Wade Davis

Wade Davis #17

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 5"/220
  • Age: 30


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Wade Davis 2015 Postseason Stats

1-0 0.00 10.2 18 0.84

Wade Davis Postseason Career Stats

4-0 0.84 32.1 46 0.96

Wade Davis Stats

8-1 0.94 67.1 78 0.79

Wade Davis MLB Career Stats

53-36 3.63 733.1 642 1.29

Wade Davis Bio

  • Full Name: Wade Allen Davis
  • Born: 9/7/1985 in Lake Wales, FL
  • Draft: 2004, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 3rd rd. (75th overall)
  • High School: Lake Wales, FL
  • Debut: September 6, 2009
  • Relationship(s): cousin of Jody Davis
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2015 Postseason Stats 1 0 0.00 8 0 4 10.2 18 0.84
Postseason Career Stats 4 0 0.84 23 1 4 32.1 46 0.96
2015 Stats 8 1 0.94 69 0 17 67.1 78 0.79
MLB Career Stats 53 36 3.63 289 88 20 733.1 642 1.29

Wade Davis Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Royals AL 594 Four-seam FB 95.94 95.38 2390.00 5.98 84.80
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.90 92.54 2213.00 6.16 89.87


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November 5, 2015 at 6:20 PM ET

Royals make flurry of roster moves

The Royals announced a bevy of roster moves on Thursday, exercising club options on right-hander Wade Davis and shortstop Alcides Escobar.

October 16, 2015 at 6:18 AM ET

Davis thrives in 2015

Royals right-hander Wade Davis finished the 2015 regular season with an 8-1 record, a 0.94 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, 17 saves and 78 strikeouts across 67 1/3 innings.


Wade Davis Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

AL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
07/2010 Tampa Bay AL

Best Major Leaguer, Postseason-Esurance MLB Awards

Year Team League
2015 Kansas City AL

Setup Man of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Kansas City AL

Baseball America Short-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Hudson Valley NYP

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/25/2009 Durham INT

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Montgomery SOU

FSL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/30/2007 Vero Beach FSL
05/07/2007 Vero Beach FSL
06/18/2007 Vero Beach FSL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Vero Beach FSL

MID Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2006 Southwest Michigan MID
04/30/2006 Southwest Michigan MID

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Southwest Michigan MID

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Hudson Valley NYP

Wade Davis Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 4.07 25th in AL


Season SV Rank
2015 17 14th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .255 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2009 1 17th in AL
2011 1 20th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2009 1 7th in AL


Season G Rank
2014 71 13th in AL
2015 69 14th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2014 33 1st in AL
2015 18 16th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 6.05 12th in AL
2011 5.14 6th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 1.82 5th in AL
2011 1.67 3rd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2011 63 17th in AL
2013 58 22nd in AL


Season H Rank
2011 190 24th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2010 24 15th in AL
2011 23 12th in AL

Wade Davis Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 3, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Wade Davis from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
August 28, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned Wade Davis to Wilmington Blue Rocks.
August 11, 2013 Wade Davis roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
August 4, 2013 RHP Wade Davis roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
July 14, 2013 Kansas City Royals activated RHP Wade Davis from the paternity list.
July 11, 2013 Kansas City Royals placed RHP Wade Davis on the paternity list.
December 9, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays traded RHP James Shields, RHP Wade Davis and Player To Be Named Later to Kansas City Royals for LHP Mike Montgomery, RHP Jake Odorizzi, 3B Patrick Leonard and RF Wil Myers.
July 22, 2011 Wade Davis roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.
July 7, 2011 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list. Right forearm strain.
August 24, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Wade Davis from the 15-day disabled list.
August 10, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 6, 2010. Strained right shoulder.
September 2, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays recalled RHP Wade Davis from Durham Bulls.

