31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for David Davidson in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
David Davidson Contract Information:
Released by the Marlins in October of 2009.
Davidson was released by the Marlins on Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for David Davidson.
After a lack of progress last year, the 2009 campaign looms large in the development of Davidson. Coming into 2008, the Pirates had plenty of reason to expect a breakthrough season from Davidson. The lefty allowed just 44 hits in 59.2 innings the prior year, fashioning a 3-1 mark with two saves for Double-A Altoona. Things didn't work out the way Pittsburgh hoped, however, and Davidson spent the entire year at Double-A again. He has the potential to develop into an eighth-inning set-up man, but he needs to improve upon his 51:36 K:BB ratio before moving up the organizational ladder.
Davidson, 24, progressed through three minor-league levels to the big leagues in 2007, starting at Low-A Hickory before ending up with the Pirates as a September callup. While pitching in the Arizona Fall League, Davidson compiled a 2-2 mark with a 5.17 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 15.2 innings. Watch how well he performs in spring training. There's no reason to think he can't make the 25-man roster if he impresses new manager John Russell. That said, it's doubtful he'll have any fantasy impact in 2008 as a middle-innings reliever.
The Pirates added Davidson to their 40-man roster in the fall primarily because of his strikeout ability. A 22-year-old lefty, Davidson struck out 96 batters in 76 innings between Single-A and Double-A ball in 2006. He won't help out at the big-league level in 2007 but it's worth noting that he limited opposing batters to a .193 average last year. The Pirates also thought enough of him to send him to the Arizona Fall League, where he compiled a 2-2 record with a 5.17 ERA in 15.2 innings.