Chicago Cubs: Delving into the 2019 MLB Amateur Player Draft

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Chicago Cubs: Examining another middle infield option

A lanky switch-hitting junior out of Clemson, Logan Davidson starred for Clemson last season as the starting shortstop, finishing by slashing .292/.408/.544 with 15 homers and 46 RBI. Coming off a strong sophomore season, Davidson was named second-team All-ACC selection as well as was given the Mitchell Award, the team’s most valuable player.

Throughout his two college seasons, Davidson has a total of 27 home runs, 27 doubles, 87 RBI, 116 runs and a whopping 85 walks. He also has shown a penchant for speed, stealing a total of 20 bases over that span.

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Regarding his ability, Davidson has a nice upright swing. He can drive through the ball with strength to different parts of the field.

His power is something to watch, as Davidson has consistently shown it off over his first two college seasons. It includes a two home run game, one from each side of the plate as well as a home run which left the park. For as tall and lanky as Davidson is, it is impressive.

As a freshman in 2016, Davidson won the North Carolina Gatorade State Player of the Year. It included being named to the Freshman All-American Team by both D1 Baseball and Perfect Game.

As a name who could find himself available at the end of the first round, if Davidson is still on the board, the Cubs should pull the trigger – especially given the development of recent years concerning former top prospect Addison Russell.