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Matt Davidson

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Chicago White Sox

2018 Stats

AVG

.216

HR

5

RBI

11

R

10

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball 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 a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 224   DOB: 3/26/1991   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Davidson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract worth $570,000 with the White Sox in February of 2018.

April 20, 2018  –  Matt Davidson News

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Matt Davidson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 18 A YAK 72 292 270 29 65 17 15 0 2 28 0 2 21 75 1 0 0 .241 .312 .319 .631
2010 19 A SOU 113 475 415 58 120 54 35 3 16 79 0 2 43 109 0 4 13 .289 .371 .504 .875
2010 19 A+ VIS 21 84 71 6 12 3 1 0 2 11 0 0 12 25 0 0 1 .169 .298 .268 .566
2011 20 A+ VIS 135 606 535 93 149 60 39 1 20 107 0 1 52 147 0 8 11 .279 .350 .467 .817
2012 21 AA MOB 135 575 486 81 127 53 28 2 23 76 3 4 69 126 0 5 15 .261 .367 .469 .836
2013 22 AAA REN 115 500 443 55 124 52 32 3 17 74 1 0 46 134 0 6 5 .280 .350 .481 .831
2013 22 MAJ ARI 31 87 76 8 18 9 6 0 3 12 0 1 10 24 0 0 1 .237 .333 .434 .767
2014 23 AAA CHA 130 539 478 59 95 38 18 0 20 55 0 0 49 164 1 3 8 .199 .283 .362 .645
2015 24 AAA CHA 141 602 528 63 107 45 22 0 23 74 1 0 62 191 1 4 7 .203 .293 .375 .668
2016 25 AAA CHA 75 326 284 35 76 30 20 0 10 46 0 0 32 86 2 3 5 .268 .349 .444 .793
2016 25 MAJ CWS 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2017 26 AAA CHA 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2017 26 MAJ CWS 118 443 414 43 91 43 16 1 26 68 0 1 19 165 0 5 5 .220 .260 .452 .712
2018 27 MAJ CWS 14 63 51 10 11 6 1 0 5 11 0 0 11 21 0 0 1 .216 .365 .529 .894
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3-Year Averages     59 221 208 22 46 21 8 0 13 34 0 0 9 83 0 2 2 .221 .258 .447 .705
Career  (View All)     164 595 543 62 121 58 23 1 34 92 0 2 40 211 0 5 7 .223 .282 .457 .739

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Matt Davidson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 20 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 18 @Oak 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .365 .529 .894
Apr. 17 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .357 .556 .913
Apr. 16 @Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .365 .585 .950
Apr. 12 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .375 .632 1.007
Apr. 11 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .409 .706 1.115
Apr. 10 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .425 .667 1.092
Apr. 9 TB Did not play.
Apr. 8 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .714 1.114
Apr. 7 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .419 .800 1.219
Apr. 5 Det 3 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .444 .909 1.353
Apr. 4 @Tor 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .263 .364 .895 1.259
Apr. 3 @Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .813 1.146
Apr. 2 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .462 1.182 1.644
Mar. 31 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .667 1.857 2.524
Mar. 29 @KC 4 4 3 0 0 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 3.000 3.800
Last 7 Games 23 1 4 0 0 1 3 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .321 .304 .625
Last 14 Games 44 6 7 1 0 2 5 9 20 0 0 1 0 0 .159 .315 .318 .633
Last 30 Games 51 10 11 1 0 5 11 11 21 0 0 1 0 0 .216 .365 .529 .894

Matt Davidson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 2 12
2017 19 34 60
2016 1
2013 20

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Matt Davidson: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017

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Matt Davidson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018143240.214.643.996
2017112125150.250.455.759
201621010.500.5001.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018377370.216.486.856
20173023121530.209.450.693

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018155130.200.467.921
20172072115390.213.469.722
201621010.500.5001.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018365480.222.556.873
20172072211290.227.435.701
Matt Davidson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Matt Davidson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 A YAK 292 270 7.2% 25.7% 0.28 72% .326 .078
2010 19 A SOU 475 415 9.1% 22.9% 0.39 74% .354 .215
2010 19 A+ VIS 84 71 14.3% 29.8% 0.48 65% .227 .099
2011 20 A+ VIS 606 535 8.6% 24.3% 0.35 73% .343 .188
2012 21 AA MOB 575 486 12% 21.9% 0.55 74% .304 .208
2013 22 AAA REN 500 443 9.2% 26.8% 0.34 70% .359 .201
2013 22 MAJ ARI 87 76 11.5% 27.6% 0.42 68% .306 .197
2014 23 AAA CHA 539 478 9.1% 30.4% 0.30 66% .253 .163
2015 24 AAA CHA 602 528 10.3% 31.7% 0.32 64% .264 .172
2016 25 AAA CHA 326 284 9.8% 26.4% 0.37 70% .346 .176
2016 25 MAJ CWS 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
2017 26 AAA CHA 3 3 0% 100% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2017 26 MAJ CWS 443 414 4.3% 37.2% 0.12 60% .285 .232
2018 27 MAJ CWS 63 51 17.5% 33.3% 0.52 59% .240 .313
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3-Year Averages     221 208 4.1% 37.6% 0.11 60% .289 .226
Career     595 543 6.7% 35.5% 0.19 61% .287 .234

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Matt Davidson Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2017 153.7 1 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 20.7 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2017 289 -4 - -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Matt Davidson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.52 BB/K
GOOD
17.5% BB Rate
ELITE
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.894 OPS
ELITE
.365 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.216 AVG
TERRIBLE
.240 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.529 SLG
GREAT
.313 ISO
ELITE

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Matt Davidson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davidson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Rays.

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Davidson has swung at fewer pitches outside the zone and is second on the White Sox with six walks through eight games.

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Davidson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, Brian Sandalow of the Chicago Sun-TImes reports.

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Davidson went 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and four runs in Chicago's 9-7 loss against the Tigers on Thursday.

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Davidson started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.

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Davidson clubbed three home runs in an Opening Day victory over the Royals on Thursday. He finished 3-for-4 with five RBI and four runs.

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Davidson went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in Monday's game against Arizona.

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Davidson went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Monday and is hitting .375/.444/.725 with three home runs, three doubles, a triple, five runs scored and 16 RBI over 40 spring at-bats.

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Davidson started at designated hitter and went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's game against the Cubs.

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Davidson had an RBI double Monday, giving him five RBI through three spring games.

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The White Sox are in the market for a designated hitter, a position at which Davidson had his most plate appearances in 2017, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Davidson is out of the lineup against the Angels on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.