Chris Davis’ 33 home runs, by the numbers

orioles player at bat with yankees catcher behind him after hitting ball

Earlier this week it was announced that Chris Davis accepted the invitation to participate in next week’s Home Run Derby. And why wouldn’t American League team captain Robinson Cano ask him? The Orioles’ first baseman leads Major League Baseball with 33 homers, some of them looking like he was barely even trying.

In honor of Davis’ inclusion in the Derby, and because everyone loves Chris Davis home runs, here’s a breakdown of his season-to-date total with some help from ESPN’s Home Run Tracker.

Home runs by month: April (9), May (10), June (12), July (2)

Home runs by ballpark: Oriole Park at Camden Yards (16), Comerica Park (3), Fenway Park (2), Nationals Park (1), O.co Coliseum (2), Rogers Centre (3), Target Field (1), Tropicana Field (3), U.S. Cellular Field (1), Yankee Stadium (1)

Home runs by inning: 1st (6), 2nd (7), 3rd (2), 4th (7), 6th (3), 7th (4), 8th (2), 9th (2)

Home runs by opponent: Red Sox (4), White Sox (1), Indians (1), Tigers (4), Royals (1), Angels (1), Dodgers (1), Twins (2), Yankees (6), Athletics (2), Rays (4), Blue Jays (3), Nationals (3)

Home runs by distance: 350-375 feet (2), 376-400 feet (12), 401-425 feet (13), 426-450 feet (6).

This one on May 9 versus the Kansas City Royals, off of former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie, is Davis’ longest so far this season with a true distance of 439 feet. It was home run No. 10 for him.

 

Home run by speed off the bat: 90-100 mph (4), 100.5-105 mph (16), 105.1-110 mph (12), 110+ mph (1).

On June 25 against Justin Masterson of the Cleveland Indians Davis launched this shot that left his bat at 110.9 mph for home run No. 28.

 

Home runs by highest point above the field: 50-75 feet (10), 76-100 feet (11), 101-125 feet (8), 126-150 feet (3), 151+ feet (1).

Chris Davis’ 100th career home run (and No. 23 of 2013) peaked at 151 feet above the Oriole Park at Camden Yards surface. Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox was the victim for this towering blast.

 

Interesting note: All three of the above home runs were hit at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Courtesy of Brooks Baseball, you can see where each of Chris’ home runs has landed.

Few things in sports captivate and create excitement like home runs. Few players have been the talk of MLB in the 2013 season’s first half as Chris Davis has. The 8,272,243 All-Star votes he received speak to that. And it’s been fully deserved. Davis has been making a virtual mockery of opposing pitchers for the better part of his first 90 games of the year, hitting home runs at a pace that could see him set the American League record.

At Citi Field in New York on July 15 Chris Davis won’t add to his home run total for the season, but he should put on a show for the country to see, just as he’s done since April 2, 2013.

feature photo c/o Beth Tenser

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