Oct 27, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; General view of rain on the tarp before game one of the 2015 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Davies – Starting Pitcher
When Dayton Moore came over to the Kansas City Royals, he attempted to turn the team into the Atlanta Braves West. In doing so, he brought over a number of players that he was familiar with during his time in the Braves organization, as he sought to change the culture and direction of the team.
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Unfortunately, one of those players that Moore brought over was Kyle Davies. He had a couple of highlights for the Royals, such as when he gave up Alex Rodriguez‘ 500th career home run. Davies also had the 2008 season, where he had a winning record, going 9-7 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.451 WHiP. That was pretty much it.
Overall in Kansas City, Davies posted a 29-44 record with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.576 WHiP. In 531 innings, he walked 241 batters while recording 373 strikeouts. Davies, who had been a former top prospect, rated 53rd in baseball by Baseball America prior to the 2005 season, never developed into the top of the rotation starter that the Royals expected he would become.
Kyle Davies was one of the players who had become synonymous with the early failures of The Process. Still only 32 years old, there is still a chance that Davies could be a useful pitcher at some point. Just keep him away from Kansas City.
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