This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The Week That Was
Khris Davis. As an A's fan, I have been asked many times over the last month about what to do with the struggling Khris Davis and whether it's time to drop him in leagues. The annual 40-homer slugger went more than a month without a homer, only has 17 all year and his usually consistent (and much written about) .247 batting average is currently sitting at .228. Davis ran into a wall at PNC Park, missed some time and clearly altered his swing for a bit, but I watch him a lot and his swing looks back to healthy to me. However, during this tough stretch, he seems to be guessing a lot at the plate, which is putting him in some tough counts with swings and misses or easy outs with poorly hit balls when he doesn't get the pitch he's looking for, but swings anyway.
Since Davis returned off the Injured List on June 1, he has hit .214 with only five homers and has struck out at a 28 percent rate. His hard hit rate in that stretch is still really good at 48.8 percent, but with a mere 30 percent fly ball rate (in 2018, it was 48.8 percent over the course of the season). After watching Davis almost daily for the last four seasons, oddly enough for someone who always ends up with the same batting average, he's as wildly streaky as any player I can remember. When he is