Wade Allen Davis Bio Info

Full name is Wade Allen Davis...he and his wife, Katelyn, reside in Marlboro, N.Y., with their daughter, Sully. His second cousin is former Cubs catcher and two-time All-Star Jody Davis (1981-88 Cubs; 1988-90 Braves). Participated in the 2013 and 2014 Royals FanFest. In his senior season at Lake Wales (Fla.) High School, went 7-3 with a 0.79 ERA in 13 games ... allowed 47 hits, 14 walks and struck out 114 batters in 71 innings ... tendinitis in his shoulder forced him to DH and play first base for Lake Wales his junior season. Was headed to the University of Florida before signing with the Rays...he remains an avid fan of Gators football. Loves working with kids and organized the Full Count Foundation to help children, especially those who are at risk or have special needs or chronic illnesses ... Full Count sponsors the Dutchess Debs, a 12-and-under girls travel softball team based in New York, and provided them with jerseys, uniforms, equipment and more...served as a guest instructor at a free baseball clinic for kids ages 6 to 16 at the Extra Innings training center in New York. In April 2011, joined a large group of Tampa Bay Lightning players and local business leaders who shaved their heads for the Cut for a Cure campaign, a fundraiser benefitting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation in Tampa ... had his head shaved atop the Rays¡¦ dugout after a game. He once shot and bagged a 6-foot, 300-pound black bear with a crossbow on a hunting trip during a Rays off day in Toronto.


Wade completed one of the best seasons by a reliever in club history as KC's primary setup man, setting several team records while leading the Royals with 71 appearances...Tabbed the Royals' Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year by the Kansas City Chapter of the BBWAA…Also named the Royals Pitcher of the Month three times during the season (May, July and August)...Led Major League relievers with a 1.00 ERA, eighth-best all-time by an A.L. reliever…surpassed Greg Holland's 2013 mark of 1.21 for the lowest by a Royals reliever...Recorded a 0.75 ERA on the road (3 ER in 36.0 IP), best all-time by a Royal (minimum 30.0 innings)...Posted 109 strikeouts, topping the former Royals relief record of 103, shared by Jim York (1971) and Greg Holland (2013)...Finished second among Major League relievers in strikeouts, behind the Yankees' Dellin Betances (135)...Paced the American League with 33 holds, a new Royals record, topping Jason Grimsley's 28 in 2003...Recorded the most wins among A.L. relievers (9)…Became the first Royals reliever to tally nine wins since Ricky Bottalico in 2000...Set a Royals relief record by holding opponents to a .151 average, besting Joakim Soria's .169 in 2008…Ranked second among A.L. relievers to New York's Dellin Betances (.149)...Held opponents to a .179 slugging percentage, lowest among A.L. relievers…Did not allow an extra-base hit over his first 45.2 innings through July 30...Recorded a 31.2 inning scoreless streak from June 27 to September 15, the longest in club history by a reliever...Also posted a 22.1 inning scoreless streak from April 26 to June 23...Saved all three wins on the Royals' September road trip to New York and Detroit, including his first professional save on September 5 at Yankee Stadium...Made 12 postseason appearances, going 2-0 with an 0.63 ERA (1 ER in 14.2 IP)...Recorded 20 strikeouts in the playoffs, which tied with Francisco Rodriguez (2002) and Brad Lidge (2004) for second-most by a reliever in a single postseason...His postseason strikeout total also tied with James Shields for most by a Royals pitcher...Collected wins in Games 1 and 2 of the ALCS vs. Baltimore, becoming the first pitcher to collect victories in consecutive playoff games since Atlanta's Alejandro Pena did it in the 1995 ALDS...Enters 2015 with a career record of 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER in 21.2 IP) in 15 career postseason appearances.


Wade spent most of his first season with KC as the club's fourth starter before moving to the bullpen in September. Set a career-high with 114 strikeouts in just 135.1 innings...passed his previous career high (113), which he did in 168.0 frames in 2010. Struggled to find consistent success, allowing six earned runs or more in six of his 24 starts ... however, posted a 6-4 record and a 3.38 ERA over his other 18 starts (37 ER in 98.2 IP). Earned a pair of 1-0 wins, first on April 17 at Atlanta (7.0 IP) and again on July 27 at Chicago-AL (7.1 IP). Enjoyed a strong finish out of the bullpen, going 2-1 with an 0.90 ERA (1 ER in 10.0 IP) over seven appearances ... held opponents to an .094 average (3-for-32) out of the 'pen. Made one appearance at Wilmington (A-Advanced) on August 31, allowing no runs on one hit over 2.0 innings with five strikeouts ... it was his first minor league outing since 2009.

