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chris davis gotta be on something. i was comparing this year to every single previous year he had sick.gif
he went from playing like a seattle mariner to playing like a texas ranger sick.gif
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Originally Posted by ***a5in11 View Post

chris davis gotta be on something. i was comparing this year to every single previous year he had sick.gif
he went from playing like a seattle mariner to playing like a texas ranger sick.gif

i remember watching a Jays game last season and he hit 3 home runs, I thought he was the next Jason Gambi the way he made it look so easy. Found out he was more like a poor man Adam Dunn, now he is looking like a 2006 Ryan Howard

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Davis isn't on anything, the power was always there.  He's hitting a lot more fly balls so naturally he's hit more home runs while also walking more and striking out less.  He's also made minor adjustments to his swing to eliminate a slight uppercut.

 

Davis in 2011:

 

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You can see his front shoulder lower and dip a little as he swings.

 

Davis in 2013:

 

 

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Here you see a noticeable difference as his bat travels through the strikezone on a much more level plane.

 

This change hasn't only resulted in more power but better contact in general.

 

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His hitting profile has pretty much remained the same as last year except for three areas - the upper left, lower left, and lower right of the zone.  Those areas are generally the most difficult for left-handed hitters to make contact; the difficulty is exacerbated with an uppercut swing.  He's focused more on pitches in his wheelhouse and started laying off "junk".

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chris davis gotta be on something. i was comparing this year to every single previous year he had sick.gif
he went from playing like a seattle mariner to playing like a texas ranger sick.gif

Dont start with me man with this steroid stuff.
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Clutch catch.
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Clutch catch.

Better than Eaton dropping that ball in his first game back, right? lol
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I have not analyzed Chris Davis' swing from season to season, so you very well could be correct that he has less of an uppercut now. But your gif example was very poor. The gif where you are trying to demonstrate his uppercut, the pitch he swung at was letter high.....where as the other gif, the pitch is nuts high. Of course he is going to look like his swing is flatter on the pitch that isnt up by his armpits. laugh.gif
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yall gotta give props when its due Davis is the man now smokin.gif but Miggy is still a better player
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Lol padres got Sandoval with the hidden ball trick but don't count since time was called....


Shoulda called his *** out
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But the pitcher was on the mound! I believe he has to be off the mound
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You can't be on the mound dirt, and if I'm not mistaken it is a balk if you are.

The hidden ball trick will never work in the majors after a base hit cause time is almost always called. Only time I could ever see it happening is after a pick off attempt.
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You can't be on the mound dirt, and if I'm not mistaken it is a balk if you are.

The hidden ball trick will never work in the majors after a base hit cause time is almost always called. Only time I could ever see it happening is after a pick off attempt.

 

Right, if the first basemen would just keep the ball n the runner took a lead n got his *** that way

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Davis also benefited from having Jim Thome on the team last year. From what I've read, Davis really picked his brain.

He still strikes out at a high rate, but he's making more swings for contact than before. I'm so happy he's on the squad. Just gotta get that starting pitching solidified.
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mean.gif how I had to watch the Nats blow a game tonight.
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Harper's ejection was awesome.
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Chris Perez has been fuego since coming off the DL.

Wish Holland wasn't on KC. Underrated.

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You can't be on the mound dirt, and if I'm not mistaken it is a balk if you are.

The hidden ball trick will never work in the majors after a base hit cause time is almost always called. Only time I could ever see it happening is after a pick off attempt.

You are incorrect. A pitcher just cant be on the rubber. He can be on the dirt.
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Timmaaayyyyyyyyyyy

 

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They better trade him after this game.
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Great catch. Every no hitter has like one or two amazing defensive plays that saved it for the pitcher
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Timmmmmmmyyyy bout to get this!
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Good for him man...Biggups Timmy. Buckoo Buckoooo!!!

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congrats timmy ...
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F Ya Timmy.
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Imma Yankees fan. But I love my NY rooted teams. Mad happy for Tim and Giants baseball.
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