Former University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff baseball player Byron Andre Davis was taken in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
Davis, a 6 feet 6 inches tall, 225-pound pitcher and infielder from Castro Valley, Calif., was selected in the eighth round and was the 249th selection overall.
This past season for the Golden Lions, Davis saw action in 38 games, while starting in 37 of them. He finished the season with 51 hits in 140 at-bats for a .364 batting average, while driving in 39 runs and scoring 34. Also this past season he tallied 12 doubles, one triple and six homers.
On the mound for UAPB, he finished the season with 2.28 ERA in 27.2 innings good for a 2-2 record and five saves.
UAPB Office of Sports Information