2023 Player Outlook
2023 Recap: Davis' 144 games last year were the most he's played in a season, and he hit .248 for the second straight season, while posting a .738 OPS, 18 home runs, and 69 RBI. However, it was really a tale of two seasons from Davis, as his .277/.350/.450 slash line before the All-Star Break was significantly better than his .207/.290/.359 mark after it. Despite a significant drop from the past two years in terms of his barrel rate, his 9.6 percent mark was still serviceable, and he still made a lot of hard contact. Regression in terms of his hard contact metrics were to be expected, as his 2022 numbers seemed like a considerable outlier.
2024 Outlook: He hits too many ground balls to expect much more power production than what he showed last season, and particularly over the last two seasons, there's much more swing-and-miss in his game. Even if he gets to 16-18 home runs again this season, he won't provide much else for fantasy managers, and his only real substantial fantasy contributions will come in NL-only formats. In mixed leagues, he's an afterthought in drafts, outside of the deepest of setups.