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With the Valley Fever behind him, Davis will look to build upon last year's second-half performance, where he hit 20 home runs, the most of any first baseman in baseball.
Considering that Davis admitted this month that his bout of Valley Fever before the 2012 season fatigued him throughout the year, his power numbers are all the more impressive.
Davis got off to a nightmare start last season, with a .160 batting average through May and a .201 average by the All-Star break. But then Davis had one of the best offensive second halves of any first baseman in baseball, finishing the season with a .227 average, 32 home runs and 90 RBI.
After the All-Star break, Davis hit .255 with a monstrous 20 home runs and 41 RBI. First base is always a deep position in any fantasy draft, but Davis was as good as any in the second half.
In the second half of last season, Davis had the most home runs of any first baseman, and he tied for the fifth-most overall in majors during this time. His totals were even higher than some big-name power hitters including Giancarlo Stanton, Edwin Encarnacion and Ryan Braun. Davis also had a .888 second-half OPS, ahead of other top offensive first baseman such as Adrian Gonzalez, Adam LaRoche and Joey Votto. His 36 second-half runs were also five away from cracking the top five for first baseman.
In the end, Davis, who turns 26 next month, is healthy this season. He is ready to increase that power production and batting average, a statistic that he admits is an obsession.
Considering his desire to improve his terrible 2012 batting average, as well as the improved Mets lineup, Davis could approach 35 home runs and 100 RBI. Also, due to his young age, there is no reason to believe that his numbers will dip any time soon.
There are plenty of elite fantasy first baseman in baseball, but his second-half numbers from last year should put Davis close to the top of the first base fantasy leaders this season.