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Chili Davis DH

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
22 9996 .274 .360 .451 118 37.5
Birth Date1-17-1960
Height6' 3"
Weight195 lbs
Age60 years, 0 months, 10 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1981 SFN 21 8 16 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 .133 .188 .133 75 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1 -0.1
1982 SFN 22 154 701 167 27 6 19 45 115 2 24 13 .261 .308 .410 101 2.1 1.4 1.2 2.6
1983 SFN 23 137 553 113 21 2 11 55 108 0 10 12 .233 .305 .352 81 -11.5 -2.4 6.8 0.9
1984 SFN 24 137 546 157 21 6 21 42 74 1 12 8 .315 .368 .507 136 24.0 5.0 3.0 4.8
1985 SFN 25 136 551 130 25 2 13 62 74 0 15 7 .270 .349 .412 110 8.4 0.3 5.7 2.7
1986 SFN 26 153 618 146 28 3 13 84 96 1 16 13 .278 .375 .416 109 7.9 -0.9 5.5 2.7
1987 SFN 27 149 578 125 22 1 24 72 109 2 16 9 .250 .344 .442 106 4.8 -2.0 -9.8 1.0
1988 CAL 28 158 667 161 29 3 21 56 118 0 9 10 .268 .326 .432 116 12.0 0.3 -13.4 1.1
1989 CAL 29 154 630 152 24 1 22 61 109 0 3 0 .271 .340 .436 113 10.5 0.6 -20.2 0.3
1990 CAL 30 113 476 109 17 1 12 61 89 0 1 2 .265 .357 .398 102 1.3 -2.1 -3.1 0.3
1991 MIN 31 153 634 148 34 1 29 95 117 1 5 6 .277 .385 .507 148 36.5 -3.0 0.0 4.2
1992 MIN 32 138 529 128 27 2 12 73 76 3 4 5 .288 .386 .439 129 18.7 -4.9 0.1 2.1
1993 CAL 33 153 645 139 32 0 27 71 135 1 4 1 .243 .327 .440 106 7.3 -0.8 0.0 1.3
1994 CAL 34 108 468 122 18 1 26 69 84 1 3 2 .311 .410 .561 144 28.5 -1.5 0.2 3.1
1995 CAL 35 119 522 135 23 0 20 89 79 0 3 3 .318 .429 .514 144 30.9 -0.5 0.0 3.5
1996 CAL 36 145 623 155 24 0 28 86 99 0 5 2 .292 .387 .496 126 24.7 -6.0 0.0 2.4
1997 KCA 37 140 567 133 20 0 30 85 96 1 6 3 .279 .386 .509 134 26.9 0.0 0.0 3.2
1998 NYA 38 35 118 30 7 0 3 14 18 0 0 1 .291 .373 .447 97 -0.1 -1.5 0.0 -0.1
1999 NYA 39 146 554 128 25 1 19 73 100 2 4 1 .269 .366 .445 109 9.0 0.2 0.0 1.3
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1978 CDR A MDW 124 467 .000 .000 .000 .336 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 FRE A+ CLF 134 584 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 SHV AA TXS 129 507 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 SFN MLB NL 8 16 .260 .323 .370 .154 100 -1.9 0.4 -0.1 75 14 -0.1 -0.5 -0.4 -0.1
1981 PHX AAA PCL 88 385 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982 SFN MLB NL 154 701 .256 .314 .371 .288 98 1.9 18.9 1.2 101 5 1.2 1.4 2.1 2.6
1983 SFN MLB NL 137 553 .254 .318 .373 .271 98 -6.8 15.0 0.7 81 7 6.8 -2.4 -11.5 0.9
1983 PHX AAA PCL 10 50 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 SFN MLB NL 137 546 .253 .315 .365 .335 96 31.5 14.6 -1.5 136 12 3.0 5.0 24.0 4.8
1985 SFN MLB NL 136 551 .251 .314 .371 .292 90 10.8 15.0 -3.6 110 11 5.7 0.3 8.4 2.7
1986 SFN MLB NL 153 618 .254 .317 .381 .315 97 17.2 17.1 -3.9 109 8 5.5 -0.9 7.9 2.7
1987 SFN MLB NL 149 578 .262 .325 .409 .272 97 8.2 17.0 0 106 11 -9.8 -2.0 4.8 1.0
1988 CAL MLB AL 158 667 .257 .319 .387 .297 96 17.2 17.5 -6.4 116 9 -13.4 0.3 12.0 1.1
1989 CAL MLB AL 154 630 .261 .323 .387 .299 97 12.3 16.4 -4.1 113 10 -20.2 0.6 10.5 0.3
1990 CAL MLB AL 113 476 .258 .323 .390 .309 98 8.6 12.8 -5.9 102 9 -3.1 -2.1 1.3 0.3
1991 MIN MLB AL 153 634 .261 .327 .394 .304 105 32.8 17.2 -10.9 148 9 0.0 -3.0 36.5 4.2
1992 MIN MLB AL 138 529 .259 .326 .379 .318 101 21.9 13.7 -8.6 129 10 0.1 -4.9 18.7 2.1
1993 CAL MLB AL 153 645 .265 .334 .406 .273 98 2.6 18.5 -11.8 106 10 0.0 -0.8 7.3 1.3
1994 CAL MLB AL 108 468 .269 .339 .431 .333 98 31.3 14.2 -9 144 11 0.2 -1.5 28.5 3.1
1995 CAL MLB AL 119 522 .269 .342 .430 .344 100 33.7 15.6 -10 144 9 0.0 -0.5 30.9 3.5
1996 CAL MLB AL 145 623 .278 .348 .442 .311 98 25.5 19.3 -12.3 126 8 0.0 -6.0 24.7 2.4
1997 KCA MLB AL 140 567 .272 .339 .429 .290 98 22.1 15.7 -10.6 134 10 0.0 0.0 26.9 3.2
