Chris Davis

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 2 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 2 mos
Position(s) 1B  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-3, 205 lb
B/T L/R
School  Longview
Hometown  Longview, TX USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Rangers  6/26/2008
MLB Draft 
Round 5 by Rangers  in 2006
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
111
Position - 1B
NA
TX State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - 1B
NA
GPA
3.2
SAT
--
ACT
--

Juco Commitment
Navarro College 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/13/2003
Latest Showcase Report
2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 10
We’re confident that Davis was one of the top prospects in Lincoln based on his athletic ability and the variety of plus tools he flashed. We’re just not sure how good Davis is as his game performance didn’t match up to his tools. First impressions might be Davis’s 6th tool. He has an excellent athletic body at 6-2, 200 lbs, has an easy, natural athletic gait to all his actions and really looks like he enjoys competing. The first impression of Davis’ bat was just as good, as he put on a great batting practice display. He hit 4 balls out of the park into the wind in fair territory, plus a couple more that just curled foul, and blasted one ball over the berm and walkway in right field clear over the second fence and into the parking lot. Davis takes a full, hard cut and generates very good bat speed with some lift at the end. His load and trigger in batting practice was calm and easy but that disappeared during the game, thus the source of one problem. Facing live pitching, Davis rose up on his toes as he loaded and dropped down quickly as he started his swing, thus dramatically changing his eye level as the ball approached the plate. He also showed problems keeping his hands back and struggled making contact with off-speed pitches. We’d heard that Davis was a low to mid 90’s guy off the mound and playing third base showed good arm strength throwing across the diamond. While he did touch 90 mph in his stint off the mound, Davis was more of a raw arm strength thrower than a pitcher and strongly rates as a better hitting prospect at this point for us. Despite all the above, Chris can easily correct the mechanical flaw. This leaves us with one big time prospect with a truck load of ability. Scouts are going to follow him very closely, as well they should. He has outstanding potential. Chris is a good student as well.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
6/13/2003
91.84% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.20 sec
6/13/2003
68.51% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)

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