Matt Davidson – 1B/3B
Arizona Diamondbacks #3 Prospect – Baseball America Handbook
Scouting Trip: April 18, 2011
Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) vs Stockton Ports (A’s)
A+ Minor League Game
Born: March 26, 1991 Drafted: 1st Sup #35 2009 Bonus: $900,000
Baseball America Handbook Listed : Ht: 6-3 Wt: 225
Visalia Rawhide Official Roster Listed: Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210
Sometimes you just catch guys on an off night. 0-4 with 3 SO is an off night. The game before I saw Matt Davidson, he hit a grand slam HR so it hasn’t been all bad for him during the first few weeks of the 2011 minor league season. Davidson is one of the top prospects in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization and is a legit 6-3 who projects to have power despite a rare bunt attempt during the game I witnessed. He is hitting either 3rd or 4th in the lineup for the loaded Visalia Rawhide A+ minor league team that also features top prospects Bobby Borchering, Chris Owings and pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
Short Observations: Davidson started at 1B, but that is because he is splitting time with Borchering at 3B. The weather in Stockton for the game was not ideal. There was a light misty rain during the middle part of the game and that for sure can mess with young hitters. Davidson was a popular guy pre-game as he was laughing and joking with teammates and enjoying himself out there. Despite his rough night at the plate I never saw him get upset out there – he is a relaxed guy who keeps his composure from what I saw. Davidson is still very young, he just turned 20 years old when I saw him, so he could see another 3-4 years in the minors before he is ready to go for the Diamondbacks. During a couple of Davidson’s AB’s – there were runners moving where some ‘hit and run’ plays might have been on – which can impact a guys success at the plate.
Matt Davidson (left) & Chris Owings (#1 right)
Key Matt Davidson Baseball Cards & Values
Prices Dated April 12, 2011 – Check the link for current market value on eBay.
2010 Bowman Chrome Matt Davidson Ref. #/500
Sold For: $14.50 + $2.75 s/h – April 12, 2011
2009 Donruss Elite Matt Davidson Auto /599
Sold For: $9.59 + $2.99 s/h – April 10, 2011