Take wait-and-see approach on Ike Davis 

April, 21, 2014
Ike DavisVincent Pugliese/Getty ImagesIke Davis and his fantasy owners welcome the change of scenery, but will it make him worth owning in standard leagues?

There’s hardly a guarantee that the Ike Davis who handled first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates a few days this weekend will hit any differently than the one that struggled so much last season for the New York Mets. The Davis who singled and doubled Saturday and singled in six at-bats Sunday didn’t look like a totally new hitter, though he probably felt quite a bit more comfortable with his new role. We need a bit more than a weekend to come to any true conclusions.

Fantasy owners tend to forget that sometimes all a player really needs is a change of scenery. After all, don’t fantasy owners also crave this in their lives from time to time? Davis, who was acquired from the Mets in an odd sell-low trade for a relief pitcher this weekend, has massive power upside. We saw it when he smacked 32 home runs in 2012. Will we see it in 2014?