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Chris Davis | First Baseman | #19

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Navarro (TX) JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details
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Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the White Sox.
It's shaping up as another typical season for Davis -- not a ton of contact, but when there's contact, he hits it a ton. He's now got seven homers and 15 RBI, hitting .221/.348/.506. He ranks among the league leaders in home runs, runs (19) and walks (15) through 21 games. Apr 28 - 10:40 PM

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Chris Davis went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Orioles took down the Royals 8-3 on Saturday.

Davis connected for a solo homer, his sixth of the season, in the second inning to go along with three singles. His 17 runs scored are second-most in the American League, a surprising number for a guy more known for driving in runs than scoring them. He's doing plenty of that, too, racking up 13 RBI with a .246/.403/.561 line on the season.
Apr 23 - 11:50 PM

Chris Davis went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and two strikeouts in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday evening.

Davis already has four long balls in the young season and is now hitting .233/.361/.633. The high strikeout rate remains, of course, but his 33.3 percent whiff rate isn't different from what he's posted in each of the past five years. Even though he has officially hit the 30-year-old mark where players reach their so-called decline years, he's probably the safest source of premium power in the league. Fantasy owners should expect 40-plus homers yet again, barring an unforeseen injury.
Apr 14 - 12:06 AM

Chris Davis powered the Orioles to a 9-7 win over the Red Sox on Monday with five RBI, including a go-ahead three-run homer off Craig Kimbrel.

The Orioles are now a perfect 6-0 on the young season. Davis broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning with a long home run to straight-away center field which traveled an estimated 426 feet. The O’s slugger struck out three times on the day, but he also managed a two-run single. Three of his five hits so far this season have been home runs.
Apr 11 - 5:57 PM

Chris Davis launched a solo homer, drew two walks, and scored three times as the Orioles topped the Rays on Friday.

Davis has three hits through 13 at-bats so far this season, with two of them going over the fence. The 30-year-old led the majors with 47 home runs last season and has a strong chance to be at or near the top of the leaderboard again in 2016. Staying in Baltimore was somewhat unexpected, but it’s a good thing for fantasy owners.
Apr 8 - 10:07 PM

Chris Davis went deep on Wednesday against the Twins for his first home run of the season.

Davis picked up where he left off a year ago, hitting bombs and driving in runs. The 30-year-old slugger collected a cheap single on a soft grounder in the first inning, but later launched a solo homer on Wednesday against the Twins. He should once again finish among the league leaders in power numbers, barring something unforeseen, and remains a great fantasy asset.
Apr 6 - 10:44 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated that Chris Davis will play first base for the 2016 season.

That Showalter's even having to address this is mostly due to the fact that the Orioles were widely reported as having signed free agent first baseman Pedro Alvarez, who the Pirates non-tendered in early December. Davis played 109 games at first last season, but also appeared in 30 contests as a right-fielder. Meanwhile, Alvarez played exclusively as a first baseman outside of interleague play, when he also saw time at designated hitter. Showalter will have some juggling to do here assuming the Alvarez signing becomes official.
Mar 8 - 11:10 AM

Orioles signed 1B/OF Chris Davis to a seven-year, $161 million contract.

The deal makes official what was reported on Saturday. It's the largest contract in team history by a wide margin. The former record was Adam Jones' $85.5 million extension. Davis will earn $17 million annually until 2022 with deferred payments continuing until 2037. He'll be the team's primary first basemen for the foreseeable future.
Jan 21 - 4:48 PM

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Chris Davis' new contract with the Orioles will be paid out over the next 22 years.

Davis will earn $17 million annually between 2016-2022, $3.5 million a year from 2023-2032 and finally $1.4 million a year from 2033-2037. That means Davis will get his last check from the Orioles when he's 51. There won't be any interest on the deferrals. Davis is still getting his $161 million but this setup will help reduce the Orioles' payroll over the next seven years. Contract deferrals are unusual in MLB but not unheard of. For example, Bobby Bonilla retired 15 years ago and is still getting paid by the Mets.
Jan 16 - 4:32 PM

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Chris Davis will receive a limited no-trade clause with his new seven-year contract from the Orioles.

Ken Rosenthal had reported that the deal was likely to include a full no-trade clause. The deal does not include any opt-out clauses, so the 29-year-old will remain in Baltimore through the 2022 season barring a trade. He has clubbed 161 home runs in 586 games since joining the O's in 2011.
Jan 16 - 12:47 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the massive seven-year deal between the Orioles and Chris Davis includes a full no-trade clause.

That means the 29-year-old slugger will remain in Baltimore through his age-36 season unless he approves a deal to move elsewhere. In all, he scored a terrific deal for himself considering there didn't appear to be any serious competing offers on the table.
Jan 16 - 8:59 AM

Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Orioles and Chris Davis have agreed to a seven-year, $161 million contract.

Just a few days ago the Orioles sounded frustrated with how the negotiations were going and had been rumored to be walking away from their prized slugger. In the end, Davis gets an extra million per season added on to the seven-year, $154 million offer that the O's had on the table since the start of the offseason. It's probably the best possible news for his fantasy value as Davis will continue smashing the ball out of the park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
Jan 16 - 8:38 AM

A source tells ESPN's Jerry Crasnick that the Orioles have grown "increasingly frustrated" with Chris Davis' contract demands and "might be close to walking away."

It's certainly not the first time the O's have reportedly been perturbed with negotiations with Davis -- at one point, they were believed to have pulled their seven-year, $154 million offer to Davis off the table. That doesn't seem to have happened, but it sounds as though it could be close to happening. It's no coincidence that the Orioles are reportedly courting free agent Yoenis Cespedes now as well.
Jan 14 - 7:21 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe mentions the Tigers as a "sleeper team" for Chris Davis.

This could very well be pure conjecture on Cafardo's part, but it makes sense. Agent Scott Boras has been marketing Davis as a corner outfielder, a position the Tigers were hoping to address this offseason. Davis' only known offer came from the Orioles about a month ago. Cafardo notes that Yoenis Cespedes, who spent half of last season with Detroit before being dealt at the trade deadline, is also on the Tigers' radar.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 9 - 8:09 PM

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Scott Boras has been attempting to sell the idea of Chris Davis as an everyday option as a corner outfielder to interested teams.

Most teams around the league with money to spend and voids to fill are already set at first base, so Boras is attempting to get creative in order to find his client the best possible deal. Davis has only made 68 career starts in the outfield, so it's a stretch to think he can play passable defense there on a regular basis. The Orioles offer of $154 million over seven years may end up being the best that Davis will get this winter.
Jan 9 - 11:48 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun-soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Kevin Gausman
5Mike Wright
6Tyler Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Brian Matusz
5Mychal Givens
6T.J. McFarland
7Dylan Bundy
8Vance Worley