David Bates 52
David  Bates

Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Christ Presbyterian Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215





Omaha Challenge - Day 1

Commodores open annual Challenge


Gillis, Kaiser lead Team Black to 5-4 win

Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins


Team Gold takes 1-0 lead in Black and Gold Series

Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel


Baseball America tabs Vandy with #1 recruiting class

Program welcomes record-setting fifth top-ranked class

High School - Lettered four years on Christ Presbyterian Academy under coach Larry Nesbitt...helped lead the Lions to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State Tournament and team won a school-record 35 games as a senior... during senior season was named District MVPitcher, Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American, Southeast -- All Region second team, and team captain... helped Lions to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State Tournament as a junior... during junior season was named District MVPitcher and Mr. Baseball Finalist... helped lead the Lions to a Tennessee State Championship as a sophomore... helped lead the Lions to the Tennessee State Tournament as a freshman... played high school baseball and/or summer ball with Vanderbilt teammate Philip Clarke, Jackson Curb (Belmont), and Drew Talley (Auburn)...named to the A/B Honor Roll at CPA all four years and to the Headmaster's list in 2013-14.

Academics - Bates is undecided on a major.

Personal - David Randall Bates...Born 6/2/98 in Nashville, Tenn.... Son of Randy and Mary Lee Bates... Dad played basketball at the University of Tennessee... Nickname is Randy... Favorites include: Clayton Kershaw (player), Atlanta Braves (team), James Harrison (non-baseball player), Hockey (other sport), Rocket League (video game), Borat (movie), The Office and Breaking Bad (tv show), Will Ferrell (actor), Steak (meal), Alternative/Quin XCII (music/singer/band), and Hot Cheez-It (late night snack)... says if he wasn't playing baseball he would be studying to go to dental school... names Jonah Hill as the actor to play him in a movie... uses Dedicated as one word to describe himself... roommates with Cooper Davis... lists winning the Tennessee State Championship in 2015 as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt "because of the coaching staff, reputation for the program, and the proximity to my hometown."

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