Chris Davis, Jesus' Younger Brother

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Chris Davis, Jesus' Younger Brother

Postby sean1981 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:35 pm

Interesting take here from CBS' Al Melchior:

For Chris Davis, the news is mixed. On the plus side, his minor league whiff rate hovered around the 25 percent mark, and at age 23 next season, he could take a big step forward. Unforttunately, he'll be taking that step from the 30 percent whiff rate he established with the Rangers last season. Also, while his 17.4 AB/HR was impressive, it's substanially higher than the rates of other successful, high-whiff rate sluggers like Dunn, Howard and Ryan Ludwick. Davis should be good enough to be a mixed league player next year, but don't make the mistake of taking him too early based on a prorating of last season's stats. Ryan Zimmerman and Jorge Cantu, and not Evan Longoria and Aramis Ramirez, are his most likely comparables. ... y/11211721

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Re: Chris Davis, Jesus' Younger Brother

Postby Grey » Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Davis's line drive and fly ball rate makes him a more intriguing than Cantu and his power is more legit than Zimmerman. Davis could fall into a bad funk with the Ks, but they've never shown themselves to be much of a problem in the minors, where he also K'd a lot.
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