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    Is Ike Davis capable of hitting 40 HR in 2013?

    In a post to SBNation’s Fake Teams about Ike Davis, Ray Guilfoyle says:

    “Davis will have to improve in two areas before reaching the 40 home run plateau. He needs to hit better than .174 vs lefties, as he did in 2012. … In addition, Davis was horrible at home last season. … If Davis can get off to a hot start like he did to start the 2011 season, before his ankle injury, and show some improvement hitting at home and vs lefties, I see him challenging for the National League home run title in 2013. He hit 32 home runs in 2012 after a horrible first two months, and ended the season tied for fourth in the NL in homers, so he has a very good shot at the NL home run title should he be able to put together six power-filled months like he did in June through September last season.”

    Last month on WFAN, Davis admitted, “I was pretty bad,” to start last season, so he understands why some fans and media felt he should have been sent to the minor leagues.

    However, because he was rehabbing from ankle surgery last winter, he wasn’t able to run much and feels he lost a lot of athleticism in advance of Spring Training, which was further complicated by ‘stuff in his lung,’ and potential Valley Fever.

    This is why he was totally out of rhythm for much of the first half of last season, he explained. Eventually, he got stronger and healthier, and was able to put together a better plan at the plate.

    This winter he’s been training properly, the Valley Fever situation is behind him, and, he says, “I’m healthy, which is exciting, because I haven’t been this healthy in two years.”

    Davis, 25, hit .201 with 12 HR and 49 RBI during the first half of last year. In the second half, he rebounded to lead the National League with 20 HR, 41 RBI and hit .255.
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    I'd say he's capable.

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    2 things when it comes to Ike I want to see...

    1) Put a full season together...stay healthy and be consistent..can't have horrible first half and good second from you clean up hitter

    2) Better plate discipline to bring that average up

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    I'd say so, but team's will pitch around him a hell of a lot more, assuming he bats fourth and David bats third.

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    Jeez, if he can just hit .230-.240 off lefties and .280 off righties he'd be hitting 35-40 HR a year.

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    He'll set the Mets franchise record with 42 HR and then go to arbitration and get dealt.

    But yeah, I definitely see 35+ plus from him.

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    Yes, he is. Yes, he will.

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    I say he hits over 40 this year. He's ready to breakout. It wouldn't hurt if the Mets found a 5 hitter to hit behind him though


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio40 View Post
    I say he hits over 40 this year. He's ready to breakout. It wouldn't hurt if the Mets found a 5 hitter to hit behind him though
    Wright has always been a better 5 hitter from what I remember, but the Mets refuse to put him there anymore since we don't have a 1,2,3,6,7,8 hitter.

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    I can see 40 + HR's here and there. He needs more protection as more then one of you has pointed out.
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    He will hit 40 this yr and do not be suprised if he hits more then that.
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    I'm not gonna place huge expectations on a young player. I like his chances of getting 40 though.

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    Can he? Sure. He certainly has the bat to do it.

    I'd be happy with some level of consistent power production over the entire year. If that equates to 30 HRs, that's more than fine by me. He needs to be a consistent threat.
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    If he is able to hit 40+ homers at Citi, just imagine what he could do in other hitter friendly stadiums. Trade value is going to go to the moon!
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