ASU baseball adds Auburn transfer Conor Davis

The Sun Devils gain a powerful bat after losing four position players to MLB Draft

Auburn senior first baseman Conor Davis is transferring to ASU baseball for his final collegiate season, he announced on Monday via Twitter.

The Georgia native has already played four years of college baseball but is able to play a fifth season since the NCAA granted spring athletes another year of eligibility after every conference canceled spring athletic competition to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Davis got off to a hot start in 2020, finishing with a .339 batting average and a 1.035 on-base plus slugging percentage in 18 games before the season was cut short.

In his last full season in 2019, Davis led Auburn, a College World Series team, in batting average, hits and total bases. 

However, Davis struck out 65 times in 63 games in 2019. He also failed to reach base regularly without getting hits, walking just 21 times that season. 

But he improved on both fronts in 2020, striking out just nine times while drawing 13 walks in the shortened season.

The addition of Davis fills a need for power in the Sun Devils' batting order after first baseman Spencer Torkelson, shortstop Alika Williams, left fielder Trevor Hauver and third baseman Gage Workman were all selected in the MLB Draft.


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