Khris Davis considers his home run power a "secret weapon."
After the blast he launched in Tuesday's exhibition against Team Canada at Maryvale Baseball Park, it's safe to say the secret is out.
Davis, in his first major-league camp with the Milwaukee Brewers, hit a tape-measure shot in the seventh inning off a hanging curveball from Andrew Albers that sailed over the wall in left-center, over a concrete walkway at the top of the berm and landed at the base of the flagpoles.
And the scary thing is, Davis says that isn't the longest homer he's hit on that field.
"Last year I hit one that (minor-league coach) Tony Diggs said went out of the stadium," Davis said, referring to a rehab assignment he was on during the season. "It was more toward left, and I think it cleared the second fence. That was what I heard. I never watch them."
To look at the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Davis, one wouldn't peg him as a power hitter. Yet since the Brewers made him a seventh-round pick out of Cal State-Fullerton in 2009, he has hit 56 homers while rising as high as Class AAA Nashville last season.
Davis established himself as a power threat in 2010, when he hit 22 homers and drove in 72 runs in 2010 at Class A Wisconsin. He hit 15 at high Class A Brevard to open the 2011 season and 12 in 76 games between Class AA Huntsville and Nashville in an injury-plagued 2012 season that saw him miss time with calf and oblique issues.
Brewers prospect Khris Davis showing his power
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Mar 7