Sep 30, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis (19) hits a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
#1 – Chris Davis
Davis has had a better season than I imagined he would have, though I was far from alone in hoping for something like even 35 homers and a .235 average. Overall at this moment he has the MLB-leading 45 home runs with a .258 average and 112 RBIs. Hopefully he can add a few more onto those numbers against the Yankees this finale weekend.
Davis also leads the world in strikeouts at 206, which places him yet again on the all-time list in this category. As I have said often lately, more on this after the season ends.
For September, Davis played in all 27 O’s games and hit .295 with 10 home runs and 20 RBIs. He had 10 and 22 in August, but the batting average was better in September. So was the OBP at .427! That is a huge number, built up by 18 walks. Also huge is the OPS of 1.112.
This was certainly his best month of the year, and surely the second half of the season came at a fortuitous time for Davis’ career and pending free agency. He will be expensive. It is presumed that Baltimore will not be able to compete for his services, but we can hope that clearing out a number of other salaries may make this possible.
We will soon put together a Top 10 Orioles of 2015 list. Stay with us on The Baltimore Wire throughout the offseason.
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