Ike Davis‘ 2012 season can be summed up in just one word: inconsistent. Fans had high hopes for Davis, who many thought could rise to stardom last year. Two months in, however, people started to question whether Davis should even be on the team, as his batting average struggled to even approach .200.
Later in the season, Davis picked up the production, and his batting average gradually rose above .200. And with the hits, came the home runs. In April and May, Davis combined for just five home runs. The rest of the way, he hit 27, including nine in the month of July.
Davis was inconsistent, but overall much better after June 1, as shown by his numbers.
You can clearly see a huge difference between the Ike Davis of April and May and the Davis of the last four months of the year. He looked like a minor league player, and then all of a sudden, one of the best power hitters in the National League. His ISO (which measures a player’s raw power) of .283 from June 1 on would have been third ...