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Tater Tuesday: Khris Davis (2010)

I’m changing up the formatting on Tater Tuesday.  Just to make it a little easier to read – and probably to write.

So, with that…. Each Tuesday this off-season we will look at home runs or – as the Great George Scott called them – taters.

This week, every home run by Khris Davis from 2010 when he set the Timber Rattlers record for taters in a single season.

This happened 22 times in 2010.

This happened 22 times in 2010.

HR #1
DATE:  April 22

OPPONENT: Cedar Rapids Kernels
HOME or AWAY: Home
OPPOSING PITCHER: David Carpenter
INNING: Bottom of the 8th
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 10-6
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 11-6
NOTE: His first home run of the season came in game #15 of the year.

HR #2
DATE: May 3

OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
HOME or AWAY: Away
OPPOSING PITCHER:  Kane Holbrooks
INNING: Top of the 9th
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Beloit led 7-5
TYPE: Two-run
SCORE AFTER HR: Tied 7-7
NOTE: The Rattlers tied the game on the homer and took the lead later in the ninth.  But, Beloit scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and won the game 9-8 on a homer by Wang Wei-Lin in the tenth.

HR #3
DATE: May 5
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
OPPOSING PITCHER: Eric Fornataro
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 2nd
OUTS: 2
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 4-1
TYPE: Two-run
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 6-1
NOTE: This was in the second game of a doubleheader and the Rattlers would eventually go up 8-1…But, they lost 10-9…despite David going 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, and a single.

HR #4
DATE: May 24
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Michael Lehman
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 5th
OUTS: 2
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers led 3-2

TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 4-2
NOTE: Cameron Garfield and D’Vontrey Richardson also hit solo home runs in this game

HR #5
DATE: May 29
OPPONENT: Cedar Rapids Kernels
OPPOSING PITCHER: Tyler Kehrer
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 6th
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers trail 4-2
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers trail 4-3
NOTE: A home run to lead off the inning

HR #6
DATE:  June 2
OPPONENT: Fort Wayne TinCaps
OPPOSING PITCHER: Jerry Sullivan
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 1st inning
OUTS: 2 outs
SCORE BEFORE HR: 0-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 1-0
NOTE: This ball traveled approximately 7,000 feet.

Parkview Field

Parkview Field

The homer by Davis on June 2 cleared that trellis beyond the black canvas.

The homer by Davis on June 2 cleared that trellis beyond the black canvas.

HR #7
DATE: June 9
OPPONENT:  Bowling Green Hot Rods
OPPOSING PITCHER: Alex Colome
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 2nd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: 0-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 1-0
NOTE: This was in game two of the doubleheader

HR #8
DATE: June 10
OPPONENT: Bowling Green Hot Rods
OPPOSING PITCHER: Deivis Mavarez
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 8th
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Tied 6-6
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 7-6
NOTE: A leadoff home run to give the Rattlers a lead off a guy who has a delivery that looks like this.

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Unfortunately, Bowling Green scored a run with two outs in the top of the ninth and a run in the top of the tenth to beat Wisconsin 8-7.

This was his eighth home run of the season.  This was also his final home run of the first half.  Just under two weeks later, Davis would win the Midwest League Home Run Derby at Fort Wayne.

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I think that gave him some confidence heading into the second half….

HR #9
DATE: June 25
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Tyler Sample
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 2nd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Scoreless
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 1-0
NOTE: This was his first at bat of the second half.

HR #10
DATE: June 26
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Scott Kelley
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 7th
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 10-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 11-0
NOTE: The Rattlers held on for an 11-7 win.

HR #11
DATE: June 28
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
OPPOSING PITCHER: Michael Blazek
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 7th
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Tied 5-5
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 6-5
NOTE: That would be a home run off future Brewers teammate Michael Blazek.  However, the Bandits tied the game in the eighth and won the game 7-6 in 14 innings.

HR #12
DATE: July 3
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Rodolfo Encarnacion
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: 8th
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Bees lead 5-4
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Tied 5-5
NOTE: The Rattlers hit four home runs in this game, but lost 7-6 in 14 innings at Burlington.

HR #13
DATE: July 8
OPPONENT: Beloit Snappers
OPPOSING PITCHER: Michael Tonkin
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 3rd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 4-0
TYPE: 2-run
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 6-0
NOTE: Davis went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and five RBI in this game, a 13-5 win.

HR #14
DATE: July 11
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Sam Runion
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 6th
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 2-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 3-0
NOTE: Another home run to lead off an inning

HR #15
DATE: July 11
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Scott Kelley
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 8th
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers lead 3-1
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 4-1
NOTE: Burlington had scored a run in the top of the eighth to get close.  Davis answered with a homer for his first multi-tater game of the season.

HR #16
DATE: July 12
OPPONENT: Burlington Bees
OPPOSING PITCHER: Keaton Hayenga
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 5th
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Bees lead 9-5
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Bees lead 9-6
NOTE: The Timber Rattlers came back for a 15-12 win in this game.  Davis went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double, a pair of singles, a walk, two RBI, and FIVE RUNS SCORED.

HR #17
DATE: August 9
OPPONENT: Clinton LumberKings
OPPOSING PITCHER: Nick Czyz
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 2nd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Tied 0-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 1-0
NOTE:   Home run #16 happened in game #86 of the season.  Homer #17 came in game #111.

