Zach Davies Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/7/1993 (29)
Zach Davies Season Stats
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Zach Davies News
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies (leg) is on track to make his scheduled start on Sunday. He was helped off the field after taking a line drive off his leg during Monday's game. The tests came back clean, so it sounds like Davies will take the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He is posting a 4.81 ERA through nine starts this season. It's unlikely that Davies is going to be a reliable option for Sunday's outing. Fantasy managers should be able to find a better streaming option.
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zach Davies (leg) left his outing on Monday against the Kansas City Royals with a right lower leg contusion. Third baseman Drew Ellis also left the contest early with right side discomfort. Davis took a line drive off his leg and limped off with trainers. Before he left the game, the 29-year-old allowed four earned runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out two over 3 2/3 innings. It's unknown if Davies will be able to make his next scheduled start. The soft-tossing right-hander isn't much use in traditional fantasy leagues, as he's sporting a 4.81 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 17 walks and 32 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over nine starts this season.
Free-agent starting pitcher Zach Davies signed a one-year major league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Davies will have the chance to make up to $4.5 million and includes a team option for 2023. The veteran right-hander doesn't get many swings and misses (6.6 career K/9) and had a 5.78 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 32 starts over 148 innings for the Chicago Cubs in 2021. But the 29-year-old has plenty of starting experience (155 career starts) in seven big-league seasons, so he should be in line to serve in a back-end starting rotation role to begin the season for Arizona. Davies might be a warm body for those in NL-only leagues, but he won't be very appealing to managers in shallower leagues on a bad team.
Everything came together for Chicago Cubs starting pitcherZach Davies in his one year with the Padres, as he posted career-bests in ERA (2.73), WHIP (1.07) and strikeout rate (22.8%). This was, however, one of the least believable breakouts in recent memory, as he benefited hugely from a low BABIP (.249) and high strand rate (78.2%). It is also notable that he achieved these great results without changing anything about himself. His pitch arsenal remained the same and he added no velocity or movement to those pitches. He remained a very fly-ball heavy pitcher (41.3% ground-ball rate) and actually surrendered the highest expected wOBA on contact of his career (.401). A December trade put him in the Chicago Cubs rotation, which is a neutral move, at best, as he goes to a slightly better ballpark for pitchers but has a much worse offense backing him. Do not be fooled by the numbers. Davies will be an average-at-best fantasy pitcher in 2021.