Scouting Report: 26th Round Pick Zachary Davies, RHP, Mesquite HS (AZ)

Don’s Thoughts: A kid with a strong arm, built on a smaller frame.  He will be compared to every 6′ 0″ or shorter pitcher in the game today like Tim Lincecum, Mike Leake, Tim Redding and countless others.

He has a few pitches that I like at the moment and think he has a bit of room to develop as a later round selction.  His fastball for someone his size — 150 pounds and that’s being generous — has some life, sits in the upper 80s and will touch 90 mph.  He throws a solid slider and curveball in the upper 70’s and a shows the foundation for a decent change up.  His ability to improve will be based on his conditioning and dietary habits.  He is a small, slim person that has a rocket for an arm at I guess 140-145 pounds.  He reminds me of the slew of Dominican teammates that would throw 90 with toothpick arms.  I know it sound like a slight, but I think it is a complement to him.  He will be a tough sign, in my opinion, and is committed to ASU.

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