- Chris Davis is Not on Steroids
@MichiganMagic1 No— Chris Davis (@ChrisDavis_19) June 30, 2013
When he's not quoting the Bible, Chris Davis takes time on Twitter to answer those who've been watching his incredible
- Chris Davis Scouting Report
Baltimore's Chris Davis made his major-league pitching debut against Boston on Sunday, earning the win with two innings of scoreless work while striking out two, walking one, and allowing two hits
- Chris Davis Is Hitting Everything
The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA -- 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk
- Be Excited about Chris Davis
Power hitters playing in Texas are a fantasy player’s dream. Chris Davis certainly fits the bill.
Throughout his minor league career, all Davis has done is mash. Despite being young for his level
- Valuing Chris Davis in 2010
After an outstanding half season in 2008, Texas Rangers first baseman Chris Davis generated quite a bit of buzz leading into fantasy drafts in 2009. Davis hit .285/.331/.549 with 17 homers and 55 RBI
- A League of Chris Davis' Own
, then, one has to be careful not to be too casual about drawing comparisons. There is no more flattering offensive comp, so few will ever exceed the threshold of acceptability. But Chris Davis
- Meet Chris Davis
just .225/.309/.339 as a group. From Ben Broussard to Chris Shelton, they simply haven't been able to find a hitter who could provide legitimate offense, and so now their search has taken them to Chris
- Chris Davis and His Pillars
Chris Davis was the bane of my fantasy teams for a couple of years. After breaking out in 2008 with 17 home runs in 80 games, he was my ace-in-the-hole of draft/auction day. The results were horrible
- Chris Davis, Swallowed By the Shift
heart sink. Chris Davis ranked 20th among first basemen and amazingly was outearned by the likes of teammate Steve Pearce and power-starved James Loney. This was not the follow-up we expected
- Khris Davis: Kind of Like Chris Davis
are similar, no matter the handedness. His ISO and batted-ball data for right field help to confirm that he’s going the other way with authority. That’s the kind of thing the Chris Chris Davis does – except
- Chris Davis' Incredible Feat of Strength
Hitting a home run in Major League Baseball requires a considerable amount strength. It's probably fair to presume, however that, having previously hit 53 of them in a single season, Chris Davis
- Free Agent Projection: Chris Davis
Baltimore Orioles first baseman, Chris Davis, is in the final year of his contract where he is making $12 mil/yr. At age 29, Davis has had a roller-coaster of a career starting in Texas where he
- How Rare Is a Chris Davis Comeback?
, are just a half-game above the last place Red Sox.
However, the standings don’t appear to be having an effect on Chris Davis, the slugging Orioles first baseman who is in the midst of a hot streak
- Chris Davis: A Risk in Free Agency
Chris Davis is a man of prodigious strength. His efforts, or sometimes lack thereof, have been chronicled by FanGraphs multiple times. Since Davis’ first season with the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, he
- Where Chris Davis is Really Struggling
It's not so bad in the bigger picture. Since the start of last season, Chris Davis has been worth more than seven wins, equal on our pages to the contribution from Jayson Werth. That's not quite
- Chris Davis Suspended for Amphetamine Use
Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun broke the news, since confirmed by MLB:
Waiting on official word but hearing Chris Davis has tested pos for amphetamines. 25 game suspension— Dan Connolly
- Chris Davis, 2014: What Happened?
Unless the Baltimore Orioles advance to the World Series, the 2014 book is closed on their slugging first baseman, Chris Davis. After breaking out in a big way with a 53-home-run tour de force
- B.J. Upton, Chris Davis and Breakouts
Chris Davis owners are experiencing an unexpected surprise this season. Instead of a possible corner infield or injury replacement, they have one of the top players in the league for pennies
- Q&A: Chris Davis, Quotable Quotes
I like to go outside the box from time to time, and that includes asking my interview subjects to give their interpretations of quotable quotes. I did so last year with Chris Davis -- then a Ranger
- A GIF and a Tune: Chris Davis and Lionel Richie
Jeff Sullivan over at the mother site took some time recently to examine the effortless home run swings of Chris Davis. Davis was at it again today, with such a breezy dong-piece, it deserves some
- 2013 Fantasy Baseball MVP: Chris Davis
points in ESPN leagues. Chris Davis was the best, according to Zach Sanders' rankings from earlier today.
So, the notion of best isn't relevant when it comes to the Fantasy Baseball MVP. It truly
- Chris Davis: Fantasy Value After Trade to Orioles
If you haven't seen new Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' stats at Triple-A this season, you might want to put down your morning coffee to avoid spillage before you read on.
