Week 5 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Avoid 1B Ike Davis At All Costs

By Adam McGill
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Just one weekend after the New York Mets traded 1B Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team probably wasn’t very happy with their decision. Davis racked up five hits through the first three games, including a walk-off grand slam against the Cincinnati Reds.

As a result of the late-game heroics, Davis quickly became a popular fantasy baseball pickup over the last week. Many fantasy owners locked onto the veteran and hoped he would finally develop into a top-10 first basemen.

Since his game-winning homer, though, Davis has been utterly worthless from a fantasy perspective. He hasn’t registered a single hit in the following six contests (0-14) in Pittsburgh and he has struck out three times. The veteran has also seen his average plummet from .270 all the way down to .196 after his recent cold streak.

Davis obviously wasn’t a fan favorite with the Mets and the team let him go for practically nothing for a reason. He was sent down the minors in the middle of last season and he has looked absolutely lost at the plate in recent seasons. Needless to say, Davis won’t be in the league much longer if he can’t figure out how to start hitting.

The bottom line is that Davis isn’t worth a roster spot in any fantasy format. He is far too inconsistent and there are plenty of more reliable options to grab off the wavier wire.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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