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Wade Davis

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2016 Stats

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1-0

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1.60

WHIP

1.10

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32

SV

21

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Rays had Davis in the rotation until a crowded house put him in the bullpen for 2012 where he was absolutely dominant. Davis did so reluctantly and expressed a desire to return to the rotation. Th...

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2016 ADP:  63.55

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  8/29/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 225   DOB: 9/7/1985
BORN: Lake Wales, FL   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Davis' $8 million option for 2016 was exercised by the Royals in November of 2015.

August 26, 2016  –  Wade Davis News

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Davis (elbow) "felt good" after kicking off a rehab assignment Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Wade Davis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 20 A A 27 27 0 146.0 124 49 5 165 64 7 12 0 3.02 1.29
2007 21 A VER 13 13 1 78.3 54 16 5 88 21 3 0 0 1.84 0.96
2007 21 AA MON 14 14 0 80.0 74 28 3 81 30 7 3 0 3.15 1.30
2008 22 AA MON 19 19 0 107.7 104 46 7 81 42 9 6 0 3.85 1.36
2008 22 AAA DUR 9 9 0 53.0 39 16 5 55 24 4 2 0 2.72 1.19
2009 23 AAA DUR 28 28 0 158.7 139 60 14 140 60 10 8 0 3.40 1.25
2009 23 MAJ TAM 6 6 1 36.3 33 15 2 36 13 2 2 0 3.72 1.27
2010 24 MAJ TB 29 29 0 168.0 165 76 24 113 62 12 10 0 0 0 4.07 1.35
2011 25 MAJ TB 29 29 0 184.0 190 91 23 105 63 11 10 0 0 0 4.45 1.38
2012 26 MAJ TB 54 0 0 70.3 48 19 5 87 29 3 0 0 1 7 2.43 1.09
2013 27 A WIL 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2013 27 MAJ KC 31 24 0 135.3 169 80 15 114 58 8 11 0 0 0 5.32 1.68
2014 28 MAJ KC 71 0 0 72.0 38 8 0 109 23 9 2 3 3 33 1.00 0.85
2015 29 MAJ KC 69 0 0 67.3 33 7 3 78 20 8 1 17 1 18 0.94 0.79
2016 30 R SUR 1 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2016 30 MAJ KC 35 0 0 33.7 22 6 0 32 15 1 0 21 2 0 1.60 1.10
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3-Year Averages     57 8 0 91.6 80 31 6 100 33 8 4 6 1 17 3.05 1.23
Career  (View All)     324 88 1 767.0 698 302 72 674 283 54 36 41 3.54 1.28

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Wade Davis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 27 LAA 1.0 2 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.60 1.10
Jul. 24 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.10 0.98
Jul. 22 Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.14 0.98
Jul. 18 Cle 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.17 0.98
Jul. 16 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.19 0.99
Jun. 30 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.23 1.02
Jun. 29 @StL 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.27 1.02
Jun. 26 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.99 0.95
Jun. 19 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.03 0.95
Jun. 18 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.07 0.95
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 2 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 18.00 5.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 8 3 3 0 5 7 0 0 0 0-0 3 1 0 2.89 1.39
Wade Davis Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Aug. 24 AZL Indians 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00

Wade Davis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166816511100.177
2015144431319312.146
2014144521724120.189

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201667161011000.196
201510735714611.141
201413557614200.112

