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.