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Mason Davis

Born: 01/11/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 175
Primary Position: 2B
Secondary Position: CF
Build: small stature; skinny shoulders and hips; filled out lower half and strong forearms; very athletic.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 04/22/2015
Dates Seen 4/10-12/2015
Affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers (Low A, Marlins)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 40 Advanced approach and plan at plate; above average bat speed from both sides; swing has more lift from left side; short swing path to ball from each side; gets extended post contact; showed feel for barrel and feasted on lesser competition; showed ability to recognize secondaries; will have trouble barreling premium secondary offerings; will chase spin down.
Power 30 Below average raw; swing has more lift from left side; gets extended after short swing to ball; showed ability to back spin ball; speed will let him extend 1Bs for extra bases; will play down due to hit tool limitations.
Baserunning/Speed 60 4.1-18 range from left side; 4.2 from right side; swing allows him to gt out clean; hits top speed early in stride; has solid 2nd gear but not extreme; will be threat on bases; speed allows him to make up for misreads in CF.
Glove 55 Defensive versatility; showed excellent reactions/reads off bat at 2B; plus range and quick first step in CF; soft hands and smooth transfers to hand; routes could use small refinement in sharpness in CF; skill set best suited for middle of the diamond.
Arm 60 Plus arm strength; ball had carry from CF to home; quick release at 2B/used whole body to get behind and use consistent, clean throwing mechanics from CF;

Mason Davis was a guy I had no idea about coming into the series. He impressed at the plate and showed versatility defensively. Because of his defensive ability and speed, his light bat will not play that much of a factor due to the fact that he has a utility player ceiling. Davis is a guy who is feasting on lesser competition presently and he will be challenged more as he progresses. Davis will provide value off the bench for a MLB club as a pinch runner/utility/defensive replacement 25th-man type player.

Drafted: 2014 19th round,
Why: advanced college bat; defensive versatility; threat with legs; late round win if he reaches/succeeds at AA level

Ceiling: Role 40; MLB Utility.

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