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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
10 2392 .239 .332 .414 101 3.6
Birth Date3-22-1987
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 2 months, 26 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2010 NYN 23 147 601 138 33 1 19 72 138 1 3 2 .264 .351 .440 108 6.7 0.2 6.2 2.0
2011 NYN 24 36 149 39 8 1 7 17 31 1 0 0 .302 .383 .543 126 4.5 1.7 2.4 1.1
2012 NYN 25 156 584 118 26 0 32 61 141 1 0 2 .227 .308 .462 108 5.5 -2.5 4.7 1.4
2013 NYN 26 103 377 65 14 0 9 57 101 1 4 0 .205 .326 .334 84 -6.1 -0.6 -4.0 -0.8
2014 NYN 27 12 30 5 1 0 1 6 4 0 0 0 .208 .367 .375 101 0.0 0.1 0.9 0.2
2014 PIT 27 131 397 79 18 0 10 57 74 0 0 4 .235 .343 .378 101 0.5 -1.7 -1.8 0.1
2015 OAK 28 72 239 49 17 0 3 23 44 0 0 0 .229 .301 .350 83 -3.8 -4.3 1.7 -0.4
2016 NYA 29 8 15 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 76 -0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 BRO A- NYP 58 239 .255 .330 .371 .320 95 -4.5 7.0 -4.5 92 0 2.8 0.0 -7.3 -0.2
2009 SLU A+ FSL 59 255 .255 .324 .362 .350 100 14.1 7.4 -4.8 146 0 6.4 -0.2 10.9 2.0
2009 BIN AA EAS 55 233 .259 .327 .384 .381 101 18.6 6.6 -4.2 166 0 3.8 1.0 15.8 2.4
2010 NYN MLB NL 147 601 .253 .318 .396 .321 90 23.8 16.6 -10.5 108 7 6.2 0.2 6.7 2.0
2010 BUF AAA INT 10 42 .251 .314 .381 .385 101 5.5 1.3 -0.8 193 0 0.2 0.1 4.3 0.5
2011 NYN MLB NL 36 149 .253 .315 .392 .344 94 10.2 4.0 -2.6 126 12 2.4 1.7 4.5 1.1
2012 NYN MLB NL 156 584 .251 .311 .397 .246 96 6.8 16.0 -10 108 8 4.7 -2.5 5.5 1.4
2013 NYN MLB NL 103 377 .256 .317 .398 .268 97 -4.2 9.9 -6.2 84 8 -4.0 -0.6 -6.1 -0.8
2013 LVG AAA PCL 21 92 .275 .345 .426 .300 112 8.3 2.6 -1.7 181 0 1.0 -1.5 7.3 0.8
2014 NYN MLB NL 12 30 .257 .322 .396 .211 95 0.8 0.8 -0.4 101 8 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.2
2014 PIT MLB NL 131 397 .247 .307 .382 .270 100 0.6 10.2 -6.1 101 7 -1.8 -1.7 0.5 0.1
2015 OAK MLB AL 72 239 .255 .314 .410 .272 102 -3.3 6.5 -4 83 11 1.7 -4.3 -3.8 -0.4
2015 NAS AAA PCL 5 21 .273 .323 .413 .313 80 -2 0.6 -0.4 48 0 0.1 0.2 -1.4 -0.1
2016 NYA MLB AL 8 15 .265 .327 .425 .333 121 -1.6 0.4 -0.3 76 11 0.1 0.0 -0.4 0.0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 39 163 .274 .342 .417 .330 92 3.6 4.6 -2.9 114 0 -0.4 -1.0 0.0 0.0
2016 SWB AAA INT 26 107 .245 .310 .370 .268 104 -1.6 3.0 -1.9 93 0 -0.7 -0.3 -2.1 -0.2
2017 OKL AAA PCL 35 93 .282 .350 .443 .275 102 -3.5 2.8 -1.5 56 0 -0.4 0.6 -4.7 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 BRO A- NYP 239 215 17 55 15 0 0 70 17 23 43 0 0 .256 .328 .326 .070 0 0
2009 SLU A+ FSL 255 222 28 64 17 3 7 108 28 31 52 0 2 .288 .378 .486 .198 0 0
2009 BIN AA EAS 233 207 30 64 14 0 13 117 43 26 60 0 0 .309 .386 .565 .256 0 0
2010 BUF AAA INT 42 33 8 12 3 0 2 21 4 9 5 0 0 .364 .500 .636 .273 0 0
2010 NYN MLB NL 601 523 73 138 33 1 19 230 71 72 138 3 2 .264 .351 .440 .176 5 0
2011 NYN MLB NL 149 129 20 39 8 1 7 70 25 17 31 0 0 .302 .383 .543 .240 2 0
2012 NYN MLB NL 584 519 66 118 26 0 32 240 90 61 141 0 2 .227 .308 .462 .235 3 0
2013 NYN MLB NL 377 317 37 65 14 0 9 106 33 57 101 4 0 .205 .326 .334 .129 2 0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 92 75 21 22 7 0 7 50 13 17 18 0 0 .293 .424 .667 .373 0 0
2014 NYN MLB NL 30 24 4 5 1 0 1 9 5 6 4 0 0 .208 .367 .375 .167 0
2014 PIT MLB NL 397 336 39 79 18 0 10 127 46 57 74 0 4 .235 .343 .378 .143 4
