Seth Davidson

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Seth Aaron Davidson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Seth Davidson played for Team USA then peaked at AA.

Davidson was drafted by the New York Mets in the 23rd round of the 1997 amateur draft out of high school, one round before Jason Phillips, but he opted for college. As a freshman, he hit .333/.393/.490, stole 17 bases and helped USC win the 1998 College World Series. [1] In the 1998 CWS title game, he was 2 for 4 with a steal and three runs from the 9 slot to beat the University of Arizona. [2] That earned him a spot on the US team for the 1998 Baseball World Cup alongside USC teammate Eric Munson. He saw limited action, backing up Keoni De Renne at 2B, Bobby Hill at SS and John Gall in left. He went 0 for 5 but walked twice and was plunked twice for a .444 OBP; he scored one run. [3]

He improved to .345 as a sophomore and was All-Pac-10 Conference. [4] As a junior, he hit .305 and led the Pac-10 with 26 steals; USC went to the 2000 College World Series. [5] The Kansas City Royals selected him in the 46th round of the 2000 amateur draft; he did not sign. His senior year, he hit .323 and USC went to the 2001 College World Series. [6] He finished as USC's career leader in hits (312), runs 9201) and steals (66) and was third with 420 total bases. [7] One 2018 article picked him as the school's 8th-best player ever, right behind Munson and right ahead of Tom Seaver. [8]

The St. Louis Cardinals picked him in the tenth round of the 2001 amateur draft, one pick before Willie Collazo. He hit .277/.352/.318 for the New Jersey Cardinals his first pro summer, splitting time between second and short; he was gunned down in 13 of 18 steal attempts. In 2002, he hit .192/.221/.250 in 42 games for the Potomac Cannons then was sent to the Minnesota Twins as the player to be named later in a deal for another College World Series titlist, Warren Morris. [9] He played the rest of the year for the Quad Cities River Bandits (.230/.306/.297 in 56 G).

The next year, he hit .266/.316/.360 with 26 doubles for Quad Cities and .263/.275/.290 in 12 games for the New Britain Rock Cats. He produced at a .235/.280/.346 clip for the 2004 Rock Cats. He backed up Tommy Watkins at short and Luis Maza at second. He ended his career in the Philadelphia Phillies chain, hitting .250/.321/.333 in 14 games for the 2005 Clearwater Threshers. He had batted .249/.304/.327 in 390 games as a pro, with 164 runs and 124 RBI. He had fielded .960 in 253 games at short and .972 in 93 at second.


  1. Conquest Chronicles
  2. 1999 Baseball Almanac, pg. 335
  3. Defunct IBAF site
  4. 2000 Baseball Almanac, pg. 351 and 365
  5. 2001 Baseball Almanac, pg. 367 and 382
  6. 2002 Baseball Almanac, pg. 389
  8. Conquest Chronicles

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