A's 2019 Projections: Khris Davis Will Continue Huge Home Run Numbers

Editor's note: Over the next few weeks, NBC Sports California will be analyzing a different A's player each day to project their numbers for next season.

Khris Davis has been more consistent than rush-hour traffic on the Bay Bridge.

The 31-year-old has recorded a .247 batting average in an unprecedented four consecutive seasons.

Davis' power numbers have also been remarkably consistent, although he has improved each and every year. In his first season with the A's, he tallied 42 home runs and 102 RBI. Those totals climbed to 43 and 110 in 2017, followed by a league-leading 48 homers and 123 RBI last season.

Davis' OPS has increased each season as well, climbing from .828 in 2015 all the way to .874 last season. A's manager Bob Melvin has said he believes Davis is becoming a better all-around hitter every year.

While he strikes out a lot, Davis has improved his plate discipline over the last three seasons, resulting in more walks and hitter's counts. He has always used the entire field, displaying opposite field power we haven't seen in decades.

So what can we expect from the A's slugger in 2019? Baseball-Reference predicts a slight drop-off to 37 home runs and 97 RBI with a .243 batting average. Quite frankly, we think that's crazy.

Davis has shown no signs of slowing down, and at the age of 31, he is right in the middle of his prime. Now obviously, we know he will hit .247 again, but we expect more walks next season, resulting in a .340 on-base percentage, which would be his best since 2013.

We also believe 2019 will be the year Davis surpasses 50 home runs and a career-high 125 RBI. No pressure, KD.

Projection: .247/.340/.558, 51 HR, 125 RBI

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