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Former Cal State Fullerton star Khris Davis may be little but he hits it a long way for Oakland A's

Former Cal State Fullerton star Khris Davis may be little but he hits it a long way for Oakland A's

The eyes of the scout sometimes clashed with the eyes of the father as Khris Davis slugged his way from Little League through high school in Arizona, to Cal State Fullerton, the minor leagues and big leagues.

Davis could always generate power, but his diminutive frame stirred debate among talent evaluators and caused confusion for his father, Rodney.

The professional scout in Rodney envisioned another Joe Morgan or Jimmy Wynn, smallish All-Stars whose power belied their stature. But the parent in him tried to suppress any thought that his son might someday hit 42 home runs in a major league season — as Khris did for the Oakland Athletics during a breakout 2016.

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