Logan Douglas Davidson was originally signed by A's scout William Avent…graduated from Providence High School where he was North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior…graduated from Clemson University in three years…started every game at shortstop in three seasons with the Tigers, hitting .290 (211-for-728) with 171 runs, 45 doubles, two triples, 42 home runs and 142 RBI in 187 games…was a two-time All-Atlantic Region selection, a two-time All-ACC selection and a three-time All-ACC Academic selection…his father, Mark, played six season in the Majors with Minnesota (1986-88) and Houston (1989-91) and earned a World Series title with the Twins in 1987.
Made his professional debut with Vermont of the Short-Season Single-A New York-Penn League and hit .239 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 54 games…added 31 walks for a .345 on-base percentage… was successful in all five of his stolen base attempts…ranked fourth in the NYPL in runs scored (42) and ninth in walks…hit .152 with a .446 OPS over his first 25 games through July 28…then batted .310 with a .860 OPS over his final 29 contests…batted .248 (41-for-165) with all four of his home runs and all 12 of his RBI against right-handed pitching compared to .200 (8-for-40) against left-handers…however, had a .385 on-base percentage against lefties, .333 against righties…
hit .283 with three of his four home runs with the bases empty, .169 with runners on…however, batted .270 with runners in scoring position… slugged three of his four home runs at home… hit .172 with two outs…appeared exclusively at shortstop on defense where he made 50 starts…committed 12 errors for a .948 fielding percentage…also went 2-for-14 (.143) in four games at designated hitter…hit .304 with a .403 on-base percentage in 29 games batting first and .152 in 22 games hitting second…also hit third once and fifth twice…was rated as the A's number nine prospect by Baseball America following the season.
VERMONT: Went 0-for-10 over his first three games before singling July 1 at Lowell for his first professional hit…stole second base in the first inning July 14 against Batavia, the first stolen base of his career…the second came five innings later…hit .089 over his first 13 games… then had a season-best five-game hitting streak from July 15-21 (5-for-19, .243)…drove in the first run of his career in his 21st game on July 24 at Hudson Valley…hit his first home run July 27 against Brooklyn…batted .193 with a .304 on-base percentage in 24 games in July…then hit .301 with a .400 on-base percentage in 26 games in August…matched his season high with a five-game hitting
streak from Aug. 2-7…went 10-for-21 (.476) with four multiple hit games during the streak…had his first career three-hit game Aug. 6 against Staten Island…then had back-to-back three-hit games on Aug. 14 and 15 against Brooklyn…had his first career three-RBI game in the latter contest…walked a season-high three times Aug. 16 against the Cyclones.