Davidson
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.227
HR
17
RBI
44
R
39
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
At age 26, Davidson had his first near-complete season at the big-league level. For those who simply needed cheap power from the waiver wire, Davidson scratched that itch with 26 homers in 443 plate appearances, but there are major concerns in his profile. His strikeout rat... read more
At age 26, Davidson had his first near-complete season at the big-league level. For those who simply needed cheap power from the waiver wire, Davidson scratched that itch with 26 homers in 443 plate appearances, but there are major concerns in his profile. His strikeout rate soared to 37.2 percent, which paired with his lack of walks (4.3 percent), generated a meager .220/.260/.452 line. To make matters worse, he hit just .209/.243/.450 against righties thanks to his 39.9 percent strikeout rate in that split. Nothing is guaranteed to Davidson as far as playing time in 2018. While the White Sox continue their rebuilding effort, they'll have plenty of competition for roster spots. Moreover, Davidson's below-average defense at third base will push him more toward regular DH duty when he plays since Jose Abreu is entrenched at first base. He's more likely to be squeezed from the White Sox's 25-man roster in 2018 than he is to repeat or improve upon what he did last season.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 230 lbs.    DOB: 3/26/1991    College: None    Drafted By: ARI In 2009Show Contract
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Matt Davidson Contract Info:
Signed a one-year contract worth $570,000 with the White Sox in February of 2018.
Homers in win
3BChicago White Sox
August 15, 2018
Davidson went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
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2018 Stat Review for Matt Davidson
0.35 BB/K
WEAK
12.2 % BB Rate
ELITE
35.1 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.780 OPS
AVERAGE
0.329 OBP
AVERAGE
0.227 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.315 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
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  1. 1. OmarO. Narvaez (L)
  2. 2. KevanK. Smith (R)
  3. X. WelingtonW. Castillo (R) Suspension
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  1. 1. YoanY. Moncada (S)
  2. X. LeuryL. Garcia (S) Day-To-Day
  3. 2. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
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  1. 1. TimT. Anderson (R)
  2. 2. YolmerY. Sanchez (S)
  3. X. LeuryL. Garcia (S) Day-To-Day
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  1. Matt Davidson 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Matt Davidson 2017 Preseason 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 continued to flash solid power (10 home runs, 20 doubles, .176 ISO in 284 Triple-A at-bats), but more notable was the fact that he brought his strikeout percentage below 30 percent for the first time since leaving the Diamondbacks while raising his on-base percentage to .349. These numbers paired with an assortment of problems in Chicago led the White Sox to promote the 25-year-old for his first big league action since 2013. The good times ended abruptly, however, as he broke his foot just six innings into his cup of coffee with the White Sox, ending his season. Despite the unfortunate finish, Davidson seems to have made some adjustments at the plate, which could help him compete for a major league roster spot out of spring training.
  3. Matt Davidson 2016 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Matt Davidson 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Matt Davidson 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Matt Davidson 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Matt Davidson 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Matt Davidson 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Homers in win
3BChicago White Sox
August 15, 2018
Davidson went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Tigers.
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Losing time to Palka
3BChicago White Sox
August 5, 2018
Davidson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
3BChicago White Sox
August 3, 2018
Davidson is out of the lineup against Tampa Bay on Friday.
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Hits bench Wednesday
3BChicago White Sox
August 1, 2018
Davidson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.
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Hits two-run home run
3BChicago White Sox
July 31, 2018
Davidson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
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