OF Cooper Davis, 25th round (759th overall) - Toronto Blue Jays
With their 25th round pick (759th overall), the Toronto Blue Jays selected outfielder Cooper Davis.
Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.
Height/Weight: 5' 10", 170 pounds
College Commitment: Vanderbilt
Teams: Ontario Blue Jays, Canadian Junior National Team
Coaches: Mike Steed, Dan Bleiwas, Shawn Travers, Greg Hamilton
Twitter Handle: @Davis4491
Slot Money: N/A
What they are saying: "Anywhere from a 4th-to-6th rounder. Has a real good make up, stands in well. Projects out as average power possibly a sixth, seventh-place hitter. Plays hard, bat will play. Comparison for me is Kole Calhoun." - Scout
“The bat will play. One of the top position players here for me. He might steal 60 bases a season.” - Devon White at Tournament 12.
“Always liked him ... since he was in grade 9.” - Lloyd Moseby.
“He has speed and puts the ball in play, a complete player.” - Mario Diaz, instructor at Tournament 12.
“Ball jumps off his bat, Quick like a bunny, plus speed, catches up to good fastballs and can recognize off-speed pitches.” - Scout
“Consistently uses his plus speed to take extra bases once on base.” - Scout.
2017 season: Leading up to the draft: Was at a private workout for the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, then was off to Petco Park to strut his stuff for San Diego Padres evaluators ... Dominican Summer League trip with Junior National Team (JNT): Batted .275 (11-for-40) with two doubles, three triples and three RBIs in 12 games ... Two hits and a stolen base facing MLB Prospects ... PBR Showcase: Ran fastest 60 at Scarborough (6.6) ... March trip with JNT - Batted .259 (7-for-27) with an RBI, 7-for-8 stealing bases... OF velocity clocked at 92 mph at pro showcase at Ontario Blue Jays facility.
Honors - 2017 season: Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American, All-Region Teams Canada/Puerto Rico Region ... 2016 season: All Tournament Team WWBA World Championship ... Ran 1.42 Top 10 Yard Split (fifth) at National Showcase ... Top 10 Zepp Bat Speed (ninth) National Showcase ... Ran Sub 7 60 ... Preseason Underclass All American First Team.
Iain Colpitts: Davis honoured to be drafted by Toronto Blue Jays