Arizona Diamondbacks Prospect Matt Davidson Shined in Futures Game
No matter how great of a career Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson has over the next several years, it is doubtful that he will be able to repeat the feat of All-Star week. Davidson has had a great year and capped off the great first half by winning not only the Futures Game MVP but also the minor league Home Run Derby. How many players can say they have won those two honors in the same year at any level? Not many I would suppose.
As far as the season itself, Davidson is showing himself worthy of a chance at the major league level very soon. His first half stats for triple-A are fantastic. He has 14 homers and 59 RBI through 90 games and that is just the tip of the iceberg. He is one of the future stars for the DBacks, the only question is where he will play. He mostly plays third base and first base. Clearly Paul Goldschmidt has first locked up for a decade or so and third is currently manned by Martin Prado.
No matter what happens in the near future, I wouldn’t doubt that Davidson gets a long look either late this season with September call-ups or 2014 spring training. More than likely he will shine in both cases. Whether the DBacks will end up moving people around to give him a chance or trading him for a needed player elsewhere, Davidson’s future appears very bright for someone in the next season or two.