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Matt Davidson

#24 | 1B | RangersTEX
Nashville Sounds Nashville Sounds
Matt Davidson
Name: Matthew Glen Davidson
Born: Mar 26, 1991 in Yucaipa, Calif. USA
High School: Yucaipa (Calif.) HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019467.263.340.52733
Career3,980.251.333.439166
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (35th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 (signed for $900,000)
Davidson won the home run derby during the Aflac Classic at Dodger Stadium last summer, and only a late rally by the East squad prevented him from being the game's MVP. Athletic and powerfully built at 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Davidson has always flashed impressive raw power. As a junior in the spring of 2008, he put on an eye-opening power display during the National Classic home run contest. Actual games, of course, are not home run derbies, and like many young power hitters, Davidson struggles with consistency and had trouble catching up to quality pitching at some showcase events. When hitting well, he waits out the pitch and then uses a short backswing and sweeping follow-through to wallop the ball. When slumping, he struggles to read the pitch, flinches his front side and commits too early or too late. Davidson's speed is well-below-average, but he does have an above-average arm. His hands and footwork will probably force him to first base down the road. Davidson may never produce in games to match the grades scouts put on his raw power, but the lure of that potential should put him as high as the supplemental first round if he's considered signable away from Southern California.
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