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Like Anderson Miller, Bryon Davis was both in the field and on the mound during his college days. However, for the Kansas City Royals, Davis is likely to end up on the mound.
Given his 6’6″, 225 lb frame, Davis does not throw as hard as one would expect. His fastball sits between 89 MPH and 92 MPH, and he has yet to truly develop a second pitch, as his slider has been referred “fringy.” Even though Davis is a lefty, that description does not exactly bode well.
If pitching does not work out, it is possible that he could simply go back to first base. Davis had a solid year with the bat, producing a .378 batting average with six home runs and 35 RBI. That was good enough for Davis to be named as the First Team first baseman for the All-SouthWest Athletic Conference.
Bryon Davis may take some time to develop on the mound in the Kansas City Royals system, but if he does not, do not be surprised to see him end up at first base.
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