If you can use run differential to define the quality of a team, why can’t you use home runs per at-bat to define a player?
Did you know that Chris Davis is averaging a home run per 17.6 at-bats this season? Probably not. I didn’t before Brett Hollander tweeted it.
That’s more homers per at-bat than Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Mark Teixeira, Prince Fielder and Robinson Cano. Josh Hamilton leads the American League in homers per at-bat with 12.3.