Matt Davidson will get a huge opportunity. With the trade of Todd Frazier, expect him to see more playing time at third base.
The blockbuster trade sending Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle to the New York Yankees had a huge impact. One person this trade had a huge impact on was Matt Davidson. Davidson is in the midst of a fine season. And now, he’ll get the opportunity to play more in the field. With Frazier gone, expect the 26-year-old to log more time at third base for the Chicago White Sox.
We all know what he can do with hit bat. But we have not seen much of him in the field. He’s logged most of him time as a designated hitter. Now, he should see more time in the field. To date, he’s played third base 23 times and first base six times in 76 games. This will give the White Sox a chance to see if he could potentially hold the position.
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This is a great opportunity for him. One that he needs to take advantage of. He could always be a DH but I think most guys prefer to play both offense and defense. That isn’t to say being a DH isn’t an important player in the American League.
The White Sox did draft Jake Burger, but he won’t be major-league ready for a few seasons. That means Davidson has claim to the position until then. Unless he struggles.
We have see what he can do at the plate. It’s been quite impressive. He has 18 home runs and 43 RBIs. But now we need to see if he can deliver on defense consistently.
If not, then he may be better suited for DH. It’ll be interesting to see how he takes on this challenge. It’s his job now and his to lose.