• Full name Jonah Nathaniel Davis
  • Born 07/02/1997 in New York, NY
  • Profile Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 181 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School California
  • Drafted in the 15th round (444th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018 (signed for $125,000).
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    Davis established himself as a regular in California's lineup during his sophomore season, when he hit .275/.370/.403 in 45 games for the Bears, with most of his playing time coming in center field. As a junior, Davis has played left field, which is where he'll likely profile in pro ball, and he's had his best offensive season thanks to a career-best 13 home runs through 45 games. The power surge comes after the 5-foot-10 outfielder hit just two home runs in 164 at-bats as a freshman and sophomore. The breakthrough isn't totally unprecedented, however, as Davis also hit nine home runs with a wood bat in the Northwoods League in 2016 before struggling in a brief stint in the Cape Cod League last summer. Davis doesn't have an idyllic swing. There is a lot of movement in his hands during his load, which creates some timing issues, and his balance could improve. He has managed to find the barrel frequently enough for his plus raw power to translate into games, though his approach comes with a high strikeout rate that tracks back to every season and league he's played in since getting to college. Most of Davis' value is tied up in his bat as a corner outfielder, but he hit well early in the season in front of the right people, so a team might take a chance on his power potential and try to clean up the operation a bit in player development.

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  • Springfield Cardinals released OF Jonah Davis.

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