For someone making a comment like your last line I'm surprised you didn't take your own advice.
I pulled up JD's at bats yesterday on the MLB At Bat app and your descriptions couldn't be further from the truth.
1st walk you described as "JD Davis first walk was 4 pitches, which according to you, isn't impressive. According to statcast, all four were actually strikes. I wouldn't call that a great eye. "
Well, that first at bat actually looks like this: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19IPtk_Qt0VYoCCJTaSPA0Vsz--gvTBF7/view?usp=drivesdk
The first pitch caught the top of the of the strike zone, but was called a ball. Obviously, a disciplined hitter is not going to swing at a borderline strike on the first pitch. The next 3 pitches were balls, two of which weren't close. Your description that all 4 were strikes is bogus.
The 3rd walk you described as "Third walk was, again, four straight balls. Two of which were clealry strikes."
Here is what that AB looked like: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n0m3orQK3awX3rA0EThjobVl9Cckw7c6/view?usp=drivesdk
The 2nd pitch ever so slightly nicked the zone, but as a high pitch, it's not common to get that call. But to say two pitches were clearly strikes? What? Just not true. The third was close but clearly a low ball.
JDD should not have swung at any of those pitches and he didn't, he did a great job laying off looking for a pitch he could handle and not swinging at a borderline strike while he's got no strikes in the count.
I don't know anything of what was said in the Soto thread, but I don't see anything wrong with what @jahweedum is saying here... but your characterization of Davis' at bats is not accurate...
In the grand scheme of things, Davis has raw power and swing and miss in his game. Being selective at the plate and laying off pitches that are balls or not good pitches for him to really handle will only serve to help him.
The sample is too small to be meaningful, but is a good start and I don't see how it can be a negative in any way.