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Matt Davidson | Third Baseman | #22

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/26/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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White Sox optioned INF Matt Davidson to Triple-A Charlotte; reassigned OF Jason Coats to minor league camp.
Davidson led the White Sox with five home runs this spring while batting .413/.438/.783 over 22 games. At the very least, it was nice to see after how much he has struggled over the past two seasons. He'll try to keep the momentum going in the minors. Mar 29 - 1:47 PM

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Matt Davidson's monster spring continued Monday, as he went 3-for-4 with a homer against the Rockies.

The longball was his fifth of Cactus League play, and he's hit .413 with a 1.221 OPS. Davidson once looked like the White Sox' third baseman of the future, but he's really struggled at Triple-A the last two seasons and Chicago traded for Todd Frazier over the winter.
Mar 28 - 7:33 PM

Matt Davidson slugged a walkoff two-run homer to lift the White Sox past the Dodgers 8-6 on Tuesday.

He also hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning, finishing the day 2-for-4 with four RBI. Davidson flashed a good amount of power last year at Triple-A Charlotte, but that came with a .203 batting average and .293 on-base percentage. The former supplemental first-round pick probably doesn't have a future as a major league regular.
Mar 15 - 7:24 PM

White Sox 3B prospect Matt Davidson drilled a pair of homers Sunday in a victory for Triple-A Charlotte.

The power surge continues for Davidson. The 24-year-old now has four blasts in his last nine games. That gives him a league-high 13 round-trippers. Davidson also ranks fifth in the International League with 41 RBI. Unfortunately, he has 93 strikeouts in only 254 at-bats. It's hard to see Davidson getting promoted until he improves that part of his game.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 04:10:00 PM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson extended his hitting streak to five Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson mashed a solo home run, his second in as many games. He also drew a bases loaded walk. The 24-year-old has driven in at least one run in each of his last four appearances. Davidson is still hitting just .237 for the year including a dismal .219 in 96 May at-bats. He played 31 games for the White Sox in 2013 but hasn't been back to the big leagues since.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, May 27, 2015 02:09:00 PM

White Sox prospect Matt Davidson delivered six RBI Wednesday in a win for Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson entered the day in a 2-for-19 rut, but went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a three-run homer. The 24-year-old couldn't crack the big leagues last season, though he did play 31 games for the Diamondbacks the year before. Through 69 at-bats, he's batting .261 with four homers and 13 RBI. That doesn't scream promotion but at least Davidson is contributing something.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 02:26:00 PM

White Sox optioned INF Matt Davidson to Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson had a lot of hype this time last year, but he failed to make the Opening Day roster and went on to hit just .199/.283/.362 with 20 homers in Triple-A. He'll look to rebound in his return to Triple-A this year, but the recent stress reaction in the scapula of his left shoulder might not help his chances.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:08:00 PM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson is nursing a stress reaction in the scapula of his left shoulder.

Davidson has been bothered by the soreness since the club's third Cactus League game, but he swung the bat Thursday and is hoping to return to action as soon as Friday. "It's just not fun to swing with that and especially the first couple of weeks of spring," Davidson said. "It's not something where you want to start the season and have it gradually grow. We shut it down for a little bit, rehabbed it and I should be good to go."
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 07:25:00 PM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson went 2-for-5 with two doubles for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday, raising his season line to .206/.282/.419.

Davidson has been hot as of late, batting .267/.344/.605 with five doubles and eight home runs over his last 24 games. His strikeout rate is troubling, but his power has been shining. Every month, his OPS has increased. If he keeps hitting, Davidson could see some time at the hot corner on the South Side before the end of 2014. This could be a great buy-low opportunity in deeper fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 10:47:00 AM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson went 2-for-4 with two home runs on Monday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Davidson's .201/.280/.414 season line is ugly, but he hit .239/.327/.565 with three doubles and nine home runs in June, which was punctuated by hitting .353/.476/.794 with four home runs over his last ten games. Conor Gillaspie has settled into the starting third base position, but Davidson could see time if he continues to hit.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 09:53:00 AM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson went 2-for-4 with a home run on Monday, raising his season line to .186/.256/.372.

Davidson's season has been an unmitigated disaster, but he has hit better in June, putting up a .200/.259/.500 line with five home runs. He will need to hit at least .250 to have a chance for a promotion, and his struggles have severely dimmed the possibility that he will see time in the major leagues in 2014.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 10:32:00 AM

White Sox prospect 3B Matt Davidson was 1-for-3 with his third home run of the season Thursday for Triple-A Charlotte.

Acquired from the Diamondbacks during the offseason, Davidson was assigned to Charlotte after failing to make the White Sox' Opening Day roster. The 23-year-old has struggled at the plate during the first month of the season, batting .172/.250/.333 with a 41/9 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25 games. And while all three of his home runs this year have come Davidson's last 10 games, he's also posted a .536 OPS with 16 strikeouts during that span. With Marcus Semien off to a solid start this season and now playing mostly third base after Gordon Beckham's return from the disabled list, the White Sox have no reason to rush Davidson to the major leagues.
Fri, May 2, 2014 12:55:00 PM

White Sox third base prospect Matt Davidson continued his cold start in 2014 as he went 0-for-3 on Friday, his fifth consecutive game without a hit.

To say that Davidson has been cold to start the season may be an understatement, as he is hitting just .167/.244/.282, including .091/.180/.164 over his past 15 games. Davidson was the odds-on favorite to take over third base on the south side and hit .308/.341/.564 in spring training, but was sent to Triple-A to start the season. Davidson needs to get back on track soon or else may become a forgotten man.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 10:38:00 AM

White Sox optioned 3B Matt Davidson, OF Jordan Danks and RHP Jake Petricka to Triple-A Charlotte; reassigned RHP Dylan Axelrod to minor league camp.

When Chicago dealt Addison Reed to Arizona for Davidson, the thinking was that the third base prospect would immediately take over the hot corner job. The White Sox are instead exercising some restraint (and perhaps some service time suppression) by giving the job to Conor Gillaspie to start the season. Danks and Petricka will provide ready-made injury replacements at Charlotte. Petricka is coming off a season in which he surged all the way to the big league roster, posting a 1.81 ERA and 58/25 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Matt Davidson went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run as the White Sox fell to the Angels 14-10 on Wednesday.

Davidson took Cory Rasmus deep in the seventh inning, helping bring the White Sox back into the ballgame. Davidson now has two homers on the spring and is hitting .286. He could make the 25-man roster as the starting third baseman, but still has some defensive concerns which could mean he starts in Triple-A.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 07:43:00 PM

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