07/26/2021 - Official Player Development Membership - Greensburg (Pittsburgh), PA
Davin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive abilities are now solid as he takes proper routes/angles in tracking down balls. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine as he has improved hitting abilities through an open setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach, flashing gap to gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing and shows a feel for the barrel. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 71 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break.
01/08/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Pre-Season Prospects Tournament (MS)
Davin continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he tracks proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. He moves well laterally with range improving as he continues to increase foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are loose and work through level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, he shows good tempo through a repeatable delivery allowing his arm to work well to the plate. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 65 mph. Fastball showed good arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with tight spin and great depth. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is well above average as he attacks hitter and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 5 years to further develop, Devin has the makings of a special type player as he continues to progress his game.
12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic
Davin is a lean OF/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. He excels offensively. At the plate, he shows a squared/tall setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He swings against a firm front side, engages his lower 1/2 and drives the ball with pop. At the event, he was 2 for 6 with a 2B and 2 walks. In the OF, he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. On the mound, he throws from a ¾ arm slot. Fastball showed a range of 63-64 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable. With 6 years to further develop, Davin has upside with time and room to progress his game.
06/25/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Erie, PA
Davin raised arm velocity (61 MPH), and showed improvements both on the mound and at the plate during his last workout. On the hill, Davin keeps his eyes on target, he has a loose/clean arm circle, and he gets good extension on his pitches. He lands with good direction toward home and competes in the zone. In the OF, Davin makes the routine plays through efficient footwork to the ball. He has firm hands, centers properly, and throws with direction toward his target. At the plate, Davin showed a tall/athletic stance, a short/square stride, and a level swing. He tracks well, makes consistent contact, and flashes some bat speed. Work on the following can help skills improve.
1. Balance point
3. Lower body
1. Throw downhill
2. Arm strength
1. Loosen grip
2. Lower body
03/24/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Harmony (Pittsburgh), PA
Davin is an athletic, 2-way player who plays OF and RHP. Defensively, Davin has active feet, agile movements, and soft/presentable hands. He has good range, he fields in a low/athletic position, and throws with momentum and accuracy from a loose arm action to his target. On the mound, Davin has good balance, he separates on time, and he keeps his eyes on target. He hides the ball well, gets good extension on his pitches, and his FB topped out at 57 MPH. Offensively, Davin has a closed stance, a short/square stride, and a still head. He tracks well, swings on plane, and he makes consistent contact. Overall skills can get better with work on the following.
1. Arm strength
1. Arm action
3. Lengthen stride
3. Barrel accuracy