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Rajai Davis | Outfielder | #20

Team: Cleveland Indians
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
Contract: view contract details

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Rajai Davis will start in center field and bat leadoff in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The Indians are using their standard lineup against left-handers with J.A. Happ on the hill for Toronto, with Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall moving down in the order. Coco Crisp and Tyler Naquin are on the bench while Brandon Guyer starts in left. The full lineup: Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Santana DH, Jose Ramirez 3B, Guyer LF, Chisenhall RF, Roberto Perez C. Josh Tomlin will start for Cleveland. Oct 15 - 12:17 PM

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Rajai Davis is starting in center field and batting leadoff for the Indians in Friday's ALDS Game 2 against the Red Sox.

In addition to Davis in center over Tyler Naquin, the Tribe has Brandon Guyer in left field and Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall both moved down in the batting order. It's their usual setup against lefties, and on Friday they're facing off against David Price. The Indians' full lineup is as follows: Davis CF, Jason Kipnis 2B, Francisco Lindor SS, Mike Napoli 1B, Santana DH, Jose Ramirez 3B, Guyer LF, Chisenhall RF, Roberto Perez.
Oct 7 - 12:40 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

He singled to right in the second inning to drive in Jose Ramirez and was thrown out trying to make it a double. He doesn't do a whole lot with the bat (.255 batting average, 12 homers, 47 RBI and 71 runs) but he makes up for it with his legs. He has now stolen 41 bases in 47 tries. Only three players have swiped more bags than Davis (Billy Hamilton, Jonathan Villar and Starling Marte).
Sep 24 - 11:29 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a big three-run homer in Tuesday's victory over the Twins.

The Twins knocked Josh Tomlin out of the game after the righty retired just five batters, but Davis delivered with a three-run shot off of Andrew Albers in the second inning and Francisco Liriano doubled in the go-ahead run in the fourth. Davis entered the game in a 2-for-27 funk at the plate, but he's now extended his career high with 12 home runs.
Aug 30 - 11:10 PM

Rajai Davis went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a steal and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Davis drove Masahiro Tanaka from the game with a leadoff double to open the seventh inning. He would come around to score on a Roberto Perez RBI single. Even at the age of 35, Davis is still capable of rustling up polite havoc on the base paths -- his steal on Sunday was his 28th of the season. That speed factor keeps him relevant in AL-only and deeper mixed-league formats, though his .261/.323/.414 triple-slash moves the needle considerably less.
Aug 7 - 4:44 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Chris Gimenez
4Adam Moore
1B1Mike Napoli
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
LF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Michael Martinez
4Michael Brantley
CF1Tyler Naquin
2Rajai Davis
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Coco Crisp
3Marlon Byrd
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Jeff Manship
6Dan Otero
7Ryan Merritt
8Joseph Colon
9Cody Anderson
10Kyle Crockett
11Shawn Armstrong
12Austin Adams
13Perci Garner
14Adam Plutko