2015 OAK MLB AL 239 214 19 49 17 0 3 75 20 23 44 0 0 .229 .301 .350 .121 2 0
2015 NAS AAA PCL 21 21 2 5 1 0 0 6 5 0 5 0 0 .238 .238 .286 .048 0 0
2016 ROU AAA PCL 163 142 21 38 12 0 4 62 25 19 37 0 0 .268 .350 .437 .169 2 0
2016 NYA MLB AL 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .000 0 0
2016 SWB AAA INT 107 92 11 20 1 0 5 36 16 14 32 0 0 .217 .318 .391 .174 1 0
2017 OKL AAA PCL 93 85 12 18 5 0 4 35 12 6 32 0 0 .212 .258 .412 .200 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2010 2359 0.4659 0.4142 0.7369 0.5814 0.2683 0.8326 0.5562 0.2631 0.0084
2011 547 0.4845 0.4241 0.7543 0.6151 0.2447 0.8098 0.6232 0.2457 -0.0015
2012 2354 0.4800 0.4452 0.7281 0.6035 0.2990 0.8094 0.5765 0.2719 -0.0011
2013 1530 0.4961 0.4209 0.7189 0.5955 0.2490 0.7854 0.5625 0.2811 -0.0039
2014 1749 0.4808 0.3825 0.8102 0.5434 0.2335 0.8775 0.6651 0.1898 0.0049
2015 929 0.5038 0.4338 0.8213 0.5812 0.2842 0.8750 0.7099 0.1787 -0.0059
2016 51 0.5294 0.5882 0.6667 0.7407 0.4167 0.6500 0.7000 0.3333 0.0000
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-29 - DTD - - - General Medical Illness -
2014-03-03 2014-03-20 Camp 17 0 - Lower Leg Tightness Calf - -
2013-09-01 2013-09-30 60-DL 29 28 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-06-23 2012-06-24 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-05-13 2012-05-13 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-03-02 2012-03-05 Camp 3 0 - General Medical Illness Valley Fever - -
2011-05-11 2011-09-29 60-DL 141 126 Left Ankle Sprain Lateral with Cartilage Injury To Tibia -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 LAN $
2016 TEX $
2015 OAK $3,800,000
2014 NYN $3,500,000
2013 NYN $3,125,000
2012 NYN $506,690
2011 NYN $432,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$11,363,690
5 yrTotal$11,363,690

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 155 dOctagon1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/28/17 (minor-league contract with opt-out provision). Salary of $1.25M in majors.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Texas as a free agent 2/15/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 6/16. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 6/13/16 (1 year, $1.5M pro-rated for remainder of 2016). DFA by NY Yankees 6/25/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/27/16.
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2015). Signed by Oakland 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by Oakland 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$3.5M (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from NY Mets 4/18/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade 11/22/14 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 11/20/14.
  • 1 year/$3.125M (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/21/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$506,690 (2012). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.432M (2011). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by NY Mets 4/19/10.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2008 (1-18) (Arizona State). Signed 6/08, $1.575M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Sure, why not? Ike Davis is a pitcher now! Five years removed from a 32-homer campaign in Queens, the former Sun Devil closer touched 92 from the left side in a six-game trial run in the Arizona League.