But before we get
- Chris Davis's Oddly Historic Season So Far
A lot of ink (and pixels) have been spilled about Chris Davis' great season. It's hard to overstate just how great a .337/.432/.721 start through roughly one-third of the season is, especially
- Chris Davis Had a Hard Time Making Contact
On Sunday the Rangers sent Chris Davis down to AAA. After a good rookie season last year Davis' performance took a step back this year. His power is still there (23% HR/FB), but his already poor
- Where Might Chris Davis End Up?
With Opening Day nearing, Chris Davis is staring at the prospect of a fourth stint in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. Mitch Moreland is the favorite to win the Rangers' first base job. Mike Napoli
- Could Chris Davis Match Roger Maris?
Chris Davis, with 37 home runs so far this season, has been generating a lot of buzz lately — both on the field and more recently with some comments he made during the All-Star break. When he
- Chris Davis: Legitimate Late Round Sleeper?
and given the fact that we're so far into the draft, the risk is minimal with a potentially enormous upside. Laugh if you will, but Baltimore's Chris Davis can make for an outstanding late round sleeper pick
- Chris Davis and Normalized Home Run Rates
Chris Davis hit his 51st home run of the season last night. 20 years ago, that would have been a pretty big deal, but the years around the turn of the century reset the bar for newsworthy home run
- Chris Davis, Possibly Lingering Injuries and Looking Ahead
This is what Chris Davis does. He’s always going to swing hard, resulting in what Brooks Baseball lovingly refers to as a “disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss.” But sometimes he’s going
- Chris Davis and the Orioles Hanging in Playoff Hunt
of the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Their record stood at 46-49 and, with 5.5 games and four teams standing in between them and the second wild-Card spot, moving pending free agents Chris Davis or Wei
- Chris Davis and David Murphy, in the [Pitching] Zone
For Chris Davis and David Murphy, “in the zone” doesn’t extend to the mound. Each has a successful pitching performance on his resume, but in neither case was there a feeling of being in command
- Mike Zunino, or Chris Davis, the Catcher Version
Chris Davis, the 2014 bust, was obviously a massive disappointment to fantasy owners. But did you know that he was also a catcher, playing for the Seattle Mariners? Check out these two cherry-picked
- Rick Reilly on Chris Davis: An Entomologist Responds
Chris Davis's recent feats of strength haven't been achieved by the fairest of play.
Regarding Reilly's rhetorical liberties, the present author has little to say -- first of all, because
- Perpetually Looping Video: Chris Davis vs. All Capitalism
"Was it Karl Marx," one might ask drunkenly at a party, "or Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis who memorably declared that 'The production of too many useful things results in too many
- Chris Davis' Five Most Effortless Dinger Swings of the Season
Chris Davis has had power for as long as he's been a professional, and probably longer. His first year, in Low-A, he slugged .534. The next year he slugged .598. In Triple-A he slugged over .600
- On Chris Davis and How He Isn't Hitting Very Well
A fair amount has been written about both Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles and his season. Put simply, Davis has been a train wreck combined with a tire fire. He was the third-best hitter in all
- Chris Davis and Justin Turner: Deep League Waiver Wire
Chris Davis 1B | 5% Owned
Who else remembers Bill James' outrageous 2009 projection for Davis? While he showed good power with a .205 ISO and 19.6% HR/FB ratio, it is difficult
- Chris Davis: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?
According to our end of season valuations, Chris Davis was not only the most valuable first baseman but also the most valuable player in the game. And that's just based on production. When you
- Craig and Davis: Waiver Wire
leagues as a solid OF3 or bench option.
Chris Davis (ESPN: 27 percent owned; Yahoo!: 34 percent owned)
One of the question we’ve seen in a few different iterations in the Rotographs mailbag
- Ike Davis Sheds the Bust Label
When the season is over and people start producing Top Prospect rankings, Ike Davis will likely be in the middle of a top 100 list. That is not surprising for someone of his pedigree, a first-round
- Khris Davis Reveals His Secret
Chris Davis, which is tough since the Orioles' Davis is still humming right along. The question is, how much longer will the Brewers' Davis get to keep sharing his secret weapon?
These days, it’s
- Mining the Minors: Cozart, Davis, Mathieson
" becomes too much to stomach.
