Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:27:23 -0800
Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is expected to bat leadoff this year against right-handed pitchers, with OF Rajai Davis in the leadoff spot against lefties.
Fantasy Tip: Kinsler is no longer an option in the first couple of rounds of fantasy drafts, but he remains a very consistent top-level option at the keystone. Davis is a late-round target for stolen bases, but be aware that he is likely to lose some playing time to Anthony Gose eventually.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:06:18 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Anthony Gose could be the favorite to start in center field this year over OF Rajai Davis, but the Tigers are likely to go with a platoon at the position. Gose must prove he can hit left-handers (career .208/.246/.267 slash line against southpaws) to have the everyday role. Davis hit .282/.320/.401 last year and has stolen at least 30 bases in every year since 2009.
Fantasy Tip: Because Gose and Davis will likely cannabilize each other's playing time, at least to start the season, they're both no more than fourth or fifth outfielders in deep mixed leagues for their stolen base abilities. If one of them secures a job outright, though, we'll likely see their draft stock rise as a late-round SB target.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:14:25 -0800
Detroit Tigers Rajai Davis (groin) is fully recovered from his groin injury.
Fantasy Tip: Davis' biggest fantasy appeal will continue to be his speed, and he is worth a look in the final stages of drafts. There will likely be a platoon in center field with Anthony Gose, though, which limits the upside of both outfielders.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 10:13:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (pelvis) will be available as a pinch hitter for Game 3 of the American League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 5, although he is still experiencing a little bit of pain, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 20:13:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (pelvis) was lifted from Game 2 of the American League Division Series Friday, Oct. 3, due to a pelvic strain. "It tightened up on him coming out of the box," manager Brad Ausmus said.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:53:54 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) said he is going to try to play Game 3 Sunday, Oct. 5.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:28:31 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) was pulled from the game early in the fourth inning of Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, Oct. 3.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:17:25 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) is starting in center field and batting ninth in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Oct. 2.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:24:49 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) is on the 25-man roster for the American League Divisional Series.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:59:25 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) ran in the field and played catch Wednesday, Oct. 1. No decision on whether Davis will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 2, has been made.