In an interesting statistical anomaly, Chris Davis entering play today has exactly as many Home Runs, RBIs, and Walks as he did in all of the 2012 season as a whole. Not kidding, you can check it out here. So far in his breakout 2013 campaign, Davis has exactly 33 home runs, 85 RBIs, and 37 Walks- the same number that he had in all of last year. Cool.
Knowing Davis, this could very well change tonight with another long ball, so he could officially best his 2013 production after tonight. Not only is this little statistical gimmick cool, it also emphasizes just HOW good Davis has been this season. 33 homers in one year is great. 33 homers before the All Star break? That’s just insane, and puts Davis on track to break the American League record in home runs (and the clean record for all of MLB history.)
While Davis has matched his counting stats from last season, he has far surpassed any and every season he’s had in terms of slash line. He’s hitting an incredible .313/.390/.696 (!!) on the season, compared to .270/.326/.501 last season- his best season before 2013. He has emerged as one of the best power hitters in all of baseball after flashing his power potential last season.