Wade Davis
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 225LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2004 | Rd: 3, #75, Tampa Bay Devil Rays | Lake Wales HS (FL)

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 3 6.75 40 0 2 42.2 38 1.48
13 Seasons 63 55 3.94 557 88 141 990.1 929 1.30
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 40 0-3 6.75 42.2 38 1.48
13 Seasons 557 63-55 3.94 990.1 929 1.30

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 1050 153 8 5.2 3.2 86.0 114.1 16.7 30.7 .191 .301 .202 .251 .328 26.1 31.1 8.0 0.94 2.55
2016 30 719 110 2 1.8 1.1 86.6 106.4 12.2 29.1 .202 .269 .250 .258 .293 25.5 26.7 9.1 1.87 2.76
2017 31 1060 132 9 6.8 3.7 85.1 109.3 13.9 37.1 .205 .348 .269 .291 .375 28.5 32.6 11.6 2.30 3.60
2018 32 1110 155 7 4.5 2.7 87.8 110.1 13.0 30.3 .176 .275 .272 .247 .292 32.3 29.9 10.0 4.13 2.54
2019 33 839 133 10 7.5 4.9 89.4 115.9 14.9 39.8 .271 .457 .374 .364 .402 34.6 20.4 14.1 8.65 6.08
2020 34 119 19 4 21.1 16.0 85.5 110.4 15.7 47.4 .325 .790 .569 .480 .532 42.1 12.0 12.0 20.77 11.98
2021 35 769 131 12 9.2 6.3 90.4 114.3 17.1 42.7 .280 .498 .341 .372 .429 46.6 20.0 10.0 6.75 6.15
Player 5666 833 52 6.2 3.8 87.5 115.9 14.7 35.2 .219 .360 .286 .297 .357 32.5 27.0 10.4
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Davis relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(40.3%) ,
Cutter
(32%) ,
Curveball
(19.6%) ,
Sinker
(6.5%) ,
Changeup
(1.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.2 24.2 26.8 9.8 32.7 36.6 30.7 3.9 32.0 29.4 21.6 4.6 5.2 3.2
2016 48.2 24.5 19.1 8.2 43.6 32.7 23.6 2.7 37.3 25.5 27.3 2.7 1.8 1.1
2017 41.7 20.5 27.3 10.6 31.8 41.7 25.0 4.5 29.5 24.2 26.5 6.1 6.8 3.7
2018 41.9 25.2 24.5 8.4 40.6 36.1 23.2 1.9 36.8 31.0 18.7 6.5 4.5 2.7
2019 39.8 24.8 28.6 6.8 37.6 34.6 27.8 1.5 30.1 25.6 27.8 7.5 7.5 4.9
2020 42.1 36.8 15.8 5.3 63.2 15.8 21.1 10.5 21.1 21.1 15.8 10.5 21.1 16.0
2021 35.9 30.5 26.7 6.9 32.8 38.9 28.2 3.8 26.0 27.5 26.0 7.6 9.2 6.3
Player 40.9 25.2 25.5 8.4 37.0 36.4 26.4 3.2 31.7 27.3 24.1 6.0 6.2 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Cutter KC R 246 88.6 28.1 -1.2 -4 5.0 2.1 73
2021 Changeup KC R 12 84.4 27.5 -2.3 -8 9.3 -4.1 -31
2021 Curveball KC R 151 81.9 52.7 2.1 4 6.2 -0.7 -10
2021 Sinker KC R 50 91.4 20.6 -1.2 -6 11.0 -3.3 -23
2021 4-Seamer KC R 310 92.7 14.1 0.7 5 3.1 -3.4 -52
2020 Curveball COL R 22 81.3 50.7 -0.5 -1 6.4 -0.3 -4
