- Full name Khris Adrian Davis
- Born 12/21/1987 in Lakewood, CA
- Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Cal State Fullerton
- Debut 04/01/2013
Drafted in the 7th round (226th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009 (signed for $125,000).
View Draft ReportDavis seized on the opportunity to play in 2009, enjoying a productive season. Despite tailing off slightly at the end of the year, he hit 12 homers, batted .320 and stole 13 bags. Davis, whose father Rodney played, scouted and coached in pro ball, has a quick bat and plays above otherwise average tools.
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Davis strained his right calf early in 2012, tried to return too soon and re-injured his leg, costing him two months of the season. Determined to make up for lost time, he went on an offensive binge when he returned to Double-A and continued to rake following a promotion to Triple-A, hitting a combined .350/.451/.604 for the year. Davis' quick bat gives him 20-25 homer potential in the majors, and he can drive the ball out of the park to all fields. Sometimes his swing gets long, but he takes walks and doesn't get himself out as often as he did earlier in his career. Davis' biggest issue is where he'll play. He's a below-average runner who doesn't get great jumps, and his arm isn't strong either. He fits best in left field, where the Brewers have Ryan Braun signed for years to come. Davis has turned himself into a serviceable outfielder and has some experience in right field. After joining the 40-man roster in November, he'll return to Nashville and try to hit his way into big league consideration.
A teammate of Nick Ramirez at Cal State Fullerton, Davis offers some of the best power in the system. He won the Midwest League home run derby and set a Wisconsin franchise record with 22 longballs in 2010, his first full pro season. He followed up by slugging .533 in high Class A last year, though his power dropped off after he was promoted to Double-A in late July. Davis is a streaky hitter, using bat speed to drive the ball to all fields. He'll take a walk when he's pitched around, but he has some holes in his long swing and may not hit for high averages against big league pitching. Davis is a below-average runner and doesn't read balls well in the outfield, though he can make the routine play. His arm is substandard as well--he has two assists in 206 pro games--so he's limited to left field and possibly first base. Davis profiles more as a power bat off the bench than a regular, but he'll have to keep proving he can produce at every level. He'll take another shot at Double-A in 2012.