HR #18
DATE: August 10
OPPONENT: Clinton LumberKings
OPPOSING PITCHER: Erasmo Ramirez
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 2nd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Tied 0-0
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 1-0
NOTE: This leadoff homer marks the fourth time Davis his home runs in consecutive games.

HR #19
DATE: August 12
OPPONENT: Quad Cities River Bandits
OPPOSING PITCHER:  Dan Calhoun
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING:  Top of the 7th
OUTS: 2
SCORE BEFORE HR: Timber Rattlers lead 6-3
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Timber Rattlers lead 7-3.
NOTE: Big insurance run here for Davis in the top of the eighth.  The River Bandits scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull to within 7-6.  Wisconsin held on for the 7-6 lead.

HR #20
DATE: August 29
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
OPPOSING PITCHER: Chris Mederos
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 2nd
OUTS: 0
SCORE BEFORE HR: Timber Rattlers trail 1-0
TYPE: 2-run
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 2-1
NOTE: The game was tied 10-10 in the bottom of the eleventh inning.  Davis smacked a single to drive in Kentrail Davis with the game winning run.

HR #21
DATE: August 31
OPPONENT:  Kane County Cougars
OPPOSING PITCHER: Kenny Smalley
HOME or AWAY: Home
INNING: Bottom of the 5th
OUTS: 0 outs
SCORE BEFORE HR: Timber Rattlers lead 6-4
TYPE: Solo
SCORE AFTER HR: Timber Rattlers lead 7-4
NOTE: The Timber Rattlers went on to a 16-4 win.  This home run tied Matt Hagen and Juan Silvestre for the single season franchise record in homers.

DATE: September 5
OPPONENT: Kane County Cougars
OPPOSING PITCHER:  Aaron Larsen
HOME or AWAY: Away
INNING: Top of the 3rd inning
OUTS: 1
SCORE BEFORE HR: Rattlers trail 2-1
TYPE: Two-run
SCORE AFTER HR: Rattlers lead 3-2
NOTE: And this home run, on the second to last day of the 2010 season was the record breaker.

Homer #22

High Fives!

High Fives!

WRAP-UP:

Here’s the slashline with walks and strikeouts for Davis in the first half of the season, the half he hit eight homers:
.292/.389/.483; Walks: 32; Strikeouts: 62

Here’s the slashline with walks and strikeouts for Davis in the second half of the season, the half he hit 14 homers:
.267/.406/.516; Walks 45; Strikeouts: 58

Make of that what you will.

Khris Davis - 22 Homer Runs in 2010.

Khris Davis – 22 Home Runs in 2010.

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Khris Davis: Statistically

Bernie’s Crew has selected Khris Davis as their Brewers Minor League Player of the Year.  And they back it up with statistics.

Khris Davis began the season under-the-radar due to his injury issues that kept him from playing more than 10 games in his first professional season.  The Brewers drafted him out of Cal State Fullerton, which has traditionally churned out quality bats year-in and year-out.  In fact, Davis and Komatsu both played together at Cal State Fullerton — so the hitting pedigree there is easy to see.

2010 marked a record breaking year for Davis in Appleton.  The long balls kept coming and coming all season.  He set the record for most home runs hit by a Timber Rattler in one season with 22.  The 22-year-old also won the Home Run Derby in the Midwest League All-Star Game.  Both were impressive power performances and firmly vaulted him into the eyes of the Brewers’ faithful.

The young man hit .278/.396/.497 in one of the toughest environments in all of the minor leagues.  For example, the average hitter in the Midwest League hit .255/.329/.373 in 2009.  Davis obviously blew those numbers out of the water, especially the power numbers and the OBP (the two factors that most directly create runs, getting on base and clearing the bases).

Davis brings two specific tools to the table that are particularly valuable in a corner outfielder, power and patience.

Though barely tasting professional baseball the season before, he began the season on a tear and never turned back.  Davis finished the year with a .219 ISO and a .893 OPS — both of which are well above-average offensively, even for a corner outfielder.  As an example, Prince Fielder posted a .209 ISO in 2010 for the Brewers.  The pure power is there and legit.

ISO is isolated power.  Here is the wiki on that. I thought a good idea to compare Davis to Fielder would be a look at Fielder’s ISO and OPS from his 2003 season in the Midwest League.  Now, granted, Fielder was 19 years old at the time, but it seems like a decent comparison.

Prince Fielder’s 2003 OPS: .935
Prince Fielder’s 2003 ISO: .285

.285?  Did I do that correctly?  If so…that’s, um, that’s, well…wow.  Even when you take into account the 8-foot high fence and that it’s only 380 feet to center field at Pohlman Field that’s…good…right?

Head over and read the rest of the case for Khris Davis at Bernie’s Crew.

Vote for Khris Davis!

MiLB.com is running a season ending vote for Hitter of the Year in all of the classifications of minor league baseball.  Rattlers slugger Khris Davis is up against some tough competition for Class A Hitter of the Year:

Jared Clark of Ashville
Khris Davis of Wisconsin
Nick Franklin of Clinton
Mike Trout of Cedar Rapids
JD Martinez of Lexington
Jean Segura of Cedar Rapids

A full writeup on all of the players up for the award is here.

I don’t think that I need to ask you for whom to vote*cough*Just head over to this link and scroll down to vote for Khris Davis*cough*….BUT, here is a subtle reminder:

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Photo credits: Fort Wayne TinCaps, Patrick S. Blood, Ann Mollica
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