Chris Davis, 1B
Current Level: Triple-A
Opportunity Rating: 3
Talent Rating: 7
Obstacle(s): Mitch Moreland; Jon Daniels
It's tough to get
- The Daily Grind: Travis, Norris, Davis
On Behavioral Framing
Daily DFS - Travis, Flores, Owings
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Norris, House, Canha, Davis
1. On Behavioral Framing
- Waiver Wire: Youngish First Basemen
, starting Davis against Chris Capuano. If you're desperate for power, Davis could be a nice pickup down the stretch. He's not a must-add yet in mixed leagues, but he could be useful as a platoon first
- The Two Faces of Chris Archer
Opinions™ on the matter. I feel no need to offer more of these, but I do feel a need to talk about Chris Archer's face.
With the subtraction of James Shields and Wade Davis from the Rays’ rotation
- Chris Cwik SuperChat - 12/22/11
Chris Cwik SuperChat
- Davis Chasing Consecutive-Game Home Run History
On Tuesday evening, Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis launched a 445-foot home run to center field off Tampa Bay's James Shields to place himself in elite company. It marked his sixth-consecutive
- Chris "K" Young
I talked briefly about Chris Young last night, but I wanted to cover him in more depth this morning. He’s an odd case. His peripheral numbers are essentially equal to B.J. Upton – 11% walks, 29
- Jonathan Lucroy: Not Just a Defensive Catcher
of some mixed offensive catchers. Are any of those players good comps for Lucroy?
The most similar players on that list, according to walk and strikeout rates are Jody Davis, Rich Gedman, Terry Kennedy
- The Brewers' Outfield: Brawn and Braun
get back to his mashing ways, and whether Khris Davis can regain his midseason surge. There's opportunity for a fantasy bonanza here, but it comes with a fair amount of risk.
- Projecting the Prospects in the Andrelton Simmons Trade
The Angels and Braves swung a trade last night that sent Andrelton Simmons and catching prospect Jose Briceno to LA in exchange for Erick Aybar and pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis
- Khris Davis Is A Sneaky Risk-Reward Option In 2014
Baseball (min. 100 PA) behind only his near-namesake Chris Davis.
Two questions are left hanging from his impressive debut: (1) how will the Brewers make room for his bat with Ryan Braun returning
- 2014 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
Best Sophomore Pitcher
- Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat - 8/17/11
Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat
- Chris Cwik Winter Meetings Chat
Chris Cwik FanGraphs Chat
- Projecting the Prospects in the Ben Zobrist Trade
- Brandon Moss has Become a Little Too Patient
, placing him third in baseball behind Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera over that span. Moss kept up the hot hitting to start the 2014 season, as well. The 30-year-old 1B/OF/DH posted a 162 wRC
- Is Curtis Granderson Slipping?
is tough to swallow. As Adam Dunn, Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez can attest, there's still some value in striking out in nearly 30 percent of your plate appearances if you can hit for monstrous power
- Waiver Wire Spot Starts: Ellis, Denorfia, Davis
Chris Denorfia and his seven home runs probably aren't all that exciting, but there are a few things I like about him as a spot-starter. Versus left handed pitchers, Denorfia
- The Daily Grind: Heston, Heaney, Davis, DeShields
The Daily Grind Invitational
Daily DFS - Heston, O'Sullivan
Tomorrow's Targets - Heaney, Bettis, Lyons, Cooney, Davis, DeShields
1. The Daily Grind Invitational
In case you
- 2011 Organizational Rankings: #15 - Baltimore
, Brian Matusz, Chris Tillman and Jake Arrieta (to name a few) start to reach their potential, the Orioles major league talent could experience a significant jump in the rankings. The farm system
- Joey Gallo's Strikeouts Shouldn't Alarm You
despite their swings and misses. Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Dunn, Ryan Howard and Chris Davis come to mind. At the same time, though, all of the power in the world won't do a hitter any good of he can't
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Late Bloomer?
, the list is littered with extreme power hitters like Jim Thome, Adam Dunn and Chris Davis. While Saltalamacchia's recent power-surge has been impressive, it doesn't put him in their company. Even
- Potential ottoneu Value in Minors: Davis, Ackley, Chisenhall
Prior to the start of the season, I pursued a handful of players who I thought were due for big seasons. Some of these players - Brandon Moss, Julio Teheran, Chris Tillman among them - served me
- The Daily Grind: Bad Picks, Flores, House, Davis
A Disclaimer About Bad Picks
Daily DFS - Flores
Tomorrow's Targets - Bradley, House, Fowler, Davis
1. A Disclaimer About Bad Picks
Sometimes, a pick goes
- Projecting the Prospects in the Hamels Trade
- Is There Hope For Brandon Belt?
