Davis Diaz - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#11 Davis Diaz Season 2021-22


Class Freshman
Height 5'11"
Weight 170
Hometown Pittsburg, Calif.
High School Acalanes

Head coach Tim Corbin on Diaz: “D’s is a consistent young man…in virtually everything that he does. He shows up the same way every day…with a smile and an energy to get better. He trained at shortstop most of the fall, but he could play anywhere in the infield. He shows good maturity at the plate as well. Davis is a well-rounded baseball player.”

As a Freshman (2022)
• Homered against Indiana State (May 10)
• Drove in a pair vs. Austin Peay (April 5)
• RBI in four consecutive games vs. Belmont and at South Carolina (March 22-26)
• 3-for-4 with first collegiate home run vs. Missouri (March 19)
• Tallied three hits in three consecutive games at Hawaii (March 4-5)
• Two doubles at Hawaii (March 4)
• 2-for-4 with first collegiate RBI vs. Army (Feb. 26)
• First collegiate hit vs. Evansville (Feb. 23)

The Diaz File
• Attended Acalanes High School (Pittsburg, Calif.)
• The No. 12 overall prospect in the state of California according to Perfect Game
• Rated the sixth-best shortstop in California
• Three-time gold medalist with the USA Baseball National Team (2015, 2017, 2018)
• Three-time participant in the USA Baseball National Team Development Program (2016, 2017, 2019)
• 2021 Perfect Game Preseason All-America
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Batted .406 as a senior, adding 10 RBI
• Received first team all-league honors in each of his four prep seasons
• Helped Acalanes to a league championship as a sophomore in 2019
• Drafted in the 12th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks out of high school
• Four-year member of the honor roll
• Son of Candice and Adrian
• Has two brothers, Carter and Max, and one sister, Ellis
• Grandfather, Richard Cephas, competed in track and field at Michigan (1959-61)
• Enjoys playing basketball and football
• Full name is Davis Alejandro Diaz
• Major is undeclared