Hey everyone, I don't know about the rest of you but I'm really pulling for Rajai Davis, the only game in which he played the full 9 was really fun to watch, I don't see why he shouldn't get a chance over Roberts right now besides ownerships commitment to play Roberts because of his multi-million dollar contract and the fact that he's been playing pretty well lately. He brings a lot of the same tools that Roberts does except that he's about a decade younger that him with a cannon for an arm.
Anyway, now to the point of the post. I recently asked Matt Eddy on his post trade deadline chat about Davis and this is what he said:
Q: Keen from San Francisco asks:
I know he wasn't one of the big time prospects dealt at the deadline, but what do you think of Rajai Davis? can he be an everyday centerfielder in the majors? his first game in San Fran was awesome!
A: Matt Eddy: I'm a Davis fan, personally, but I'm not sure he's an everyday center fielder. At least that can't have been the Pirates' projection for Davis, seeing as they dealt him for an expensive veteran -- while picking up the entire tab.
Matt Eddy: Davis is a classic overachiever, though. Drafted in the 38th round from Connecticut-Avery Point JC, where he focused on basketball, Davis plays up his strengths extremely well. He's very fast, offers tremendous range in the outfield and has a plus throwing arm. An easy guy to root for.
Even though the Pirates didn't see him as an everyday guy why shouldn't the Giants?! This is a young guy who knows his strengths and exploits them, a guy who plays within himself, who try's to beat the competition with speed rather than the homerun. He's performed exceptionally at every minor league level, why should he not perform in the majors. Eddy, himself, said that he's an overachiever, so maybe he can play beyond his modest tools.
Anyway, I really like him, and I hope that he gets a serious chance to prove himself to be more than just a 4th or 5th outfielder.