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Jonathan Davis Looking to Build Off 2017 Season

Davis found success in double-A and the AFL last season

Jonathan Davis Looking to Build Off 2017 Season

December 11, 2017

Photo credit: MILB.com

Photo credit: MILB.com


Outfielder Jonathan Davis is ready for next season after a decent showing in Arizona.

Maintaining a .295/.389/.410 slash line in 78 at-bats with the Peoria Javelinas; was a great indicator that Davis is ready to make a major push towards the big leagues next spring.

Thankful for the opportunity the Blue Jays’ gave him down in Arizona; Davis took a moment to remember everybody that has supported his career to date.

“I just want to thank the Blue Jays for giving me this amazing opportunity,” said Davis. “I also want to thank my dad, mom, sister, and fiancĂ© for always believing in me and for helping me get to this stage in my career.”

His opportunity came after a strong showing with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Recording 111 hits with 20 doubles, four triples, and 10 home runs in 446 at-bats; was a great way to kickoff his double-A career.

A major contributor to his production has been his dedication on improving his plate approach every season.

“My plate approach has come a long way,” stated Davis. “I used to be a free swinger when I first entered professional baseball, but I have adjusted to the better pitching I’ve faced at each level.”

Part of adjusting to that pitching was being able to hit off-speed pitching more consistently at the double-A level.

“Pitchers would overpower you in ‘A’ ball with their fastballs,” explained Davis. “The double-A pitchers have more pitches in their repertoire that you need to be prepared to face on a nightly basis.”

But Davis has done more than just adjusting to better pitching. He has also sharpened his defensive game every season.

His hard work paid off in New Hampshire in 2017, as Davis maintained an impressive .994 fielding percentage in 1052 1/3 innings amongst the three outfield positions.

Despite the improvements he has made since turning pro, Davis is remaining humble and focused on improving everything next season.

“I hope to continue to mold my game and play every outfield position next season,” stated Davis. “I also hope to improve my bat. There’s so many little things you can learn in this game.”

Toronto Blue Jays fans certainly hope Jonathan Davis can continue to keep that mindset heading into 2018, as he looks to earn another promotion in their system.