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Wade Davis (baseball)

Wade Davis
Kansas City Royals – No. 22
Pitcher
Born: (1985-09-07) September 7, 1985 (age 28)
Lake Wales, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 2009 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–Loss record 36–33
Earned run average 4.26
Strikeouts 455
Teams

Wade Allen Davis (born September 7, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball. From 2009 through 2012, he played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Rays

Davis was drafted in the 3rd round (75th overall) of the 2004 amateur entry draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In the minors, he sported a 93–94 mph fastball, and an excellent spike curveball.[1][2] Davis has expanded his repertoire to include a two-seam fastball, a slider, and a changeup.[3]


Davis made his major league debut on September 6, 2009, against the Detroit Tigers. He earned a no-decision after pitching seven innings, allowing one run, with nine strikeouts.

Davis was the July 2010 AL Rookie Pitcher of the Month, after posting a 4–0 record with a 3.03 ERA in five starts.[4]

He was named a starting pitcher on Baseball America's 2010 All-Rookie Team.[5] The Tampa Bay chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America also named Davis the Most Outstanding Rookie of the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2010 season.[6] He came in 4th in the voting for 2010 AL Rookie of the Year.[7]

Kansas City Royals

On December 9, 2012 Davis was traded to the Kansas City Royals (along with James Shields) in exchange for Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard.[8]

Personal

Davis is the second-cousin of former Major League Baseball player Jody Davis.[9] Wade Davis married long time girlfriend, Katelyn Casey is November 2009 in front of 200 guests in her hometown of Marlboro, NY. A graduate of the University of Tampa and aspiring interior designer, Katelyn also runs the couples' non-profit organization Full Kount which benefits children age 18 and younger who use sports as a positive influence in their lives. The couple has three dogs; Abagail, Charlie & Ruth.

References

External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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