Frederick Keys outfielder Glynn Davis is coming off of a fantastic week with the single-A club, hitting .444, with 4 runs scored, 3 RBIs, 2 walks, and a stolen base. For the season, Davis has a .365 batting average, 23 runs, 13 RBIs, and five stolen bases.
Davis, a 22-year-old Baltimore native, was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in the summer of 2010 out of the Community College of Baltimore County. The 22-year-old has been a part of the Keys squad since 2012 (Davis also made a cameo with the single-A team in 2011).
Ranked as the number 10 prospect in the Orioles organization prior to the 2013 season by MLB.com, Davis is now considered the 29th best Orioles prospect by Baseball America. While he might have slipped in the rankings, Davis has outstanding speed (85 stolen bases in just over 300 minor league games) and can play center field very well (0 errors and a range factor of 2.40 so far this season).
Baseball America has labeled Davis as the fastest base runner in the Orioles organization three separate years, and has also named the Baltimore native as the organization’s best defensive outfielder once.
While not particularly known for his bat, at just 22 years of age there is still time for Davis to grow as a hitter. Davis is currently second in the Carolina League in batting average, hits, and runs scored.
Other standout Orioles minor league players that enjoyed a good week last week are: Christian Walker (.304 batting average, 3 runs scored, 1 HR, 4 RBIs), Ivan De Jesus (.318 batting average, 6 runs scored, 4 RBIs), last week’s player of the week Dariel Alvarez (.409 batting average, 2 runs scored, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs), Matt Taylor (7IP, 3 hits, 0 runs, 3 K’s, Win), and Eddie Gamboa (7IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 6 K’s, Win).