MLB: Top 5 Storylines from Opening Week of the Season

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April 4, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis (19) hits a 2-run home run during the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2-Chris Davis’ hot start for the Baltimore Orioles

Perhaps no one player had a more silent breakout campaign in 2012 than Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. In 2012, Davis hit .270 with 33 homers and 85 RBI; all career highs by a wide margin. To start the 2013 season, no hitter has been hotter than Davis; he’s already pounded out four homers and driven in an insane 17 runners in only five games.

Some baseball experts are already taking about Davis as if he could become the next Jose Bautista, and from where I’m sitting, the comparison seems apt. When Crush left Texas, GM Jon Daniels said that he had a feeling Davis could become an impact hitter in baseball, and unfortunately for one of the most powerful people in the Rangers organization, he was one hundred percent right.

Now to be clear, I don’t expect Davis to hit 54 homers or drive in 124, which was Joey Bats’ breakout numbers, but I don’t see any problem with predicting a line of 44 homers, 114 RBI, and a .265 average, impressive stats which could give him some MVP votes he missed out on last year.