Kansas City Royals Week Five Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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3. Wade Davis

At times, it seems as though the Kansas City Royals are rolling out three or four closers at the end of games. Greg Holland is perhaps the best closer int he game, last night’s heart attack not withstanding. Then the Royals have Wade Davis, Kelvin Herrera and Luke Hochevar. It is truly unfair.

Davis, in particular, has turned into an absolute weapon for the Royals since his conversion to the bullpen, looking like a closer in waiting. He certainly handled the role admirably when Holland was injured, and continued his dominance when pushed back to the set up role. Last week, in his four appearances, Davis allowed one hit and a walk in four innings, striking out two batters.

While Davis is not striking out the opposition at the same rate he was last season, he has been even more dominant. allowing seven baserunners over his 14 innings this year. Quite simply, when Davis is on the mound, the opposition should just concede and hope for the best against Holland.

Wade Davis has been truly dominant this year, and last week was no exception. His stellar 2014 season may have just been a precursor to what the Royals have gotten thus far in 2015.

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