2012 Wade completed his third full season in the Majors, first in the bullpen for the Rays...went 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA (70.1 IP, 19 ER) in 54 appearances after posting a career 4.22 ERA as a starter from 2009-11...Struckout 11.1 batters per 9 IP and allowed only 6.1 hits per 9 IP...the strikeout ratio was the highest in the American League among relievers who compiled at least 70 innings while his hits per 9 IP was the 4th-best...His 87 strikeoutstied for 4th-most among A.L.relievers...struck out the side 10 times,most among A.L.relievers and 2nd most in the Majors behind Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel (17)...Led the Rays with 23 relief appearances of more than 1.0 inning, the fourth-most in the league...AftertheAll-Star break, 22 of his 25 outings were scoreless...compiled a 1.50 ERA(30.0 IP, 5 ER)in the second half and did not allow a home run...over his final 11 outings beginning September 5, collected 24 strikeouts in 12.1 IP...Held left-handed battersto a .161 (18-for-112) average, the second-bestmark in theA.L. behind Oakland's Grant Balfour (.157). 2011 Went 11-10 with a 4.45 ERA in 29 starts, throwing a career-high 184 innings despite a brief stint on the disabled list with a right forearm strain...His ERA was more than two runs lower at home than on the road...went 6-4 with a 3.48 ERA (101-IP, 39-ER) in 15 home starts...was 5-6 with a 5.64 ERA (83-IP, 52-ER) in 14 starts away from Tropicana Field, despite receiving the AL's 8th-highest run support on the road...received 3.56 R/9 IP (101-IP, 40-RS) in run support at home compared to 6.72 R/9 IP (83-IP, 62-RS) on the road...After the All-Star break went 3-0 with a 2.85 ERA (53.2-IP, 17-ER) in 7 starts at Tropicana Field, with the Rays winning each of those games...in 6 road starts after the break he went 1-4 with a 7.96 ERA (31.2-IP, 50-H, 28-ER)...Averaged only 5.14 SO/9 IP, 6th-lowest rate in the AL...in 18 starts through July 22, averaged 4.13 SO/9 IP (109-IP, 50-SO)...after that, however, averaged 6.60 SO/9 IP (75-IP, 55-SO) over his last 11 starts...His 46.7 groundball pct. was 5th lowest in the AL...Yielded 12.77 base runners per 9 innings, highest on the staff and 7th highest in the AL...Opponents stole only 2 bases in 6 SB attempts (33.3 percent)-tied for the 2nd lowest success rate in the majors...only CWS Mark Buehrle (3- for-10, 30 percent) was better...On Sep 9 vs. BOS threw his lone complete game of the season and second of his career, defeating John Lackey, 7-2, for his 10th win... also tossed 9 innings on Aug 24 vs. DET but received no decision in the 10-inning, 3-2 win...Was placed on the DL with a right forearm strain on July 7...returned on July 22, after missing only 1 start because of the All-Star break...On March 31 agreed to a seven-year contract with the Rays, with the first four years (and $12.6 million) guaranteed...the Rays hold three one-year options for 2015, 2016 and 2017, with a maximum value of $35.1 million if the options are exercised...he will donate a portion of his contract to the Rays Baseball Foundation....POSTSEASON: Made 2 relief apps in the ALDS vs. Texas, pitching out of the bullpen for the first time of his professional career...in Game 1 retired the side in order in the 9th inning...in Game 4 recorded 1.1 scoreless frames. 2010 Led American League rookies with 12 wins, one behind STL Jaime Garcia for the major league rookie lead ... also led AL rookies in ERA (4.07, tied SEA David Pauley) and ranked 2nd in innings pitched, strikeouts and games started behind BAL Brian Matusz. ... Was chosen as the team's Outstanding Rookie by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. ... Was named AL Rookie of the Month for July after going 4-0 in 5 starts with a 3.03 ERA (32- IP, 11-ER) ... was the first Rays pitcher to win a Rookie of the Month award, fourth different Ray to win it and the fifth monthly award for the Rays' previous winners were Evan Longoria (June 2008), Damon