2016 Injuries have been part of the problem. Last year Davis missed 33 games in May and June with a strained left quadriceps, then saw his season end in August thanks to a torn left-hip labrum that required surgery. But even when healthy Davis has hit just .222/.328/.356 since his monster 2012. On the bright side, his pitching debut went well: He fired two scoreless innings, making him one of the A's most effective relievers and giving him bragging rights over his dad Ron on the ERA front.
2015 Davis escaped from New York in April, when the Pirates sprung him in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. He went on to have a season that advanced offensive metrics say equaled his 2012, but it still felt like a disappointment. While Davis upped his average by eschewing his dead-pull tendencies in favor of using center field more often, a career-best strikeout-to-walk rate boosted his numbers the most. (It also helps that Clint Hurdle micromanaged to the point that Davis faced righties in more than 90 percent of his plate appearances.) A first baseman who relies on walks for his offense is about as desirable as a computer with more viruses than programs. See Barton, Daric, a comp that probably seems a bit on-the-nose after the Pirates sent Davis to the A's and netted $250,000 in extra international slot money.
2014 What do you make of a career .927 OPS in September ... and .584 in May? What do you make of a dead-pull hitter spending months standing miles back from home plate ... and never adjusting when pitchers predictably started pitching him outside? What do you make of a guy who was sent to Triple-A hitting .161 ... and ended up third in the majors in second-half OBP? As in 2012, Davis authored a late-season surge, but the sequel was crazier than the original. Most players would kill for a 131 OPS+, but that was the spread between Davis' first- and second-half marks. The flesh is willing, but the spirit is often weak—going forward, maturity, age and coaching (or, alternately, a profligate trade partner) are the Mets’ best hopes for Davis.
2013 Davis's 2012 was reminiscent of those old Tony Batista seasons where the home runs make you perk up right before the on-base percentage lets you back down. Talk of Davis's nightlife habits surfaced simultaneously with trade rumors in September, but rebuilding teams don't get anywhere by trading young, cheap players at the nadir of their value. Unless there's a real problem in his behavior, he's a bounce-back candidate: He swings at the pitches that power hitters should swing at, takes his walks, hits the ball in the air, and has consistently shown plenty of pop, including posting the 18th-best isolated slugging in baseball last year.
2012 Following a promising rookie campaign in 2010, Davis seemed to blossoming into a star until May 10, when he collided with David Wright as the two converged on a pop fly. What seemed like a standard ankle injury turned into a mystery for the ages, as every time it seemed like it was healing, Davis would report pain once again, and it got to the point where even a high-risk microfracture procedure was considered. In the end, rest seems to have finally healed Davis, who by November had resumed full workouts and reported no issues. If he can return to form in 2012, and improve against left-handers, he's the position player the Mets' future could hinge upon the most.
2011 Davis was just 23 in his first major-league season, but that didn't stop him from topping his 90th-percentile PECOTA forecast. While he didn't have trouble hitting at Citi Field, you could see how much force it took for him to put the ball over the fences there. Davis had to crush the ball to get it out, but he was up to that task—the average distance on his homers was nearly 416 feet. Major-league home-run leader Jose Bautista averaged 403 feet on his homers. Much uncertainty still surrounds what Davis will look like as a finished product: he didn't hit lefties well in the minors but did with the Mets, and he strikes out often, which should prevent his batting average from maintaining much altitude. He does play excellent defense at first, and it's hard to deny his power potential. Adam LaRoche is often brought up as a comparable player, but considering Davis' patience and defense, it might be more accurate to forecast his future as the player people wanted Adam LaRoche to be.
2010 As bad a year as the Mets had, there were a handful of good stories down on the farm, and Davis was one of them. A first-round pick in 2008, Davis was selected for his power bat, but failed to hit a single home run in 215 at-bats during his pro debut, leading some to classify him as a bust. The doomsayers proved to be premature, as Davis slugged his way through both High- and Double-A to stake claim on the first-base job that has been cleared out by Carlos Delgado. His arrival in time for the 2011 season is a far more realistic expectation than 2010, as Davis does most of his damage against right-handers, giving him something to work on... but what a difference a year makes.
2009 Taken with the 18th pick of last June's draft as compensation for losing Tom Glavine, Ike is the son of former major league closer Ron Davis. Junior pitched too while at Arizona State, pumping heat in the mid-90s, but it was his bat which got him a $1.575 million signing bonus after producing 16 homers and a .742 slugging percentage for the Sun Devils last year. While college first basemen are generally the safest draft commodities, Davis struggled in his pro debut.

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