Orioles Prospect Profile #10: Glynn Davis

Davis saw time at three different levels in 2011. Will 2012 be just as productive?

Glynn Davis

Position: CF/LF

Height: 6'3”

Weight: 170 lbs

Born: 12/7/1991

Bats: Right

Throws: Right

Background

Signed by the Baltimore Orioles out of Catonsville Community College in 2010, Davis played three different levels in the organization in 2011.

The Baltimore, Maryland native spent the majority of last season with Aberdeen as he batted .271 with one home run and 14 RBI in 62 games. He ended the season with high-A Frederick and has seen at bats so far this spring.

Scouting Report:

Davis is a prototypical leadoff hitter at the big league level at best. He has good awareness of the strike zone, which allows him to put balls in play with his quick hand speed and short swing. He can turn ground balls into base hits and doubles into triples with his gap power and legs.

Davis swiped 24 bases in 69 games, which if equated to a minor league season, would double in total. He has plus speed that shows with his good instincts on the base paths.

Defensively, the 19-year-old is above average with the leather. The speed benefits him in the outfield as he can cover a lot of ground in the outfield. He just needs to get a quicker read off the bat and take better routes to the ball. He will learn that with more experience. Davis has gold-glove potential in centerfield.

Performance

Level

Team

AB

AVG

2B

HR

RBI

SO

BB

OBP%

SLG%

Gulf

GCL Orioles

23

.435

2

1

2

3

4

.519

.552

A-

Aberdeen

255

.271

14

1

14

53

25

.337

.337

A+

Frederick

4

.250

0

0

0

1

0

.250

.250


Health Record

Davis suffered from a back injury at the beginning of the 2011 season, but still played in 69 games primarily with short-season Aberdeen.

Future

The future looks bright for Davis as he has great speed and offensive upside. At best he is a leadoff hitter at the major league level. Defensively he will not be an issue at the next level, but to be a consistent in the big leagues, Davis will need to get on base and hit like a leadoff hitter.

Davis has the ability to be a .280 to .300 hitter and hit 15-20 homers at his peak in the big leagues. Expect the Orioles to place him in Frederick to start the 2012 season.


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