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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||23.00||.231||76.00||58.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||5||2||0|| .400|| .800|| .400|
|vs Erlin (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||26||6||0|| .333|| .308|| .231|
|Last 10 Games|
|Conor Gillaspie leading third-base competition for ChiSox |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/10/14) If the season were to start tomorrow, it appears the White Sox would go with Conor Gillaspie as the starting third baseman over challengers Matt Davidson, Marcus Semien and Jeff Keppinger.
Gillaspie entered play Monday batting .278 (5 for 18) with a .500 slugging percentage, one double, one home run and three RBI in seven games.
"To me, he’s just in a better spot this year confidence-wise, knowledge-wise on what he needs to do to play, offensively, defensively," manager Robin Ventura told reporters in Arizona, per ESPN. "He actually had one game that wasn’t very good, but everybody has those and you have to be able to get over that and still have the confidence, and he’s done that."
|Matt Davidson working to hit to all fields |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson has been working to hit to all fields, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Davidson has been working with hitting coach Todd Steverson in the cages on his new approach. Davidson said he can't get pull happy at the plate. He's expected to compete for a spot on the team's 25-man roster.
Davidson hit .237/.333/.434 in 76 at-bats last year.
|Matt Davidson facing long odds to make opening day roster |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(2/5/14) White Sox first baseman Matt Davidson is facing long odds in his bid to make the teams' opening day roster, CSNChicago.com reports.
"It certainly is possible he breaks with us Opening Day, but if that’s not the case we’ll see a lot of him this season once we feel he truly is ready," Hahn said on MLB Network’s ‘Clubhouse Confidential.’ "There’s still a few areas he’s going to improve in and we need to see some refinement."\
Among other areas, Davidson needs to improve his footwork at third base. A good spring-training performance will be crucial for his opening-day status. Davidson hit .237/.333/.434 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 76 at-bats with the Diamondbacks last season.
|Matt Davidson will have to earn spot in starting lineup |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/23/14) While Matt Davidson might be the White Sox's third baseman of the future following his offseason acquisition from the Diamondbacks, if he wants to open the 2014 season in the major-league starting lineup, then manager Robin Ventura said he's going to have to earn it.
"We still have guys who can play there, but it's a competition, definitely," Ventura said Wednesday, per MLB.com. "He has every reason to go in there and try to win the job.
"That's for a lot of spots. Guys are going to come in and you have a chance to win that job, but you do have other guys who can play there. Depending on how it goes in spring training, you make adjustments after that. But I venture to say for him he's going in there trying to win the job."
Even if Ventura isn't ready to commit to Davidson as the team's starting third baseman, it appears Ventura believes he could be close to being a major-league regular.
"You want him to play. But you start watching him, moving around, how he goes about his business, he fits the part. He looks like a big leaguer," Ventura said. "He can hit and has the power and everything else. Defensively, I got that rap, too, for a while, so I'm not worried about that."
|Diamondbacks acquire Addison Reed for Matt Davidson |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(12/16/13) According to MLB.com, the White Sox traded closer Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks in exchange for third baseman Matt Davidson on Monday.
Reed has served as the White Sox's closer the last two seasons and stands to fill the same role for the Diamondbacks. He notched 40 saves last season with a 3.79 ERA.
Davidson made his major league debut for the Diamondbacks in 2013, hitting .237 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 31 games. Baseball America ranked Davidson as Arizona's No. 4 prospect going into the 2014 season.
|For Matt Davidson, the production has never quite lived up to the narrative. Scouts have made him out to be this prime power prospect who'll anchor the middle of a big-league lineup for years to come, but his numbers wouldn't make anybody do a double take, especially considering he's played in some of the minors' most hitter-friendly leagues. Maybe that's why the Diamondbacks preferred to deal him to the White Sox this offseason rather than clear a lineup spot for him. Of course, Davidson has been on the younger side at every step up the ladder, and one of the biggest mistakes a prospect hound can make is to read too much into the numbers. It's not like his are even that bad; they just don't seem like a precursor to greatness. Now with the White Sox, he's the favorite to win a starting job in spring training, provided Conor Gillaspie does nothing unexpected, so at the very least, he's worth drafting in AL-only leagues. He'll have to prove himself at the highest level for mixed-leaguers to give him a look, though.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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