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Re: Chris Davis

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Tue May 01, 2012 1:27 pm

Izenhart wrote:
Tennessee Jed wrote:He's been killing it. Worth an add?


Until something happens that says he's not worth adding, I'm quite happy with the production he's giving me.

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Re: Chris Davis

Postby machine3 » Tue May 01, 2012 10:48 pm

Rolling along...3-4, 2B, HR :-)
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby NZ Eff » Wed May 02, 2012 12:27 am

Davis has serious pop but the problem has always been his high K rate and low BB and inability to hit lefties. For that reason he is a true platoon player but one that must be rostered while he stays hot. I doubt he keeps the BA over .300 but can hit 25-30 HR's even with only 400 plate appearances. He does look way more relaxed up at the plate this season and for sure has a sweet swing. Reminds of Josh Hamilton actually.
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby Izenhart » Wed May 02, 2012 1:53 am

I think what everyone here really wants to know is:

Will Davis' obvious strengths outweigh his obvious flaws this year?

if you have a black hole at 3B or even 1B he's worth riding while he's doing well and Reynolds/Nickstache are probably the worst 2 hitters in baseball right now.
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby WickedSmaat » Thu May 03, 2012 12:19 am

NZ Eff wrote:Davis has serious pop but the problem has always been his high K rate and low BB and inability to hit lefties. For that reason he is a true platoon player but one that must be rostered while he stays hot. I doubt he keeps the BA over .300 but can hit 25-30 HR's even with only 400 plate appearances. He does look way more relaxed up at the plate this season and for sure has a sweet swing. Reminds of Josh Hamilton actually.


I agree with you on the BA that he probably won't be able to keep up a +.300 pace BUT I disagree with you on the platoon portion of it. While he is a lefty, when he has been hitting well* he has had very good splits against lefties:

2008: .279 v L | .287 v R
2011: .350 v L | .245 v R
2012: .385 v L | .323 v R

*I give the asterisk as your grain of salt. I'm just saying I don't buy that he can't hit lefties as well as righties, especially when he's been shown to dominate in the minors, I doubt his splits were as bad as 2009-2010.

I'm definitely enjoying the ride though, hopefully it keeps on rolling.
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby Izenhart » Thu May 03, 2012 2:19 am

And with Youkilis now on the DL I have added Davis in two more leagues. He's one of my highest % owned now. :-o
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby SpecialFNK » Fri May 04, 2012 5:34 pm

the BABIP is high at .364 so the .316 AVG likely wont continue.

he has always had good LD%
12- 26.7
11- 25.0
10- 22.2
09- 20.6
08- 25.5

his HR/FB is higher than I think he can maintain this year at 22.7%, but he still has the potential for a good HR numbers.

his BB% and K% have improved this season.
12- 8.0 % - 23.0 %
11- 5.2 % - 30.0 %
10- 11.0 % - 29.4 %
09- 5.7 % - 35.8 %
08- 6.3 % - 27.8 %

he is now 26 years old, so maybe he is for real.
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat May 05, 2012 1:22 am

they even started him against the lefty lester who he was 0-10 career. they're that confident in him right now.
he did go 2-6 for the game though.
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby The_Natural » Sat May 05, 2012 11:07 am

Anyone know if he changed something during the offseason like Bautista did a couple of years ago?
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Re: Chris Davis

Postby juliown1028 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:51 pm

0-5, 5 Ks today.

Geez :-o Hopefully this is not a sign for things to come.
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