Davis, 23, has shown a plus fastball all season, and on Sunday he worked at 92-94 mph and touched 96 multiple times while mixing in a two-seamer as well.
Some scouts who have seen Davis this season say that his curveball has flashed as a plus pitch, but it’s been inconsistent in terms of its quality and his command of the pitch. Davis’ curve ranged from 75-82 mph on Sunday, though it was at its best in the higher end of that range with power and sharp break.
Davis didn’t throw much of his changeup, a pitch he said he hopes will come around eventually. Instead, his mid-80s slider (a pitch he began using at the end of last season) is becoming his third pitch, showing more depth as the season has progressed.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Badler On Wade Davis
Ben Badler at Baseball America had this to say about Wade Davis from last Sunday's game:
-- By Doug at 3:51 PM