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201619.0101215901.891.16
201531.771734721.710.92
201436.0510531301.251.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.700917601.231.02
201535.71010441310.250.67
201436.0413561000.750.69
Wade Davis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 20 A A 27 27 146.0 10.17 3.95 2.58 0.31 76% 3.02 2.86 .325
2007 21 A VER 13 13 78.3 10.11 2.41 4.19 0.57 84.3% 1.84 2.74 .269
2007 21 AA MON 14 14 80.0 9.11 3.38 2.70 0.34 75.2% 3.15 2.94 .329
2008 22 AA MON 19 19 107.7 6.77 3.51 1.93 0.59 71.9% 3.85 3.96 .303
2008 22 AAA DUR 9 9 53.0 9.34 4.08 2.29 0.85 81% 2.72 3.94 .265
2009 23 AAA DUR 28 28 158.7 7.94 3.40 2.33 0.79 75.1% 3.40 3.83 .289
2009 23 MAJ TAM 6 6 36.3 8.92 3.22 2.77 0.50 1.18 70.5% 91.9 MPH 3.72 3.04 .318
2010 24 MAJ TB 29 29 168.0 6.05 3.32 1.82 1.29 0.94 74.4% 92.4 MPH 4.07 4.91 .281
2011 25 MAJ TB 29 29 184.0 5.14 3.08 1.67 1.13 0.88 70.4% 91.4 MPH 4.45 4.84 .287
2012 26 MAJ TB 54 0 70.3 11.13 3.71 3.00 0.64 0.96 80.6% 93.5 MPH 2.43 2.89 .279
2013 27 A WIL 1 0 2.0 22.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -1.80 .610
2013 27 MAJ KC 31 24 135.3 7.58 3.86 1.97 1.00 1.21 69.3% 92.1 MPH 5.32 4.33 .365
2014 28 MAJ KC 71 0 72.0 13.63 2.88 4.74 0.00 1.71 86.9% 95.7 MPH 1.00 1.26 .288
2015 29 MAJ KC 69 0 67.3 10.43 2.67 3.90 0.40 1.07 92% 95.9 MPH 0.94 2.35 .211
2016 30 R SUR 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2016 30 MAJ KC 35 0 33.7 8.55 4.01 2.13 0.00 1.43 83.8% 94.9 MPH 1.60 2.81 .259
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 8.19 3.53 2.32 0.33 86.4% 1.41 3.04 .204
Rest Of Season     0 0 14.1 8.75 3.46 2.53 0.31 86.1% 1.41 2.86 .210
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3-Year Averages     57 8 91.6 9.83 3.24 3.03 0.59 76.6% 3.05 2.95 .319
Career     324 88 767.0 7.91 3.32 2.38 0.84 74.7% 3.54 3.81 .296

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2016 Stat Review for Wade Davis    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.13 K/BB
WEAK
8.55 K/9
AVERAGE
4.01 BB/9
POOR
94.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.43 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.60 ERA
ELITE
1.10 WHIP
GOOD
2.81 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.259 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
83.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Wade Davis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Davis (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, pitching an inning with one of the team's rookie-level affiliates.

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Davis (elbow) is expected to go to Arizona to throw some live bullpen sessions early next week, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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Davis (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Davis (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Royals before the end of August, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. "He's feeling better," manager Ned Yost said. "He's totally symptom-free, playing catch, extending it out."

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Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a flexor strain in his pitching elbow.

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Davis is on his way back to Kansas City to undergo an MRI on his elbow, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Davis worked around a hit and struck out one en route to his 21st save of the season Friday against the Rangers.

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Davis picked up a one-out save, his 20th, in Monday's win over Cleveland.

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Davis (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

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2016

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2015

Davis supplied the Royals with one of the best relief seasons in recent memory, as the right-hander did not allow an extra-base hit until his 44th appearance of the year. The 29-year-old also logged an incredible scoreless appearance streak of 33 games, spanning from July 27 to September 15, which was good enough to set a Kansas City franchise record. After making 24 starts for the Royals in 2013, the team finally realized he was best suited to work exclusively in relief, and Davis rewarded them by posting a 1.00 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and spectacular 13.6 K/9 rate over 72 innings. As long as closer Greg Holland remains in the mix, Davis will remain relegated to a setup role, but this doesn't necessarily place him out of fantasy consideration. His solid strikeout and peripheral numbers make him a quality option, especially in formats that reward holds. If anything would ever happen to Holland, Davis would take his mid-90s fastball, cutter, and curveball to the ninth inning, where he would immediately become a must-own asset in all formats.

2014

Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wil Myers/James Shields trade, Davis was expected to be able to carry his 2012 relief numbers over to a starting role as the fifth member of Royals' 2013 rotation. While he was better than his last go-around as a starter in 2011, he struggled mightily in his return to the rotation. An unusually-high .361 BABIP and 27.5% line drive rate seemed to be the cause of his problems, but he also struggled with his command, posting just a 1.97 K/BB over 135.1 innings. The Royals left him in the rotation for the majority of the season and settled on pitching him for roughly just five innings per outing, hoping he would eventually right the ship. When his struggles continued, he took a quick demotion to the minors and when rosters expanded in September, was brought back up but pushed back into the bullpen for the final month of the season and pitched strictly in low-leverage situations. The Royals have him under contract through the end of the 2014 season with options through 2017, so they're certainly not giving up on him. He'll likely get a chance to compete for a rotation spot during the spring, but he seems destined to make a permanent shift to the bullpen.

