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Wade Davis | Relief Pitcher | #71

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / TB
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Wade Davis threw a perfect ninth inning Saturday to close out a 5-2 win over the Cubs.
Davis needed seven pitches to finish off his former team, earning his ninth save of the year. He's been largely brilliant this season, posting a 1.93 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 10/3 K/BB ratio over 9 1/3 innings. Apr 21 - 11:37 PM

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Wade Davis had a perfect ninth inning Tuesday versus the Pirates to notch his eighth save of the season.

Davis had to face the heart of the Pirates' order as he tried to preserve a two-run lead, and the ball didn't leave the infield. The closer is 8-for-9 in save opportunities with his new club, with the eight saves pacing all of baseball. He's surrendered just three hits over nine appearances.
Apr 17 - 9:55 PM

Wade Davis picked up his seventh save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth on Sunday against the Nationals.

Davis did walk one, but he didn't allow a hit in his scoreless ninth. For the most part, Davis has looked well worth his big contract he signed this winter, and it's reasonable to expect him to be among the league leaders in saves as long as the Rockies keep winning.
Apr 15 - 5:03 PM

Wade Davis secured his sixth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning against the Nationals.

Davis struck out Michael A. Taylor and Matt Wieters swinging in the frame. The 32-year-old had a couple of hiccups last week, but he’s off to a strong start with his new club, posting a 2.84 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings.
Apr 13 - 10:53 PM

Wade Davis pitched a scoreless ninth for the save Wednesday in the Rockies’ win over the Padres.

He set down the Friars in order, getting Hunter Renfroe to fly out before striking out Christian Villanueva and Austin Hedges to end the inning. It was a good bounce-back performance by Davis, who blew a save in his previous outing against the Braves. He’s tied with Toronto’s Roberto Osuna for second in the majors with five saves.
Apr 11 - 8:22 PM

Wade Davis gave up a homer but still earned a save in the Rockies win over the Padres on Thursday.

Davis was able to strike out two, but did give up a solo homer to Manny Margot to hurt the ERA and WHIP. Still, it's already the fourth save of the season for Davis, and outside of the solo blast, he's looked excellent.
Apr 5 - 9:57 PM

Wade Davis worked around a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday in San Diego to pick up his third save of the season.

Davis threw nine of his 15 pitches for strikes and he has not yet allowed a hit or a run in 2 1/3 innings over his three appearances. While he has no strikeouts over his past two outings, he will be among the league leaders in saves for a Colorado team with a strong offense. He converted 32 of his 33 save chances in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs, so he has proven to be a very dependable closer for fantasy owners.
Apr 5 - 2:33 AM

Wade Davis picked up his second save of the season by firing 1/3 inning against the Padres on Monday.

Pretty easy work for Davis, as he came on with the Rockies leading 7-4 with two outs in the ninth before getting the final out and picking up the save. Expect him to be among the league leaders in the stat as long as Colorado gives him a chance to keep pitching with leads.
Apr 3 - 1:44 AM

Wade Davis picked up his first save of the season via a clean ninth inning in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Davis came on to close out a tight 2-1 game in the ninth inning and came through without bringing any drama to the affair. He struck out two in the frame, throwing 9-of-16 pitches for strikes. The veteran reliever signed a monster three-year, $52 million contract with the Rockies near the end of December after posting a 2.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 79/28 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings with the Cubs last season. He converted a sparkling 32-of-33 save opportunities during that shining campaign.
Apr 1 - 12:12 AM

Rockies signed RHP Wade Davis to a three-year, $52 million contract with a $15 million vesting player option for 2021.

The deal was first reported Friday morning by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports and the Rockies have now made it official. Colorado has invested a bunch of money in its bullpen this winter, re-signing Jake McGee for $27 million, bringing aboard Bryan Shaw for $27 million, and now reeling in Davis for a whopping $52 million. Davis registered a 2.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings for the Cubs in 2017 and will open the 2018 campaign as Colorado's new closer.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Wade Davis has agreed to terms on a three-year, $52 million contract with the Rockies.

The deal also reportedly includes a $14 million vesting option for 2021. The Rockies already re-signed Jake McGee and brought in Bryan Shaw but obviously weren't done upgrading their bullpen. They had interest in re-signing Greg Holland, but ultimately they've netted the top free agent closer on the market. Davis' walk rate ballooned in 2017 and he's now 32, but he still missed a ton of bats. Obviously this isn't an ideal landing spot for his fantasy prospects, but he should be in line for plenty of save chances on what figures to be a good Rockies team.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:47:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals are showing interest in Wade Davis.

Rosenthal notes that Davis has a connection to new Nationals manager Dave Martinez from the 2017 season they spent together with the Cubs. Davis is also drawing interest from the Cardinals and Rockies this winter. He should land the richest contract of any available reliever, even at age 32.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:37:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cardinals are among the teams in on free agent reliever Wade Davis.

Passan says the Cardinals have prioritized "late-inning relief help" to complement their recent signing of setup man Luke Gregerson. Davis would almost certainly be the primary closer in St. Louis after putting up a 2.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 regular-season innings with the rival Cubs in 2017. There's also known to be serious interest from the Rockies.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 05:05:00 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies have expressed interest in free agent Wade Davis.

Morosi says the Rockies are "pursuing various options" to fill their vacancy at closer and have even reached out to the Orioles about acquiring Zach Britton. Davis rejected a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Cubs earlier this month and will be seeking one of the richest relief contracts on the market this winter after registering a 2.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 regular-season innings in 2017.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 12:40:00 PM

RHP Wade Davis rejected the Cubs' one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer.

It was a formality, as Davis is the top reliever hitting the free agent market this offseason and is set to receive a big multi-year contract. He put up a 2.30 ERA and 79/28 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings while notching 32 saves for the Cubs in 2017.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 11:29:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Tony Wolters
1B1Ian Desmond
2Ryan McMahon
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Gerardo Parra
2David Dahl
CF1Charlie Blackmon
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Noel Cuevas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Chad Bettis
4German Marquez
5Kyle Freeland
6Jeff Hoffman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Jake McGee
3Bryan Shaw
4Adam Ottavino
5Chris Rusin
6Mike Dunn
7Brooks Pounders
8Antonio Senzatela
9Carlos Estevez
10Zac Rosscup
11Rayan Gonzalez
12Harrison Musgrave