2023 Future Stars Series Main Event player profile: Lance Davis

September 27, 2023

Welcome, Lance Davis.

No pressure, kid. Here’s the ball at Fenway Park.

An Arkansas commit who’s been making waves on the amateur circuit over the summer, Davis was seen as part of the game-changing new collaboration with Stack Sports that drew national headlines — one which includes the Area Code Games — it was there where he was seen by FSS CEO and president Jeremy Booth, and, after being on the FSS radar for some time as it is, was invited to attend the prestigious Main Event, set for September 29-October 1.

The Sticks standout features a low 90’s fastball, devastating slider and impressive changeup; a three-pitch mix that’s been keeping hitters off-balance all summer long.

His most recent scouting report identifies him as a potential middle-of-the-rotation starter in the big leagues, drawing comparisons to a young Kevin Millwood, who enjoyed a lengthy and very successful major-league career.

The six-foot-four, 200-pound righty says he’s been working on getting as physical as possible for appearances both in Jupiter and with the Future Stars Series in Boston, and although he’s excited for the opportunity to show what he can do on the big stage of Fenway, he also knows he can’t change an approach that’s been successful for him thus far.

In short, about that pressure? Davis seems primed to be able to handle it and then some, and that’s if he feels it at all.

“It is a special opportunity to get to play in big league stadiums, but it’s no different than any other game and I’m excited to perform,” he said.

Currently at No. 187 on FSS Plus analyst Joe Doyle’s Top 300 prospects for the upcoming 2024 MLB Draft, Davis is certainly already on the radar of the big-league scouts and execs set to attend the event. But, when he takes the ball as the tentative Game 1 starter for the Orange Team at Fenway Park on Saturday afternoon, he still wants to go out there with something to prove.

“I’m looking to show them the same repertoire as I did all summer long, along with added strength and present pitchability,” Davis said.

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