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Rajai Davis

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Detroit Tigers

2014 Stats

AVG

.326

HR

1

RBI

5

R

10

SB

6

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The book on Davis remains the same as ever. He's one of the best basestealers in the game, and is just competent enough with the bat to justify a role as a fourth or fifth outfielder. His 2013 line (....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 195   DOB: 10/19/1980   BORN: Norwich, CT   COLLEGE: UConn-Avery Point   DRAFTED: 38th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Rajai Davis Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Tigers in December of 2013.

April 18, 2014  –  Rajai Davis News

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Rajai Davis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 A Lyn 127 574 509 91 160 39 27 7 5 38 57 15 59 60 4 0 2 .314 .388 .424 .812
2005 24 AA ALT 124 565 503 82 143 32 23 5 4 36 44 9 43 76 6 1 12 .284 .354 .374 .728
2006 25 AAA IND 100 417 385 53 109 20 17 1 2 21 45 13 27 59 2 0 3 .283 .335 .348 .683
2006 25 MAJ PIT 20 17 14 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 3 1 0 0 .143 .250 .214 .464
2007 26 AAA IND 53 239 211 31 67 20 12 4 4 30 27 9 21 25 2 2 3 .318 .384 .469 .853
2007 26 MAJ PIT 24 57 48 6 13 3 2 1 0 2 5 2 7 3 1 1 0 .271 .357 .354 .711
2007 26 MAJ SFO 51 162 142 26 40 11 9 1 1 7 17 4 14 25 2 0 4 .282 .363 .380 .743
2007  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/SFO 75 219 190 32 53 14 11 2 1 9 22 6 21 28 3 1 4 .279 .361 .374 .735
2008 27 MAJ SFO 12 19 18 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 6 0 0 0 .056 .105 .056 .161
2008 27 MAJ OAK 101 207 196 28 51 12 5 4 3 19 25 6 7 34 2 1 1 .260 .288 .372 .660
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ SFO/OAK 113 226 214 30 52 12 5 4 3 19 29 6 8 40 2 1 1 .243 .272 .346 .618
2009 28 MAJ OAK 125 432 390 65 119 35 27 5 3 48 41 12 29 70 2 4 7 .305 .360 .423 .784
2010 29 MAJ OAK 143 561 525 66 149 36 28 3 5 52 50 11 26 78 1 5 4 .284 .320 .377 .697
2011 30 A+ Dun 2 5 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
2011 30 AA New 4 14 10 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 .300 .500 .400 .900
2011 30 MAJ TOR 95 338 320 44 76 28 21 6 1 29 34 11 15 63 1 1 1 .238 .273 .350 .623
2012 31 MAJ TOR 142 487 447 64 115 35 24 3 8 43 46 13 29 102 1 4 6 .257 .309 .378 .687
2013 32 A+ Dun 3 10 10 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .300 .300 .500 .800
2013 32 MAJ TOR 108 360 331 49 86 24 16 2 6 24 45 6 21 67 1 2 5 .260 .312 .375 .687
2014 33 MAJ DET 12 51 43 10 14 1 0 0 1 5 6 2 3 4 0 1 4 .326 .412 .395 .807
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Rajai Davis
3-Year Averages MAJ   115 394 366 52 92 28 20 3 5 32 41 10 21 77 1 2 4 .251 .298 .363 .661
Career  (View All) MAJ   833 2691 2474 361 666 186 133 25 28 229 274 70 154 455 12 19 32 .269 .318 .377 .695

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Rajai Davis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .326 .412 .395 .807
Apr. 18 LAA 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .325 .391 .400 .791
Apr. 17 Cle 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .405 .417 .822
Apr. 16 Cle 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .368 .394 .762
Apr. 15 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 13 @SD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .345 .412 .448 .860
Apr. 12 @SD 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .379 .440 .819
Apr. 11 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .429 .762
Apr. 9 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .294 .350 .471 .821
Apr. 8 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .308 .333 .538 .871
Apr. 6 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 5 Bal 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .333 .364 .667 1.031
Apr. 4 Bal 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .286 .667 .953
Apr. 3 KC Did not play.
Apr. 2 KC Did not play.
Mar. 31 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 22 7 8 0 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 .364 .481 .364 .845
Last 14 Days 40 10 14 0 0 1 5 3 4 6 2 4 1 0 .350 .438 .425 .863
Last 30 Days 43 10 14 0 0 1 5 3 4 6 2 4 1 0 .326 .412 .395 .807

