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Rajai Davis

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

AVG

.235

HR

5

RBI

20

R

56

SB

29

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

With 43 steals as a 35-year-old last season, Davis became the fourth-oldest player to lead the league in that category. He also reached double-digit home runs for the first time in his career, but a 4...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   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 one-year, $6 million deal with the Athletics in January of 2017.

September 27, 2017  –  Rajai Davis News

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Davis started in right field Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays.

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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 134 494 461 64 130 37 27 2 8 51 36 11 22 75 3 3 5 .282 .320 .401 .721
2015 34 MAJ DET 112 370 341 55 88 35 16 11 8 30 18 8 22 76 1 3 3 .258 .306 .440 .746
2016 35 MAJ CLE 134 495 454 74 113 37 23 2 12 48 43 6 33 106 1 2 5 .249 .306 .388 .694
2017 36 MAJ OAK 100 328 300 49 70 24 17 2 5 18 26 6 26 70 1 1 0 .233 .294 .353 .647
2017 36 MAJ BOS 17 38 36 7 9 2 2 0 0 2 3 1 1 13 0 0 1 .250 .289 .306 .595
2017  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ OAK/BOS 117 366 336 56 79 26 19 2 5 20 29 7 27 83 1 1 1 .235 .293 .348 .641
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3-Year Averages     126 450 418 64 110 36 22 5 9 43 32 8 25 85 1 2 4 .263 .310 .404 .714
Career  (View All)     1318 4,365 4,023 600 1,062 320 218 42 60 373 394 100 255 791 18 27 42 .264 .313 .384 .696

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Rajai Davis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 .293 .348 .641
Sep. 30 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 29 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .294 .349 .643
Sep. 28 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 27 Tor 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .234 .293 .350 .643
Sep. 26 Tor 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .345 .636
Sep. 25 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .289 .340 .629
Sep. 18 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .289 .340 .629
Sep. 17 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .290 .341 .631
Sep. 16 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 15 @TB 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .343 .634
Sep. 14 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 13 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 12 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .291 .343 .634
Sep. 10 TB Did not play.
Sep. 9 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .292 .344 .636
Sep. 8 TB Did not play.
Sep. 6 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 5 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 4 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 3 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .293 .345 .638
Sep. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 31 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .293 .345 .638
Aug. 30 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .296 .348 .644
Last 7 Games 12 4 5 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 .417 .417 .583 1.000
Last 14 Games 15 4 5 2 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .467 .800
Last 30 Games 24 5 5 2 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 0 0 1 .208 .240 .292 .532

Rajai Davis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 112 25 83 7 2
2016 128 66 80 1 1
2015 91 39 46 10 8
2014 125 99 48 1
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
2017119212610.244.370.677
20161793151716.235.374.670
2015139265148.245.460.758

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172173531419.230.336.622
20162754373127.258.396.708
20152022931610.267.426.738

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171953731516.272.415.729
20162193632325.279.365.693
20151763461812.284.506.823

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017141192513.184.255.521
20162353892518.221.409.694
2015165212126.230.370.665
Rajai Davis vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .328 .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% .342 .151
2007 26 MAJ PIT 57 48 12.3% 5.3% 2.33 94% .283 .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% .321 .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% .300 .112
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ SFO/OAK 226 214 3.5% 17.7% 0.20 81% .285 .103
2009 28 MAJ OAK 432 390 6.7% 16.2% 0.41 82% .361 .118
2010 29 MAJ OAK 561 525 4.6% 13.9% 0.33 85% .322 .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% .292 .112
2012 31 MAJ TOR 487 447 6% 20.9% 0.28 77% .314 .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% .308 .115
2014 33 MAJ DET 494 461 4.5% 15.2% 0.29 84% .320 .119
2015 34 MAJ DET 370 341 5.9% 20.5% 0.29 78% .308 .182
2016 35 MAJ CLE 495 454 6.7% 21.4% 0.31 77% .299 .139
2017 36 MAJ OAK 328 300 7.9% 21.3% 0.37 77% .288 .120
2017 36 MAJ BOS 38 36 2.6% 34.2% 0.08 64% .391 .056
2017  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ OAK/BOS 366 336 7.4% 22.7% 0.33 75% .297 .113
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3-Year Averages     450 418 5.6% 18.9% 0.29 80% .310 .141
Career     4,365 4,023 5.8% 18.1% 0.32 80% .313 .120

