Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis has hit .236 in August, but he went 2-for-6 with a homer and two RBI Sunday at Minnesota.
Insight: Throughout his career, Davis has been a much better hitter against lefties than righties and this year has been no different. He's hitting .343 with 13 doubles, two triples and three homers against southpaws and .245 with 10 doubles, four homers and 25 RBI against righties. The Tigers had to make Davis the starting center fielder when they traded Austin Jackson in the David Price deal, and Davis may be getting exposed as an everyday player.
8/18/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis stole three bases against Seattle on Sunday, but left the game with a bruised thumb.
Insight: Davis is listed as day-to-day. He is seeing a lot more playing time after Detroit traded away Austin Jackson. This month, Davis is hitting .266 with six doubles, five RBI and five steals.
8/17/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis couldn't produce a hit, a run, or an RBI, but still was a valuable fantasy outfielder.
Insight: That's because Davis managed to steal three bases. He's hitting .289 with six homers, 48 runs and 30 steals mostly as a part-time player.
8/13/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Davis has been in the starting lineup in 11 of 13 games this month after the team traded starting center fielder Austin Jackson on July 31. He's hitting .251 with a .629 OPS against righties, however, so he'll take a sit against Vance Worley.
8/11/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, a run and a steal Monday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Davis entered the game with a .356 average and a .935 OPS against left-handers this season and he had a couple of infield hits against Pirates southpaw Jeff Locke before doubling off right-hander Casey Sadler.
8/4/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is not in Monday's starting lineup against the New York Yankees.
Insight: Strange move considering the outfielder has three consecutive multi-hit games. Davis' hot streak brings his batting average up to .305 with six homers. 36 RBI, 42 runs and 26 steals in 295 at-bats. Ezequiel Carrera will get the start in center field.
8/2/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has five hits in nine at-bats since being installed as the everyday center fielder.
Insight: Davis' hot streak brings his batting average up to .302 with six homers. 36 RBI, 41 runs and 25 steals in 286 at-bats.
8/1/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Rajai Davis started in center field, led off and went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs Friday against the Rockies.
Insight: Davis should be Detroit's everyday center fielder and leadoff hitter after the team traded Austin Jackson to Seattle on Thursday. He should be added in most leagues.
7/31/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Rajai Davis is likely to become the Tigers' starting center fielder after the team traded Austin Jackson Thursday.
Insight: Davis has been limited to playing against lefties lately, but he'll get a spot in the everyday lineup with Jackson gone and may even lead off. He's hitting .294 with six homers, 33 RBI, 38 runs and 25 steals on the year.
7/29/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis is a career .400 hitter with a 1.079 OPS versus White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: And if Davis gets on base he's been successful in 4-of-4 stolen base attempts against Quintana. Davis is putting together his best season since 2009 in Oakland. He's batting .297 with a .766 OPS over 81 games and is worth a flier Tuesday.
7/23/2014 8:49:00 PM
Description: Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one steal Wednesday against Arizona.
Insight: Davis has raised his average from .274 to .301 since July 6. He has six home runs, 33 RBI, 38 runs and 25 steals in 269 at-bats this season.
6/30/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis hit a walk-off grand slam off Athletics closer Sean Doolittle Monday night to end a poor month on a high note.
Insight: Davis has been very good against lefties throughout his career and this year has been no different. Overall, he's batting .276 with six homers, 27 RBI, 31 runs and 22 steals.
6/30/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis is 9-for-18 (.500) with five extra-base hits and a 1.444 OPS against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Davis (.273, 5 HR, 23 RBI, 21 SB) has been solid in a part-time role and should get a strating assignment on Monday.
6/16/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis exploded for three hits Monday in a loss to Kansas City.
Insight: That's good to see after Davis (.285, 4 HR, 21 RBI) went the entire weekend without drawing a start. Only Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton and Jose Altuve have more steals than Davis this season.
6/15/2014 12:55:00 PM
Description: Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis is not in the lineup for the third straight game Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: He's hit just .172 in 29 at-bats this month and Detroit has been starting J.D. Martinez in left field.
6/13/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Detroit left fielder Rajai Davis won't start Friday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: His absence does not appear to be injury-related. Utility man Don Kelly (.257, 0 HR, 3 RBI) is filling in at left field.
6/8/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has hit .387 with three doubles and a triple against Boston's John Lackey.
Insight: Davis is perenially underrated by fantasy owners. He averaged 43 steals in his past five seasons and is hitting .280 with four homers, 18 RBI, 26 runs and 16 steals this year.
5/30/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis (shoulder) is in the lineup Friday, according to Jason Beck of mlb.com.
Insight: Davis left Wednesday's game in the seventh inning and didn't play Thursday due to a bruised shoulder. He's hitting .295 with three homers, 16 RBI, 25 runs and 16 steals this season.
5/29/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is doubtful for Thursday's game against Oakland due to a bruised left shoulder.
Insight: Davis left Wednesday's game in the seventh inning. He's been a nice addition for fantasy owners with a .295 batting average, .757 OPS, 25 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.
5/28/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has batted .467 in 15 at-bats against A's starter Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Davis has two doubles, a triple and a homer against Kazmir. He has hit just .239 in May but went 7-for-17 in his last five games and is batting .287 with 25 runs and 16 steals this year.
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