College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 25 on our countdown is Cal State Fullerton junior first baseman and RHP JD Davis. The Elk Grove High School native was a four-year letter winner at Elk Grove High School. He was a two time All-American selection in his junior and senior year with outstanding campaigns which he hit .486 batting average with 8 homers, 60 RBI, 1.80 ERA, 91 strikeouts as a junior and a .505 batting average, 9 homers, 45 RBI, 1.56 ERA, 70 strikeouts. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft.
As a freshman, he appeared in 41 games while making five pitching appearances as he hit .229 with 20 RBIs and a team high four home runs. On the mound, he had a 3.52 ERA with three walks and nine strikeouts in 23 innings. He played the summer with the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League as he batted .344 with three home runs and 26 RBIs while posting a 4-0 record with a 2.10 ERA on the mound. His summer was cut short after getting into an auto accident which broken his clavicle and sprained an ankle.
JD appeared in 57 games as a sophomore hitting .318 with 40 runs scored, 67 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, four home runs (two grand slams), 50 RBIs (second on the team) and 31 walks. On the mound, he tossed a total of 23 innings and struck out 17 batters while going 1-2 record with a 2.74 ERA and four saves. He was named to the Fullerton All-Regional Team, Big West Conference First Team and Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 18.
He played the summer in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Chatham Anglers where he appeared in 36 games with a .309 average while scoring 24 runs, 38 hits, seven doubles, six home runs, 29 RBIs, 19 walks and four stolen bases. He was named a CCBL All-Star and named the Eastern Division MVP while also being named to the season ending CCBL All-League Team.
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