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Rajai Davis Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 244.7 4 51 2 4 135 2 85 1
2015 CF 327 6 88 5 6 153 1 110 2
2015 RF 64 -5 16 -1 -5 33 -1 31 0
2016 LF 387.3 -8 87 -4 -8 166 -3 23 0
2016 CF 595.3 -10 156 -5 -10 307 -2 27 0
2016 RF 6 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0
2017 LF 36 -1 6 0 -1 10 0 17 0
2017 CF 30 1 8 1 1 30 1 4 0
2017 RF 17 -1 4 -1 -1 12 0 5 -1
2017 LF 88.7 0 11 0 0 63 1 14 0
2017 CF 572 -8 152 -5 -8 315 -2 89 2
2017 RF 19 1 2 0 1 18 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 0 2 0 0 -1 0 2 0 1
2015 CF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 6
2015 RF 0 -1 0 0 0 -1 -1 -2 0 -4
2016 LF -1 0 -3 0 0 1 0 -4 0 -3
2016 CF 1 -2 -5 0 0 0 0 -5 0 -5
2016 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CF 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 RF 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CF -4 -1 1 0 0 3 0 -4 0 -1
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Rajai Davis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
7.4% BB Rate
WEAK
22.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.641 OPS
TERRIBLE
.293 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.235 AVG
POOR
.297 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.348 SLG
TERRIBLE
.113 ISO
POOR

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

Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of steals and a pair of runs scored against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Davis was traded to the Red Sox in exchange for minor-league outfielder Rafael Rincones, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Davis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles, Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Davis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels.

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Davis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 11-2 loss to the Giants.

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Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Davis will start in center field and bat ninth Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

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Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

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Davis went 2-for-3 with with two walks, a stolen base and two runs in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Mets.

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Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Rays. He was also caught stealing on his lone attempt and picked off once as well.

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Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Davis hit the free agent market over the winter after two solid seasons with the Tigers. But at 35, he is slowing down, so his most valuable fantasy asset -- stolen bases -- are in decline. Davis stole 18 bags on 26 attempts in 341 at-bats which was his lowest single-season total since 2006. He is coming up on the closing credits on his career, but is a lifetime .296/.351/.448 hitter against left-handed pitching. Davis' splits suggest he is best utilized as a short-end platoon option/pinch runner/defensive replacement, but he could garner more playing time if Tyler Naquin struggles in his first taste of the big leagues.

2015

Other than receiving more playing time than expected due to the season-long absence of Andy Dirks, Davisí 2014 campaign went pretty much went as expected. The speedy veteran outfielder provided the Tigers with a much-needed threat on the basepaths, going 36-for-47 on stolen-base attempts while splitting time almost evenly between the top and bottom of the order. Davis performed better than usual at the plate, slashing .282/.320/.401, which marked just the second time he finished with a slugging percentage above .400. His 37 extra-base hits marked a career best. He also chipped in with 130 hits, 64 runs and 51 RBI, which was just one short of his career high. Despite the somewhat improved performance at the dish, Davis proved once again that heís best utilized in a platoon role. He slashed an impressive .356/.382/.557 in 149 at-bats against left-handed pitching. In 312 at-bats against righties, Davis hit .247/.290/.327. The Tigers are well aware of Davisí deficiencies against right-handed pitching, and while Davis is unlikely to see as many at-bats as he did last season, heíll still receive plenty of opportunities to rack up enough steals to warrant consideration in many formats.

2014

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 (.260/.312/.375) was a near-perfect match for his career line, but he swiped 45 bags in 51 tries despite tallying just 360 plate appearances. The Tigers are expected to platoon him in left field and use him off the bench, where he should provide a nice speed boost over the next two seasons as a semi-regular contributor.

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.