Bits: D-backs' Davidson worth a look 

August, 12, 2013
8/12/13
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Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross likely suffered a season-ending injury Sunday when he dislocated his right hip running to first base. Ross was actually one of the most added hitters in ESPN standard leagues, but it's quite possible that Ross' pain could be Matt Davidson's gain. Davidson, the slugging prospect called up because infielder Eric Chavez was placed on the disabled list, made his big league debut Sunday and singled in three at-bats.

The Diamondbacks could give Davidson a chance at regular playing time, moving the versatile Martin Prado to left field. Both hit right-handed, but it's reasonable to think Davidson could deliver the power that would have been expected of Ross. After all, Davidson hit 16 home runs for Triple-A Reno, was the MVP of the Futures Game and won the Triple-A Home Run Derby last month. Colleague Keith Law praised Davidson for his "easy right-handed swing and potential for above-average power," and now that the playing time hurdle has potentially been removed, Davidson is worth a look in deep leagues.