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#261 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:43 PM

The Fielding Bible predicts a gold glove for Davis.

 

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#262 Mark Carver

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 01:55 PM

The Orioles arranged an MRI for first baseman Chris Davis, who played most of the season with discomfort in his hand. He never went on the disabled list and the club wanted to be certain that he won’t need surgery.

“There’s so many things like that that are going on, you’re always careful about telling truths that hurt innocent people, and Chris wanted nobody to look at it as an excuse,” Showalter said on Oct. 6.

“He had some discomfort there and it was a challenge for him the last couple months of the season.”

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#263 Nigel Tufnel

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:32 PM

Davis named a gold glove finalist.

 


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:43 AM

Davis named a gold glove finalist.

 

Well deserved.  His defense was excellent.


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 08:54 AM

One other thing.  I read all the time that people want to put Chris in RF.  Chris is okay out in right field but nothing special by any means.  Our corner outfield defense was bad, with Trumbo, Kim, Nolan etc. so Chris would be an improvement over them, but we need real outfielders for next year.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 06:48 PM

MASN: Davis says dislocated thumb is fine, O'Day is recovered from a pair of injuries



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:37 PM

I thought this interview with Davis gives good insight into how a hitter thinks at the plate, especially when he is struggling.

 

Hopefully Chris is going on to one of his hot streaks.  With all the pitching problems, we could use it.

 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:01 PM

He's raised his OPS 154 points over the past 3 games.

 

Which is now good for 12th highest in the AL.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:21 PM

This may be wrong but feels like his hot streaks are too acute. He just explodes for 3 or 4 games and then goes back to being meh. I've accepted he is streaky but I wish he could sustain the hot streaks longer. Say over a few weeks. Even if they mean he isnt white hot as he is over a 3 or 4 game span. Show some consistency

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

I believe I've read analysis that has been done that basically said it doesn't matter when your production comes, it just matters what the total production ends up being.  So someone streaky who can carry your team over brief stretches is just as valuable as a more steady guy with lower highs and higher lows if they have the same overall production at season's end.

 

I do think your observation of Chris having insane weeks and then long down periods does often hold true.  And I don't know how extreme any of those studies went in determining if someone was a crazy hot and cold hitter versus a steady producer.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:37 PM

This may be wrong but feels like his hot streaks are too acute. He just explodes for 3 or 4 games and then goes back to being meh. I've accepted he is streaky but I wish he could sustain the hot streaks longer. Say over a few weeks. Even if they mean he isnt white hot as he is over a 3 or 4 game span. Show some consistency

 

I believe I've read analysis that has been done that basically said it doesn't matter when your production comes, it just matters what the total production ends up being.  So someone streaky who can carry your team over brief stretches is just as valuable as a more steady guy with lower highs and higher lows if they have the same overall production at season's end.

 

I do think your observation of Chris having insane weeks and then long down periods does often hold true.  And I don't know how extreme any of those studies went in determining if someone was a crazy hot and cold hitter versus a steady producer.

 

True and true.

I'd take fewer peaks and valleys if possible...  but the end result is the end result all the same.

Also believe it's true that Chris has more extreme peaks and valleys than most.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

I get that the end results are what matters. However, I think there is a deeper thing to look at when it comes to a team like the O's and the way they are built. We have talked about this on this board before.

 

Lets say a team scores 800 runs in a season basically averaging 5 runs/game. The stat geeks can tell you that equates to X wins in an average season. Scoring 5 runs in a game means you win more than you lose. But scoring 8 runs in a game doesn't give you many more wins over the scoring of 5 but scoring 2 gives you way less wins than scoring 5. So if a team has a number of Chris Davis they can go out and score 8 runs/game for 5 games and likely win all 5 games. But then they turn around and only score 2 runs/game for the next 5 games. At the end of those 10 games they have scored 50 runs but they are probably only 5-5.






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