SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara junior right-handed pitcher Noah Davis has been named one of the top 25 prospects in the prestigious Cape Cod League by D1Baseball.com.
Checking in at No. 23 on D1's list, Davis stepped his game up another level during his time in the Cape, posting a 2.81 ERA over five appearances (four starts) for the Cotuit Kettleers. The Cape Cod League is widely considered to be the top summer amateur baseball league in the country, and annually features some of the best players the collegiate ranks.
The Huntington Beach, Calif., native allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his outings, and had a number of standout performances including July 17 against Bourne (four innings, one earned run, five strikeouts) and June 24 against Yarmouth-Dennis (four innings, three hits, three strikeouts).
Over his first two seasons in Santa Barbara, Davis has accrued a 14-8 record, 4.55 ERA, and 128 strikeouts in 164 1/3 innings. Then a freshman, he took the ball and earned the win in UCSB's 5-3 win over Miami in the 2016 College World Series, the program's first-ever CWS victory. In fact, UCSB went a perfect 3-0 in Davis's starts during the 2016 postseason.
With a fastball that touches the mid-90's, solid command, and three above-average secondary pitches, Davis is considered one of the top prospects in the Big West for the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
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