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Rajai Davis | Outfielder | #20

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UConn-Avery Point
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 38 (0) / PIT
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Rajai Davis is not in the Indians' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Tigers.
Davis has been on fire lately and is having a tremendous season overall (nine homers, 22 stolen bases, 44 runs scored) but Jose Ramirez will start in left field and bat fifth Wednesday versus Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer. Tyler Naquin is in center and Lonnie Chisenhall is in right. Yan Gomes is also sitting out with Davis. Jul 6 - 9:26 AM

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Rajai Davis had a terrific day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, hitting for the cycle.

Davis got the game started with a bang, swatting a solo homer off Marco Estrada. He followed with an RBI triple in the third inning and doubled in the seventh. Strolling to the plate in the ninth inning needing a single, the speedy outfielder deposited the first pitch he saw from Roberto Osuna into right field. He finished the day 4-for-5 with two runs and two RBI and also swiped his 22nd base of the season.
Jul 2 - 4:29 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two runs scored in a win over the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Davis connected for a solo homer against Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the second inning, his eighth home run of the year. He's got multi-hit performances in four of his last seven starts, swatting four doubles and a home run in that time. The 35-year-old is hitting .271/.333/.433 with 29 RBI, 40 runs scored and a league-best 21 stolen bases overall.
Jun 30 - 11:26 PM

Rajai Davis is out of the Indians' lineup Tuesday versus the Braves.

The Indians will go with Jose Ramirez, Tyler Naquin, and Lonnie Chisenhall from left to right in their outfielder versus right-hander Aaron Blair. Cleveland is looking for their 11th straight victory.

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI doubles in Thursday's win over the Reds.

Davis also stole a base and scored a run in the game. He certainly enjoyed the four-game set with the Reds, finishing the home-and-home series 9-for-16 with two homers, nine RBI and 10 runs scored. The hot stretch has his overall numbers at .259/.323/.440 with four homers, 20 RBI, 20 runs scored and 10 steals.
May 19 - 10:16 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs, including the game-tying homer in the ninth inning, against the Reds on Wednesday.

Davis enjoyed a huge night at the plate, going deep twice and swiping his ninth bag of the year. He's already halfway to his career-high for homers in a season and his nine stolen bases ranks fourth in Major League Baseball. It's been a productive couple months for the 35-year-old speedster. Davis now has a .250/.311/.420 slash line in 122 plate appearances.
May 18 - 11:54 PM

Rajai Davis was 2-for-4 with a two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored in Monday’s blowout win over the Reds.

It was a huge night for the Indians’ offense, as they amassed season-highs in runs (15) and hits (19). Seven players had at least two hits. Davis was hitless in his last 19 at-bats coming into Monday’s action, so this was nice to see. He should continue to play a bunch with Michael Brantley (shoulder) back on the disabled list, so he’s worth a look for fantasy owners in need of speed.
May 16 - 9:42 PM

Rajai Davis had a double and a three-run homer off the Mariners' Nathan Karns on Thursday.

A rare big game for Davis against a right-hander. He'll likely play against them a whole lot less frequently when Michael Brantley comes off the disabled list, though it's possible he'll see time over Lonnie Chisenhall if Chisenhall fails to produce.
Apr 21 - 4:37 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a homer, a walk and two steals Thursday against the Rays.

The Indians took advantage of Hank Conger's throwing issues today, going 5-for-5 stealing bases (Jason Kipnis also stole two, while Francisco Lindor swiped one). While he's struck out 11 times already, Davis is hitting .231/.310/.462 with three steals in seven games. He'll lose at-bats once the Indians get Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall back from the DL.
Apr 14 - 5:24 PM

Rajai Davis is not in the Indians' starting lineup Thursday evening against the Red Sox.

Jose Ramirez will play left field, Tyler Naquin will play center, and Marlon Byrd is in right against Red Sox starter Joe Kelly. Davis is 1-for-6 with three strikeouts through his first two regular-season games.
Apr 7 - 2:22 PM

Rajai Davis will bat leadoff in Tuesday's season opener against the Red Sox.

It's a repeat of the original lineup for Monday's game, which was pushed back a day due to rain and snow in Cleveland. Davis will start in center field and will be flanked by Marlon Byrd in left and Collin Cowgill in right. Tyler Naquin is on the bench against lefty David Price, but he should see plenty of action against righties in the early going. Cleveland's full lineup: Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Carlos Santana DH, Yan Gomes C, Marlon Byrd LF, Juan Uribe 3B, Collin Cowgill RF. Corey Kluber will start for Cleveland.
Apr 5 - 9:35 AM

Rajai Davis is leading off for the Indians in Monday's season opener against the Red Sox.

He's starting in center field, with Marlon Byrd handling left field, Collin Cowgill starting in right field, and Cactus League darling Tyler Naquin (a left-handed hitter) riding the pine. The full Opening Day lineup for Cleveland versus Red Sox lefty David Price: Rajai Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Carlos Santana DH, Yan Gomes C, Marlon Byrd LF, Juan Uribe 3B, Collin Cowgill RF. Corey Kluber is the Indians' opening-game starting pitcher.
Apr 4 - 12:00 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with three singles in Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Davis, who previously had one hit in 22 at-bats, finally found his stroke Tuesday versus Texas. With Michael Brantley (shoulder) set to open the season on the disabled list, Davis is projected to start in the outfield for the Indians at the beginning of the season. He might have some early mixed-league value.
Mar 15 - 6:46 PM

Rajai Davis had a rough day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Rockies, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.

Davis is slated to open the season as the club's everyday left fielder while Michael Brantley is on the disabled list, and could wind up hitting out of the leadoff spot with a strong showing in the spring. He has struggled early though, hitting just .053 (1-for-19).
Mar 11 - 7:21 PM

Rajai Davis went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Thursday’s Cactus League loss to the Reds.

Indians manager Terry Francona has apparently decided against using Carlos Santana out of the leadoff spot, which leaves Davis as the most likely option. That’s not really good thing as far as real-life impact, as the veteran speedster owns a .316 career on-base percentage and is better against southpaws than he is against right-handers, but it could certainly help his fantasy value.
Mar 3 - 6:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Brantley
2Jose Ramirez
CF1Rajai Davis
2Abraham Almonte
3Tyler Naquin
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Zach McAllister
4Jeff Manship
5Dan Otero
6Tommy Hunter
7Austin Adams
8Joseph Colon
9Kyle Crockett
10Cody Anderson