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October 2, 2012

All of the Parts, None of the Glue

Eric Davis could've been an all-time great, if he could have added a sixth tool to the coveted five core baseball tools: staying healthy.

Michael Gluckstadt

If you were designing a baseball player from scratch in 1984, you'd probably start with Eric Davis. A legitimate five-tool player, Davis had raw skills that were compared to those of Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. But potential still has to be realized for it to count, and Davis's injury-riddled career—he maxed out at playing 135 games in a season—kept him from the game's highest levels.

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