Top Prospect Davidson Continues To Shine

By Matthew Hochberg

D-Backs prospect Matt Davidson led the United States to a 4-2 victory over the World Team in the Futures Game on Sunday, taking home MVP honors in the process. Just 24 hours later, with a flight all the way from New York City to Reno in between, Davidson was back at it; this time, however, winning the Triple-A Home Run Derby.

Jul 14, 2013; Flushing , NY, USA; USA infielder Matt Davidson hits a two-run home run in the fourth inning during the 2013 All Star Futures Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After slugging a two-run homer in Sunday’s game, Davidson hit another 10 home runs during the Derby. This included four homers in the first round, two more in the second to advance to the final against St. Louis prospect Brock Peterson, where he hit another four to win the hardware. The third baseman, who was in front of his home crowd of 8,254 is just soaking in the moment.

"“I wasn’t in there trying to win it or anything; I was just trying to have fun,” Davidson told the Reno Gazette Journal. “It’s been a crazy couple days. Right now, I’m kind of running on pure adrenaline.”"

His hectic few days, however, is not quite over yet. Tonight, Davidson will be starting at third base in the Triple-A All-Star Game, alongside teammate Chris Owings.

The 22-year-old is batting .291 to go along with 14 home runs so far this season. He is ranked as the No. 2 overall D-Backs prospect.