The CBB continues our countdown to the 2009 College Baseball season with the Top 50 players to watch in the season. We will be providing one player each day (Monday-Saturday) until we reach number 1. We continue our list today with sophomore left handed hitting outfielder Kentrail Davis from Tennessee.
Kentrail comes from Theodore Alabama where he attended Theodore High School. Louisville Slugger/BCA named Kentrail their preseason high school player of the year in 2007 but he ended up missing a significant portion of the season after getting into a serious car accident. During his junior season, he had a .444 average with 12 homers and 34 RBI in only 99 at bats. He was a terror on the base paths as he scored 43 runs while stealing 34 bases. He was invited to many showcases after his 2006 junior season taking part in the AFLAC All-America High School Classic, USA Junior National Team Trials, and the Perfect Game National Showcase event. The Colorado Rockies selected Davis in the 14th round but were not able to come to terms with him.
Kentrail made an immediate impact with the Volunteers program in 2007 which saw him appear in 54 games while starting in 53. He led the team in batting average (.330), hits (68), triples (3), home runs (13), RBI (44), total bases (120), hit-by-pitches (15) and on-base percentage (.435). He was named a first-team Freshman All-America by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA and Rivals.com. The SEC named him to the SEC All-Freshman team and the SEC Second team All-Conference.
After his freshman campaign, He was selected to be a member of the USA Collegiate National Team. He ended up playing in only nine games starting eight games. He led the team with a .370 average but ended up having his summer cut short due to an injury.
Kentrail should be fully recovered from his injury and should be able to have an outstanding sophomore season. He is eligible for the 2009 MLB Draft due to his birthday reaching the cutoff date.
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