VA Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Chance Davis


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By John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director and Content Manager

VA Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Chance Davis

Chance Davis

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Fort Chiswell
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
78 - 79
1.96 - 2.02
Pop Time
INF Velo
C Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

8.9.17:  Davis is 5-10 with a lankier athletic frame, he hits from the right side from a closed athletic stance. Short leg kick stride on line and smooth load down, some rhythm to his swing. Some hip explosion and balance to his swing. Level line drive swing, high barrel awareness, good approach using whole field, exit velocity was 83. At short, gets behind ball to field it and rounds ball well. Average hands, clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, shortstop velocity was 79. Behind the plate, quick clean exchange, throws from three-quarters arm slot position velocity was 77. Pop times were 1.99-2.02 and he had some accuracy to his throws. Ran a 7.22 60 yard dash.

6.27.17: Davis is 5-10 with an athletic frame that he can add to. Hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, short leg kick stride with slight load back and good rhythm to swing. Explosive hips and good balance to his swing, short to the ball and finishes uphill through it with extension. Line drive swing, showed good approach using whole field, some power potential to his pull side, exit velocity of 84. At short, quick clean feet, fields with a good base. Above average hands, plays through the ball, very quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, infield velocity was 80. Behind the plate, deep stance, sticks ball out in front. Quick, clean exchange, throws from high three-quarters arm slot from a short arm action. Pop times were 1.96-2.10 and catcher velocity was 75, showed some accuracy on his throws down as well.

5.12.16:  Chance is a 6" 0" 150lbs lanky athlete who pitches, catches, and plays shortstop. His fastball sits at 78-79 and touched 82 several times with a nice run. Davis is a strike thrower with late movement and an advanced idea of the strike zone. Has ability to reach back and get a few mph when needed. 11/5 sharp breaking ball with near fastball arm speed. He throws his curve for strikes and can back it up on right hand hitters.  Change-up has some sink and keeps on the corners, good arm speed, and keeps it down the zone when used. Very smooth on the mound, quick arm speed, long and lose arm action with easy effort on all three pitches. Drop and drive delivery slightly falling towards first base after landing square to the plate in an athletic finish. Athlete who has good body language, and is the lead-off hitter for his team. Good kid, a leader on the field and fields his position well. Great frame for a pitcher and has good projectability. Good family, well coached.