Chris Davis is undoubtedly the hottest player in the MLB and I’m not talking about appearance. The league leader in RBIs has smashed four home runs this season and has not hit a home run in his last two games. The Baltimore Orioles know about Davis’ uncanny power, but the entire American League is taking notice of the first basemen’s great stretch.
The Orioles are currently weathering the storm of Opening Week and are an even 3-3 early in the season. Davis has been a big factor in this team’s success, but his 33-homer campaign in 2012 was integral for the Orioles making the postseason. The end of 2012 was a great time for Davis as he clobbered six home runs in the clubs last seven games; that’s the kind of production that cemented the Orioles as American League menaces.
Looking around the league there is not a hitter in the MLB who is more dialed in than Davis and his statistics are a testament to just how red-hot he is. In the last 13 games (dating back to last season) the Orioles slugger has 10 home runs and 30 RBIs — that is a good season for a lot of ballplayers!
The Minnesota Twins‘ pitching may have been Davis’ kryptonite as he was 3-11 in the series which made his illustrious .455 batting average take a little bit of a dive. You know someone is on a tear when they have a home run and six RBIs in a three-game span and they are “cooling off.” Nonetheless, the Orioles have to be excited about the increasing production from Davis as the Orioles will need him to keep the hits coming if they want to return to the MLB postseason.