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Why A’s Bob Melvin, Billy Beane believe Khris Davis will bounce back

OAKLAND—For all of the positive developments in the A’s 2019 season, there still is one giant unsolved mystery.

What in the world happened to Khris Davis?

After recording at least 40 home runs and 100 RBI in each of his first three seasons with the A’s, while incredibly batting .247 all three years, Davis plummeted back to earth this year. The 31-year-old slashed just .220/.293/.387, all career-worsts, with only 23 homers and 73 RBI.

“I know it was frustrating for Khris,” A’s executive vice president Billy Beane said. “I think he probably put a lot of pressure on himself. Khris takes a lot of pride in his role on the team and being that guy who’s the 40-homer, middle-of-the-lineup guy. I think he was trying to find the answer as much as anybody, and it certainly wasn’t for a lack of effort on his part or the coaching staff’s.

Well, it sure beats believing in the alternative…..


QLE Posted: October 06, 2019 at 12:47 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. A triple short of the cycle Posted: October 07, 2019 at 07:16 PM (#5887622)
Unfortunately I don't see him bouncing back and he was only a 2-3 WAR player at his peak. I would say the A's extended him mainly as a PR move, being too cheap to spend some real money by extending Chapman or Olson.

   2. Howie Menckel Posted: October 07, 2019 at 07:27 PM (#5887628)
I was hoping his xBA - a better predictive measure than BA - would be .247.

alas, it was just .222. he got what he deserved.
   3. Alex meets the threshold for granular review Posted: October 08, 2019 at 02:28 AM (#5887809)
Didn't realize Khris Davis batted .247 four seasons in a row, which joins Eddie Murray's 156-156-156-157 run of OPS+ marks and Musial's 1815 hits at home/1815 on the road for one of my favorite freakishly consistent stats.
   4. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: October 08, 2019 at 08:33 AM (#5887822)
Don’t forget Adam Dunn hitting 40 home runs five years in a row, and then declining down to 38 and 38 in years six and seven.
   5. gef, talking mongoose & vexatious litigant Posted: October 08, 2019 at 09:42 AM (#5887841)
Or Don Buford's 3 straight seasons with 99 runs. He was done one season later and never did get to 100.
   6. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 08, 2019 at 11:37 AM (#5887897)
Wladimir Balentien hit 31 homers four of six seasons in Japan. The other two seasons he hit 60 and 1, which averages 30.5 which rounds to 31.
   7. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 08, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5887911)

Don’t forget Adam Dunn hitting 40 home runs five years in a row, and then declining down to 38 and 38 in years six and seven.

It was only 4 years, but yeah that's still one of my favorites. He also hit 46 the year before the streak and 41 a few years later.

   8. Itchy Row Posted: October 08, 2019 at 12:20 PM (#5887915)
Lloyd Moseby's HR totals his first six years were 9-9-9-18-18-18.

He never got to 27 or 36.

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