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Alvin Glenn Davis

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Alvin Davis played nine seasons in the majors, hitting 160 home runs and posting a .380 on-base percentage. He was the 1984 American League Rookie of the Year and was very popular with Seattle Mariners fans during his eight years with the team.

Davis played college ball at Arizona State University where he was a teammate of Marty Barrett. Davis had 200 RBI in four years at ASU. During college he played for the 1980 Alaska Goldpanners, hitting .400. Two of his teammates there were Kevin McReynolds and Harold Reynolds. Davis was signed as a 6th round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Mariners and scout Bob Harrison.

Davis was a very popular player in Seattle at a time when the team wasn't winning many games. Their best finish in his years with them was fourth.

Davis' propensity to draw walks gave him a good Adjusted OPS+ score from 1984-1990. In 1989 his Adjusted OPS+ was second in the American League behind Fred McGriff.

After his time in the majors he joined the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan.

The similarity scores method does not give good comparisons to Davis, choosing only players with lower Adjusted OPS+ scores than Davis. The best comparison of the group is probably Larry Hisle. The first half of Wally Joyner's career is also a good comparison.

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AL Rookie of the Year
1983 1984 1985
Ron Kittle Alvin Davis Ozzie Guillen

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