7/1/2014 1:05 A.M. ET
Top White Sox prospect Davidson homers twice
By Teddy Cahill / MLB.com
White Sox No. 1 prospect Matt Davidson hit two home runs in the second game of a doubleheader Monday night, including a walk-off blast to give Triple-A Charlotte a 7-5 victory against Gwinnett in 10 innings.
Davidson's first home run was a solo shot off Braves' No. 9 prospect Cody Martin in the fourth inning. His second was a two-run blast off reliever Terry Doyle and gave Charlotte a split in the twin bill. Davidson, who is ranked No. 63 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, finished the nightcap 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. He did not play in the first game.
The White Sox acquired Davidson from the D-backs in exchange for Addison Reed in December. He appeared in 31 games with the D-backs last year, but has struggled in his first season with his new organization and hasn't yet earned a return trip to the Major Leagues. He is hitting .201/.280/.414 and has struck out 96 times in 74 games with Charlotte.
Lately, however, Davidson seems to have started to find himself at the plate. In his last 10 games, he is hitting .353/.476/.794 with four home runs and 11 runs. He homered nine times in June and now ranks second in the International League with 15 home runs this season.