Scouting Weston Davis RHP Hagerstown Suns

Weston Davis RHP Hagerstown Suns (Evaluated 4/9/17)

Fastball (40/45)                 Slider (30/40)                     Changeup (30/35)

Intriguing, projectable athlete listed at 6-3 185lbs, with easy potential to add 15+ pounds as he matures.  Throws from a low 3/4s arm slot, between the letters and his arm pit.  Uses a simple one-step and rock windup, repeats his mechanics reasonably well.  Arm slot leaves him particularly susceptible to lefties.

3-pitch repertoire – Fastball (89-92mph T93) shows some arm-side run and natural sinking movement, especially at lower velocities.  Struggles with his command AND control, particularly to the arm-side.  Slider (73-75mph) has 10-4 sweeping movement; inconsistent both in shape and throwing for strikes – can spin the pitch and shows some potential but extremely raw.  Changeup (80-83mph) replicates his arm speed well but shows precious little movement; more similar to a batting practice fastball.  Can locate for strikes but not enough sink or fade to disrupt hitter’s timing.

11th round pick in 2014 (signed for an over-slot $200,000 bonus), the 20.5 y/o has an ideal pitcher’s frame, a quality fastball and natural movement on his pitches.  His main weaknesses include his below-average command/control and nascent secondary offerings.  This is an interesting arm and a “name to remember” but unless his command and off-speed pitches improve, he is likely to stagnate in the upper minors.

{ Editor’s Note: Apologies for the lack of pictures and video of Mr. Davis – It was not from a lack of effort but rather a lack of photographic talent. }

One thought on “Scouting Weston Davis RHP Hagerstown Suns

  1. Ryan I left Saturday in the top of the 9 th
    Thus missing the un Held bottom of the
    9 th
    Somebody I spoke with during game agreed up on the comment by a writer in BA that Lucas stuff is vanilla even going to the length
    That his stuff was vanilla in Hagerstown .
    Weston Davis truly part of the next wave .
    Early guess Ryan : nats go with pitching heavy in June draft ? Even if $$$$$ were dumped in intl wing last June and beyond ??
    Wet Monday

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