|With second base a gaping hole for the parent club, the casual fans will be
looking for more info on this 24-y.o. who has yet to play at AA. He’s a scout
favorite for his work ethic, and gets a lot of play as a 2012 second round pick.
He can hit and get on base, but has little-to-no power and fringy speed.
His glove and arm limit him to second base, taking away the utility guy option.
With the acquisition of ↓ this guy ↓ one has to wonder if he’ll eventually be traded.
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|The knee-jerk comp is Tony Renda with less speed but more power. Davidson
is a 13th Rd. pick out of the Univ. of Pepperdine in June 2014 and was prev-
iously selected in the 21st Rd. by the Red Sox in 2011. Davidson split time
between 2B and 3B at Auburn and Hagerstown last summer but scouts believe
his “heavy feet” will eventually end his time at third. At the plate, he’s been
praised for having both quick hands and an easy swing, thus his hitting skills
will dictate how far up the ladder he goes.
|Alvarez was born in the U.S. to Dominican parents but took the unusual step
of moving to the D.R. in 2010 to embark upon a professional career, signing
with the Nationals in 2012 as a 17-y.o. after playing in the Dominican Prospect
League. After two seasons in the DSL, he was challenged with a jump to the
GCL last summer and responded with a dramatic improvement in slugging (.237
to .380) while settling in at 2B on defense (has also played SS and CF).