Hollins (May 2005) and Rocco Baldelli (April, May 2003). ... Went 3-1 with a 2.79 ERA over his first 5 starts (through May 2) ... went 2-8 with a 5.90 ERA over his middle 11 starts (May 8.July 3) ... cover his last 13 starts (July 8 on) went 6-1 with a 3.22 ERA, with the Rays winning 10 of those games. ... Faced the opposing team's Opening Day starter (all former All-Stars) in each of his first 6 starts, and the Rays won four of those games ... he went 3-2 with a 3.18 ERA (34-IP, 12-ER) with wins over Mark Buehrle (April 21 at CWS), Ben Sheets (April 27 vs. OAK) and Zack Greinke (May 2 vs. KC) ... on May 2, beat Greinke 1-0 with 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits. ... Compiled a 7-game winning streak, July 8. Sep 11, tied with MIL John Axford for the longest by a rookie in the majors in 2010 ... the streak tied for the longest in club history with Jeff Niemann (2008-09) and Mark Hendrickson (2005), and was the longest ever by a Rays rookie ... compiled a 3.34 ERA (59.1-IP, 22-ER) over this stretch of 9 starts, after his loss June 27 vs. ARI, did not lose again until Sep 27 vs. BAL, a stretch of 12 unbeaten starts. ... Went 0-5 with a 6.00 ERA (27-IP, 18-ER) in the month of June, losing all 5 of his starts. ... On Aug 10, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain, retroactive to Aug 6 ... Jeremy Hellickson was recalled to replace him on the roster ... was reinstated on Aug 24 ... beat the Angels, 10-3, at Angel Stadium that night for his 10th win of the season ... went 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA (46.2-IP, 16-ER) over 8 starts after returning from the DL. ... Entered 2010 ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Rays org. behind Desmond Jennings and Jeremy Hellickson. 2009 Lake Wales, Fla., native was promoted from Triple-A Durham on Sep 4, made his major league debut two days later and made 6 starts for the Rays over the season's final month... prior to that made 28 starts for Durham. ...Went 2-2 with a 3.72 ERA for the Rays, with both victories coming over Baltimore...was one of three rookies in the Rays rotation in September, joining Jeff Niemann and David Price. ...Enters 2010 ranked by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect in the Rays organization, and the No. 34 prospect in all of baseball. ...Made his debut Sep 6 vs. DET, one day before his 24th birthday...got a no-decision in a 5-3 Rays loss, totaling 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 9 SO, 105 pitches...his 9 SO set a club record for a ML debut...left with a 3-1 lead and was 2 outs from victory when Brandon Inge hit a grand slam off Russ Springer...first hit allowed was Aubrey Huff's 2nd-inning HR. ...The 9 SO tied for the 5th most by a pitcher making his debut in the last 30 years...fanned his first 4 batters faced, recorded his first 6 outs via the strikeout and retired 13 of his first 14 BF...since 1963, only one other player struck out his first 4 BF in his ML debut - TEX Neftali Feliz did it one month prior to Davis, on Aug 3, 2009 at OAK. ...On Sep 17 at BAL, his third start, he tossed a complete-game, 4-hit shutout to earn his first major league win (2-BB, 10-SO, 124 pitches)... was the first pitcher to throw a 9-inning CG SHO in his 3rd ML game (or quicker) since BOS Clay Buchholz's no-hitter on Sep 1, 2007 vs. BAL (2nd career game)...124 pitches were the most by a Ray under Joe Maddon. ...Became the first pitcher to record his first ML win via a CG SHO (9+ IP) since LAA Ervin Santana, May 23, 2005 vs. CWS...was 2nd Ray to do it, joining Travis Harper (Sep 24, 2000 at TOR)...became the first pitcher in 17 years to throw a CG SHO with 10+ SO in his first ML win...last was CAL Tim Fortugno on July 25, 1992 vs. DET. ...On Sep 12 at BOS, totaled 2.2 IP, 6 H, 8 R/ER after rain delayed the game by more than two hours...excluding that start, he pitched to a 1.87 ERA (33.2-IP, 7-ER) over his other 5 outings. ...Went 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA at Tropicana Field, compared to 1-1, 6.17 on the road. ...Had more SO than IP in 4 of 6 starts...allowed 1 ER or less in 3 of 6 starts and 2 ER or less in 4 of 6 starts...worked 7-plus innings 3 times. In 34 combined starts ... for the Rays and Durham, he went 12-10 with a 3.46 ERA (195-IP, 172-H, 90-R, 75-ER, 73-BB, 176-SO)...set career highs in starts, innings pitched and strikeouts. ...Led the International League in innings pitched...ranked among IL leaders in strikeouts (2nd) and ERA (7th)...among all Triple-A pitchers, ranked 2nd in strikeouts and 3rd in opp avg. ...On Aug 18 in Durham, beat CWS Jake Peavy (rehabbing for Charlotte) to earn his 10th win. ...Was ranked by BA as the No. 32 prospect in the game entering 2009, and moved up to No. 16 on their midseason list. 2008 Began the 2008 season with Double-A Montgomery and earned a promotion to Durham at the All-Star break...combined for a 13-8 record with a 3.47 ERA in 28 starts (160.2-IP, 143-H, 62-ER, 66-BB, 136-SO)...despite the July 16 promotion, was named Montgomery's Pitcher of the Year. ...Was named the Rays No. 3 prospect after the season by BA, trailing only David Price and Tim Beckham...BA also rated his curveball as the best in the organization for the second consecutive year. ...Started the Southern League All-Star Game on July 14 and suffered the loss...was one of six Biscuits selected to the South squad...is a four-time All-Star in the minor leagues. 2007 Selected Rays Pitcher of the Year by the team's baseball operations department while going a combined 10-3 (ERA-2.50, IP-158.1, H-128, ER-44, BB-51, SO-169) in 27 starts at A Vero Beach and AA Montgomery...His 169 strikeouts were 2nd in the organization and 7th overall in the minor leagues...Lost just 3 games in 27 starts and was undefeated (7-0) in his first 20 starts...didn't lose until July 28 when he fell 2-0 to Birmingham (White Sox) despite taking a 2-hit shutout into the 7th inning...Allowed 3 ER or less in 25 of his 27 starts and one ER or less 17 times...won only 3 games at Vero Beach despite allowing 3 ER or less in all 13 starts and one ER or less 10 times...16 times he had more Ks than hits allowed...Hurled his second career no-hitter on May 4 for Vero Beach, striking out 6 in the 7-inning victory over host Jupiter (Marlins)... only two runners reached base (error and a walk)...it was the 2nd no-hitter of his pro career...also threw one in his last start of 2006 for Class-A SW Michigan...owns two of the six complete-game no-hitters in the history of the organization...Also set a career high with 13 strikeouts against Jupiter in his final start for Vero Beach...allowed just 2 hits and one ER in 6.2 innings while striking out 13 of the 24 batters he faced. 2006 Was 2nd in Midwest League and the Rays organization in 2006 in strikeouts to teammate Jake McGee with 165...Tossed a complete-game, 7-inning no-hitter on August 31 against Beloit, but still lost as a pair of errors (including one by himself) allowed a run to score in a 1-0 game...Posted a 0.67 ERA in April and was named Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Month...followed that with a 1.32 ERA in May and a 1.55 ERA in August...ranked 7th-best prospect in the organization and 8th-best prospect from the MWL by Baseball America. 2005 Named Hudson Valley's Pitcher of the Year in 2005...led the Renegades staff with a 2.72 ERA which was 7th best in the New York-Penn League and 2nd lowest among Rays minor leaguers...his seven wins led the team and ranked 2nd in the NYPL...Also led the league with 97 strikeouts, which was the highest total by a Renegades pitcher since Joe Kennedy fanned 101 in 1999...Selected as a New York-Penn League All-Star...tabbed the 6th-best Rays prospect and the 3rd-best prospect in the NYPL by Baseball America. 2004 Led the Princeton Rays in 2004 with 13 starts and 57.2 innings, but also finished among Appalachian League leaders in runs allowed (3rd), home runs (2nd) and hits allowed (5th).