Joe Davis   First Base

       
 
Born: October 31, 1996
Birthplace: Austin, TX
Height: 6-0
Weight: 235
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 19th round, 2019 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Houston
High School: Austin Bowie (TX)
   

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Joe Davis photos by Kelly O'Connor
Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: June 12, 2019 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Tim Collinsworth
Signing Bonus: $5,000
   
Pro Debut: June 23, 2019 (Lowell)
MLB Debut: -
   
Twitter: @joedvs
Instagram: @jeddvs44


Retired (Dec. 2022)
 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Thick, stocky right-handed hitter. Soft body, maxed out physically. Will never be a premium athlete, but still will need to be careful not to let his conditioning get away from him.

Hit: Starts vertical and slightly open with his hands high. Utilizes a toe tap timing device. Quiet pre-pitch. Swing is on the long side. Fringe-average bat speed. Struggles with velocity, especially up in the zone. Aggressive approach. Goes up looking to swing the bat. Has some trouble recognizing spin when behind in the count. Will make the pitcher pay for missed locations with fastballs. Hits a lot of balls in the air. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power: Plus raw power, especially to the pull side. Has shown the ability to drop the shoulder and turn on the ball with authority. Game power will depend on how much contact he makes and how his approach develops.

Run: 20 speed. Not a part of his game. Takes a while to get going and slow down the line.

Field: Has shown surprising agility for his size. Good footwork around the base. Below-average range, but has soft hands and is confident scooping balls in the dirt. Potential average defender.
  Arm: Average arm. Plenty for first base.

Career Notes: Graduated holding University of Houston records for home runs (53), RBIs (223), extra-base hits (107), and total bases (503), as well as American Athletic Conference records for hits (288), home runs, RBI, doubles (53), and total bases. Named either the first or second team all-conference all four years at Houston. Missed some time in 2019 with an abdomen strain. Had a number of clutch, late-inning at-bats during Lowell's 2019 playoff run, including a walk-off home run in Game 2 of the championship series to force a decisive third game. Often called "Big Joe," even on the scoreboard during home games, and is a fan favorite due to his look, power-hitting profile, and boisterous personality. Lived with teammate Stephen Scott in a trailer during the 2021 season and the two, dubbed the "Meatball Gang," held weekly cookouts for teammates on Monday off days.

Summation: Projects as a solid organizational player. Great clubhouse personality and teammate. Lacks a carrying tool, but has the offensive ability to stick around for a while as a very useful depth player. Strong work ethic. Has shown a flair for the dramatic and is not phased in late-game, pressure situations. Type of player every organization needs.


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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Houston NCAA Coll --- 21 55 200 30 59 8 0 18 57 121 43 36 0 1 0.295 0.426 0.605 1.031
  2019 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 21 40 146 18 41 9 0 5 28 65 6 25 0 0 0.281 0.319 0.445 0.764
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Salem LAE A Bos 23 48 189 32 63 16 0 10 49 109 17 41 0 1 0.333 0.384 0.577 0.961
  2021 Greenville HAE A+ Bos 23 47 188 24 49 7 0 9 29 83 8 33 0 0 0.261 0.303 0.441 0.745
2022 Greenville SAL A+ Bos 24 75 280 38 67 5 0 18 44 126 17 63 0 0 0.239 0.294 0.450 0.744
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2018 AAC Second Team
2019 New York-Penn League All-Star
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