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J.D. Davis

#7 | 3B/1B/LF
San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants
J.D. Davis
Name: Jonathan Gregory Davis
Born: Apr 27, 1993 in Elk Grove, CA
College: Cal State Fullerton
High School: Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (75th overall) by the Houston Astros in 2014 (signed for $748,600)
An unsigned fifth-round pick by the Rays out of high school in 2011, Davis ranked as the No. 12 prospect in the Cape Cod League last summer but has had an up-and-down junior year, during which his strikeout rate has climbed. He has played both infield corners and right field for the Titans, and scouts are divided about whether his future lies in left field or at first. He's a below-average runner, and would need a lot of work in the outfield, but his feet work fine at first base. His best tool is his above-average raw power, and he's still learning to translate it into game power. Some scouts think he projects as an average hitter, while others are concerned about his tendency to drift and susceptibility to breaking balls. He shows good arm strength off the mound, showing 91-93 mph heat and a decent breaking ball, but his fastball is straight and his arm action isn't great, so most scouts prefer him as a hitter.
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