Davidson has posted a 133-80-2 overall record, including a 25-14-1 record in his first year with the Boom. The .638 winning percentage was good for the second highest in his five years.
He continues to attract top talent and 2015 was no exception. Brett Morales was named league CY Young winner. The Boom sent a league-high nine players to the Florida Collegiate Summer League South All-Star team. Tanner Stanley (Richmond) and Austin Glorious signed professional contracts during the season.
Davidson played at Rollins College from 1998 to 2002. He left a lasting impression, as he racked up the stats to earn himself a spot in Rollins Tars Baseball history. In the history of Rollins baseball, he currently ranks third in base-on-balls (135) and doubles (54). His 170 runs scored ranks fourth, while he is fifth in hits with 253. He is also in the top 20 in extra-base hits at 15 with 63.
He continued his career, when the Tars catcher was drafted in the 28th round of the 2002 MLB draft by the Houston Astros. Despite his height (5-foot-9), his fire, competitiveness and intensity was unquestionable.
Davidson earned the Astros minor league player of the year in 2002. His rise through the ranks of their farm system was due to his stellar defense and offensive production. Batting .330 or higher in each of his next three seasons was enough for the organization to promote him to their Double-A team in Corpus Christi by 2006. Davidson’s playing career would come to an end in 2007, after making it to the Triple-A level with the Round Rock Express. Despite fall...
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... me KD,” Davidson barked, as a new player walked into the clubhouse and greeted him.
That is the kind of guy he is, whether he is tossing batting practice, instructing his pitchers and catchers in the bullpen or working with a young hitter in the batting cage.
Off the field he is known to mentor and give advice to his past and present players. When he is not spending time with his family or at work, he is always looking for another way to improve his team, league or baseball in general.
Some opposing fans, players, coaches and even officials have not always agreed with his intensity on the diamond. However, his players, assistant coaches love competing with and for him, because they know he will always have their back.
If you are looking for Davidson between February and August, your best bet is to find out where his team is playing and that is where he will be.
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