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Matt Davidson

26-Year-Old Designated Hitter – Chicago White Sox

2017 Stats

AVG

.270

HR

9

RBI

24

R

17

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Davidson's time in the White Sox's organization had mostly been filled with disappointment, but the former top prospect turned things around somewhat in his third year at Triple-A Charlotte. He contin...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/26/1991   BORN: Yucaipa, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By ARI In 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Davidson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in Feb. 2017.

May 21, 2017  –  Matt Davidson News

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Matt Davidson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 A YAK 72 292 270 29 65 17 15 0 2 28 0 2 21 75 1 0 0 .241 .312 .319 .631
2010 19 A SOU 113 475 415 58 120 54 35 3 16 79 0 2 43 109 0 4 13 .289 .371 .504 .875
2010 19 A+ VIS 21 84 71 6 12 3 1 0 2 11 0 0 12 25 0 0 1 .169 .298 .268 .566
2011 20 A+ VIS 135 606 535 93 149 60 39 1 20 107 0 1 52 147 0 8 11 .279 .350 .467 .817
2012 21 AA MOB 135 575 486 81 127 53 28 2 23 76 3 4 69 126 0 5 15 .261 .367 .469 .836
2013 22 AAA REN 115 500 443 55 124 52 32 3 17 74 1 0 46 134 0 6 5 .280 .350 .481 .831
2013 22 MAJ ARI 31 87 76 8 18 9 6 0 3 12 0 1 10 24 0 0 1 .237 .333 .434 .767
2014 23 AAA CHA 130 539 478 59 95 38 18 0 20 55 0 0 49 164 1 3 8 .199 .283 .362 .645
2015 24 AAA CHA 141 602 528 63 107 45 22 0 23 74 1 0 62 191 1 4 7 .203 .293 .375 .668
2016 25 AAA CHA 75 326 284 35 76 30 20 0 10 46 0 0 32 86 2 3 5 .268 .349 .444 .793
2016 25 MAJ CWS 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2017 26 MAJ CWS 37 125 115 17 31 12 2 1 9 24 0 1 9 43 0 1 0 .270 .320 .539 .859
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3-Year Averages     1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Career  (View All)     69 214 193 26 50 21 8 1 12 37 0 2 19 68 0 1 1 .259 .327 .497 .825

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Matt Davidson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 27 Det 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .320 .539 .859
May. 27 Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .306 .536 .842
May. 26 Det 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .305 .541 .846
May. 24 @Ari 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .298 .514 .812
May. 23 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .292 .510 .802
May. 22 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .295 .515 .810
May. 21 @Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .297 .520 .817
May. 20 @Sea 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .290 .520 .810
May. 19 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .275 .489 .764
May. 18 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .500 .776
May. 17 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .277 .477 .754
May. 16 @LAA Did not play.
May. 15 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .278 .488 .766
May. 14 SD 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .513 .804
May. 13 SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .289 .520 .809
May. 12 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .304 .549 .853
May. 11 Min 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .307 .574 .881
May. 9 Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .296 .538 .834
May. 7 @Bal Did not play.
May. 6 @Bal Did not play.
May. 5 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .313 .574 .887
May. 4 @KC 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .328 .603 .931
May. 3 @KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .300 .545 .845
May. 2 @KC Did not play.
May. 1 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .310 .566 .876
Apr. 30 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 29 @Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .612 .945
Apr. 28 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .340 .625 .965
Apr. 26 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .333 .667 1.000
Apr. 25 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .356 .714 1.070
Last 7 Games 17 2 8 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .471 .500 .647 1.147
Last 14 Games 40 6 14 0 0 3 7 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .381 .575 .956
Last 30 Games 77 9 17 0 0 5 10 8 26 0 0 0 0 1 .221 .294 .416 .710

Matt Davidson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 3 14 17
2016 1
2013 20

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Matt Davidson: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 2 130 2

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Matt Davidson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017438360.279.558.912
201621010.500.5001.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20177296180.264.528.826

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174684100.283.609.962
201621010.500.5001.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20176995140.261.493.790
Matt Davidson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 A YAK 292 270 7.2% 25.7% 0.28 72% .326 .078
2010 19 A SOU 475 415 9.1% 22.9% 0.39 74% .359 .215
2010 19 A+ VIS 84 71 14.3% 29.8% 0.48 65% .227 .099
2011 20 A+ VIS 606 535 8.6% 24.3% 0.35 73% .351 .188
2012 21 AA MOB 575 486 12% 21.9% 0.55 74% .309 .208
2013 22 AAA REN 500 443 9.2% 26.8% 0.34 70% .366 .201
2013 22 MAJ ARI 87 76 11.5% 27.6% 0.42 68% .306 .197
2014 23 AAA CHA 539 478 9.1% 30.4% 0.30 66% .255 .163
2015 24 AAA CHA 602 528 10.3% 31.7% 0.32 64% .268 .172
2016 25 AAA CHA 326 284 9.8% 26.4% 0.37 70% .351 .176
2016 25 MAJ CWS 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
2017 26 MAJ CWS 125 115 7.2% 34.4% 0.21 63% .349 .269
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3-Year Averages     2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
Career     214 193 8.9% 31.8% 0.28 65% .336 .238

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Matt Davidson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 1B 26 1 1 1 0 1 8 0 7 0 1 0 0
2017 3B 119 -1 16 -1 0 -1 35 0 44 0 1 -1 -1
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 3B 0 0 0 -1 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Matt Davidson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
34.4% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.859 OPS
GREAT
.320 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.270 AVG
AVERAGE
.349 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.539 SLG
ELITE
.269 ISO
ELITE

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Matt Davidson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davidson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels.

