 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185 Bats: Switch Throws: Right
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Davis is a switch-hitter taken in the 3rd round of the 2006 Draft out of The University of Florida. In his professional debut in 2006 at Mahoning Valley, Davis struggled to get untracked and hit only .218 with 1 HR, 15 RBIs, 9 stolen bases and a .574 OPS in 254 at bats. Last year at Lake County, Davis showed promise and hit .266 with 6 HR, 41 RBI, 22 stolen bases and a .747 OPS in 500 at bats. He showed marked improvement in the second half of the season, as he hit only .249 with 1 HR, 15 RBI, 8 stolen bases and a .709 OPS before the All Star break, and hit .281 with 5 HR, 26 RBI, 14 stolen bases, and a .780 OPS after it. Davis is a scrappy player with very good speed and works counts well, and he sprays the balls to all fields and has some pop in his bat. He has good instincts in the field, is quick to the ball, and showcases a strong arm. While he primarily plays second base, his strong throwing arm will allow him to play shortstop or even third base with not much of a problem. He strikes out a lot (113), but he takes walks (74) and scores runs (95). Down the road his size and athleticism will probably limit him to being a utility player. He should open the season in Kinston splitting time at second base, shortstop and possibly third base.