Kansas City Royals Five Coolest Players

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Oct 23, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher

Wade Davis

(17) celebrates after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays in game six of the ALCS at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Number Two – Wade Davis

Coolness rating: 9.5/10

Coolest trait: His dominance

Wade Davis is a boss. He is beyond elite, and is by far the best closer in the Major Leagues right now. That’s pretty darn cool.

The thing that makes Wade Davis so cool is his dominance. His stuff is so good, hitters just can’t handle it – his pitches are flat out nasty. He throws genuine heat with a high 90s fastball, he has a dirty cutter and a next level, absolutely FILTHY curveball.

Sometimes I think Wade Davis gives up hits just for fun, simply because he gets bored with getting outs and not giving up runs all the time. He is simply that good. 

The ultimate example of Davis’s coolness came during game six of the ALCS against Toronto last season.

With a one-run lead in the top of the 9th, Davis was faced with a runner on third and none out, then runners on first and third with none out. First he struck out Dioner Novarro, then with runners on second and third and one out – he struck out Ben Revere. Finally, Davis got Josh Donaldson to groundout to end the game, and the series.

It’s this kind of dominance and beast performance that makes him super cool and puts him at number two on my list. Nothing is cooler than an intimidating, dominating closer, who also has a funky, cool turn to look at the runner on first base when pitching out of the stretch. Well, almost nothing….