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Matt Davidson DHWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date3-26-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight230 lbs
Age27 years, 8 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
-0.02016
-0.52017
-0.32018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 ARI 22 31 87 18 6 0 3 10 24 1 0 1 .237 .333 .434 94 -0.1 -0.8 -3.3 -0.2
2016 CHA 25 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 99 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2017 CHA 26 118 443 91 16 1 26 19 165 5 0 1 .220 .260 .452 86 -6.1 -3.4 -3.1 -0.5
2018 CHA 27 123 496 99 23 0 20 52 165 7 0 0 .228 .319 .419 92 -3.0 -3.9 -2.1 -0.3
Career273102820945149813551302.226.295.43589-9.3-8.2-8.5-1.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2009 YAK A- 72 299 .258 .341 .366 .325 98 -9.4 8.3 0.9 77 2 7.1 0.6 -8.4 0.9
2010 SBN A 113 475 .255 .331 .379 .359 106 17.5 13.7 -3.7 131 1 -1.4 -2.4 18.9 2.5
2010 VIS A+ 21 84 .262 .343 .399 .227 101 -5.4 2.4 0.2 78 2 0.1 -1.2 -2.2 -0.1
2011 VIS A+ 135 606 .274 .342 .423 .340 99 19.2 18.2 -5.7 116 1 -3.8 -1.7 12.7 2.0
2012 MOB AA 135 576 .251 .328 .376 .304 104 21.2 15.9 1.4 132 1 -2.7 -5.2 25.4 3.7
2012 SRR Wnt 11 46 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 31 87 .261 .321 .412 .306 104 -0.2 2.3 0.3 94 30 -3.3 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2
2013 RNO AAA 115 500 .277 .339 .426 .359 112 2.1 14.2 1.4 106 2 -0.9 -2.6 6.1 1.9
2014 CHR AAA 130 539 .259 .325 .393 .253 114 -23.1 16.1 0.7 92 2 -4.4 -5.2 -4.6 0.3
2015 CHR AAA 141 602 .252 .317 .371 .264 109 -14.8 16.7 1.3 103 1 14.5 -3.6 3.7 3.3
2016 CHA MLB 1 2 .299 .344 .509 1.000 101 0.2 0.1 0 99 22 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2016 CHR AAA 75 326 .254 .319 .375 .346 106 3.7 9.2 0.4 120 2 6.7 -2.6 8.4 2.3
2017 CHA MLB 118 443 .253 .318 .423 .285 107 -12.3 13.0 -5.1 86 8 -3.1 -3.4 -6.1 -0.5
2017 CHR AAA 1 3 .297 .335 .428 .000 81 -1 0.1 -0.1 87 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 CHA MLB 123 496 .252 .316 .420 .313 103 1.5 13.9 -7.7 92 11 -2.1 -3.9 -3.0 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2009 YAK A- 299 270 29 65 15 0 2 86 28 21 75 0 2 .241 .311 .319 .078 1 1
2010 VIS A+ 84 71 6 12 1 0 2 19 11 12 25 0 0 .169 .298 .268 .099 0 0
2010 SBN A 475 415 58 120 35 3 16 209 79 43 109 0 2 .289 .374 .504 .214 0 0
2011 VIS A+ 606 535 93 148 39 1 20 249 106 52 147 0 1 .277 .348 .465 .189 8 0
2012 SRR Wnt 46 40 7 8 0 0 2 14 6 2 18 0 0 .200 .283 .350 .150 1 0
2012 MOB AA 576 486 81 127 28 2 23 228 76 69 126 3 4 .261 .367 .469 .208 5 0
2013 ARI MLB 87 76 8 18 6 0 3 33 12 10 24 0 1 .237 .333 .434 .197 0 0
2013 RNO AAA 500 443 55 124 32 3 17 213 74 46 134 1 0 .280 .350 .481 .201 6 0
2014 CHR AAA 539 478 59 95 18 0 20 173 55 49 164 0 0 .199 .283 .362 .163 3
2015 CHR AAA 602 528 63 107 22 0 23 198 74 62 191 1 0 .203 .293 .375 .172 4 1
2016 CHA MLB 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 .000 0 0
2016 CHR AAA 326 284 35 76 20 0 10 126 46 32 86 0 0 .268 .349 .444 .176 3 2
2017 CHA MLB 443 414 43 91 16 1 26 187 68 19 165 0 1 .220 .260 .452 .232 5 0
2017 CHR AAA 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2018 CHA MLB 496 434 51 99 23 0 20 182 62 52 165 0 0 .228 .319 .419 .191 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 358 0.4525 0.4274 0.6275 0.6049 0.2806 0.7245 0.4545 0.3725 -0.0026
2016 10 0.4000 0.4000 0.5000 0.5000 0.3333 1.0000 0.0000 0.5000 0.0000
2017 1849 0.4770 0.4824 0.6379 0.6565 0.3237 0.7686 0.3962 0.3621 0.0000
2018 2113 0.4539 0.4524 0.6632 0.6621 0.2782 0.7433 0.5047 0.3368 0.0000
Career43300.46350.46300.64910.65460.29800.75310.45310.3509-0.0002

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHA $570,000
2017 CHA $536,500
2016 CHA $
2015 CHA $
2014 CHA $
2013 ARI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$536,500
2018Current$570,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,106,500