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Davidson went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts serving as the designated hitter in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.

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Davidson went 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's 8-3 win over the Royals.

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Davidson went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 12-1 win over Kansas City.

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Davidson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

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Davidson is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Yankees.

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Davidson wasn't in Saturday's starting lineup but entered the game when Todd Frazier left due to illness.

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Davidson went 2-for-4 with a home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Twins.

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Davidson went 1-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's 10-4 win over Cleveland.

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Davidson's two-run single in the second inning stood up in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Cleveland. He was a late addition to the lineup, replacing third baseman Todd Frazier who was scratched due to an illness.

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Davidson was a late addition to Wednesday's lineup. He'll bat seventh and play third base.

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Davidson went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Thursday's 11-2 win over the Tigers. He made his first start of the season, serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

On the eve of the 2014 season, it looked like Davidson might open the year as the White Sox’s starting third baseman. He did not, and his status has an MLB prospect status has taken a major nosedive since he joined the organization that offseason. His big bat power has translated away from the friendly confines of the Diamondbacks’ minor league affiliates, as he has posted consecutive 20-home run seasons and a .179 ISO in his two years at Triple-A Charlotte. However, he has also struck out in excess of 30 percent of his plate appearances in the past two seasons while his on-base percentage has plummeted. Unless that trend reverses, Davidson will likely continue to toil away in the minors. The team's decision to go out and acquire Todd Frazier via trade speaks highly to what they expect (or rather, do not expect) from Davidson in the coming years.

2015

Davidson entered 2014 with high expectations, and he did not meet any of them. The White Sox acquired him in the 2013 offseason for closer Addison Reed, and he only had to beat out the likes of Conor Gillaspie for the Opening Day third base gig. He struck out too much in spring training, however, earned a demotion to Triple-A Charlotte, and then failed to hit .200. Some drop off was to be expected with the change of minor league environments (Reno to Charlotte), but his already-high strikeout rate hit 30% and he struck out 40 times in April alone. Part of the struggle may have been the psychological effect of moving to a new organization with high hopes and then missing the roster, so there is some hope for a rebound. The organization's depth at third remains slim, so he could man the hot corner at some point in 2015.

2014

A late-season callup, Davidson didn't show his potential in the big leagues last September. Despite winning the Triple-A Home Run Derby and hitting 17 home runs in Reno in 115 games last year, he only went deep three times for the Snakes. Blocked in Arizona with Paul Goldschmidt entrenched at first base and Martin Prado signed long term to play third, Davidson was flipped to the White Sox in December for closer Addison Reed. Once he's deemed ready for the big leagues, Davidson should be able to take over as the White Sox's starting third baseman with a much clearer path to playing time than he ever had with the D-Backs.

2013

Davidson proved that the power he displayed at Visalia in 2011 was not simply the byproduct of a hitter-friendly environment, as he increased his ISO from .188 to .210 with a promotion to Double-A Mobile last season. It's also a very encouraging sign that his plate discipline improved, as Davidson drew more walks (11.8%) and struck out less (21.7%). After splitting time at the corner-infield spots at High-A, Davidson was used exclusively at third base during his time at Double-A and the result was an improved fielding percentage (.921) with nearly three times as many chances. A big league debut in 2013 should be on the horizon, but the production of the D-Backs' alternatives at the position, and the readiness of his glove will ultimately determine his arrival.

2012

Davidson was the other half of the D-Backs' young corner-infield tandem at Visalia in 2011, splitting time with Bobby Borchering at first and third base. Although Borchering showed a bit more pop, Davidson boasted a better fielding percentage at third base and ultimately that could be a factor in determining which player gets the first look with the big club. Like Borchering, Davidson still needs to improve his eye at the plate and the development plan should leave both players in a similar arrangement at Double-A Mobile in 2012.

2011

The other half of the D-Backs' young power-hitting tandem at Low-A South Bend, Davidson turned his .289/.371/.504 line into a late season callup to High-A Visalia. Much like teammate Bobby Borchering, the big questions surrounding Davidson's future are centered around concerns about his defensive ability. As a 19-year-old in a pitcher-friendly league, Davidson demonstrated ample plate discipline while trailing only Mariners farmhand Nick Franklin in the home-run department of the players their age last season. He'll return to the California League to open 2011 and a good campaign there may lead to a look with Double-A Mobile before the season is through. If Davidson continues to increase his power output as expected, recognition for his long-term offensive upside will significantly increase.