Found August 02, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
[Editor's note: While working on this analysis of the Baltimore Orioles' chances of contending into September, Andrew put together a section on Chris Davis. It's so long and such in-depth statistical analysis that we're just breaking it out as its own article.] Chris Davis has finally begun to translate his well-documented minor league success into his big league game. While Davis’ 25+ home run pace is in line with his career averages, his current .260 batting average has been a welcome surprise for the Orioles. Analyzing Davis’ statistics, there is certainly reason for optimism: Davis’  batting average on balls in play is .329, which, although high, is absolutely sustainable. When Davis hits a line drive or a fly ball, he gets a hit better than 50% of the time (.511 avg), and that statistic is not a mistake–when Davis hits the ball squarely, he hits it hard. Even more encouragingly, since Davis is a power hitter a good majority of his balls in play will inevitably...
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