Kentrail Davis has always been able to hit, and was one of my favorite prospects available for the 2007 draft. A former Aflac All-American, he dropped to the 14th round in the draft after missing some time during his senior year after being involved in a car accident, which also effected his productivity. His affiliation with Scott Boras also creates questions about his signability, and as a draft-eligible sophomore he could slide yet again in next year's draft should he choose to maximize his projected payday durng his junior year at Tennessee. Davis is an exciting all-around offensive player. He is very well built for such a short (5'9") ballplayer, and is at his best lacing line drives from gap-to-gap while also having respectable home run power. He has a patient approach at the plate, and commands the strike zone well. Once he is on the basepaths he is a threat to steal, and he profiles as a left-handed version of Shannon Stewart. Davis could fit in almost any lineup as either a leadoff, two-hole or three-hole hitter. Despite having very good speed, his defense isn't as polished as his offense, as he's probably limited to left field at the professional level due to less than ideal instincts and a below average throwing arm. He was the best positional prospect of those that participated with Team USA last summer, and led the team in hitting coming off of his freshman year before leaving the team due to a wrist injury.
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