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Jaylin Davis
Trending: ↓ 10%
RF | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 205LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 24, #710, Minnesota Twins | Appalachian State
MLB Pipeline Rank
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 12 12 2 2 1 1 0 .167 .167 .417 .583
2 Seasons 59 54 4 9 2 4 1 .167 .237 .278 .515
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .167 1 1 0 .583
2 Seasons .167 2 4 1 .515

Standard MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2019 SF NL 17 47 42 2 7 0 0 1 3 3 11 1 2 2 .167 .255 .238 .493
2020 SF NL 4 12 12 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 .167 .167 .417 .583
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Advanced MLB Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGPATBLOBSACSFBABIPXBHGIDPGIDPONPP/PAK/PAHR/PABB/KISOROEWO
2019 SF NL 47 10 19 0 0 .200 1 1 9 175 3.723 .234 .021 .273 .071 .071 1
2020 SF NL 12 5 6 0 0 .200 1 0 2 50 4.167 .500 .083 .--- .250 .250 0

Scouting Report

2020

Davis homered off Carlos Rodon on the first pitch he saw in college and took him deep again as a sophomore, positioning himself as a potential top-five-rounds pick as an Appalachian State junior in 2015. But he tore the labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder early that spring, ending his season and dropping him all the way to the 24th round and the Twins, who signed him for $50,000. He didn't make his pro debut until 2016 and didn't break out until 2019, when he slammed 36 homers -- 10 in 27 Triple-A games and his first big league blast after the Giants acquired him as part of the Sam Dyson trade in July.

Davis' tool profile and his statistical profile are somewhat at odds. He's very strong and generates at least plus raw power and impressive exit velocities from the right side of the plate, but he doesn't drive the ball in the air consistently and had the fourth-highest ground-ball rate (51 percent) of any Minor Leaguer with 20 or more homers in 2019. He displayed elite sprint speed during his September callup, but he plays closer to average on the bases and in the field, stealing just 34 bases in his first 452 pro games.

That dichotomy won't matter if Davis' power continues to play like it did a year ago. To establish himself in the Majors, he'll need to continue to build on the progress he made with his plate discipline last season. He plays all three outfield positions but has spent the vast majority of his time in right field, where his pop and solid arm fit the profile.




Statcast - Batting

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2019 175 31 1 3.2 87.9 1.1 32.3 .255 .364 .227 .312 .359 38.7 23.4 6.4
2020 50 6 1 16.7 102 19.4 33.3 .235 .500 .234 .302 .603 83.3 50.0 0.0
ALL 225 37 2 5.4 90.2 4 32.4 .251 .394 .228 .310 .399 45.9 28.8 5.1
MLB 41278 6.3 88.2 11.9 32.7 .250 .415 .317 .322 .377 34.7 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/30/2020 San Francisco Giants optioned RF Jaylin Davis to Giants Alternate Training Site.
09/04/2019 San Francisco Giants selected the contract of RF Jaylin Davis from Sacramento River Cats.
08/01/2019 RF Jaylin Davis assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
07/31/2019 San Francisco Giants traded RHP Sam Dyson to Minnesota Twins for RF Jaylin Davis, RHP Kai-Wei Teng and RHP Prelander Berroa.
06/19/2019 RF Jaylin Davis assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
04/20/2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos activated RF Jaylin Davis from the 7-day injured list.
04/13/2019 Pensacola Blue Wahoos placed RF Jaylin Davis on the 7-day injured list.
02/28/2019 RF Jaylin Davis assigned to Minnesota Twins.
06/21/2018 Jaylin Davis assigned to Chattanooga Lookouts from Fort Myers Miracle.
04/29/2018 Fort Myers Miracle activated RF Jaylin Davis from the 7-day disabled list.
04/22/2018 Fort Myers Miracle placed RF Jaylin Davis on the 7-day disabled list.
06/23/2017 RF Jaylin Davis assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
07/05/2016 LF Jaylin Davis assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from Elizabethton Twins.
06/22/2016 LF Jaylin Davis assigned to Elizabethton Twins from GCL Twins.
09/24/2015 GCL Twins activated LF Jaylin Davis from the 60-day disabled list.
06/22/2015 LF Jaylin Davis assigned to GCL Twins.
06/15/2015 Minnesota Twins signed LF Jaylin Davis.