Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/16/13
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After 10 games this season, Ike Davis has a .128/.244/.205 slash line.  Those who want to focus on the positive will point out that he’s doing an excellent job with a 13.3 BB/9 and how nobody can look good when they possess a .154 BABIP, which will certainly go up in the weeks and months ahead. Also, Davis had a .139/.205/.306 slash line after 10 games last year and he recovered to hit 32 HR and drive in 90 runs. Still, it’s hard not to be frustrated by Davis’ slow start and one can’t help but wonder why he abandoned the batting stance he had so much success with in the second half of last season.  Let’s look at three screen captures of Davis in the batter’s box.  The first one is from April of 2012. Here, Davis is standing almost straight up in the box.  Pitchers pounded him on the outside part of the plate, particularly with breaking stuff that left Davis mostly helpless.  Compare this early stance to what Davis used at the end of the year.  This one is from September of 2012. ...
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