Davis, if signed, would be the Red Sox’s first baseman going forward. Right now, Hanley Ramirez is the teams first baseman, but the team is trying to trade him and his future in Boston is less than clear, as I wrote here.
Since 2012, Davis has been one of the games top power hitters, hitting at least 26 home runs per season. He has hit a total of 159 home runs the last four years, which is roughly 40 per year.
One issue with Davis is that he strikes out a lot, having struck out at least 169 times per year the last four years. Last year he had a career high 208 strikeouts, as well as a career high 84 walks.
On the open market, the 29-year-old Davis has reportedly drawn interest from the St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants. MLBTradeRumors.com projects the power-hitting Davis to land a six-year deal worth $144 million, or an average of $24 million per year.
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