Every lover of baseball knows how important the throwers are in the game; they decide to a very large extent on the victory or defeat of a team. An important characteristic that is taken into account when choosing a pitcher is therefore a strong arm. Anyone with a weak arm who can’t throw and hit a ball accurately has no place as a pitcher, and obviously, the Milwaukee Brewers of the Major League Baseball (MLB) made no mistake when they chose Zach Davies for this important role on the team
Although Davies is currently pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers, he began his MLB career in the Minor League with the Baltimore Orioles, who drafted him for the 2011 MLB Draft. After his appearance at the All-Star Futures Game 2015, he switched to the Brewers, with whom he made his MLB debut in 2015.
Zachary Ryan Davies was born on February 7, 1993, in Puyallup, Washington. There is no detailed information about his parents, his family background, his siblings, and what his teenage years were like, but Davies once mentioned in an interview that his family found it really hard to talk to each other because they don’t have much in common except sports. He also mentioned having a stepfather and stepbrothers and sisters.
He attended Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Arizona, where he first played baseball as a midfielder with the school team before switching to pitching in his teens. He signed with Arizona State University for a signing bonus of $575,000 but waived this commitment in 2011 after the Baltimore Orioles selected him in the 26th round of the MLB Draft.
He started his professional start in the South Atlantic Class A league with the Delmarva Shorebirds. During his first season (2012) with them, he played for the Frederick Keys of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League with an ERA of 3.86. In 2013 he played for the Frederick Keys of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League with an ERA of 3.69. The next season (2014) Davies played for the Bowie Baysox of the Class AA Eastern League with an ERA of 3.35. After the regular 2014 season, he represented the Orioles in the Arizona Fall League.
Zach Davies started the 2015 season with the Norfolk Tides of the Class AAA International League. He played nineteen games with the team and scored 2.84 ERA. That same year he was selected to represent the Orioles in the All-Star Futures Game. In July of the same year, Davies was sold to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Gerardo Parra.
After the trade, he was first assigned to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the AAA Pacific Coast League class. In September he moved up to the Major League with the Brewers and in the same month, he made his MLB debut. Zach Davies is currently working on a 4-seam fastball that typically peaks at around 94-95. In the 2015/2016 season, he had a slider that was around 91 mph.
Davies has a stock of pitching skills including a curveball, changeup, and a 2 seam fastball. His changeup is considered his best pitch because he is thrown deceptively and lands with a very sharp breakdown as soon as he reaches the batter. His fastball typically reaches about 91-94 MPH, and his precise control is also remarkable because experts believe that he would become more consistent with continuous training.
Zach Davies’ Wife
The MLB pitcher is married to Megan Davies since December 2016. The couple was together for a long time before they finally decided to make the alliance for life in Arizona in the off-season. The reception took place in a private restaurant El Chorro in Paradise Valley, AZ.
Davies had asked the question on a family trip to Seattle during Thanksgiving. It was a very emotional moment for the couple, especially for Zach, who said asking her to be his girlfriend was a smart move, but asking her to marry him was even better.
The couple has two adopted dogs named Zooey and Penelope who wanted to include them in the wedding, which proved to be too difficult. The couple currently has no children together. At the moment they are happy with their pets.
His Height, Weight, And Body Measurements
Davies is not at a disadvantage when it comes to height; he may not be the biggest in the league, but he is definitely not the smallest either. He stands at a height of 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in), with a perfect body weight of 70 kg (154 lbs). His other body measurements were not confirmed.