Jaylin Davis burst onto the prospect scene last season by hitting 35 home runs over three minor league levels. He then slugged his first MLB dinger Sept. 25 after he earned a late-season call-up.
His intriguing power potential made him the centerpiece of the return package set to the Giants by the Minnesota Twins in the Sam Dyson trade at the deadline.
Just 25 years old and still developing his offensive game, Davis would likely benefit from more time at Triple-A to prove he can reproduce something close to last year’s stats before he gets another look in the majors.
Drew Robinson was inked a minor league deal in October after being released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
Through six seasons at the Triple-A level, the 27-year-old owns a .271/.369/.489 line with 48 home runs, 170 RBI, and 44 stolen bases in 1,381 plate appearances. That comes to eight home runs, 28 RBI, seven stolen bases in 230 appearances per season.
His numbers show some intriguing potential and he also provides valuable defensive versatility with the ability to play all over the field. He is coming off progressive Tommy John surgery in August, but if he can stay healthy and produce as he has before at Triple-A, he could be an intriguing addition during the season.
Despite the tools both bring to the table, Davis and Robinson still need to prove themselves before earning a spot on the MLB roster.
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