2 yrTotal$1,106,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 145 dMVP Sports1 year/$0.57M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.57M (2018). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/18. Non-tendered by Chicago White Sox 11/30/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 2/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/2/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 3/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/11/13. Acquired by Chicago White Sox in trade from Arizona 12/16/13.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2009 (1s-35) (Yucaipa HS, Calif.). $0.9M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .333 .391 .381 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .333 .500 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.093 -.058 .119 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .500 .500 .500 ?
31 vs R (2016) .000 .000 .000 ?
38 Split (2016) .000 .000 .000 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Davidson, Avasil Garcia, and Yolmer Sanchez are all having nice little seasons -- are any of these guys for real? On another note, Melky Cabrera is only 32! He played on a team with Mussina, A-Rod, Jeter, Posada, Matsui, Sheffield, Bernie Williams, Kevin Brown, and Randy Johnson! Seems like forever ago...
(touchstoneQu from Minneapolis)
That Melky note is kinda nuts. We've written extensively about both Davidson and Avi over at BPSouthside.com. I suggest checking it out! But in sum, I think Davidson has proven to have legit major league power. He's never going to be a superstar given his shortcomings elsewhere, but I could easily see him having career longevity on par with the likes of Mark Reynolds or Chris Carter. Avi continues to be awesome but it's going to take a lot longer for him to wash away the years of mediocrity. Yolmer is probably hitting over his head right now, but could be a valuable backup middle infielder long term. (Collin Whitchurch)
2017-05-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)just who do you think you are?
(answerdave from here)
But, I would say this: Confidence is everything in this game. You look at a guy like Matt Davidson who lost his ability to hit for, like, two years. But he seems to have gotten it back after getting a shot to play with the White Sox. I don't know if McMahon rises on the prospect list YET, but his continued improvement bears watching. (David Brown)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)18 team dynasty - Devers, Betts, Semien, Bruce for Polanco, Matt Davidson, Jacob Turner, late round pick - which side do you prefer?
(paulallen from Chicago)
I know this trade. It's the Betts/Bruce side, without question. (Bret Sayre)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Assuming no injuries, is there much precedent for a player repeating AAA and absolutely crapping the bed, regressing in just about every way, and then going on to have a productive MLB career? Specifically, can Matt Davidson be a starting 3B on a good team? Apparently some people used to think he could do that. Does anybody still think it? Thanks.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
I'm more inclined to see Davidson as a second division guy at this point, and while I may have had higher hopes for him in the past, I'm not sure they were ever that much higher. Given the lack of raw power in the game today, it's hard to write off Davidson as a potential MLB player, but the odds are certainly slim. (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Davidson worth holding onto in an AL only keeper league?
(jon from Tx)
He is in my opinion. The White Sox don't have a lot in front of him at third and I do think they want Davidson to eventually succeed. If his numbers are in the crapper in June maybe you drop him then, but for now I hang on and see how he does in AAA. (Mike Gianella)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Matt Davidson being sent down, and now struggling in Triple A? Lot of people projected him to be starting 3B for the Sox this year.
