26 - J.D. Davis
J.D. Davis
Birth Date: April, 27, 1993
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Elk Grove HS
Position: 1B/RHP
B/T: R/R
Experience: 1V

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CAREER ACCOLADES
2013 Cape Cod League All-Star Game MVP (East)
2013 Big West Conference First Team
2013 Fullerton All-Regional Team 

SUMMER 2013
Named to the 2013 Cape Cod All-League Team...also was rated as the No. 12 prospect in the Cape Cod League as evaluated by Baseball America...appeared in 36 games in the Cape Cod League, playing for the Chatham Anglers, and helped the club to a 26-17 record and playoff appearance…batted .309 with 24 runs scored, 38 hits, seven doubles, six home runs, 29 RBIs, 19 walks and four stolen bases…also made five appearances on the mound, tossing a total of four and 2/3 innings while striking out seven…managed a 0.00 ERA, totaled two saves and was credited with one loss and no wins…was named the 2013 Cape League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player for the Eastern Division, after leading the squad to a 9-3 victory over the West… representing Chatham, batted 2-for-2, driving in three runs with one swing of the bat in the sixth inning…prior to the game competed in the Home Run Derby, and finished second, advancing to the finals with winner Skyler Ewing.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
Named to the Fullerton All-Regional Team, Big West Conference First Team and Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 18…a two-way player for the Titans, batted .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…batted third in the lineup (25) and cleanup (30)…started 57 games (52 at designated hitter, 4 at third base, 1 at first base)…against Big West competition, batted .337, driving in 23 runs…batted .337 (28-for-83) with runners in scoring position, and totaled 14 two-out RBIs…completed the year with 19 multiple-hit games and led the club with 13 multiple-RBI games…finished second on the squad driving in the game-winning run on seven occasions: a two-run single in the first inning vs. Nebraska (02/16), a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning vs. Texas A&M (03/09), a two-run single in the sixth vs. Nebraska (03/20), a two-run single vs. Pacific in the fifth (03/28), a one-run single at UC Riverside in the first (05/11), a two-run homer at Cal State Northridge in the third (05/23) and a sacrifice fly in the first inning vs. Columbia (05/30)…was named Big West Player of the Week on Feb. 18 after helping Cal State Fullerton to four straight  wins to open the season, batting .438 with 11 RBIs, seven hits and an .875 slugging percentage…hit two home runs – including his first grand slam of the year – in an 8-2 victory at CSU Bakersfield (02/17)…hit his second grand slam of the year in a 6-4 victory over USC (04/09)…batted a perfect 5-for-5 , drove in a run and scored two runs in a series-tying 5-0 shutout at Hawai’i (04/27)…batted for 4-for-6 with two RBIs in series-sweeping win at Cal State Northridge (05/25)…on the mound finished the year with a 2.74 ERA, 1-2 record and four saves…made 16 appearances and three starts…tossed a total of 23 innings and struck out 17 batters…in a controlled start at Pepperdine, tossed three shutout innings and struck out three in a 6-3 victory (02/20)…picked up his first save tossing one and 2/3 shutout innings in a series-clinching 6-2 win at TCU (02/23)…tossed one inning of shutout relief for the save in a series-opening 5-2 win at Cal State Northridge (05/23)…tossed one inning of shutout relief in a series-clinching 6-4 win at Cal State Northridge (05/24).

SUMMER 2012
Selected as a Summer All-American as utility player for the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwest League by Perfect Game • Batted .344 with three home runs and 26 RBIs while posting a 4-0 record with a 2.10 ERA on the mound • Season was cut short when he suffered a broken clavicle and a sprained ankle in a head-on auto collision in Wisconsin on July 19.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012)
Had a solid true freshman season as a two-way player • Appeared in 41 games, mostly as a designated hitter, while making five pitching appearances • Best mound effort came in season finale vs. Austin Peay in NCAA Regional at Oregon when he started and hurled six innings of four-hit shutout ball • Last previous mound appearance had been Mar. 18 vs. Long Beach State, his fourth of four early-season starts • Finished at 2-0 with wins over TCU (11-10 on Feb. 26) and Utah Valley State (11-3 on March 4) • Had a 3.52 ERA with three walks and nine strikeouts in 23 innings • Despite limited innings, he led team with four pickoffs • He batted .229 with 20 RBIs (13 with 2 outs, tied for second on team) and a team-best four home runs • Each of his roundtrippers were significant hits in victories: on Feb. 19 at No. 1-ranked Florida his three-run shot in the sixth inning made it an 8-3 game on the way to an 8-5 win; on Apr. 15 at UC Irvine his two-run shot in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie on the way to a pivotal 5-3 Big West win; on May 11 at UC Santa Barbara his two-run shot capped a five-run first inning on the way to a 9-7 win; and on May 27 his three-run homer capped a four-run seventh inning that broke a scoreless tie and sent the Titans toward a 5-1 win at Long Beach State that clinched the Big West title • Longest hitting streak of season was a five-gamer (May 1-11, 5-for-21, .238) • Played a few innings at first base.

HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year letterwinner for Jeff Carlson and the Thundering Herd at Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif. • Was a teammate of Titan catcher Jared Deacon in 2008 and 2009 • Was a four-time All-Delta Valley Conference honoree as a two-way player (1B/3B/RHP) • Never hit lower than .337 in his career and hit a whopping 19 home runs and drove in 141 over four seasons • He hit .444, .337, .486 and .505 from 2008 to 2011 earning All-Metro recognition in each of his last three seasons • Was dominant on the mound striking out  219 batters in 165 career innings (1.3 batters per inning) and never posted an ERA above 2.60 • Was a two-time high school All-American and NorCal Player of the Year in his junior (.486, 8 HR, 60 RBI, 1.80 ERA, 91 K) and senior (.505, 9 HR, 45 RBI, 1.56 ERA, 70 K) seasons • Was also an all-league football player as a sophomore in the fall of 2008 • Was a three-time Scholar-Athlete • Was drafted in the fifth round (180th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays.

PERSONAL
Born in Burbank, Calif. • Full name is Jonathan Gregory Davis, Jr. • Parents are Greg and MaryJo Davis • Has a younger brother, Ben • Majoring in business • Goals are to win the College World Series and play in the major leagues • Models his game after David Wright and Aaron Hill • Favorites include: David Wright (baseball player), Fenway Park (stadium), Derek Jeter (athlete), Linkin Park and Lil Wayne (musical artists), Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox (teams), Goodwin Field (place to play baseball), “The Natural”  and "Django" (movie), “Out of My League” (book), Eva Mendes and Cheryl Cole (actresses), Italian (food).

 

Career Highs Graphic

Batting

At Bats: 6 at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)

Runs: 3 at Pepperdine (04.16.13)

Hits: 5 at Hawai'i (04.27.13)

RBI: 6 at CSU Bakersfield (02.17.13)

Doubles: 2 at UC Santa Barbara (05.13.12)

Triples: 1 vs. UC Santa Barbara (04.13.13)

Home Runs: 2 at CSU Bakersfield (02.17.13)

Stolen Bases: 1, 3x, last at Hawai'i (04.28.13)

Pitching

Innings Pitched: 6.0 vs. Austin Peay (06.03.12) 

Strikeouts: 3, 2x, last at Pepperdine (02.20.13)

Hits Allowed: 7, 2x, last vs. Utah Valley (03.04.12)

Runs Allowed: 5 vs. TCU (02.26.12)

Earned Runs Allowed: 5 vs. TCU (02.26.12)

Walks Allowed: 3 at San Diego (03.05.13)

Wins: 3

Saves: 4