Wade Davis is a twenty-six year-old right-handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. Davis was born in Lake Wales, Florida and was drafted by the Rays in 2004. Davis made his major league debut on September 6, 2009 against the Detroit Tigers. In 2010, Davis became a starting pitcher for the Rays. His awards include A.L. Rookie of the Month for July due to his 3.03 ERA over five starts. Davis was also chosen as the team’s Outstanding Rookie by the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In 2011, Davis made his first relief appearance against the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series; he recorded a total of two scoreless innings. In 2012, due to large number of competitive pitchers, Davis did not make the starting rotation and was moved to the bullpen to work as the long relief pitcher. In Game 1 of the 2012 season, he relieved J.P. Howell and was able to get three batters out, while walking one. Davis’ ERA is 4.21, with a record of 25-22.
Davis is known for being silent but deadly since he hardly ever shows emotion when he pitches; he also shot and killed a 300-pound black bear with a cross bow in Toronto on a hunting trip.