TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Baseball outfielder Chase Davis has been selected as a Second Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, the publication announced today.
This marks the first preseason All-America nod of Davis’ career, and the second consecutive year the Wildcats have landed a player on the prestigious list. Prior to last season, Arizona catcher Daniel Susac earned Preseason All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball.
Across 63 games last season, in his first opportunity as a full-time starter, Davis impressed with a .289 batting average, 56 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, a team-leading 18 home run, and 54 RBI. He also drew a team-best 48 walks to produce a .414 on-base percentage. Davis’ 18 home runs were tied for third most in the Pac-12 last season and stand as the sixth-most in a single season in program history. Some of his best work at the plate came during the postseason, where he hit .346 with nine runs, four extra-base hits, and six RBI across eight starts and earned Coral Gables NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team honors.
Davis’ defense was also crucial to the Wildcats success last year, posting a .979 fielding percentage with two outfield assists while contributing numerous highlight reel catches in left field.
Following his Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention performance last season he was invited to participate in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp, making him the 21st Wildcat all-time to earn the honor of playing with the CNT.
Davis and the Wildcats kick off the 2023 season at the MLB Desert Invitational in Scottsdale in mid-February. At the tournament the Wildcats will take on Tennessee, Michigan, Fresno State, and UC San Diego in an ultra-competitive early season test. Arizona’s home opener is slated for Friday, Feb. 24 at Hi Corbett Field in the first game of a three-game set against West Virginia.
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