Hitter of the Year – J.D. Davis
This award goes to the the best offensive player. The 2016 winner: J.D. Davis.
A third round pick in 2014, Davis posted an impressive first season in Double-A leading the Hooks in just about every statistical category:
- Games Played (126)
- Runs (61)
- Hits (130)
- Doubles (34)
- Home Runs (23)
- RBI (81)
- Total Bases (235)
Next on the list in total bases was outfielder Derek Fisher with 160, 75 bases behind Davis. Davis was an extra base machine this season (58), finishing second in the Texas League to Matt Champman of the Midland Rockhounds (59). He also picked up extra bases on 44.6% of his hits.
Davis more than earned a promotion to the Fresno Grizzlies this season, but a logjam of talented prospects at third base (plus the transitions of Alex Bregman and Yulieski Gurriel) make the road to Houston a difficult one for those manning the hot corner. There is a chance Davis begins next season in Corpus Christi again, but it won’t be for lack of production.