Oakland A’s: 3 prospects that could be traded

Feb 28, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Daulton Jefferies (66) throws in the first inning during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Hohokam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 28, 2021; Mesa, Arizona, USA; Oakland Athletics pitcher Daulton Jefferies (66) throws in the first inning during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Hohokam Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports /
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Logan Davidson

There has been a good deal of speculation that the Oakland A’s could trade Nick Allen, especially in a deal for Trevor Story. However, given how close Allen is to the majors, and the questions the A’s have in the middle of their infield, such a move may not be in their best interests.

The A’s also have a multitude of prospects at short. Given how close Allen is to the majors, it would be likely that the A’s would be far more willing to part with another of their multitude of shortstop prospects. Logan Davidson may be the most likely to be traded.

Davidson is a player whose raw tools have yet to manifest in game action. He has plenty of raw power, but has not been able to have that show when it matters. He has just eight homers and 21 doubles in his 551 minor league plate appearances, a low number for someone who has above average raw power. There are questions about his hit tool in general, and whether or not his defense will allow him to stay at short.

But it is worth noting that Davidson has just one full season of professional experience at this point in his career, and is currently in Double-A. There are going to be growing pains. His overall potential, and ability to play either short or second, would make him an interesting trade target.

The Oakland A’s have plenty of middle infielders. If they are to move on from any of them, Logan Davidson may be the one to go.

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