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Brew Crew Blasts #4: Davis Destruction

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Khris Davis makes his first appearance on our list of 2013's longest home runs today.

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Khris Davis' rapid ascent through the organization in 2013 is one of this year's best stories. He came out of nowhere to win a spot on the Opening Day roster and struggled in limited playing time in April, but really came into his own in a return engagement with the Brewers in the second half.

Between July 23 and August 23 Davis appeared in 23 games and hit .386/.455/.860 with eight home runs, including one of the longest of the season. On August 15 he plated the only Brewers run in a 2-1 loss to the Reds, hammering this pitch against rookie Tony Cingrani:

Davis may not always look the part of a future big league slugger, but power like that certainly turns some heads. That ball traveled 434 feet, and was the second longest homer hit by a Brewer at Miller Park in 2013.

Usually when we discuss a mammoth homer like this, the pitch turns out to be a meatball over the center of the plate. This one is a bit of an exception, as it was a 92 mph fastball over the outer third of the strike zone:

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That was the fifth of eleven 2013 home runs for Davis, and the Brewers are counting on him to hit many more as he slides into an everyday role in left field next season.

Brew Crew Blasts is a multi-part series looking at the longest and most notable home runs hit by Brewers in 2013. You can see them all in their special section, or follow the links below to their individual posts:

Rank Date Player Distance Post
10t July 1 Juan Francisco 428 feet Post
10t May 14 Jean Segura 428 feet Post
9 September 25 Carlos Gomez 429 feet Post
8 May 31 Jonathan Lucroy 429 feet Post
7 May 15 Rickie Weeks 430 feet Post
6 August 27 Aramis Ramirez 432 feet Post
5 July 5 Juan Francisco 433 feet Post