2020 Changeup COL R 15 85.7 25.6 -3.0 -10 9.1 -3.9 -30
2020 4-Seamer COL R 56 91.4 15.8 -0.2 -1 2.0 -4.0 -66
2020 Cutter COL R 26 88.1 29.1 -1.9 -7 5.5 2.3 74
2019 Cutter COL R 292 88.9 29.8 -2.9 -11 4.8 2.9 153
2019 Changeup COL R 12 90.6 22.9 -4.4 -16 8.7 -5.3 -38
2019 4-Seamer COL R 374 93.2 16.3 -0.7 -5 2.2 -4.6 -68
2019 Sinker COL R 3 92.9 21.9 -0.3 -1 12.5 -2.2 -15
2019 Curveball COL R 158 82.8 51.2 0.8 2 6.3 -0.1 -2
2018 Changeup COL R 1 87.2 30.6 1.1 4 9.0 -4.7 -34
2018 Cutter COL R 320 89.7 28.6 -2.5 -9 5.4 3.3 157
2018 Sinker COL R 24 92.2 23.2 1.1 5 11.6 -2.8 -20
2018 4-Seamer COL R 521 93.8 15.7 -0.4 -3 1.7 -5.4 -76
2018 Curveball COL R 239 83.3 50.8 1.2 2 6.8 -0.2 -2
2017 Sinker CHC R 42 93.1 20.4 0.6 3 12.3 -2.3 -16
2017 4-Seamer CHC R 471 94.4 12.3 1.1 8 5.6 -2.2 -29
2017 Curveball CHC R 220 83.3 49.3 1.7 4 5.3 -1.2 -18
2017 Cutter CHC R 316 90.5 24.3 -0.8 -4 2.6 0.8 46
2016 Sinker KC R 9 93.7 16.8 -1.4 -8 11.8 -2.0 -14
2016 4-Seamer KC R 337 95.7 11.8 0.6 5 4.6 -2.5 -35
2016 Curveball KC R 127 84.1 51.3 6.7 15 7.2 -0.9 -11
2016 Cutter KC R 224 92.3 22.7 -2.4 -12 4.5 1.8 70
2016 Slider KC R 2 92.2 21.9 -2.5 -10 1.9 -2.0 -51
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 1 310 40.3 68 .293 .534 .378 13.4 13.2 13.8 .313 .567 .403 50.0
2021 Cutter 0.9 2 246 32.0 67 .264 .434 .363 31.6 25.4 24.3 .234 .423 .359 47.4
2021 Curveball 2.2 3 151 19.6 41 .263 .421 .328 26.9 24.4 17.2 .284 .507 .361 48.3
2021 Sinker 0.6 0 50 6.5 10 .300 .400 .305 28.0 10.0 9.1 .299 .355 .282 22.2
2021 Changeup -5.1 -1 12 1.6 4 .000 .000 .000 20.0 25.0 20.0 .325 .770 .451 33.3
2020 4-Seamer 7.1 4 56 47.1 13 .417 1.167 .654 14.3 15.4 12.5 .348 .969 .550 50.0
2020 Cutter 9.2 2 26 21.8 5 .500 1.000 .640 25.0 0.0 0.0 .294 .607 .443 25.0
2020 Curveball 1.5 0 22 18.5 3 .333 .667 .417 11.1 33.3 12.5 .251 .615 .356 50.0
2020 Changeup -2.7 0 15 12.6 3 .333 .333 .300 40.0 0.0 0.0 .346 .493 .362 33.3
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 3 374 44.6 87 .282 .521 .427 18.1 13.8 14.1 .282 .549 .411 37.3
2019 Cutter 0.4 1 292 34.8 78 .262 .385 .350 30.8 20.5 22.2 .285 .423 .366 32.7
2019 Curveball 5.1 8 158 18.8 38 .333 .500 .401 31.7 36.8 22.6 .215 .332 .255 27.3
2019 Changeup 6.3 1 12 1.4 3 .667 1.000 .717 16.7 0.0 0.0 .400 .540 .402 66.7
2019 Sinker 8.8 0 3 0.4 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 522 47.0 123 .196 .393 .306 17.8 20.3 22.1 .197 .328 .287 32.9