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Rajai Davis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12 12
2013 97 57 16 35 8
2012 135 114 6 24 5
2011 91 4 79 8 1
2010 140 47 83 27 2
2009 116 113 5 2

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Rajai Davis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013116222916.319.474.857
20121513041423.285.437.783
20118012055.288.463.829

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132152741529.228.321.594
20122963442923.243.348.638
20112403212429.221.313.551

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131562831121.250.410.726
20122293252724.258.397.701
20111632711718.270.417.729

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131752131324.269.343.651
20122183231622.257.358.672
20111571701216.204.280.512
Rajai Davis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 A Lyn 574 509 10.3% 10.5% 0.98 88% .349 .110
2005 24 AA ALT 565 503 7.6% 13.5% 0.57 85% .329 .090
2006 25 AAA IND 417 385 6.5% 14.1% 0.46 85% .330 .065
2006 25 MAJ PIT 17 14 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 79% .182 .071
2007 26 AAA IND 239 211 8.8% 10.5% 0.84 88% .346 .151
2007 26 MAJ PIT 57 48 12.3% 5.3% 2.33 94% .289 .083
2007 26 MAJ SFO 162 142 8.6% 15.4% 0.56 82% .336 .098
2007  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ PIT/SFO 219 190 9.6% 12.8% 0.75 85% .323 .095
2008 27 MAJ SFO 19 18 5.3% 31.6% 0.17 67% .083 .000
2008 27 MAJ OAK 207 196 3.4% 16.4% 0.21 83% .302 .112
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ SFO/OAK 226 214 3.5% 17.7% 0.20 81% .287 .103
2009 28 MAJ OAK 432 390 6.7% 16.2% 0.41 82% .366 .118
2010 29 MAJ OAK 561 525 4.6% 13.9% 0.33 85% .326 .093
2011 30 A+ Dun 5 5 0% 20% 0.00 80% .333 .600
2011 30 AA New 14 10 14.3% 14.3% 1.00 80% .375 .100
2011 30 MAJ TOR 338 320 4.4% 18.6% 0.24 80% .293 .112
2012 31 MAJ TOR 487 447 6% 20.9% 0.28 77% .318 .121
2013 32 A+ Dun 10 10 0% 10% 0.00 90% .333 .200
2013 32 MAJ TOR 360 331 5.8% 18.6% 0.31 80% .310 .115
2014 33 MAJ DET 51 43 5.9% 7.8% 0.75 91% .342 .069
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3-Year Averages MAJ   394 366 5.3% 19.5% 0.27 79% .306 .112
Career MAJ   2691 2474 5.7% 16.9% 0.34 82% .320 .108

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2014 Stat Review for Rajai Davis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.326 AVG
ELITE
91% Contact Rate
ELITE
.342 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.395 SLG
WEAK
.069 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.75 BB/K
GREAT
5.9% BB Rate
WEAK
7.8% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.807 OPS
GOOD
.412 OBP
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Best Matchups for Rajai Davis (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Scott Diamond MIN 8 4 1 4 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Scott Kazmir OAK 15 7 1 6 0 5 0 .467 .933 1.400
Scott Baker TEX 9 4 1 1 1 1 0 .444 .889 1.389
Franklin Morales COL 7 4 0 0 2 1 0 .571 .714 1.381
Paul Maholm LA 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .875 1.375
A.J. Burnett PHI 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .889 1.333
Jamey Wright LA 9 5 0 3 0 0 0 .556 .778 1.333
Cliff Lee PHI 14 7 0 0 1 2 0 .500 .714 1.248
Jose Quintana CHI-A 14 7 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .643 1.176
Miguel Gonzalez BAL 11 3 2 5 0 1 0 .273 .818 1.152

Worst Matchups for Rajai Davis (by OPS, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Vargas KC 11 1 0 0 1 3 0 .091 .091 .258
Brandon League LA 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .200
Erik Bedard TB 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Kevin Slowey MIA 11 1 0 0 0 2 0 .091 .091 .182
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 13 1 0 0 0 4 0 .077 .077 .154
Joba Chamberlain DET 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .100
Jake Peavy BOS 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Garrett Richards ANA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Humber OAK 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jim Johnson OAK 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Rajai Davis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davis went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Indians.

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Davis will bat leadoff Tuesday against the Dodgers, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Davis is back in the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

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Davis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals, according to Chris Iott of MLive.com.

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Davis (hamstring) will start in left field and bat ninth Monday against the Royals, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Davis (hamstring) reported no issues after playing three innings in Tuesday's spring game, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Davis (hamstring) is in the lineup for Tuesday's spring fling against the Braves, Mlive.com reports.

