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Avis attends the same high school that produced Stanford infielder Kenny Diekroeger and is set to also attend Stanford, which is just 10 minutes away from his high school campus. Avis has a well-proportioned build and an athletic, balanced delivery. He was rusty early in the season, having jumped straight from basketball to baseball, but at his best he shows good arm speed and throws a fastball in the low to mid-90s from a three-quarters arm slot. Avis mixes in a mid-70s curveball that shows potential but needs more consistency, and an occasional changeup. When he's not pitching, Avis plays shortstop, and some scouts like his swing from the left side of the plate, but he'd likely give that up if he heads to college--which most scouts regard as likely. He is considered a very difficult sign. Avis is also a talented musician.