1998 NYA MLB AL 35 118 .272 .343 .435 .325 97 1.6 3.2 -2.2 97 11 0.0 -1.5 -0.1 -0.1
1998 NRW AA EAS 0 47 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 COH AAA INT 0 27 .000 .000 .000 .421 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 NYA MLB AL 146 554 .275 .344 .444 .303 97 6.7 15.5 -10.8 109 11 0.0 0.2 9.0 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1978 CDR A MDW 467 424 63 119 18 5 16 195 73 36 103 15 7 .281 .341 .460 .179 2 2
1979 FRE A+ CLF 584 490 91 132 24 5 21 229 95 80 91 30 4 .269 .373 .467 .198 4 4
1980 SHV AA TXS 507 442 50 130 30 4 12 204 67 52 94 19 18 .294 .370 .462 .167 3 3
1981 SFN MLB NL 16 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 .133 .188 .133 .000 0 0
1981 PHX AAA PCL 385 334 76 117 16 6 19 202 75 46 54 40 12 .350 .433 .605 .254 0 0
1982 SFN MLB NL 701 641 86 167 27 6 19 263 76 45 115 24 13 .261 .308 .410 .150 6 7
1983 SFN MLB NL 553 486 54 113 21 2 11 171 59 55 108 10 12 .233 .305 .352 .119 9 3
1983 PHX AAA PCL 50 44 12 13 2 0 2 21 9 4 6 5 0 .295 .367 .477 .182 0 0
1984 SFN MLB NL 546 499 87 157 21 6 21 253 81 42 74 12 8 .315 .368 .507 .192 2 2
1985 SFN MLB NL 551 481 53 130 25 2 13 198 56 62 74 15 7 .270 .349 .412 .141 7 1
1986 SFN MLB NL 618 526 71 146 28 3 13 219 70 84 96 16 13 .278 .375 .416 .139 5 2
1987 SFN MLB NL 578 500 80 125 22 1 24 221 76 72 109 16 9 .250 .344 .442 .192 4 0
1988 CAL MLB AL 667 600 81 161 29 3 21 259 93 56 118 9 10 .268 .326 .432 .163 10 1
1989 CAL MLB AL 630 560 81 152 24 1 22 244 90 61 109 3 0 .271 .340 .436 .164 6 3
1990 CAL MLB AL 476 412 58 109 17 1 12 164 58 61 89 1 2 .265 .357 .398 .133 3 0
1991 MIN MLB AL 634 534 84 148 34 1 29 271 93 95 117 5 6 .277 .385 .507 .230 4 0
1992 MIN MLB AL 529 444 63 128 27 2 12 195 66 73 76 4 5 .288 .386 .439 .151 9 0
1993 CAL MLB AL 645 573 74 139 32 0 27 252 112 71 135 4 1 .243 .327 .440 .197 0 0
1994 CAL MLB AL 468 392 72 122 18 1 26 220 84 69 84 3 2 .311 .410 .561 .250 6 0
1995 CAL MLB AL 522 424 81 135 23 0 20 218 86 89 79 3 3 .318 .429 .514 .196 9 0
1996 CAL MLB AL 623 530 73 155 24 0 28 263 95 86 99 5 2 .292 .387 .496 .204 6 1
1997 KCA MLB AL 567 477 71 133 20 0 30 243 90 85 96 6 3 .279 .386 .509 .231 4 0
1998 NYA MLB AL 118 103 11 30 7 0 3 46 9 14 18 0 1 .291 .373 .447 .155 1 0
1998 COH AAA INT 27 22 4 8 1 0 0 9 3 4 3 0 0 .364 .481 .409 .045 0 0
1998 NRW AA EAS 47 37 2 9 3 0 1 15 5 9 7 0 0 .243 .404 .405 .162 0 0
1999 NYA MLB AL 554 476 59 128 25 1 19 212 78 73 100 4 1 .269 .366 .445 .176 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1999-08-23 1999-08-24 DTD 1 1 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1998-08-28 1998-08-28 DTD 0 0 Right Trunk Soreness Ribcage - -
1998-04-03 1998-08-17 60-DL 136 118 Right Ankle Surgery Instability - Ligaments and Tendon 1998-04-21 -
1997-03-26 1997-04-14 15-DL 19 9 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
1995-06-20 1995-07-18 15-DL 28 24 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1990-07-14 1990-08-09 15-DL 26 24 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much improvement do you see happening with Almora and Montgomery? Or, should I be satisfied with what they have already accomplished?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Almora doesn't turn 25 until after the season starts, so we could see improvement. Two things were markedly worse for him this year: His plate discipline (O-Swing rate went from 37% to 41%, hence K% up by 1% and BB% down by 1%) and his quality of contact (hard hit percentage down 5%, resulting in his HR/FB down 6% and his infield fly % up 6%). Those two traits--plate discipline and quality of contact--are interrelated, of course. I think it's fair to expect some improvement in 2019. If he gets all the way back to his 2017 numbers, poor Chili Davis may never get another job...As for Montgomery, I'm less optimistic. You get