2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Wade Davis
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Moving to Coors should impact any pitcher. When Wade Davis accepted a three year deal, it forced fantasy owners to adjust accordingly targeting him in drafts. Then a rough start to his move culminated in an epic meltdown on August ninth when Davis allowed two home runs blowing open a tied game in the ninth. Through his first 47.1 innings, Davis 5.51 ERA, 4.28 xFIP, 1.27 WHIP and 12.1 walk percentage. After watching video and making an adjustment in his delivery, Davis finished with a flurry racking up 25 strikeouts against two walks over his last 18 innings with a 0.50 ERA, 1.91 xFIP, 0.50 WHIP and 3.2 walk percentage.
Suggesting Davis will be able to carry over this type of surge to a full season would be a mistake. However, with so many bullpens in disarray, fluid situations and saves becoming a coveted commodity, Davis at a reduced price could be a savvy buy. Over the last three years, he’s recorded 104 saves with a 2.88 ERA, 3.58 xFIP and 1.09 WHIP. Underneath the numbers,...