Blake Davis, utility player

Does he have a major league future?

Probably not. Davis, a college teammate of Justin Turner, was drafted as a shortstop and played nowhere but shortstop from 2006-2009. He was on the verge of being a marginal prospect after the 2008 season (age 24, AA) but got injured and missed the first half of the 2009 season. With Robert Andino the Norfolk shortstop in 2010, Davis — now age 26 — began the transition to utility player.

Davis has only one positive — he bats left-handed. Offensively, he doesn’t get on base or hit with power. On defense, he just seems marginal — marginal range, marginal arm, marginal position-specific skills. He has no shot at becoming a regular, and I can’t see a team using a roster spot for a bench player who doesn’t hit at all and doesn’t field real well.


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