Commitment Q&A: Tyler Davis Pledges to Arizona

Jordon Banfield
Arizona Scouting Director

PBR Arizona sat down with recent Arizona commit 2020 RHP/OF Tyler Davis to talk about his decision making process and what sold him on the Wildcats.  As always please email [email protected] or direct message @PBRArizona with any news or commitment info.

Tyler Davis

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Sunrise Mountain
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: AZ Athletics
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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PBR: Why did you choose Arizona?  
Davis: I chose the University of Arizona because they have the same plans as I do… to compete for a national championship and help me improve my game to maybe one day play professional baseball.

PBR: What other schools were you considering? 
Davis: Some of the other schools I was considering were Gonzaga, Oregon State, and Texas Tech.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
Davis: When I first met the coaching staff they saw me as a guy they wanted to bring into the family and our relationship really took off from there and ultimately led to my decision of commit to U of A.  

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?
Davis: That’s a really tough question because so many people have impacted my life in a positive way, but my parents have helped me become the person I am today. They were always there for me and ready to drop anything at a moments notice to help me achieve my goals. 

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer/fall and what has that experience been like? 
Davis: Currently I play club ball for the Arizona Athletics 16u team coached by Matt Palmer. My experience has been great, I feel like I have not only grown as a ball player in these past three years, but also as a person and that’s all thanks to Coach Gardner and Coach Palmer. 

PBR: What impact do you see yourself making in your first season at Sunrise Mountain?
Davis: To be honest I don’t know on that on because I have to sit out nine games after transferring schools, but so far during the fall I have pitched and played outfield for Sunrise. 

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?
Davis: My most memorable baseball moment would have to be playing in Cooperstown. We had a great week finishing fifth out of 99 teams and got to see the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

PBR: Who is the toughest hitter you have faced in Arizona?
Davis: The toughest hitter I have faced in Arizona would definitely have to be Nolan Gorman, the kid is just a out standing hitter and is so fun to watch. Just for the record I got him to fly out. 😂