• Full name Matthew Glen Davidson
  • Born 03/26/1991 in Yucaipa, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 230 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Yucaipa
  • Debut 08/11/2013
  • Drafted in the C-A round (35th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 (signed for $900,000).
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    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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  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013
  • Rated Best Power Prospect in the Southern League in 2012

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