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Glynn Davis

Born: 12/07/1991 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 170
Primary Position: CF
Accurate sizing listed; wiry frame; more bone than muscle; long legs.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 05/09/2014
Dates Seen 4/8/14, 4/9/14, 4/14/14, 4/24/14, 5/8/14
Affiliate Frederick Keys (High A, Orioles)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2016 High 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 Plus bat speed; hands are noisy; toned this down since 2013; quick wrists; explosive through zone; flies open at times; steps in the bucket; load is inconsistent; fringe recognition of spin; cheats on fastballs sometimes; causes him to become off-balanced on breaking balls; pitchers can pound inside with two-seam and he becomes locked up; multiple occasions of fastball inside, change low and away for K.
Power 30 Explosive swing through zone; mild arc; plus bat speed; minimal power and likely not to gain much more; small upper-half and not built for power.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Plus-plus speed; clocked routinely under 4.00 seconds to first; elite second gear; speed is huge asset in OF.
Glove 60 Plus-plus speed is obvious asset; reads are poor at times; first step is often in wrong direction; banana routes; good awareness of fence; tracking skills have improved drastically since 2011; so gifted athletically that he can make up for practically any mistake.
Arm 45 Average arm; inaccuracy plays down grade a tick; witnessed three throws where he had a guy dead at 3B and he made a poor throw.

Davis is an extremely gifted athlete that will likely never correlate his athleticism into baseball skills. He is one of the better athletes I have seen on a diamond, but the bat is extremely inconsistent and he often flails against any secondary offering that is solid-average or higher. The defense may get him to the majors, but the bat is not a true tool unless he drastically improves the approach at the plate.

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