In Wednesday’s blowout win, J.D Davis singled in the first, homered to left in the second and ripped a two-run single in the eighth inning. He has hit .292 with an .884 OPS as a minor leaguer with 43 homers spanning the last two seasons. He also won the Pacific Coast League (Class AAA) batting title last year.
That production has not translated to the majors yet, but that can be attributed to the lack of regular playing time. Davis has hit only .194 with a .581 OPS in the majors spanning 165 at-bats.
Davis’ homer yesterday came off lefty Adam Conley. Over the last three seasons, he has hit .350 with 27 home runs against south paws. If the Mets are going to hit lefties this season they can turn to Davis’ to provide offense.
If his power that has been shown throughout his minor league career can translate to the big leagues he will be a player to watch out for in 2019.