2018 Cutter -0.8 -3 320 28.8 78 .197 .352 .279 37.0 32.1 28.7 .205 .295 .259 37.0
2018 Curveball -0.8 -2 239 21.5 58 .151 .245 .216 45.2 46.6 27.6 .100 .146 .157 23.1
2018 Sinker -0.6 0 24 2.2 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 14.3 .076 .079 .070 0.0
2018 Changeup 1.4 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer -2.2 -10 471 44.4 113 .202 .319 .300 29.7 31.9 23.2 .215 .358 .314 30.5
2017 Cutter -2.3 -7 316 29.8 78 .167 .292 .246 36.3 30.8 26.1 .206 .359 .273 25.0
2017 Curveball 0.4 1 220 20.8 41 .162 .243 .244 44.8 43.9 20.9 .158 .240 .239 21.1
2017 Sinker 2.9 1 42 4.0 7 .400 1.000 .614 23.5 14.3 11.1 .359 .795 .542 75.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 15 85.7 87 13.9 12:45 1:30 -45
2020 Cutter 21 87.8 37 7.7 11:15 9:45 90
2020 4-Seam Fastball 55 91.3 84 16.5 12:30 12:15 15
2020 Knuckle Curve 21 81.2 73 13.4 7:00 7:00 0
2021 Changeup 12 84.4 87 13.7 12:30 1:30 -60
2021 Cutter 242 88.6 38 7.8 11:30 10:30 60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 309 92.7 84 17.4 12:30 12:15 15
2021 Knuckle Curve 149 81.9 72 15.7 6:45 6:45 0
2021 Sinker 48 91.4 76 16.1 12:30 1:30 -60
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,050 49.4 66.3 79.1 27.3 54.5 43.8 61.0 46.6 27.0 7.4 70.5
2016 719 47.3 71.5 77.4 27.4 57.7 40.6 52.8 48.3 28.0 8.2 76.3
2017 1,060 43.6 69.6 73.0 30.9 54.6 44.2 58.9 47.6 33.9 6.2 70.8
2018 1,110 41.5 63.6 85.6 28.3 45.4 38.6 49.4 42.9 29.6 6.0 78.8
2019 839 42.8 66.0 86.1 27.5 53.8 43.6 56.3 44.0 24.9 5.2 90.9
2020 119 47.9 63.2 88.9 24.2 60.0 43.7 32.0 42.9 19.6 9.2 54.5
2021 769 46.0 73.2 84.6 27.2 57.5 39.1 54.7 48.4 23.4 7.5 72.4
Player 5,666 45.0 67.9 80.8 28.2 53.4 41.8 55.2 46.0 28.0 6.7 75.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 95 95 94 81 94 74 44 93 96 95 41 80 24 87 96 66 32
2016 74 93 57 52
2017 74 89 83 66 64 72 33 93 85 94 10 94 82 52 91 53 47
2018 97 97 97 93 93 89 85 65 73 88 23 78 54 44 96 61 41
2019 5 16 25 34 2 74 39 28 67 29 3 47 30 26 96 59 27
2020 17 98 37
2021 18 95 53 37
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 -- 0 1.1 -1 2 1 0 --
2017 22.7 8 7.7 0 7 4 4 50.0
2018 22.7 10 7.9 2 2 5 4 40.0
2019 21.8 7 5.8 1 2 4 3 42.9
2020 23.4 3 2.6 0 1 1 2 66.7
2021 23.6 8 8.7 -1 3 7 3 37.5
Player 22.8 36 33.8 2 17 22 16 44.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 2
2017 8 6 9 5 8 9 8 6 8 7 10 9 6 7 7 8 7 9 5 7 9 6 7 8 8 8 12 6 9 6 12
