How Davis developed into an elite hitter 

June, 30, 2013
Chris DavisPatrick Smith/Getty ImagesChris Davis has swung at fewer out of zone pitches and hit more fly balls this season.

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis was anxious at the plate against CC Sabathia on Friday, chasing pitches out of the strike zone, perhaps in the way that he did in those frustrating days when he was with the Texas Rangers. During that game, Robinson Cano reached first base and he turned to Davis.

"Man, slow down," he said. "You've got 28 homers and it's not even the All-Star break." "Yeah, I know," Davis said, acknowledging that he had been hyper-aggressive. "Our pitchers know it, too," said Cano.