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Matt Davidson 3BWhite Sox

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date3-26-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 17 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 ARI 22 31 87 76 8 18 6 0 3 33 10 24 1 0 0 12 0 1 .237 .333 .434 .258 0.3 -2.0 -0.2
Career3187768186033310241001201.237.333.434.2580.3-2.0-0.2

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 YAK A- 72 299 .230 .258 .341 .366 .266 .325 98 -9.4 8.3 0.9 8.2 0.6 -0.7 0.8 -0.7 0.8
2010 SBN A 113 475 .295 .255 .331 .379 .255 .359 106 17.5 13.7 -3.7 0.4 -2.4 23.3 2.4 23.3 2.4
2010 VIS A+ 21 84 .200 .262 .343 .399 .259 .227 101 -5.4 2.4 0.2 0.6 -1.2 -4.4 -0.4 -4.4 -0.4
2011 VIS A+ 135 606 .288 .274 .342 .423 .273 .340 99 19.2 18.2 -5.7 -5.7 -1.7 31.8 2.6 31.8 2.6
2012 MOB AA 135 576 .296 .251 .328 .376 .258 .304 104 21.2 15.9 1.4 -2.6 -5.2 33.2 3.2 33.2 3.2
2012 SRR Wnt 11 46 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 31 87 .258 .261 .321 .412 .264 .306 104 -0.2 2.3 0.3 -2.0 -0.8 0.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.2
2013 RNO AAA 115 500 .264 .277 .339 .426 .268 .359 112 2.1 14.2 1.4 -0.7 -2.6 15.0 1.5 15.0 1.5
2014 CHR AAA 85 352 .235 .255 .322 .392 .249 .254 108 -9.8 10.4 0.3 -4.2 -3.5 -0.8 -0.5 -0.8 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 YAK A- 299 29 65 15 0 2 28 21 75 0 2 .241 .311 .319 .078 .230 -0.7 8.2 0.8
2010 SBN A 475 58 120 35 3 16 79 43 109 0 2 .289 .374 .504 .214 .295 23.3 0.4 2.4
2010 VIS A+ 84 6 12 1 0 2 11 12 25 0 0 .169 .298 .268 .099 .200 -4.4 0.6 -0.4
2011 VIS A+ 606 93 148 39 1 20 106 52 147 0 1 .277 .348 .465 .189 .288 31.8 -5.7 2.6
2012 MOB AA 576 81 127 28 2 23 76 69 126 3 4 .261 .367 .469 .208 .296 33.2 -2.6 3.2
2012 SRR Wnt 46 7 8 0 0 2 6 2 18 0 0 .200 .283 .350 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 RNO AAA 500 55 124 32 3 17 74 46 134 1 0 .280 .350 .481 .201 .264 15.0 -0.7 1.5
2013 ARI MLB 87 8 18 6 0 3 12 10 24 0 1 .237 .333 .434 .197 .258 0.3 -2.0 -0.2
2014 CHR AAA 352 38 66 15 0 16 35 29 105 0 0 .209 .282 .408 .199 .235 -0.8 -4.2 -0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 358 0.4888 0.4274 0.6405 0.5829 0.2787 0.7451 0.4314 0.3595
Career3580.48880.42740.64050.58290.27870.74510.43140.3595

