SpecialFNK wrote:people might have been saying the same thing about Jose Bautista back in 2010.
May- .287/.422/.766/1.188/ 12 HR
June- .179/.324/.369/.693/ 4 HR
I'm not saying watch out Chris Davis is the next Jose Bautista, but I do think he has high potential. low risk, potentially high reward.
I likely wouldn't be owning him in a standard league, but I wouldn't write him off as if everything he did in April was a mirage.
no, Bautista never had any of the prospect hype that Davis had.
so whenever he had a hot month everyone just wrote it off as exactly what it was - a hot month.
Nobody ever thought he would amount to anything special fantasy-wise.
Davis on the other hand was supposed to be the second coming of god himself. whenever he had a hot month everyone used to think "oooh he finally figured it out!"
and for some reason, lots of people still do.
but he hasnt, and most likely never will, become that guy.
We have very different recollections of Chris Davis' prospect status I think. After his 80 Game stint in the Majors in 2008, there was hype for him to continue to rake in 2009. Beyond that, though, I agree 100%. Since then, it's been a gradually declining hope that one day he could recapture it a bit. He never has. Ever. Any time he isn't completely terrible, people seem to think "hey, maybe this is it!" but the reality is that in all likelihood, this dude is just never going to be anything more than he currently is.