Davis Diaz - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#11 Davis Diaz Season 2022-23

IF

Class Junior
Height 5'11"
Weight 188
B/T R/R
Hometown Pittsburg, California
High School Acalanes

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Diaz: “As I have said several times before, Davis is why people want to get into coaching and stay in coaching. His teachable spirit is tremendous. The level of consistency and focus that he displays on an everyday basis is next level. He is steady, predictable and is self-directed. He has been a very important piece of this team since his freshman year. Outstanding defensive player with reliable hands and very efficient feet…some of the best defensive skills that we have seen in our program’s history. His bat to ball skills are some of the best on the team. High level kid and winning player. A lot of fun to coach.”

As a Junior (2024)
• Two-run homer at #2 Kentucky (May 17)
• Hit walk-off home run in ninth inning vs. UT Martin (April 23)
• Homered and drove in three runs vs. Florida (April 18)
• Three-hit game at #3 Texas A&M (April 13)
• Scored three times and drove in a pair of runs vs. MTSU (April 9)
• Three-run double in first inning of win vs. Missouri (March 30)
• Two-run homer vs. Missouri (March 29)
• Three hits, including a double, with an RBI and two runs scored vs. #18 Auburn (March 16)
• Two-run homer vs. Eastern Michigan (March 5)
• 3-for-4 with and RBI and two runs scored vs. Dayton (Feb. 20)

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs in NCAA Tournament win over Eastern Illinois (June 2)
• Scored twice and drove in a pair of runs in win vs. Auburn (May 25) at SEC Tournament
• 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, four RBIs and two walks in win at Louisville (May 9)
• Three-RBI game vs. Georgia State (May 2)
• Two-run homer at Tennessee (April 23)
• Drove in four runs against North Alabama (April 11)
• Totaled three hits and a pair of RBIs in win over Lipscomb (March 28)
• Homered and drove in three runs vs. Tennessee Tech (March 7)
• Go-ahead two-run single in win over #17 UCLA (Feb. 24)
• Drove in a pair and scored three times in win vs. UAB (Feb. 22)

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 (Lafayette, 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