04/03/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Columbia, SC
Devon continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and is a prospect on the diamond. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 81 mph. Fastball shows good arm side run. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run/sink. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp break. Off speed stuff show as quality pitches that will get outs. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting/power potential are now outstanding through a squared setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to improve as he utilizes his lower half more aggressively.
08/13/2021 - Baseball Factory Summer Classic
Devon is an OF/RHP prospect who worked hard during the BF Summer Classic. In the OF, he creates good fielding angles, with efficient footwork, and ability to cover ground. Works behind and through the ball and throws the ball through the cutoff man. Clean transfer into a 3/4 arm slot, with a quick release, and an arm velocity up to 83mph. At the plate, he hits from an upright and square stance. A quiet head and level eyes enable him to track pitches well. Has a balanced setup and stays stacked through contact. Short/direct hand path, with good extension, and ability to keep barrel in the hitting zone for a long time. He squared up balls to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 77mph during BP. On the mound, he works with good tempo and pitches to contact. He works with good direction down the mound and has a controlled landing. He challenges hitters with a FB that sat 76-78mph and an 11/5 shaped breaking ball with good depth through the strike zone. In 2 innings of work, Devon struck out 5 batters and didn't allow a hit. Another year of development will bode well for his career at the next level.
03/21/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Columbia, SC
Devon continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.15 runner. At the plate, hitting potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He makes consistent contract through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. In the OF, he displays smooth/fluid actions. 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. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. He reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground, displaying range. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program.
12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2 [HOTEL]
Devon is an athletic/projectable OF who worked hard on his skills during his time at Pirate City. He is a coachable and has a willingness to learn. With the bat, this righty shows an open setup with an active load. He maintains a quiet head, tracking pitches into the zone and off of the barrel (exit velocity now at 82 mph). He likes the pitch on the inner 1/2 and will pull it with pop. In the OF, he takes a quick first step and hustles to his right and left to track down fly-balls. He secures the ball and works through it with a clean transfer to throw. Saville is a hard worker who has upside with still time to progress to get to where he wants to be.
11/08/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Columbia, SC
Devon is a tall and athletic OF who will graduate in 2022. In the OF, he displays smooth/athletic actions. Feet are active as 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 is a plus as he utilizes his foot quickness to cover ground. Throws are accurate will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. He ran his 60 in a time of 7.21. At the plate, he shows a tall, open setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. He shows a feel for the barrel with power increasing as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 2 years to further develop, Devon has potential with time and room to progress his game.