Oakland Athletics: A complete fantasy baseball guide for 2020

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6. Khris Davis, DH

When to Target: Picks 145-155

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Khris Davis is the ultimate gamble.

He was one of the most feared power hitters in baseball from 2015 to 2018 (with an average of 44 home runs per season). His above-average production in hits and RBI made him a monster in head-to-head formats. His .247 average also kept him relevant in roto leagues.

However, Davis saw a distinct downturn last season. While the rest of the sport enjoyed record home runs statistics, Davis recorded a shockingly low 23 blasts with a .220 average.

While he has been public about his drive to return to a normal level of production, there is a chance that the 32-year-old has begun a permanent career decline. His fantasy value is also hampered by his position eligibility being excluded to only designated hitter.

The huge gap between ESPN’s 130th ranking and MLB.com’s 171st shows just how much of a gamble Davis is.

However, if you’re looking for a boom-or-bust typed player in the final round of your draft, the designated hitter may be worth a flier.

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Honorable Mentions:

Sean Manaea (208), Frankie Montas (210), Stephen Piscotty (225), Mark Canha (241), Jesus Luzardo (262),  Sean Murphy (306)

Which Oakland A’s players are you targeting in your fantasy draft?