The Other Khris Davis
We all know of the other worldly exploits of Chris Davis of the Orioles, but the Brewers have their own Khris Davis, he just spells his a little differently. I don’t think we’ll mistake the 2 though. Khris is 25 years old and making his first foray into the Major Leagues. So far, he’s done quite well at the Major League level.
Davis broke camp with the Brewers this April and played a total of 14 games in his first 14 game taste of Major League action. In those 14 games, he really struggled. He hit .188/.278/.313 in just 18 plate appearances. After that, he was sent down to AAA where he hit .255/.349/.473 with 13 home runs in 281 plate appearances. The Brewers called him back up when Ryan Braun was dealing with an injury and then kept him on board as Braun was suspended for the remainder of the season.
Since his call up, Davis has hit .340/.407/.787 with 6 home runs in 54 plate appearances. Early on, he was just coming on as a pinch hitter, but since August 9th, Davis has been the Brewers starting left fielder. He was in the lineup a couple times as designated hitter as well.
What can we expect from Khris Davis the rest of the way?
All through the minors he’s had plus on base skills and solid power potential. The question was if he would be able to put it all together with as a hitter, to make the power play in games. Of his 6 home runs this season 4 have come off of lefties. In the minors this season, his SLG against lefties was .540 compared to a .500 SLG against righties. So his platoon splits don’t really indicate that he has much of a weakness there.
He’s going to get the playing time with Braun out and the Brewers without much else to stick out in left field. He’s owned in just 15.7 of ESPN leagues so if you’re looking for some outfield power Khris Davis can help you out, especially if you’re in an on base league.