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $
2013 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 50 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/11/13. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 12/16/13.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2009 (1s-35) (Yucaipa HS, Calif.). $0.9M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .231 .333 .308 .229
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .333 .500 .264
18 Split (Multi) .009 .000 .192 .035
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .231 .333 .308 .229
31 vs R (2013) .240 .333 .500 .264
38 Split (2013) .009 .000 .192 .035
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Davidson worth holding onto in an AL only keeper league?
(jon from Tx)
He is in my opinion. The White Sox don't have a lot in front of him at third and I do think they want Davidson to eventually succeed. If his numbers are in the crapper in June maybe you drop him then, but for now I hang on and see how he does in AAA. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Matt Davidson being sent down, and now struggling in Triple A? Lot of people projected him to be starting 3B for the Sox this year.
(Frank from Chicago)
I don't have many thoughts on it. His struggles in Triple-A don't mean much to me. He's still the same guy he was - a flawed hitter with some pop - hopefully enough pop to overcome his struggles. That hasn't changed in two weeks of Triple-A. Looks like the White Sox are holding him off for arbitration reasons, so I doubt they're putting too much stock in his struggles either. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Davidson was traded between when the White Sox and Diamondbacks lists went up, and thus has no recent scouting report available. Will one be made for him before the season starts?
(Ethan Spalding from Madison, Wi)
Yes. A full report will be featured in the 2014 Futures Guide, which should be available before March. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Matt Davidson as the every day 3b or in a platoon with Keppinger and Gillaspie ?
(Paul from Chicago)
Honestly, you'd be better off asking someone who specializes in that particular team when it comes to specific playing time questions--often a manager or general manager or player will have said something that could give you a clue, and I won't be aware of it unless I'm writing something about it. For what it's worth, our internal depth charts have Davidson getting 60 percent of the playing time at third. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you're not real high on Matt Davidson for Reed for the Sox, but I'm curious to know what you think of the job Rick Hahn is doing rebuilding a comatose roster and system. Thanks! I can't wait for spring training to start.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
I've been highly critical of the White Sox in recent years, criticism usually focused on their farm system (or lack thereof). But I have a lot of respect for Hahn, and I really like the approach lately, especially when it comes to amateur talent acquisition. I was always a big fan of the Eaton move. On a player for player approach, I didn't love the Davidson trade, mostly because I'm not that high on Davidson. But when you start to factor in the direction of the org and the positional need/scarcity, trading for Davidson makes sense. I think he's a regular at best, but a role 5 third baseman is harder to find than a role 5 reliever. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Mark. What do you see as Matt Davidson's floor and ceiling, and do you think he can stick at 3B long-term?
(Dennis from LA)
I've seen enough improvement in Davidson's glove over the years that I do believe he can play the position long term. He's done a good job putting the time in to improve his body/agility and his overall defensive actions. Overall, I think he's a fringe everyday guy, waylayed mostly by his over-aggressive offensive approach. At worst, he's a good corner infield bench bat to have around. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Jason. Just wanted to get your thoughts on two DBacks players, Stryker Trahan and Matt Davidson. What do you see as their respective floors/ceilings? Will Davidson be ready to take over 3b next year?
(Dennis from LA)
No problem! I'm a believer in Trahan's bat. I think he's got a hit tool with a good eye and some raw power. His catching is the biggest question. I only got a one-game look of him behind the plate this season so can't speak much to how it developed, but I think the bat has a chance to play regardless. Ideally you'd think the DBacks would like Davidson to take over at 3B next year. I'm sure they'll be some competition in spring training but, like with Skaggs in the rotation this year, he's the guy I'm sure they'll want to win it. (Jason Cole)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Davidson's long-term future at 3B and if so, is this why ARI has turned down offers from the Rangers for J. Upton centered around Mike Olt? Thanks!
(Kristen from Canada)
Funny you should ask about Matt Davidson. The Diamondbacks Top 10 list went up today. The write-up on him suggests he should stick at third base. As far as the Upton/Olt trade aspect of the question, I can't speak to what offers have been made (if any). I can say Upton is under a reasonable contract and should fetch a huge prospect haul if dealt. (Josh Shepardson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Matt Davidson? Is he close to being a ML 3B?
(James from Arizona)
I think he's getting there, both offensively and defensively. His improvements at the hot corner have been impressive and I think he can stick there for the first half of his career. At the plate, his approach is evolving and I think he needs another year in the minor leagues to polish it and complete his development. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a fan of Matt Davidson? How good can this kid be? He was relatively young playing in AA last year. Thanks!
(David from Vegas)
My experience seeing him is very limited, but through some reports I think there is potential there as a major league regular. Davidson is a hitter with long arms and he likes to extend early as well. That makes him tough against pitches out and over the plate, but succeptible to ones on the inner third, especially hard stuff.

Probably not likely to maintain a high average and will strike out, but a player who can drive the ball with some power and maybe line up as a sixth place hitter. Serviceable defensively at third base. It is a thin position across baseball right now too. (Chris Mellen)


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