3 biggest surprises in Oakland A’s farm system
By David Hill
The Oakland A’s were aggressive with Logan Davidson in 2021, assigning him to Double-A despite having 54 games of professional experience. His showing in the alternate camp during the pandemic led them to feel that he was ready for the challenge and could begin his fast track to the majors.
Instead, Davidson fell flat on his face. He posted a miserable .212/.307/.313 batting line in his 515 plate appearances, hitting 22 doubles and seven homers. Although he drew 66 walks, Davidson struck out 155 times, leading to his falling down the A’s prospect lists as people began to wonder if he could perform at the upper levels.
That made the 2022 season all the more important. He was back in Double-A, looking to show that his miserable performance last year was nothing to be concerned about. Davidson is doing just that so far, producing a .328/.369/.569 batting line in his 65 plate appearances, hitting five doubles and three homers. He has improved his approach as well, drawing five walks, but only striking out 12 times.
The A’s are continuing to have Davidson get looks at other positions. He has spent time at second, third, and short as they look to turn him into a super utility option. But it all comes down to his bat; if he can hit enough to justify a roster spot, the A’s will be able to find a place for him.
Logan Davidson was a major question mark heading into 2022. His production is starting to quiet some of those whispers.