A 2011 fifth-round pick by Tampa Bay, Davis chose instead to enroll at Cal State Fullerton.
As a freshman, Davis saw time both on the mound and at designated hitter.
On the mound, Davis had a 3.52 ERA with three walks and nine strikeouts in 23 innings.
Offensively, Davis put up a team-best four homeruns and had twenty RBI.
Davis saw his numbers jump dramatically in his sophomore season, as he batted .318 with 11 doubles. He hit four homeruns and had 50 RBI.
Most of his starts (52) came as the designated hitter, but once again Davis saw time on the mound compiling a 2.74 ERA in 23 innings. He made 16 appearances, three of which were starts.
During his sophomore summer, Davis played in the Cape Cod League for the Chatham Anglers. He was named to the 2013 Cape Cod All-League Team, after putting up a .309 batting average with six homeruns and 29 RBI.
Davis time on the mound was limited, as he only managed five appearances all in relief. He had a 0.00 ERA in four and 2/3 innings while recording two saves.
So far this season, Davis is batting .325 with three homers and nine RBI through ten games. He has struck out eleven times, but the junior has also walked eight times resulting in a .440 on-base percentage while primarily playing first base.
Although early in the year, Davis has only made one appearance on the mound. He recorded a win in an inning of relief, where he only faced two batters.
In the series against Oregon, Davis went 4-10 with four RBI.
In the win on Friday, Davis’ highlight came in the top of the sixth inning, after a double by Matt Chapman put runners on second and third with two outs. Davis stayed back and laced a breaking ball to right, picking up two RBI.
His other key moment came on Sunday when he hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the seventh inning.He then gave the Titans a cushion with a sac-fly in the ninth.
Davis is regarded as a good hitter with above average power. He profiles best at first base, although he has a fastball that has reached 94 mph.
In a time where right-handed power in the MLB seems to be fading, Cal State Fullerton has two potential top 50 draft eligible prospects on their roster.
Jacob Nix rhp for the 5th round pick.
After a summer where Nix and his power arm were in top form, the big high school right-hander looked like a sure-fire top 100 type talent heading into the spring. A rough season has put a down arrow next to his name, but he still has the raw tools many scouts like to see. The UCLA commit can light up the radar gun, touching as high as 96 mph, but the rest of his pitching game remains a work in progress. He shows some feel for a changeup, though he doesn't need it all that much. His breaking ball is inconsistent and tends to be slurvy. Big and physical, there is projection to all of his stuff, with the chance of him having three Major League-average or better pitches when all is said and done. It may take him a while to get there and it might be a team that had a decision-maker who saw him over the summer that selects him in the earlier rounds of the Draft.
The Astros have selected #1, #15, #42, #69 and #87 from Keith Law's top 100 draft prospects
Baseball America had Jacob Nix going 104th overall. The Astros just got him at 153. High upside HS arm. Love the pick