Ben Davis
41-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ben Davis in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor league contact as a pitcher (converting from catcher) with the Reds in Nov. 2008.
PCincinnati Reds  
November 17, 2008
Davis, the former 1995 overall No. 2 draft pick who made the majors as a catcher, has been signed by the Reds after he converted to pitching in independent ball, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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The odds are long that Davis will make the majors as a pitcher, but he'll be an interesting player to watch. The Reds plan to have him compete for a spot at Double-A.
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A throw-in to the Freddy Garcia deal, Davis did little in 2005 to make the Mariners regret losing him. Considering that Seattle was suiting up the likes of Wiki Gonzalez behind the plate, that's no small feat. Now recovering from Tommy John surgery, he'll probably have to try a comeback elsewhere.
It's amazing what lowered expectations can do. A total bust in Seattle, Davis was a throw-in to the Freddy Garcia deal and promptly went on a mini-tear in his new home. His final numbers with Chicago were really no better than what he put up in 2002, but suddenly the White Sox think they might have something. They came to their senses in January, signing A.J. Pierzynski to be their starting catcher.
Davis is good for 250 bats a year as he shares catching duties with Dan Wilson. Davis is still the future at catcher for the Mariners, but did little to enhance that position last season as he slumped badly in the second half and hit only .236. Davis has more power than Wilson (two more homers and three more doubles in 70 fewer at-bats), but needs to improve his average and on-base percentage (.284). Davis' prospects as a fantasy catcher rely chiefly on league depth.
Davis should get somewhere around 250 at-bats as the backup catcher to Dan Wilson. Some have speculated that his size makes him vulnerable to injury as a catcher.
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PBaltimore Orioles  
March 13, 2008
Davis was reassigned to the Orioles minor league camp, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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PBaltimore Orioles  
January 8, 2008
Davis was invited to spring training with the Orioles.
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PFree Agent  
June 24, 2007
Davis was signed to a minor league contract by the Dodgers on Satuday, the LA Daily News reports.
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PNew York Yankees  
June 2, 2006
Davis (elbow), making his season debut, went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk on Thursday for Single-A Tampa.
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PChicago White Sox  
June 30, 2005
Davis has undergone Tommy John surgery, and is out for the rest of the season.
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