Davies is making his next start, he's fine.
AA, I respect a lot of what you've posted, but I have to say, you really are completely 100% wrong on Davies. Maybe for this year, he'll be average, but this kid IS a stud, and IS a top prospect. Fine, he doesn't throw 98. But this kid knows how to pitch, he's absolutely fearless on the mound, great makeup. He works both sides of the plate with great ease, very good control. He can throw 93 right now, and many scouts have said that he's able to get it up to 95, and will get up there with developing and strength. He's got a pretty good 12-6 curve, that's just good at this point, but is getting better. That's just a complimentary pitch.
Here's the part where you're just completely wrong. He doesn't have an above average pitch? His changeup is just filthy. His arm action is exactly the same as his fastball, and that thing just dies. He made numerous Boston hitters look foolish with that pitch. It's just nasty.
The kid has very good stuff, KNOWS how to pitch, and has the best pitching coach in the game on his side. I don't see how you can say he's a #3 starter at best. That's your opinion I guess, but I strongly disagree with it, and I bet there are many scouts and pitching coaches who agree with me.
If Davies strengthens up and is able to throw up to 95, 96 on the gun, the best comparison I've heard is Jason Schmidt. At this point, a Right Handed Tom Glavine is a good comparison I've heard, too.