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Braxton Davidson

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Braxton Davidson
Name: Braxton Cain Thomas Davidson
Born: Jun 18, 1996 in Asheville, N.C. USA
High School: Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Career1,754.213.341.34947
Drafted in the 1st round (32nd overall) by the Atlanta Braves in 2014 (signed for $1,705,000)
Davidson faces the tough profile of a high school first baseman, a demographic that was not drafted in the first round from 2009-2012, but his combination of hit and power tools could have him in play in that range a year after Dominic Smith went No. 11. The lefthanded hitter has at least plus raw power and hit three home runs in four games at the Tournament of Stars. He showed swing and miss tendencies on the showcase circuit but made an offensive transformation heading into the spring season. He has become a much better hitter, to the point that his above-average hit tool is likely better than his power in game action. Davidson, who is strong and quick to the ball, has shown the ability to drive the ball with authority to the opposite field. He is an intelligent hitter with strong awareness of the strike zone. After a dedicated workout regime he showed a trimmer, leaner and more athletic physique at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds this spring. His well below-average speed limits him to a corner profile, and first base is probably his best defensive position. A North Carolina commit, he has a fringe-average arm that is best suited for left if he doesn't play in the dirt.
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