- Paul Konerko: Not Done Yet
Only six players above either saw their wOBA stay the same or improve
- Projecting the First Wave of September Call-Ups
- Projecting Kris Bryant
hitter. Adam Dunn, Chris Davis, Giancarlo Stanton and George Springer all rocked the high-strikeout, good-everything-else offensive profile, and made it work. Bryant can make it work too, as long as he
- Austin Hedges is Here to Help the Padres
and Chris Stewart managed to stick around so long. But even if he's Ivan Rodriguez 2.0 behind the plate, Hedges will need to hit at least a little bit to be anything more than a backup
- Francisco Liriano & Matt Garza: Waiver Wire
to be one of the most frustrating pitchers around. At the same time, he probably offers more upside than guys like Scott Feldman or Wade Davis. At the very least, you know he'll get you strikeouts
- Looking for the Next Paul Goldschmidt
Scott Van Slyke*
- Will Adrian Gonzalez Rebound?
- The Michael Morse Approach
- Using Short-Season A Stats to Predict Future Performance
As we saw
- The Daily Grind: Eovaldi, Iglesias, Davis, Phillips
Two Ways to GPP
Daily DFS - Eovaldi and Bolsinger
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Iglesias, Elias, Davis, Phillips
1. Two Ways to GPP
I focus all of my
- Don't Get Too Excited About Mark Canha
likely won't add much value as a lefty-mashing platoon partner for Ike Davis. He's also pretty poor on defense. Most of his minor league experience has come at first base or left field, which are two
- Projecting the Prospects in the Troy Tulowitzki Trade
comps generated by way of some Mahalanobis distance calculations.
IP thru 28
WAR thru 28
- Rays Call up Richie Shaffer
PA thru 28
WAR thru 28
- The Daily Grind: Severino, McCullers, Tomlin, Davis
batters for comfort in his last two outings. A matchup against the Braves at Turner Field is a major value boost. Count on six or fewer innings.
Stack Targets: Kelly, Vogelsong, Chris Rusin, Colin Rea
- How Telling are a Teenager's A-ball Stats?
Josh Van Meter
There are some highly
- The Daily Grind: Phillies, Tillman, Finnegan, Davis
A Phillies Remodel
GB / FB Splits
Tomorrow's Targets - Matz, Finnegan, Davis, Aybar
1. A Phillies Remodel
- The Chris Sale Conundrum
as both Bronson Arroyo and Chris Narveson. Even if Sale manages a season like Feliz's, he may produce the same value as a league average starter.
Although Sale has experience as a starter
- Chris Archer Conquers Lefties
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer lived up to expectations in 2014. While Archer's performance during his rookie season was strong, there were still some questions about his ability moving forward
- Chris Tillman: Sleeper
Chris Tillman is going to be a very popular pick at the end of most drafts this season. Every year, there are a couple of guys that get touted all offseason, causing other owners to make a fuss when
- Chris Carter: A Potential Breakout Candidate
readers have likely deduced, Player A is Chris Davis.
Now that both players are revealed, a massive chasm exists between Carter's .337 wOBA and Davis' .421 wOBA. At the core, however, the two have
- Chris Cwik: RotoGraphs Chat
- Chris Cwik RotoGraphs Chat
- The Sleeper and the Bust 8/17/2015 – Crush Davis Is Out of His Mind
standouts: Chris Davis, Jackie Bradley Jr., Carlo Beltran, Dexter Fowler, Gregory Polanco, Justin Verlander, Collin McHugh, and Drew Smyly among others. Lots packed into a bit a shorter episode
- Nick Castellanos is Channeling Chris Johnson
- Chris Cwik's Bold Predictions for 2014
- Chris Archer & Danny Hultzen: Waiver Wire
to consider adding Chris Archer and Danny Hultzen.
