Prep Baseball Report

Q&A with Preseason All-State Participant: Drake Davis

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

Prep Baseball Report Colorado is ready to hit the ground running toward 2016 with two major events.  The Preseason All-State event at Slammers South will take take place on February 28th. Over the coming weeks, PBR Colorado will continue to introduce you to 2016 and 2017 players who have committed to this event.  Continuing our look is No. 42 2017 Drake Davis, RHP/OF, 6-foot-0, 175-pounds, from Ralston Valley High School.

PBR:  Describe yourself as a baseball player to those who have never seen you play:   

Davis: I would describe myself within baseball as a competitor.  I'm very aggressive in my approach, trying to go after my opponent and dictate how the situation plays out.  I would always like the ball in a tough spot and be the leader for my team.  I enjoy team sports very much and like the camaraderie that is associated with being part of a team. 

PBR:  What would be your dream school to play baseball at?  If you have already committed to play at the next level, why did you choose that particular school? 

Davis: My dream school has been Stanford University since I was young.  Ultimately, I'd like to go to the very best academic university that I can while playing Division 1 baseball.  As I've gotten older, my geographic choice has expanded to the best opportunity academically and within baseball across the United States.

PBR:  What are your best assets on and off the field at this point in your high school career?   

Davis: I believe that my best assets on the baseball field are athleticism, arm strength and speed.  My best assets off the field are my academics, involvement within my community and my family.  My family has always been very supportive of all my goals and pursuits.

PBR:  What is the best baseball advice you have received and try to follow to this point in your career? 

 Davis: The best advice I've received in baseball and in life are two fold:          

           1.  Don't let your highs get to high or your lows get to low.  Similar to life, there are going to be ups and downs on a baseball field and staying of an even temperament during both is important.      

           2.  Take one pitch at a time. Similar, staying focused on the details of the situation will always help the larger picture work out.  This is the case in both life and baseball.

PBR:  What are your superstitions or routines that go on during a season? 

Davis: I enjoy listening to music before I play.  Outside of that, I don't have any superstitions.  Prepare for the moment, do the best you can and the situation usually works out.

PBR:  What are your goals for: 

This Season: My team goal is to help my high school (Ralston Valley) win a state title.  My independent goals are to be All-Conference and All-State.  As a pitcher, my goal is to be undefeated with an ERA under 2.00 or better.  As a hitter, my goal is to have a batting average of .400 or better. 

Two Years: My goals for my first year of college is to help my team win games while being the best teammate and pitcher on a Division 1 baseball staff and achieving Academic All-American.  

Four Years: My goals for my third year of college is to help my team win games, continue to be the best teammate and pitcher on the staff, achieve Academic All-American for the third year in a row and prepare for the MLB Draft.