We sat down with Yankees' 23rd round pick Colby Davis for a Q&A session.

We sat down with Yankees' 23rd round pick, Colby Davis, for a Draft Day Q&A session. Find out what the right-handed pitcher from Chaparral High School in Arizona says about his game, how he feels being drafted by the Yankees, what he'll bring to the Yankees organization, who he would compare his game to at the big league level, and much more.

PinstripePlus.com: What is going through your mind right now after being selected by a team like the Yankees?

Colby Davis: Well first it is a huge honor to be drafted by such a world class organization. Everyone knows the Yankees, they have created an organization that will stand forever. I am so blessed to be able to say I was drafted by them. It truly is a huge honor.

PinstripePlus.com: Were you surprised that you were drafted by the Yankees? Was there any talk between you and them, leading up to the draft?

Davis: Yes I was a little surprised, I'm glad it happened though. There was a few conversations here and there between me and them. Mostly between my advisor Scott Leventhal and the Yankees though.

PinstripePlus.com: So if you could give me a scouting report on yourself, what kind of pitches do you throw and what speeds? What are you strengths and what do you think you need to work on?

Davis: I am a big right-handed pitcher with three pitches that I can throw in any count. My fastball has run up to 94 but I usually sit 89-91 mph. My curveball isn't a traditional curveball, it's more of a slurve that is anywhere from 80-83 mph. With my changeup being my 3rd pitch it sits anywhere from 78-80 mph. My strengths are I do not shy away from competition, I will compete until I fail. I like to work fast so if I get in a rhythm I tend to pitch better. One weakness I tend to have is consistency. I can have an off day every once and awhile, but usually staying consistent. I really need to work on my mental preparation and making sure I can perform 110 percent on the mound.

PinstripePlus.com: So what was your favorite team growing up and your favorite player?

Davis: My favorite team growing up was the Angles. The reason they are my favorite is because my favorite player, Tim Salmon, played for them. Mr Salmon was my Little League coach for three years. I learned a lot from him and really looked up to him.

PinstripePlus.com: Who would you say you compare your stuff to in Major League Baseball today, so Yankees fans and get an idea of what you are like on the mound?

Davis: Well since there is no one really 6-foot-8 in the MLB that I know of, I would have to say more of like a Max Scherzer. Easy delivery, works quick, competes, good, good breaking pitch, and goes out there and puts it all on the line. I think in the coming years Yankees fans will get to know who I am.

PinstripePlus.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball ??and why?

Davis: Probably not a best moment but a best experience. Going down to Jupiter Florida for the Jupiter National Tournament. That really exposed me to the whole atmosphere of baseball. Not saying I haven't been exposed before but like seeing all of these fans and scouts to go and watch some high school kids. It was really eye-opening and I think I grew as a player from it.

PinstripePlus.com: Are you looking to sign quickly with the Yankees and get your professional career started right away?

Davis: I have to go over it more with my family, as of right now I think I will be going to college. Things could change though and I could maybe start my career early. We will see.

PinstripePlus.com: Do you think the pressures of pitching in New York might be a problem?

Davis: Not at all. I love the pressure, I have been to a Yankee game and I loved the atmosphere in Yankee Stadium. I think it would honestly help my game.


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