White Sox third baseman Matt Davidson has changed representation and is now a client of agent Dan Lozano and the MVP Sports Group, reports Yahoo’s Tim Brown (via Twitter).
A former top-tier prospect, Davidson initially came to the White Sox organization in the 2013 trade that sent Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. After struggling mightily with Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte in 2014-15, Davidson put together a solid 2016 campaign there and eventually found his way onto the big league roster for the rebuilding South Siders in 2017.
Davidson, 27 in March, slugged 26 homers for the ChiSox in just 118 games/443 plate appearances this past season, though he did so while hitting .220/.260/.452 on the season as a whole. Davidson punched out an alarming 165 times in what was roughly three quarters of a season (37.2 percent of his PAs), so he’ll clearly need to improve his contact skills if he is to carve out any sort of long-term role with the Sox.
As things currently stand for the Sox, Davidson should once again be in line for a healthy share of plate appearances. He spent 60 games at DH last season and could share time with Nicky Delmonico there in 2018, and he can also spell both Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu at the infield corners.
Davidson currently has a year and 145 days of MLB service time, meaning he’d likely qualify as a Super Two player next offseason he accrues a full year of big league service in 2018. The White Sox can control him through the 2022 campaign, should he prove capable of holding down a big league spot in the long term.
Davidson’s switch in representation has been reflected in the MLBTR Agency Database, which contains representation info on more than 2,500 Major League and minor league players. If you see a notable error or omission, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Had been with CAA
Normally, I don’t post previous agents out of respect. I like CAA, like how they do business, and they are a conglomerate, honestly favorite agency — out all of them.
but it was in the Twitter link you posted.
And Davidson batted .220/.260/.462 with 26 homers, strikig out 165 times in 443 plate-appearances.
Wait a second. How is not including the previous agency “respectful?”
This is probably we we never see any posts from you guys talking about overblown contract requests from players.
You’re mixing up agencies, bro. Casey Close is Excel Sports, not CAA. Kersh, Tanaka are Excel clients.
Not Ohtani. Ohtani is Nez Balelo of CAA. Not Excel.
It doesn’t make them look like anything. Players change agents all the time. My opinion of CAA sports honestly has changed more because of what you are saying than it would have if they had just posted it in the first place.
You’re right. Thanks for the courteous correction. The only part of that post I got right was Matthew Stafford. I’ve never been more wrong in my life. I will Try to get that post removed.
Kershaw’s represented by Excel Sports Management (#2 baseball)
Kershaw 7 year $215M was negotiated by Casey Close of Excel Sports Management— As was Tanaka’s $155M
Ohtani is CAA’s Nez Balelo, not Excel.
I still admire CAA in that, each of it’s division is dominant in its sport (#1 football, #1 hockey, #2 basketball, #3 baseball)
But Excel deserves recognition (#1 NBA, #2 MLB)
Numbers current as of September 2017, because this is probably the most brutal industry there is, People change agents— happens many times.
Beat me to it
Once again they only include the former agency if it’s an infamous one like Scott Boras or CSE
Make your own agency website…
We stopped including the former agency several years ago because we do not have guaranteed histories of players’ agencies (some jump around without it going public), and we do not want to put the wrong former agency into a post. Simple as that – it’s not a favor to anyone. No one asked us to do it this way. I think a lot of agencies would like us to include the former agency, so that their rivals would be damaged.
I feel that the Jason Wood situation is an exception. Maybe you don’t, that’s fine.
There can be other exceptions too – like when Boras lost Robinson Cano, and then Boras spoke publicly about that loss and Roc Nation and stuff.
It wouldn’t damage their rivals. Agencies lose players all the time. It happens.
And y’all included that Jose Iglesias was previously with Boras when he changed agents even though as far as I know him changing agents was no more notable than anyone else.
Who’s Matt Davidson
RB for The Patriots, this the reason you’re on a football site…DUH
Backround on “RB for The Patriots.. this the reason you’re on a football site…DUH”
On February 4th, 2017 Steve wrote an article on Scheppers signing in Japan, and Wakui considering a move to MLB from Japan.
Since article was uploaded during Superbow— I thought I’d have a little fun with Steve, and you guys. That didn’t sit well with Jbaker, who I suspect is 12.
Read the full dialogue here if you want to know why he made that Patriots joke (22 comments)
who’s Scott Boras?
Who’s better than Kanyon?
.260 obp? Why does this dude even have an agent. Or a big league job, for that matter.
On most teams, he’d be corner infield depth. Because he’s on The White Sox, he gets to have regular playing time.
The potential for Matt to improve is there. He can hit the long ball and play good defense. He is still young and a solid team player. Now IF he could learn the strike zone and make contact, he will definitely help the Sox offense.
At 27 this season will be critical for him. I know some players are late bloomers, but time waits for no one.