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Rajai Davis | Outfielder | #11

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 was hitless across three at-bats with a pair of walks and a run scored in Tuesday's loss against the Angels.
The highlight of the evening was Davis stealing two bases, giving him three overall on the season. He still has a lot of life left in his 36-year-old legs, but he needs to get on base to be able to use them. He has a dismal .217/.275/.337 slash line to date and does not warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper AL-only leagues at this juncture. May 10 - 4:28 AM

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Athletics activated OF Rajai Davis from the 10-day disabled list.

Davis ended up missing the minimum with his left hamstring strain. The 36-year-old returns to a disappointing .214/.262/.375 batting line over 15 games.
May 2 - 1:02 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is on track to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

It's the first day he's eligible to return. Davis has batted only .214/.262/.375 in the early going for the Athletics, but he'll get his center field job back upon activation and should also spend plenty of time in the leadoff spot.
Apr 30 - 11:53 AM

Athletics placed OF Rajai Davis on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 21, with a left hamstring strain.

It's not a severe strain, but the A's will take advantage of the new 10-day disabled list to get Davis some needed rest. The veteran outfielder is batting just .214/.262/.375 with one home run and one stolen base through 15 regular-season games.
Apr 25 - 5:48 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

It will be a third straight start that he's missed due to a tight left hamstring. Davis worked out prior to Saturday's game and presumably will Sunday, as well, so it appears he's close to returning. The A's are also giving Khris Davis a day off Sunday, as they have Matt Joyce, Jaff Decker and Matt Olson in the outfield.
Apr 23 - 1:36 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) could return to the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

Davis sat out a second straight game Saturday with a tight left hamstring, but he tested the hammy out pregame with some running and hitting. "I think we’re potentially close to getting him in a game," manager Bob Melvin said. "That’s obviously a big part of his game, the running portion, so we don’t want to overdo it, and we want to give him time so once he’s in there, he can play his game. ... Hopefully in the next day or two, he’s back in there in some capacity."
Apr 23 - 10:12 AM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is again absent from the A's starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

Jaff Decker is drawing another start in center field and is batting ninth for the A's on Saturday while Adam Rosales slides up to the leadoff spot. If Davis isn't ready to return on Sunday, it would not be surprising to see the A's place him on the disabled list.
Apr 22 - 1:01 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is not in the Athletics' starting lineup on Friday.

A's skipper Bob Melvin said that the speedy outfielder will need a couple of days before returning to the lineup. There's a chance that they could wind up placing him on the disabled list if he doesn't progress quickly. Jaff Decker is starting in his place and batting leadoff for the A's on Friday against the Mariners.
Apr 21 - 8:04 PM

Batting leadoff in Monday's loss to the Rangers, Rajai Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk and a caught stealing.

He had the base stolen, but he overslid the bag. Davis also committed his second error in center field tonight. He's hitting .182/.245/.364 in 44 at-bats. It'd be for the best if the A's could turn him into a fourth outfielder someday soon, but they don't have anyone they'd rather step in right now.
Apr 18 - 1:36 AM

Rajai Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday’s loss to the Royals.

Davis connected for a solo shot off Kelvin Herrera to open the ninth. That tater drew the A’s to within 3-1, but they were unable to make any further scoring headway. The homer was Davis’ first of the season. The veteran outfielder does not figure to be providing much pop for fantasy lineups as the campaign progresses – he has just one double-digit homer season to his name, that coming last season with the Indians – but remains a legitimate contributor due to his prowess as a base-stealer.
Apr 14 - 5:07 AM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Athletics' No. 9 hitter Wednesday.

The A's seemed very committed to batting Davis leadoff when they signed him, but it didn't even last the first few days of the regular season, as Bob Melvin seems to be trying something new with his lineup every day. The A's likely are better off batting Davis first against lefties and ninth against righties, but it's not like they have any great alternatives to him in the top spot (Marcus Semien was there tonight). If Davis gets hot, he'll probably yet get that extended run as a leadoff man.
Apr 12 - 11:38 PM

Rajai Davis is batting ninth in Monday's game against the Royals.

Davis hit second Sunday against Rangers lefty Martin Perez, but he's sliding down in the order with right-hander Ian Kennedy on the hill for Kansas City. Marcus Semien is getting another start out of the leadoff spot Monday while Matt Joyce will hit second. Stephen Vogt is also back in the lineup after getting the day off Sunday.
Apr 10 - 11:59 AM

Rajai Davis went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Friday against the Rangers.

It’s been a rough start for Davis, as he’s 2-for-21 (.095) with seven strikeouts and no walks to begin the year. The 36-year-old led the AL with 43 steals last season, but he had a lowly .306 on-base percentage and a .693 OPS. The A’s are committed to using him as their starting center fielder, but it’s easy to imagine him eventually being dropped from regular leadoff duties.
Apr 8 - 12:40 AM

Rajai Davis was scratched from Wednesday's Cactus League lineup because of "logistical reasons."

In other words, it wasn't injury-related. Nothing to see here. Davis is projected to serve as the regular center fielder for the A's this year and should deliver plenty of value to fantasy owners with his speed.
Mar 29 - 1:20 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three runs scored in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League affair with the Reds.

Davis socked a two-run home run off Amir Garrett in the third inning. That was his first homer of the spring. The veteran outfielder is not much of a power threat on the whole -- his 12 dingers a year ago were the most he has hit in a season -- but offers a strong speed aspect for fantasy owners, having swiped at least 35 bases in four of the last five seasons. He stole 43 during the 2016 season.
Mar 25 - 8:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Adam Rosales
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Rajai Davis
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
2Mark Canha
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Jesse Hahn
6Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sean Doolittle
3Ryan Madson
4Ryan Dull
5John Axford
6Liam Hendriks
7Daniel Coulombe
8Frankie Montas
9Bobby Wahl
10Josh Smith
11Zach Neal