2018 10 10 9 7 7 9 7 9 7 9 7 7 6 6 8 9 9 8 6 9 9 7 7 8 8 9 8 7 9 6 9
2019 7 8 5 6 6 7 5 7 8 4 6 7 3 4 3 7 6 7 3 5 6 6 4 5 6 7 7 6 5 7 8
2020 3 2 4 2 3 3 0 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 3
2021 8 11 8 9 9 10 8 10 8 8 5 9 7 4 8 10 8 9 10 8 9 8 7 10 9 9 11 9 10 8 11
Player 36 38 38 30 34 39 29 36 35 32 32 35 24 25 30 38 34 37 27 33 38 29 28 35 34 38 42 31 37 30 45
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.4 94.3 -1.1 92.8 -1.5 92.3 -0.5 91.3 -1 90.3 -1 90.9 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 0 0 0 0 0 87.2 0 90.6 3.4 85.7 -4.9 84.4 -1.3
Breaking Velocity 85.1 84.3 -0.8 83.3 -1 83.3 0 82.8 -0.5 81.3 -1.5 81.9 0.6
Exit Velocity 86 86.6 0.6 85.1 -1.5 87.8 2.7 89.4 1.6 85.5 -3.9 90.4 4.9
Launch Angle 16.7 12.2 -4.5 13.9 1.7 13 -0.9 14.9 1.9 15.7 0.8 17.1 1.4
Barrel % 5.2 1.8 -3.4 6.8 5 4.5 -2.3 7.5 3 21.1 13.6 9.2 -11.9
Hard Hit % 26.1 25.5 -0.6 28.5 3 32.3 3.8 34.6 2.3 42.1 7.5 46.6 4.5
Sweet Spot % 30.7 29.1 -1.6 37.1 8 30.3 -6.8 39.8 9.5 47.4 7.6 42.7 -4.7
xBA .191 .202 0.011 .205 0.003 .176 -0.029 .271 0.095 .325 0.054 .28 -0.045
BA .144 .21 0.066 .186 -0.024 .185 -0.001 .291 0.106 .409 0.118 .27 -0.139
xwOBA .251 .258 0.007 .291 0.033 .247 -0.044 .364 0.117 .48 0.116 .372 -0.108
wOBA .202 .25 0.048 .269 0.019 .272 0.003 .374 0.102 .569 0.195 .341 -0.228
xSLG .301 .269 -0.032 .348 0.079 .275 -0.073 .457 0.182 .79 0.333 .498 -0.292
SLG .24 .242 0.002 .31 0.068 .343 0.033 .474 0.131 .955 0.481 .454 -0.501
K% 31.1 26.7 -4.4 32.6 5.9 29.9 -2.7 20.4 -9.5 12 -8.4 20 8
BB% 8 9.1 1.1 11.6 2.5 10 -1.6 14.1 4.1 12 -2.1 10 -2
Swing % 46.6 48.3 1.7 47.6 -0.7 42.9 -4.7 44 1.1 42.9 -1.1 48.4 5.5
Whiff% 27 28 1 33.9 5.9 29.6 -4.3 24.9 -4.7 19.6 -5.3 23.4 3.8
In Zone % 49.4 47.3 -2.1 43.6 -3.7 41.5 -2.1 42.8 1.3 47.9 5.1 46 -1.9
Out of Zone % 50.6 52.7 2.1 56.4 3.7 58.5 2.1 57.2 -1.3 52.1 -5.1 54 1.9
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 27.4 0.1 30.9 3.5 28.3 -2.6 27.5 -0.8 24.2 -3.3 27.2 3
First Pitch Swing % 32.3 33 0.7 32 -1 24.5 -7.5 31.6 7.1 8 -23.6 30 22
First Pitch Strike % 61 52.8 -8.2 58.9 6.1 49.4 -9.5 56.3 6.9 32 -24.3 54.7 22.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 171 .248 88 0 0.0 83 3 3.6
2017 239 .268 130 0 0.0 109 6 5.5
2018 260 .266 135 10 7.4 125 42 33.6
2019 206 .374 117 12 10.3 89 30 33.7
2020 22 .441 7 1 14.3 15 8 53.3
2021 182 .347 107 12 11.2 75 36 48.0

Pitch Tempo