2013

Though he was disappointed to lose out on the final spot of the rotation in 2012 to Jeff Niemann, Davis gave the Rays a dependable workhorse in the bullpen who did not lose a game while posting a 2.43 ERA over 54 appearances. The team did not want him to go back and forth from the bullpen to the rotation and opted to keep him in his late-inning role. The transition must have kept him fresh as he drastically lowered his walk rate and raised his strikeout rate. He also nearly doubled his swinging strike percentage to 12 percent, possibly caused by a significant uptick in the average velocity on his fastball, slider and curveball. Included in the blockbuster deal that sent Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in December, Davis is expected to move back into a starting role and open the year in the back of the Kansas City rotation.

2012

Many expected Davis to take another step in the right direction developmentally and instead he did just the opposite. He finished the season with a 11-10 record which was kind of lucky considering his 4.45 ERA and 1.375 WHIP. A loss of one mph off his fastball may be partially to blame for the decrease in his strikeout rate which dropped to 5.14 K/9IP after a 6.05 K/9IP mark in 2010. Besides his fastball, Davis has a decent curveball as well as a slider and changeup in his arsenal of pitches. The problem for Davis is that he simply isn't missing many bats. His 5.9 percent swinging strike rate is well below league-average although his K/9IP rate was at its highest mark over the final two months of the season. There will be plenty of competition for the rotation in the spring; Davis will need a good showing if he's going to claim a spot as the No. 4 or No. 5 starter.

2011

Davis had a very good first season as a full-time starter for the Rays, finishing 12-10 as their No. 4 option. An imposing force on the mound, he finished with a 4.07 ERA and a 1.351 WHIP which isn't too bad considering the division he pitches in. After a stint on the DL due to shoulder soreness in early August, Davis showed no ill effects after returning. Over the first half of last season, Davis struggled to keep the ball in the park allowing 18 home runs, but he showed signs of improvement during the second half and only allowed six more. Davis also improved his control, lowering his walk rate over the first five months after starting out with a gaudy 5.32 BB/9IP mark in April. Davis will be a name to remember in mid-late rounds of fantasy drafts and should open as either the No. 3 or No 4 starter for the Rays this season.

2010

Davis heads into spring with a legitimate shot at cracking the rotation. At 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, and armed with a 96-mph heater, Davis also throws a plus-curve and worked on improving his changeup and cut fastball. After a fine season for Durham (3.40 ERA, 1.254 WHIP) he continued to pitch well for the Rays in six late-season starts. He doesn't quite have the upside of teammate Jeremy Hellickson, but he should make for a solid No. 2 starter down the road.

2009

Davis has been overshadowed by the attention given to David Price, but he had a decent season himself and is still an attractive prospect. Command issues were a problem at times for him this year, but the Rays still added him to the 40-man roster and will give him a long look in spring training before he begins 2009 back at Triple-A. The Rays likely will want to get Davis another half-season's worth of starts at Triple-A before they seriously consider him for a big-league callup.

2008

Of all the pitching prospects in the Rays' chain, Davis may have the most promise. He survived his transition to Double-A well, although that increased walk rate indicates he might still have some things to learn. Ideally, the Rays would like to see Davis reach the bigs sometime in midseason 2009 or so. However, he'll get some high-visibility innings this spring, and if Davis shows he's ready, the Rays won't mind moving up his timetable to allow for a major-league debut by the end of 2008.

2007

Davis had a great year at low-A, finishing the season with a no-hitter. Check out that strikeout rate, courtesy of a great 94-mph fastball, good curve and slider. He's not likely to make an impact in the bigs before 2009 at the earliest, but he's perhaps the Rays' best pitching prospect at the lower levels. He'll start 2007 at High-A Vero Beach.

2006

Davis was a third-round pick in 2004 out of high school in Lake Wales, Florida. His fastball can hit 98 MPH, and he has made major strides improving his command and control. He is on several prospect lists as a sleeper heading into 2006.