A Senior Sign from 2015 who was drafted in the 29th round out of a small school in Illinois. This little lefty has been pretty effective in the lower levels of the minors as a reliever, and will likely stay as a reliever. He has been climbing step by step through the levels, and if he continues, may be an effective relief option moving forward.

(Picture from Augustana College Twitter)

LHP Seth Davis (College Stats)

L/L, 5’9″ 200 lbs, 5/8/1993 (23), Drafted in the 29th Round of the 2015 draft out of  Augustana College

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev ERA G GS GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP
2015 22 1.4 Kingsport Rk 2.79 11 0 6 1 19.1 20 6 6 1 3 22 2 1.190
2016 23 1.1 Columbia A 2.31 36 1 11 1 70.0 60 22 18 4 28 64 10 1.257

Okay, it took me a long time to find an actual scouting report on Seth Davis. At draft time, no one had a scouting report, and I looked over twitter, and at a lot of his old college articles, there wasn’t anything on velocity. So I asked around about him and got a nice scouting report for when he was at Kingsport.

Davis is a short and thick lefty who throws from a high three-quarter slot. His delivery is seemingly max effort, and features a bit of a head whack. A usual fastball offering comes in around 88-89 miles per hour.

His curve is a nice little offering with a bit of tilt and depth to it that comes in at 77-78 miles per hour.

(Youtube Channel Curtis Davis)

He uses these two pitches to set players up and get them to chase pretty well, while holding some decent control. However, this can change while he starts climbing through the minors, as low velocity may not always hold up against higher competition. He will be slated for Hi-A St. Lucie, though Double-A may be his litmus test.

Special thanks to Jeffrey Paternostro of Baseball Prospectus for help with the scouting report. 
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