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Birth Date2-7-1993
Height6' 0"
Weight155 lbs
Age24 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
2014
0.72015
2.12016
3.42017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 MIL MLB 6 6 34.0 3 2 0 26 15 24 2 .256 97 6.9 4.0 0.5 6.4 58% .245 .226 1.21 3.83 3.71 114 3.47 81.0 0.7
2016 MIL MLB 28 28 163.3 11 7 0 166 38 135 20 .265 94 9.1 2.1 1.1 7.4 47% .302 .265 1.25 3.93 3.97 103 4.24 93.9 2.1
2017 MIL MLB 33 33 191.3 17 9 0 204 55 124 20 .265 94 9.6 2.6 0.9 5.8 51% .302 .269 1.35 4.24 3.90 101 4.00 85.1 3.4
CareerMLB6767388.73118039610828342.264949.22.51.06.650%.297.2641.304.073.911034.0588.46.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 DEL A 25 17 114.3 5 7 1 109 46 91 11 .268 99 8.6 3.6 0.9 7.2 55% .294 .262 1.36 4.52 3.86 97 4.05 101.0
2013 FRD A+ 26 26 148.7 7 9 0 145 38 132 10 .256 107 8.8 2.3 0.6 8.0 52% .310 .238 1.23 3.27 3.69 78 2.34 86.0
2014 BOW AA 21 20 110.0 10 7 0 106 32 109 8 .264 102 8.7 2.6 0.7 8.9 54% .314 .244 1.25 3.29 3.35 81 2.36 85.9
2015 MIL MLB 6 6 34.0 3 2 0 26 15 24 2 .256 97 6.9 4.0 0.5 6.4 58% .245 .226 1.21 3.83 3.71 114 3.47 81.0
2015 CSP AAA 5 5 27.0 1 2 0 38 12 21 2 .268 114 12.7 4.0 0.7 7.0 57% .391 .294 1.85 4.44 5.00 97 2.57 87.0
2015 NOR AAA 19 18 101.3 5 6 0 91 33 81 4 .257 99 8.1 2.9 0.4 7.2 54% .290 .237 1.22 3.07 2.84 94 3.69 99.6
2016 MIL MLB 28 28 163.3 11 7 0 166 38 135 20 .265 94 9.1 2.1 1.1 7.4 47% .302 .265 1.25 3.93 3.97 103 4.24 93.9
2016 CSP AAA 2 2 9.0 0 0 0 6 2 11 0 .261 85 6.0 2.0 0.0 11.0 43% .261 .203 0.89 1.94 2.00 86 2.69 88.6
2017 MIL MLB 33 33 191.3 17 9 0 204 55 124 20 .265 94 9.6 2.6 0.9 5.8 51% .302 .269 1.35 4.24 3.90 101 4.00 85.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 539 0.4156 0.4119 0.7432 0.6027 0.2762 0.8370 0.5977 0.2568
2016 2586 0.4404 0.4381 0.7961 0.6137 0.2999 0.8712 0.6751 0.2039
2017 2974 0.4496 0.4247 0.8203 0.6118 0.2718 0.9010 0.6719 0.1797
Career60990.44270.42930.80320.61180.28410.88270.66670.1968

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-30 2014-05-29 Minors 29 0 Right Shoulder Tendonitis - -
2014-04-13 2014-04-23 Minors 10 0 Right Elbow Contusion Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 MIL $546,200
2016 MIL $
2015 MIL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$546,200
1 yrTotal$546,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 20 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Milwaukee 9/1/15.
  • Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Baltimore 7/31/15.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2011 (26-785) (Mesquite HS, Gilbert, Ari.). $0.575M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .317 .425 .263
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .300 .396 .260
18 Split (Multi) .004 .017 .029 .003
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .272 .323 .445 .271
31 vs R (2016) .255 .297 .394 .259
38 Split (2016) .018 .026 .051 .012
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Articles

Zach Davies is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 25Mark Barry2017-09-22
What You Need to Know: Judge Rules Against TwinsBen Diamond2017-09-21
Rubbing Mud: The Sinker Doesn't Play Well With OthersMatthew Trueblood2017-09-19
What You Need to Know: Four By FourStacey Gotsulias2017-09-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Mark Barry2017-09-01
What You Need to Know: Return of the Baby-Faced AssassinAshley Varela2017-08-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20Mark Barry2017-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessRubbing Mud: How the Pendulum SwingsMatthew Trueblood2017-08-16
Expert FAAB Review: Week 18Mike Gianella2017-08-01
Expert FAAB Review: Week 17Mike Gianella2017-07-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 16Mark Barry2017-07-21
What You Need to Know: "Rain" DelaysDemetrius Bell2017-07-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 12Mark Barry2017-06-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 9Mark Barry2017-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 5Mark Barry2017-04-28
Prospectus Feature: Pre-Season Staff PredictionsBP Staff2017-04-03
Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017 - Second VersionMike Gianella2017-04-01
Fantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017 - Second VersionBret Sayre2017-04-01
Looking Back on Tomorrow: Baltimore OriolesCraig Goldstein2017-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: American League Post-Hype ProspectsBen Carsley2017-03-22
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 124: Polarizing PitchersGeorge Bissell2017-03-17
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 124: Polarizing PitchersAlex Chamberlain2017-03-17
Looking Back on Tomorrow: Milwaukee BrewersNicholas Zettel2017-03-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017Bret Sayre2017-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Draft Rankings: The Top 300 For 2017Mike Gianella2017-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPosition Battles: National League CentralEric Roseberry2017-03-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: National League PitchersGeorge Bissell2017-03-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2017-03-02
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher PreviewGeorge Bissell2017-03-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher PreviewBret Sayre2017-03-01
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 121: Starting Pitcher PreviewMike Gianella2017-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part TwoGreg Wellemeyer2017-03-01
Banjo Hitter: PECOTA's Breakout Bets: PitchersAaron Gleeman2017-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tiered Rankings: Starting Pitchers, Part IIMike Gianella2017-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEarly ADP Analysis: Starting PitchersMatt Collins2017-02-22
Expert League Draft Recap: 2017 LABR Mixed Bret Sayre2017-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFlu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: CommandRob Mains2017-01-26
Prospectus Feature: Command and ControlJeff Long2017-01-23
Prospectus Feature: Command and ControlHarry Pavlidis2017-01-23
Prospectus Feature: Command and ControlJonathan Judge2017-01-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFlu-Like Symptoms: New Year's Resolutions: ControlRob Mains2017-01-23
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2017-01-03
This article requires BP Premium access2017 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2017-01-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessRetrospective Player Valuation: NL PitchersMike Gianella2016-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessSoft Toss: Scouting Soft-TossersBrendan Gawlowski2016-11-02
Expert League Recap: Tout Wars, National LeagueMike Gianella2016-09-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Scooter Hotz2016-09-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 21Scooter Hotz2016-08-26
Soft Toss: Are Rookie Starters Less Prepared These Days?Brendan Gawlowski2016-08-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Greg Wellemeyer2016-08-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Buyer's Guide: Second-Half AdditionsJ.P. Breen2016-07-25
What You Need to Know: Oh, That Fernando RodneyDaniel Rathman2016-07-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12George Bissell2016-06-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 12J.J. Jansons2016-06-17
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 94: Greg WellemeyerGreg Wellemeyer2016-06-09
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 94: Greg WellemeyerGeorge Bissell2016-06-09
Expert FAAB Review: Week 10Mike Gianella2016-06-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10Greg Wellemeyer2016-06-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week EightMike Gianella2016-05-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessUpdating the Tiers: First BasemenBret Sayre2016-05-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixGreg Wellemeyer2016-05-06
Expert FAAB Review: Week ThreeMike Gianella2016-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Milwaukee Brewers ArmsCraig Goldstein2016-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessNotes from the Field: Milwaukee Brewers ArmsAdam McInturff2016-03-23
Winter Is Leaving: Milwaukee BrewersJ.P. Breen2016-03-22
The Lineup Card: 19 Players We Can't Believe Are Still ActiveBaseball Prospectus2016-03-15
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2016-02-26
Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobiaAdam McInturff2016-02-01
Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobiaRian Watt2016-02-01
Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobiaChristopher Crawford2016-02-01
Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobiaBret Sayre2016-02-01
Transaction Analysis: Segura-phobiaRyan Romano2016-02-01
2016 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 ProspectsEzra Wise2015-12-17
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2016 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-12-03
2016 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-12-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Pitcher Wins: The General LandscapeJ.J. Jansons2015-12-03
Expert FAAB Review: Week 26Mike Gianella2015-09-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 26Wilson Karaman2015-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 26Keith Cromer2015-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 26George Bissell2015-09-25
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Transaction Analysis: Brewers Stearnly Assay Their FutureJ.P. Breen2015-09-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: The September Crash CourseBP Prospect Staff2015-09-09
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-03-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)I kind of like Zach Davies as a breakout candidate this year. What say you?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Love that pick, honestly. If we've seen anything over the past few years, it's that pitchers who don't have that classic strikeout power profile sneak under the radar badly, and Davies has done that up until this year. I think the hype he's getting is justified, and if he can tick up his strikeouts while softening his home runs, he'll be effectively the best pitcher on the Brewers. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-01-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of the Brewers Zach Davies? Is he could be somebody who takes the next step and breaks out this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Davies is a new favorite of ours, thanks to his incredible command profile and CSAA numbers to back that up. The rub is the defense behind him may not let him pile up the traditional numbers you might be looking for, but he's someone who might be on a good path. (Harry Pavlidis)
2017-02-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pitching sleepers/breakouts for this year? If possible, geared to points leagues?
