By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
May 16, 2009
Matt Davidson, 3B
Yucaipa HS (2009 Draft)
Games Seen: 1, Innings: 7 (Plus wood BP)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Big boned, big hands, strong forearms and grip. Rounded, sloped shoulders, thick legs and torso, yet to physically mature.
STRENGTHS: 7-raw power as HS player. Strong, powerful swing with two-hand finish. Likes to get fully extended; not oblivious to keeping hands inside ball. Aggressive cut, power best pull, but also has RCF and CF power. Feel he will develop power to all fields. Selective, brings a concept to the plate. SA (straightaway) approach when locked in, lower-half contributes, firm front side, quiet head and hip rotation.
WEAKNESSES: Will need to show he can keep his hands inside the ball enough at advanced levels. Tight body and limited range at 3B, below-average arm action, below-average accuracy, below-average runner, slow first step. Will have to watch body. Feel most defensive shortcomings are correctable. Feel this is a better athlete than given credit for. Feel best is yet to come, but not sure he’ll get chance to play anywhere other than 1B as pro.
SUMMARY: You are buying the bat. Offensive-oriented AL-type player. Should be middle of the order bat on a contending team. Best power I saw this spring. Won’t see me give away a power grade like this very often. Signed to play at USC. Good Luck in future.
Overall Future Potential: 54