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Wade Davis | Relief Pitcher | #17

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/7/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details
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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that several teams have called the Royals inquiring on the availability of closer Wade Davis.
The Royals, who are considering selling at the trade deadline, are reportedly demanding a King's ransom for Davis. Heyman notes that the current asking price for Davis is higher than the Yankees are demanding for Aroldis Chapman. Davis is still under contract for a very affordable $10 million club option for next season, while Chapman hits free agency after the 2016 campaign, so there's certainly merit to asking for a higher price. Davis value shouldn't change much if he is dealt, as he's likely to close wherever he ends up. The Nationals are one club that Heyman notes have expressed interest in Davis. Jul 23 - 3:01 PM

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Royals activated RHP Wade Davis from the 15-day disabled list.

Davis missed the minimum 15 days with a strained forearm. He'll handle the ninth inning with Kelvin Herrera moving back into a setup role. Davis is having another monster year with a 1.23 ERA over 30 appearances. He's converted 19-of-21 save chances during that span.
Jul 16 - 3:14 PM

Wade Davis (forearm) could return to the Royals on Saturday, the first day he's eligible.

That's what manager Ned Yost told Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com on Friday evening. Davis has been on the disabled list since July 5, retroactive to July 1, because of a strained right forearm. He had a 1.23 ERA over his first 29 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 15 - 4:09 PM

Wade Davis (forearm) resumed throwing on Thursday without any issues.

The closer said the inflammation in his forearm is gone. It's unclear what the next step is for Davis, but it would appear he has a good shot to return when first eligible on July 16, which will be the Royals' second game after the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 5:27 PM

Royals placed RHP Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.

Uh-oh. Davis has had a brilliant first half for the Royals, contributing 19 saves and a stellar 1.23 ERA across 30 relief outings. He's a tough guy to replace but hard-throwing setup man Kelvin Herrera is probably as equipped as anyone to handle the ninth inning. He's a must-add with Davis on the shelf.
Jul 5 - 12:44 PM

Wade Davis tossed a scoreless ninth inning to secure his 18th save of the season in Monday's victory over the Indians.

Davis allowed a leadoff single to Lonnie Chisenhall but quickly erased him by getting Yan Gomes to ground into a double play. The closer has been less dominant this season with 10 walks over 24 1/3 frames and "only" 25 strikeouts, but he's still managed a 1.11 ERA and 0.99 WHIP and has blown just one save.
Jun 13 - 11:52 PM

Wade Davis worked around a base hit and a walk to secure his 16th save of the season in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Rays.

Davis issued a two-out walk to Curt Casali. The red-hot Brandon Guyer followed it up with a single to left, and suddenly a comfortable three-run lead felt a little tight. The right-hander then made it worse with a wild pitch, before slamming the door shut with a routine grounder to second base. He's now 16-for-17 in save opportunities this year and has an 0.89 ERA.
Jun 2 - 12:02 AM

Wade Davis pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the White Sox for his 13th save of the season.

Davis struck out two batters in the frame and worked out a leadoff single by Brett Lawrie. The 30-year-old has already walked nine batters in 16 2/3 innings after walking 20 batters all of last season, but it hasn’t mattered much so far. He has been scored upon in his just one of his 18 appearances this season.
May 27 - 11:54 PM

Wade Davis slammed the door on the White Sox on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a three-run advantage and earn his 10th save of the season.

He did allow a one-out single to Carlos Sanchez, but there was no real threat from the White Sox. Davis has been his typically dominant self this season, compiling a 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through 14 2/3 innings. The issue from a fantasy perspective, is that the Royals have had difficulty providing him with many save chances. He remains one of the best in the business.
May 21 - 12:07 AM

Wade Davis worked a scoreless inning against the Orioles, locking up his seventh save of the year in a 4-2 victory.

No drama at the office this time for Davis. He navigated an easy ninth inning with no baserunners, much to the delight of fantasy owners. The right-hander hasn't allowed a run in 2016 and has only surrendered a single hit; however, the five walks in his first 6 2/3 innings had made folks rather uncomfortable. Such is life when you've been historically good the past couple of years. Any hiccup is magnified. He should be an elite closer yet again this year.
Apr 23 - 12:26 AM

Wade Davis delivered a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Twins for his second save of the season.

After the Royals scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Davis was brought on to protect a one-run lead. Brian Dozier drew a leadoff walk before stealing second base, but Davis was able to retire the next three batters, including a pair of strikeouts. His first two saves this season haven’t come easily, but Davis has been the best reliever in baseball over the past two seasons and could emerge as a top fantasy closer this season.
Apr 9 - 1:17 AM

Wade Davis made things interesting against the Mets in the ninth inning on Sunday, but managed to escape with a one-run lead intact to earn his first save of the 2016 season.

Travis d'Arnaud led off the frame with a walk and was replaced by a pinch-runner. After a fielder's choice, a one-out single by Curtis Granderson advanced the tying run to third base. Davis was able to bear down and whiff a helpless David Wright on three pitches before fanning Yoenis Cespedes in an eight-pitch battle. Even in a difficult outing, Davis showed Sunday why he's simply one of the most dominant closers in all of baseball.
Apr 4 - 12:06 AM

Wade Davis struck out two batters over a scoreless inning of work Friday against the Angels.

So, he’s in midseason form. Davis has four scoreless innings under his belt this spring and has a strong case to be the top fantasy closer in 2016. He owns a ridiculous 0.97 ERA over the past two seasons.
Mar 18 - 6:47 PM

Royals exercised RHP Wade Davis' $10 million club option for the 2016 season.

A no-brainer move here. Davis registered a dominant 0.94 ERA and 0.78 WHIP in 67 1/3 innings this past season for the Royals and excelled at closer when Greg Holland went down with an elbow injury. He should rank among the top fantasy stoppers going into 2016.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Wade Davis allowed two hits over two shutout frames to earn the save Saturday in the Royals’ win over the Mets in Game 4 of the World Series.

The first hit he allowed was a generous scoring and probably should have gone as an error on Mike Moustakas. The second was a laser off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes. Lucas Duda ended the rally by lining into a double play. Davis has not allowed a run since September 24. This was his second six-out save of the postseason.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Brett Eibner
CF1Lorenzo Cain
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn