Braxton Davidson 2016 Outlook
Davidson has been tagged with the label as the next great power hitter since his drafting, and I rather like the fact that the Braves have traded for, drafted, and signed some guys on the international market who can alleviate some of that responsibility from being solely on Braxton’s shoulders. He has a pure power stroke currently that with minor modification could be the type of stroke with his batting eye that could produce a .260/.375/.500 line in the majors if he realizes his potential.
Davidson will likely start 2016 in Carolina, and I do think the Braves will continue to be patient with his bat, moving him one level at a time, unless he truly pushes their hand. That would put him on pace to see the majors in September of 2018 as a call up and 2019 full-time. If he continues to build on his 2015 strides, the Braves could be very happy with the guy they slot into right field once he arrives in Atlanta.