Matt Davidson gets it. With a big -- and 35 ounces is big these days -- power bat, he is considered by many observers as the Diamondbacks third baseman of the future. Davidson is working toward that day by staying in the present while working to develop his other tools.
It was apparent in his commitment this past offseason, when he spent every weekday after the conclusion of the D-backs instructional league program on strength and agility training at EM Power and Speed near his Southern California home. Included in the routine were two evenings a week with another personal trainer.
Lakers game or training? Concert or training?
It always came down to the workout.
It is the same at Class AA Mobile, where Davidson does extra work with former Gold Glove shortstop Jay Bell on the field and strength coach Jordan Wolf in the training room.
He goes the extra mile on and off the field to make sure he plays in the big leagues and has success, D-backs director of player development Mike ...