As a 21-year-old in the minor leagues he hit 36 doubles and 35 home runs in just under 500 at bats. That kind of power is virtually unheard of. At 22-years-old he hit 21 doubles and 23 home runs in just under 300 at bats.
So, as a very young player he hit 57 doubles and 58 home runs in 792 at bats (along with 4 triples). So he was averaging an XBH at age 21 and 22 every 6.65 at bats.
Fastforward to his "prime" for power output and he is now averaging an XBH every 5.36 at bats.
That doesn't fit the "massive improvement out of nowhere" category for me.
Chris Davis says the record he's chasing is 61 home runs. Votto disagrees.
"If Chris feels like 61 is the home run record, maybe he’s just selfishly pegging that number as the home run record so if he passes it he can wear a crown or something like that, there would be a lot of money in that."
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