Senior shortstop Michael Davis was primed for a breakout year going into the season and after getting off to a slow start, Davis has been on a torrid pace. Over his current five game hit streak, Davis has gone 10-20 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs. Raising his season avg 133 points up to .333.
Davis is slugging .578 and has an OPS of 1.034. Out of this world numbers through the first part of the season and did most of it while sweeping a Top 15 team in South Alabama. Thirteen games and forty five at bats into the season, and Davis has already halved his total offensive production from 2017, where he posted a .269 average with 6 home runs and 29 RBIs. Currently, Davis is hitting .333 with 3 home runs and 14 RBIs.
To put this in perspective, if Davis had these stats in the Major Leagues, he’d have a WAR of 7.9 through these first 13 games. Obviously, no streak in baseball is sustainable, but even so, if Davis keeps up only half of this pace he’ll have a career year and be a major reason of Texas Tech’s success.
Davis’ next opportunity to extend his hitting streak will be against New Mexico this Wednesday at 1 pm at Rip Griffin Park.