The A's aren't playing it safe with 2019 first-round draft pick Logan Davidson.
The No. 29 overall pick is among 10 non-roster players the A's invited to spring training Friday.
A's announce 10 additional non-roster invitees to spring training:
RHP Tanner Anderson
RHP Ben Bracewell
RHP Wandisson Charles
RHP Parker Dunshee
RHP Brian Howard
RHP Miguel Romero
INF Nick Allen
INF Logan Davidson
OF Greg Deichmann
OF Mark Payton
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Davidson, a shortstop, isn't on the A's 40-man roster, but the invite will give him a chance to compete in big league camp. Barring an incredible showing in the Cactus League, the A's No. 7 prospect won't break camp with the A's. But this opportunity allows him to try to impress A's coaches.
In 54 games with the short-season Vermont Lake Monsters, Davidson slashed .239/.345/.332 with seven doubles, four homers and 12 RBI.
The other invitee to keep an eye on in camp is A's No. 6 prospect Nick Allen. While small in stature, the middle infielder is an incredible defensive player and could find himself playing for the A's at some point in 2020. While Marcus Semien is blocking Allen's path at shortstop, the 21-year-old could get a look at second base if none of the other in-house options pan out for Oakland.
Three other top-30 prospects were invited to spring training: Outfielder Greg Deichmann (No. 17), right-handed pitcher Brian Howard (No. 22) and right-handed pitcher Parker Dunshee (No. 24).
A's top pick Logan Davidson among spring training non-roster invitees originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area