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Wade Davis

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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1-1

ERA

3.68

WHIP

1.09

K

12

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 rotati...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 9/7/1985   BORN: Lake Wales, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Wade Davis Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year contract with the Rays in March 2011. The deal is worth $35.1 million, though only $12.6 million (over the first four years) is guaranteed. The Rays hold team options for each of the final three years.

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Davis was charged with a blown save Sunday after he allowed both inherited runners to score on his own error. He walked one batter and eventually struck out the side to end the inning.

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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 7 0 0 7.3 3 3 0 12 5 1 1 0 2 2 3.68 1.09
3-Year Averages MAJ   38 17 0 129.9 135 63 14 102 50 7 7 0 0 2 4.37 1.42
Career  (View All) MAJ   156 88 1 601.3 608 284 69 467 230 37 34 0 4.25 1.39

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Wade Davis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 15 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.68 1.09
Apr. 13 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.26 1.26
Apr. 8 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.31
Apr. 5 CWS 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 W 0 1 0 6.23 1.38
Apr. 4 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 0.90
Apr. 2 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Mar. 31 @Det 1.3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.75 2.25
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 3 3 3 0 5 12 2 0 0 1-1 0 2 2 3.68 1.09
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 3 3 3 0 5 12 2 0 0 1-1 0 2 2 3.68 1.09
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.3 3 3 3 0 5 12 2 0 0 1-1 0 2 2 3.68 1.09

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Wade Davis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20133355840942119.326
2012130371818300.161
201138455261012148.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013283561875906.286
2012154501130815.211
201141150378922215.246

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201372.3370613174.731.58
201238.3200491542.111.10
2011101.06405830113.481.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201363.0540532786.001.79
201232.0100381412.811.09
201183.05604733125.641.59
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 7 0 7.3 14.73 6.14 2.40 0.00 0.83 62.5% 94.4 MPH 3.68 2.79 .257
3-Year Averages MAJ   38 17 129.9 7.07 3.46 2.04 0.97 71.3% 4.37 4.19 .314
Career MAJ   156 88 601.3 6.99 3.44 2.03 1.03 72% 4.25 4.32 .305

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2014 Stat Review for Wade Davis    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.40 K/BB
WEAK
14.73 K/9
ELITE
6.14 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.83 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.68 ERA
WEAK
1.09 WHIP
GOOD
2.79 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.257 BABIP
LOW
62.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Wade Davis (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Hamilton ANA 10 6 2 4 0 1 0 .600 1.400 1.945
Lyle Overbay MIL 10 4 3 8 1 4 0 .400 1.400 1.855
Josh Reddick OAK 7 4 0 1 1 3 0 .571 1.000 1.625
Adrian Beltre TEX 11 7 0 3 2 3 0 .636 .636 1.329
Howie Kendrick ANA 12 6 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .750 1.321
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 22 11 1 5 0 2 1 .500 .818 1.318
Carlos Quentin SD 10 3 2 3 1 3 0 .300 .900 1.317
Justin Smoak SEA 7 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429 .857 1.286
Cliff Pennington AZ 9 4 1 3 1 1 0 .444 .778 1.278
Alex Avila DET 10 2 2 2 5 3 0 .200 .800 1.267

Best Matchups for Wade Davis (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brennan Boesch ANA 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Alex Rios TEX 22 2 0 1 1 7 1 .091 .136 .267
Mike McCoy BOS 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 .125 .125 .250
Edwin Encarnacion TOR 22 2 0 1 0 6 0 .091 .136 .227
Austin Jackson DET 15 1 0 1 1 4 0 .067 .067 .184
Gordon Beckham CHI-A 16 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .000 .056
Marco Scutaro SF 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chone Figgins LA 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Trumbo AZ 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Molina TB 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Davis will not be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

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Davis' debut in the set up role in Kansas City did not go as planned, being charged with the deciding run after Greg Holland was unable to strand the inherited runners.

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Davis will serve as the Royals' setup man to begin the season, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Davis has been moved back into the bullpen, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Davis pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just one hit with three strikeouts during his spring debut against the Cubs on Sunday.

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Davis will get a chance to compete for a rotation spot during spring training, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Davis was recalled from High-A Wilmington on Tuesday.

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Davis was optioned to High-A Wilmington on Wednesday.

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Danny Duffy will replace Davis in the Royals' starting rotation, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Davis allowed four runs on eight hits in just 3.2 innings against the Tigers on Saturday, but he did not factor into the decision.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.