While the majority of focus during today’s deadline watch centers around the remaining unsigned first-round picks, one of the players who slid because of signability concerns is Rockies 14th-rounder Kentrail Davis.
Davis, a strong-bodied outfielder with a powerful lefthanded swing, was at home in Theodore, Ala., this afternoon, waiting to hear if he’d be heading to Knoxville to play at Tennessee this fall or preparing to begin his professional career with the Rockies.
“It’s pretty much all on the Rockies at this point,” he said. “I’m just sitting back and waiting. They know that I’m willing to go to school.”
Davis said he was seeking “low first-round money”, and “would like to go pro, but if I have to go to school, I will. So it’s a win-win situation.”