Tampa Bay Rays
Owners should know
- Chris Sale: More Than Just a Slider
Chris Sale was far from a polished pitcher by the time he was drafted by the White Sox. Armed with two above-average pitches, some analysts believed he was bound for the bullpen. But in his brief
- Arrieta and Davis
Jacob Arrieta and Wade Davis are both aged 24, right-handed, and rookie starting pitchers cutting their teeth in the frenzied American League East. Neither is recording the kind of whiffs their stuff
- Chris Young is Doing the BABIP Thing Again
In the offseason after winning the 2014 award for American League Comeback Player of the year, Chris Young -- that's the exceptionally lanky pitcher Chris Young, not the merely lanky hitter Chris
- Chris Parmelee & James Jones: Deep League Wire
LHH HR park factor last year. Given the wealth of outfielders the Orioles currently possess, Chris Davis entrenchment at first base, and Jimmy Paredes refusing to suffer through an extended slump, who
- Chris Cwik's 10 Bold Predictions For the 2013 Fantasy Season
- Waiver Wire: Todd Helton and Chris Johnson
on as either your primary first baseman or even your primary corner infielder so that concern has been lessened. But if you drafted a guy like Justin Morneau or even Ike Davis, Helton might just have
- Casey Kotchman, Corey Patterson and Chris Resop: Deep League Waiver Wire
brother’s Corey Patterson, the Blue Jays outfielder still has some of the tools that made him a fantasy stud in 2004 and 2006. With Rajai Davis sitting on the disabled list, Patterson backed into some
- Ike Davis and the Malfunctioning Parachute
Ike Davis homered in the season's second game. He homered twice a couple weeks later, then he homered again a week after that. That makes it sound like Davis hit a flurry of home runs, which he
- A Fun Tidbit on Rajai Davis
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, the Tigers have agreed to terms on a two year contract with Rajai Davis. Davis will give the Tigers a little outfield depth and form a nifty little
- The Unexciting Rajai Davis
At a glance the 2014 season for Rajai Davis is mostly interchangeable with many of his previous years. He ranked as the 32nd best outfielder in Zach Sanders' End of Season rankings, a nice surprise
- Wade Davis' Lack of Whiffs
Heading into the 2010 season, Wade Davis looked poised to shoulder a full season's workload and join the Tampa Bay Rays' cavalcade of impressive young starting pitchers. Selected out of a Florida
- Wade Davis Debuts
out the side to start your major league career of course.
Wade Davis did just that yesterday against the Detroit Tigers. A (somewhat) local product, Davis’ jitters were likely intensified pitching
- Rays Extend Wade Davis
Following the blueprint they used to sign a pre-arbitration eligible James Shields prior to the 2008 season, the Tampa Bay Rays signed 25-year-old Wade Davis to a contract extension on the eve
- Ike Davis and the Missing HR
Anyone who regularly reads my work knows that Ike Davis has been a favorite of mine for years. More often than not, that love has proven to be misguided, leading me to spend money on a player who has
- The Tale of Tommy Davis
who chose to read on, consider Tommy Davis. He has more than a few things in common with Bay. Both are left fielders, stand around 6’2”, and weigh around 200 pounds. Davis even played with the Mets
- Ike Davis Looks to Connect
is simply noise.
Among players who had at least 300 PA in 2013 and 2014, two stood out as having the biggest contact rate improvements. Yasiel Puig and Ike Davis both had improvements of 7
- J.D. Martinez & Chris Capuano: Deep League Waiver Wire
Davis to fourth outfielder and pinch runner status.
Chris Capuano | P BOS | 4% Owned
In shallow leagues with weekly transactions, middle relievers have no value. Capuano is a middle reliever
- Wade Davis, Starting Pitcher
Davis will attempt to buck these trends and be useful next year.
C.J. Wilson lost three miles per hour off his fastball when he went to the starting rotation from the bullpen, but he had a decent
- Historic Season for Rajai Davis
Rajai Davis was enjoying mixed results this season as the Blue Jays' center fielder before he endured a season-ending hamstring injury. He didn't hit for average (0.238) or hit home runs (1), but he
- The Jays Acquire Rajai Davis
of their outfield logjam by sending Rajai Davis to the Toronto Blue Jays for a pair of arms (with bodies attached!) named Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar.
The Jays get the only player in the deal
- Wade Davis, Dominant Reliever
, and Max Scherzer near the top. All three are in the top 15, but a surprising name owns the top spot on that leaderboard - Wade Davis.
Davis leads all pitchers with a 43.8% strikeout rate as he has
- Doug Davis and the Milwaukee Rotation
on Wednesday as the Brewers picked up Doug Davis on a 1 year, 4.25M contract with a mutual option for 2011.
Davis is an underwhelming talent, but he's managed to get outs over his career. Despite
- Davis & Montero: Waiver Wire
Let's take a look at a pair of two young AL East players that can provide a quick boost for your team down the stretch...
Wade Davis | SP | Rays | Ownership: 13% Yahoo!, 21.3% ESPN
- Viciedo and Davis: Waiver Wire
, but in leagues where strikeouts are a negative category or where OBP has replaced AVG, Viciedo should be rostered with care. The upside is real, but the cost to K or OBP is a virtual certainty.