(Frank from Chicago)
I don't have many thoughts on it. His struggles in Triple-A don't mean much to me. He's still the same guy he was - a flawed hitter with some pop - hopefully enough pop to overcome his struggles. That hasn't changed in two weeks of Triple-A. Looks like the White Sox are holding him off for arbitration reasons, so I doubt they're putting too much stock in his struggles either. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Davidson was traded between when the White Sox and Diamondbacks lists went up, and thus has no recent scouting report available. Will one be made for him before the season starts?
(Ethan Spalding from Madison, Wi)
Yes. A full report will be featured in the 2014 Futures Guide, which should be available before March. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-30 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Matt Davidson as the every day 3b or in a platoon with Keppinger and Gillaspie ?
(Paul from Chicago)
Honestly, you'd be better off asking someone who specializes in that particular team when it comes to specific playing time questions--often a manager or general manager or player will have said something that could give you a clue, and I won't be aware of it unless I'm writing something about it. For what it's worth, our internal depth charts have Davidson getting 60 percent of the playing time at third. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know you're not real high on Matt Davidson for Reed for the Sox, but I'm curious to know what you think of the job Rick Hahn is doing rebuilding a comatose roster and system. Thanks! I can't wait for spring training to start.
(GrinnellSteve from Grinnell)
I've been highly critical of the White Sox in recent years, criticism usually focused on their farm system (or lack thereof). But I have a lot of respect for Hahn, and I really like the approach lately, especially when it comes to amateur talent acquisition. I was always a big fan of the Eaton move. On a player for player approach, I didn't love the Davidson trade, mostly because I'm not that high on Davidson. But when you start to factor in the direction of the org and the positional need/scarcity, trading for Davidson makes sense. I think he's a regular at best, but a role 5 third baseman is harder to find than a role 5 reliever. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Mark. What do you see as Matt Davidson's floor and ceiling, and do you think he can stick at 3B long-term?
(Dennis from LA)
I've seen enough improvement in Davidson's glove over the years that I do believe he can play the position long term. He's done a good job putting the time in to improve his body/agility and his overall defensive actions. Overall, I think he's a fringe everyday guy, waylayed mostly by his over-aggressive offensive approach. At worst, he's a good corner infield bench bat to have around. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for the chat, Jason. Just wanted to get your thoughts on two DBacks players, Stryker Trahan and Matt Davidson. What do you see as their respective floors/ceilings? Will Davidson be ready to take over 3b next year?
(Dennis from LA)
No problem! I'm a believer in Trahan's bat. I think he's got a hit tool with a good eye and some raw power. His catching is the biggest question. I only got a one-game look of him behind the plate this season so can't speak much to how it developed, but I think the bat has a chance to play regardless. Ideally you'd think the DBacks would like Davidson to take over at 3B next year. I'm sure they'll be some competition in spring training but, like with Skaggs in the rotation this year, he's the guy I'm sure they'll want to win it. (Jason Cole)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Matt Davidson's long-term future at 3B and if so, is this why ARI has turned down offers from the Rangers for J. Upton centered around Mike Olt? Thanks!
(Kristen from Canada)
Funny you should ask about Matt Davidson. The Diamondbacks Top 10 list went up today. The write-up on him suggests he should stick at third base. As far as the Upton/Olt trade aspect of the question, I can't speak to what offers have been made (if any). I can say Upton is under a reasonable contract and should fetch a huge prospect haul if dealt. (Josh Shepardson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Matt Davidson? Is he close to being a ML 3B?
(James from Arizona)
I think he's getting there, both offensively and defensively. His improvements at the hot corner have been impressive and I think he can stick there for the first half of his career. At the plate, his approach is evolving and I think he needs another year in the minor leagues to polish it and complete his development. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a fan of Matt Davidson? How good can this kid be? He was relatively young playing in AA last year. Thanks!
(David from Vegas)
My experience seeing him is very limited, but through some reports I think there is potential there as a major league regular. Davidson is a hitter with long arms and he likes to extend early as well. That makes him tough against pitches out and over the plate, but succeptible to ones on the inner third, especially hard stuff.

Probably not likely to maintain a high average and will strike out, but a player who can drive the ball with some power and maybe line up as a sixth place hitter. Serviceable defensively at third base. It is a thin position across baseball right now too. (Chris Mellen)


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