(chrispetersen15 from IA)
I'll give you a few deeper late-round mixed options: Garrett Richards, Robert Gsellman, Jharel Cotton and Zach Davies.
As far as "breakouts" go that's a broad term. Starters that I like better than the consensus: Julio Urias, Marcus Stroman, Jon Gray, James Paxton (is so obvious it's painful), and Frankie Liriano. I'm probably forgetting someone...Oh. Draft Rich Hill... (George Bissell)
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)In a deep NL-only league, if you had to pick one for next year of the "out of nowhere" Brewer starting pitchers -- would you bet on Junior Guerra or Zach Davies? Thanks, J.B.
(J.B. from Las Vegas)
Guerra has more of a ceiling despite his advanced age. I lean him, but Davies is pretty good too. (Mike Gianella)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any of the young Brewers waiting for their opportunity in AAA like Michael Reed, Orlando Arcia and Zach Davies making an impact soon?
(Scott from LA)
Reed and Davies might get their shots before Arcia, but Arcia is a much better bet to stick. Reed might get a shot before Brett Phillips, but he's unlikely to perform well enough to prevent Phillips from supplanting him. Nobody in the Brewers' rotation is going to block Davies if he performs well, but he's unlikely to have sustained success in MLB with his stuff. Arcia is coming up at some point this summer, and when he does, he's probably there for good. Even if Villar plays like an All Star, which would be an upset, the Brewers will promote a meeting-expectations Arcia and play him at SS, moving Villar to 2B or 3B and shunting Scooter Gennett or Aaron Hill to the bench or the waiver wire. There's no denying Arcia, barring injury. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How about ranking MLB-debuting starting pitchers Jorge Lopez, Tyler Duffey, Cody Anderson, Zach Davies, John Lamb, Colin Rea, Mike Montgomery and Jerad Eickhoff for long-term value in a dynasty sim league, if you please? Are there big tiers or divisions there? Thanks for all your time spent on scouting and chats.
(delatopia from the 415)
Lopez is a clear No. 1 to me. After that I'd go Rea, Davies, Lamb, Eickhoff, Duffey, Anderson, Montgomery. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Zach Davies a future #3?
(Flow DiMaggio from Clouds)
I don't think Davies is a No.3 in a good rotation, as good as the change is I would want someone a little more durable who misses more bats. A very nice backend starter, but I think that's a stretch. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Guys like Tapia and Albies look soooo thin on TV. I realize they are teenagers, but makes them seem farther from The Show. How much do teams put into their diets, weight training, etc?
(RB from My thoughts )
They are certainly thin. Teams are well aware of this when constructing diets/weight training.
I know the Orioles have done the same with Zach Davies, who is also considered thin/wiry.

Some of these players will fill out naturally, but Tapia/Albies' frame is not conducive for muscle or weight gain. I see them as players that will always been wiry for the most part. (Futures Game Chat)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Zach Davies has thrown 6,275 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2017, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Curve (74mph), Change (80mph) and Cutter (87mph). He also rarely throws a Fourseam Fastball (90mph).