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Mets: Three J.D. Davis predictions for the 2021 season

JUPITER, FLORIDA - MARCH 01: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets in the third inning against the Miami Marlins in a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 01, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FLORIDA - MARCH 01: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets in the third inning against the Miami Marlins in a spring training game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 01, 2021 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 20: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets runs the bases after his second inning two run home run against the Cleveland Indians at Citi Field on August 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

J.D. Davis will break his personal home run record

In the event Davis does start 120 games at third for the Mets, it would stand to reason he should also be able to break his personal home run record of 22 home runs.

Traditionally, a team’s third baseman should be one of the most reliable power bats in a lineup, and Davis has shown in the past that he is more than capable of hitting the long ball.

In 2021 is truly going to be his breakout year, then smashing his previous milestone would go a long way in solidifying it.

Previously, Davis set his current record during the 2019 season in his first year as a member of the New York Mets, where he appeared in a career-high 140 games.

Davis only started a grand total of 99 games in the lineup that year, so if he were to start in 120+, then he stands a good chance of breaking his record.

Consistent at-bats in addition to an increased amount should result in Davis getting into a good rhythm, giving him a good chance of slugging at least 23 home runs to set a new personal record for himself.

As per his 2019 totals, JD hit a home run roughly every 18 at-bats. If he performs at that same pace in 2021, if he hits at least 500 at-bats, then Davis should break his record with ease, something all Mets fans would be grateful for.

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