Growing up in Georgia, Mason Davis attended Redan High School, which has graduated the likes of Wally Joyner, Brandon Phillips, and Domonic Brown to the major leagues. Davis hopes to follow in their footsteps and become the next player from Redan High School to achieve success in the major leagues.
At Redan, Davis lettered all four years and hit .340 while swiping 21 bases his senior year. He did not get selected by any major league team during the 2011 amateur draft. Even though he was not selected, Davis had his sights set on continuing his education and his baseball career at The Citadel, which is located in Charleston, South Carolina. As a freshman, Davis who models his game after all-star infielder Jimmy Rollins started all 58 games at second base and flashed his speed stealing 14 bases. Davis picked up some accolades, being named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team once…
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Last week I looked at the Atlanta Braves and tracked their progression as a franchise within the last 5 years. This week, I will continue my analysis of the National League East by looking at the team that finished 8 games under .500 and 4th in the division last year, but seems to be on the rise: the Miami Marlins.
In 2010, the Marlins finished the season 80-82. Over the next three year’s however they saw a steady decline losing 90, 93 and 100 games in 2011, 2012 and 2013, respectively. Within three years, the Marlins went from a middle of the pack team to the worst team in the National League. Things began to turn around in 2014 however, as the Marlins saw a 15 win improvement. Now, it looks as if the Marlins are back on the upswing. This leads me to two questions. First, what happened…
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Just putting together some notes on Giancarlo Stanton’s 2014 home runs. Here’s some fun stuff (all info culled from ESPN Stats and Info Group’s Hittrackeronline.com):
Stanton’s average 2014 home run traveled 415.3 feet. No major leaguer who hit more than 20 homers had a longer average distance.
There were 50 home runs in all of Baseball that traveled at least 450 feet last season. Giancarlo hit 7 of them.
10 teams didn’t hit a single long ball that traveled at least 450 feet.
No other team had more than the Giants’ 5 and the Blue Jays’ 4.
The Angels, Dodgers, Cubs and Royals hit 3, and the Red Sox, Braves, D-Backs, Twins, Rockies, Brewers and Athletics hit 2.
Outside of Stanton’s 7, only 4 major leaguers hit as many as 2 homers of at least 450 feet: Michael Morse of the Giants, Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays, Billy Butler…
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