This post is part of a series allowing the LGT community to weigh in with their predictions for projected starters and key bench players for the 2016 season. As usual, there will be two separate contests, one for hitters and one for pitchers. Following last year's scoring model, the points system will work relative to the stats - the closer to final number in each category, the more points you can earn, despite what other participants predict. You need not submit predictions for every single player in order to win, but doing so will increase your chances to win.
For position players, you'll be asked to predict each player's plate appearances (PA), home runs (HR), stolen bases (SB), batting average (AVG), on-base percentage (OBP), and slugging percentage (SLG).
Comments for each post will remain active until the night of Sunday, April 3rd, 2015.
Davis has been a late bloomer when it comes to offense, a very very late bloomer. But his last two seasons with the Tigers have been productive while playing a position where the Indians definitely need depth. If his production holds, he can be a valuable piece for the Tribe in 2016.
Courtesy of FanGraphs
Matt Lyons's Prediction
I've said it several times before, but I believe if the Indians could go back in time with what they now know, they would have not have signed Davis to this deal. He may still get quite a few at-bats in a platoon role -- and maybe more than that based on injuries -- but I don't see him adding much on offense.
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