Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chris Davis Is En Fuego

In the first four games of the 2013 season, Chris Davis has become a fantasy baseball dream. At a glance he is what Davis has done: 9 for 15 (.600) with four homers and 16 RBI. According to Eduardo A. Encina in his article Chris Davis' grand slam gives Orioles 9-5 win over Twins on Opening Day from the Baltimore Sun  website dated April 5, 2013:
Davis drove in a career-high five runs on the day, giving him 16 RBIs this season, the most of any player through his team's first four games since RBIs became an official stat in 1920, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That shattered the record of 12 set by the St.Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire (1998) and Philadelphia Phillies' Dolph Camilli (1935)...Davis also became just the fourth player in major league history to homer in his team's first four games — joining Willie Mays (1971), McGwire ('98) and Nelson Cruz (2011).
Of the 9 hits, 7 are extra base hits (3 2B and 4HR) which has his Slugging percentage at an astronomical 1.600 and his OPS is 2.211. Ok, he's not going to continue at that torrid pace for the whole season. Perhaps this is a sign of what was expected of him after his rookie season of 2008. Lee Singer of ESPN Stats & Info wrote an article in March 22, 2010 entitled One2Watch4: Rangers 1B Chris Davis which goes in depth where Davis stood after the disappointing 2009 season.

It should be interesting to see what Chris Davis continues to do. Will he hit another homerun today to make it five homers in the first five games of the season? Will the Twins even pitch to him? We'll have to wait and see.

Sisco Kid

For Further Reading
- Click Here to Access Chris Davis' Career Statistics from Baseball Reference.com