past his ERA rise this year, and you see that his FIP (4.08 in 2017, 3.89 in 2018) and DRA (4.31 in 2017, 4.57 in 2018) are pretty similar, and given his oh-come-on-now .253 BABIP in 2017, it's hard to say that 2017 was the true talent level for a guy turning 30 next year. He's valuable as a swingman, and of course throwing with the left arm helps (though his platoon splits aren't all that large), but I'd view his 2016-17 numbers strike me more as a peak than a level to which he'll pitch going forward. (Rob Mains)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Nick, In Giants-land much is made of the fact that the farm system has not produced a star outfielder since Chili Davis way back in the early 80's. The Giants just won the WS with a completely home grown infield and a mostly home grown starting staff and bullpen. So why do you think it is that their OF prospects just don't match up... a flaw in philosophy, scouting, coaching, something else?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
To my eyes it looks like it might be as simple as not having OF as a particular focus on the acquisition side. Haven't really poured draft/int'l assets into that portion of the roster, whereas we've seen the org put an emphasis on acquiring arms and to a slightly lesser extent, infielders. Mac Williamson is an interesting stick, and once healthy in 2015 it will be a situation worth following closely as his stock could jump a great deal if he picks up where he left off in 2013/2014. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any concerns about Cespedes & the change in swing thing going on? Will he improve or regress in 2014?
(MC Hammer from Oakland)
I just read something yesterday that suggested they'd go to a hybrid swing. Chili Davis summed it up well when he said it was the approach, not the swing, that needed altering. Still, I expect him to fall between the last two years. (R.J. Anderson)
2008-05-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why do I keep reading about how much trouble the Yankees are in? Hasn't this been the story for three years running now? Slow start, fast finish. Do you see anything to make you think this year will be different from 2005-2007?
(Joe from Tewksbury, MA)
Yes. Everybody in the lineup, including Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada is a year older, and with the exception of Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano, they're a year further away from their statistical primes, to say nothing about the fact that Cano looks pretty lost right now. The bench is weak even for a team that's done poorly in that area in the recent past. Seriously, I'd take Chili Davis, Darryl Strawberry, Luis Sojo and Ron Coomer circa 2008 over some of the stiffs they have lying around.

There's that, plus a weak pitching staff where the back of the rotation has been a thorough disaster thus far and the bullpen situation is considered so fragile that there's actually a question about whether they'll move Joba Chamberlain to a starting role this year. Add to that the fact that the AL East has gotten tougher and I think there's no longer any guarantee that the Yankees will contend, let alone win the division.

The other thing in play is the new manager. Through the early season debacles of the last few years, Torre was able to absorb the front office's slings and arrows and still give off a sense of calm confidence that things would eventually turn around. Girardi is protected from the barbs of Hank Steinbrenner at the moment -- his focus appears to be on forcing Brian Cashman out -- but Little Joe is the kind of guy who seems more likely to go Billy Martin bonkers as things get worse, and I don't think that's going to help. (Jay Jaffe)


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