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Davis (hamstring) is penciled into the starting lineup for Monday's exhibition against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Davis (hamstring) is expected back in the lineup either Sunday or Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

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Davis (hamstring) is expected to return to the Tigers' lineup Friday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Once again Davis came into the season as a reserve outfielder only to end the season as the starter. The batting numbers (.257/.309/.378) are not impressive, but he did finish second in baseball with 46 steals. The Blue Jays re-signed Davis this offseason, and he's expected to handle the fourth outfielder role as Melky Cabrera was signed to take over the everyday job in left field. Even without a starting job, Davis should once again be a cheap source of speed for fantasy owners when called upon, and most of his playing time should come against left-handed pitching as he continues to show better splits against southpaws (career .290/.349/.417).

2012

Davis was slowed by an ankle injury in April and saw his season cut short with a torn hamstring in August but still managed to steal 34 bases in just 95 games. He was effective in stealing bases while in the lineup, but his .238 average and .273 on-base percentage simply weren't good enough to keep him in the lineup consistently. He's expected to make a full recovery this winter, but will enter the season with some competition for at-bats in left field with Eric Thames and Travis Snider, so he may be relegated to a reserve role.

2011

Davis cashed in on his stolen-base potential shown the year prior, stealing 50 bases on the season, but was slowed in early June and was limited on the basepaths thereafter (22 steals in his first 49 games; just 28 in his final 94 games). Traded to the Blue Jays, he's expected to be part of the everyday lineup on a team that finished the year last in the AL in stolen bases (just 58 on the year, and nearly 100 fewer than the A's). It remains to be seen if Davis will be given the green light as often in his new environs.

2010

Davis emerged as an everyday player following Matt Holliday's trade to St. Louis and responded with 26 steals over the final two months. He doesn't walk enough (just 29 walks in 390 at-bats) to be an asset as a pure leadoff hitter, but the A's fell in love with his speed atop the order as the season progressed and he seems destined to begin the year in the same role. He was one of just five players with 40-plus steals in the AL last year and did so in just 390 at-bats. The A's aren't allergic to the stolen base as they were years ago in the Moneyball heyday, and there's a real chance that Davis could swipe 60 bases if he gets 500 at-bats as expected.

2009

Davis swiped 25 bases in 100 games after being acquired from the Giants, though his time in the A's starting outfield figures to be limited with Matt Holliday's acquisition and a healthy (for now) Travis Buck to begin the year. Davis will still see ample opportunity to run with Jack Cust clogging the bases in the late innings, so don't forget about him when the endgame rolls around and you're looking for steals.

2008

Davis came over from Pittsburgh when the Giants traded Matt Morris. Since the Giants shed a terrible contract, San Francisco came away winners regardless of Davis' production. But his .363 OBP and terrific defense was icing on the cake. Blessed with blazing speed, Davis swiped 17 bags in just 142 at-bats while with the Giants. However, he offers very little power with the stick, so he's best utilized as a fourth outfielder. For 2008, expect Davis to start over Dave Roberts against left-handers and whenever the veteran succumbs to the inevitable injury.

2007

Davis has speed to kill and a first name that means "the king" in Sanskrit. The 26-year-old center fielder also got his first taste of major-league action in 2006, going 2-for-14 with one stolen base in four attempts. If the Pirates gave him a chance he could easily steal 20 bases -- Davis finished second in the International League with 45 steals in 58 attempts. Unless the Pirates face a series of injuries in the outfield, Davis is unlikely to see much time in the major leagues.

2006

The Pirates protected Davis on their 40-man roster because he possesses blazing speed. Considered old for Double-A, Davis batted .288 in 499 at-bats with Altoona in 2005, stealing 45 bases in 54 attempts. A fractured right hand ended his season prematurely in August. Prior to his injury, Davis was ticketed for a September call-up and headed to the Arizona Fall League. In five minor-league seasons, he's averaged 36 stolen bases to go along with a .308 batting average. The speedy center fielder has never played above Double-A, and will likely spend the most of the 2006 season at Triple-A.

2005

Davis, a speedy switch-hitting center fielder, who turned in a nifty 2004 with High Single-A Lynchburg, led the Carolina League in batting average (.314), hits (160), runs (91) and stolen bases (57). The Pirates thought enough of him to include him on the 40-man roster, but he still has a long way to go before he has a chance to become a new and improved version of Tike Redman.