RotoWire Partners

Adam Wainwright

34-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

W-L

9-5

ERA

4.16

WHIP

1.29

K

103

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wainwright missed most of the 2015 season after tearing his left Achilles in his fourth start of the season. He recovered somewhat quickly to throw three additional innings in relief over the final we...

Read more about Adam Wainwright

2016 ADP:  72.04

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/30/1981   BORN: Brunswick, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Adam Wainwright Contract Information:

Wainwright agreed to a five-year, $97.5 million extension with the Cardinals in March of 2013.

July 27, 2016  –  Adam Wainwright News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Wainwright threw 6.2 innings of four-run ball Wednesday, scattering 11 hits while walking just one and striking out four en route to a no-decision against the Mets.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Adam Wainwright – simply subscribe now.

Adam Wainwright Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 AAA MEM 12 12 0 63.7 68 38 12 64 28 4 4 0 5.37 1.51
2005 23 AAA MEM 29 29 0 182.0 203 89 18 147 51 10 10 0 4.40 1.40
2005 23 MAJ STL 3 0 0 2.0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 1.50
2006 24 MAJ STL 61 0 0 75.0 64 26 6 72 22 2 1 3 3.12 1.15
2007 25 MAJ STL 37 32 0 202.0 212 83 13 136 70 14 12 0 3.70 1.40
2008 26 AA SPR 1 1 0 4.7 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.86
2008 26 AAA MEM 2 2 0 3.7 8 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 12.27 2.73
2008 26 MAJ STL 25 20 0 132.0 122 47 12 91 34 11 3 0 3.20 1.18
2009 27 MAJ STL 40 34 0 233.0 216 68 17 212 66 19 8 0 2.63 1.21
2010 28 MAJ STL 33 33 2 230.3 186 62 15 213 56 20 11 0 0 0 2.42 1.05
2012 30 MAJ STL 32 32 2 198.7 196 87 15 184 52 14 13 0 0 0 3.94 1.25
2013 31 MAJ STL 34 34 2 241.7 223 79 15 219 35 19 9 0 0 0 2.94 1.07
2014 32 MAJ STL 32 32 3 227.0 184 60 10 179 50 20 9 0 0 0 2.38 1.03
2015 33 MAJ STL 7 4 0 28.0 25 5 0 20 4 2 1 0 0 0 1.61 1.04
2016 34 MAJ STL 21 21 1 132.0 138 61 9 103 32 9 5 0 0 0 4.16 1.29
Today's Projections     Subscribe now to see Today's projected stats for Adam Wainwright
Next 7 Days     Subscribe now to see our Next 7 Days projections for Adam Wainwright
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Adam Wainwright
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Adam Wainwright
3-Year Averages     24 23 1 165.6 144 48 8 139 29 13 6 0 0 0 2.61 1.04
Career  (View All)     325 242 10 1,701.7 1,568 581 113 1,429 422 130 72 3 3.07 1.17

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

No No No
Adam Wainwright Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 27 @NYM 6.7 11 4 4 1 1 4 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.16 1.29
Jul. 21 SD 6.0 7 2 2 0 0 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.26
Jul. 16 Mia 9.0 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 4.15 1.27
Jul. 7 Pit 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.49 1.32
Jul. 2 Mil 7.0 7 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.70 1.35
Jun. 27 @KC 5.0 10 6 6 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.04 1.36
Jun. 21 @ChC 6.7 6 3 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.73 1.31
Jun. 15 Hou 7.0 4 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.78 1.31
Jun. 9 @Cin 6.0 2 2 2 0 1 9 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.21 1.34
Jun. 3 SF 7.0 5 2 2 0 1 6 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.40 1.41
May. 28 @Was 7.0 6 4 4 3 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.71 1.47
May. 23 ChC 6.0 7 3 3 0 3 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.77 1.54
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.2 IP/G
21.7 21 6 6 1 3 17 0 1 1 1-0 0 0 0 2.49 1.11
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
40.7 43 13 13 1 7 38 0 1 1 3-1 0 0 0 2.88 1.23
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
80.3 73 27 27 4 18 72 3 1 1 5-2 0 0 0 3.02 1.13

Adam Wainwright Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162384713651412.294
2015467211500.256
20144158632931913.244

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163105619731717.262
20156513214400.226
20144839318912017.203

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201673.3520591502.581.10
201515.01108302.401.20
201496.3930832073.271.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201658.7430441796.141.52
201513.010012100.690.85
2014130.71160963031.720.96
Adam Wainwright Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 AAA MEM 12 12 63.7 9.05 3.96 2.29 1.70 69% 5.37 5.10 .326
2005 23 AAA MEM 29 29 182.0 7.27 2.52 2.88 0.89 69.9% 4.40 3.79 .336
2005 23 MAJ STL 3 0 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 4.50 0% 13.50 11.25 .151
2006 24 MAJ STL 61 0 75.0 8.64 2.64 3.27 0.72 1.32 75% 3.12 3.23 .294
2007 25 MAJ STL 37 32 202.0 6.06 3.12 1.94 0.58 1.25 74% 3.70 3.76 .315
2008 26 AA SPR 1 1 4.7 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .394
2008 26 AAA MEM 2 2 3.7 7.36 4.91 1.50 2.45 55.6% 12.27 6.75 .488
2008 26 MAJ STL 25 20 132.0 6.20 2.32 2.68 0.82 1.15 75.7% 90.1 MPH 3.20 3.80 .281
2009 27 MAJ STL 40 34 233.0 8.19 2.55 3.21 0.66 1.69 80.8% 90.9 MPH 2.63 3.21 .309
2010 28 MAJ STL 33 33 230.3 8.32 2.19 3.80 0.59 1.80 79.3% 91.1 MPH 2.42 2.98 .281
2012 30 MAJ STL 32 32 198.7 8.34 2.36 3.54 0.68 1.93 69.1% 90.1 MPH 3.94 3.21 .325
2013 31 MAJ STL 34 34 241.7 8.16 1.30 6.26 0.56 1.89 73.7% 91.1 MPH 2.94 2.70 .310
2014 32 MAJ STL 32 32 227.0 7.10 1.98 3.58 0.40 1.73 77.7% 90.2 MPH 2.38 2.95 .274
2015 33 MAJ STL 7 4 28.0 6.43 1.29 5.00 0.00 2.26 82.8% 89.6 MPH 1.61 2.20 .298
2016 34 MAJ STL 21 21 132.0 7.02 2.18 3.22 0.61 1.70 67.7% 90.1 MPH 4.16 3.34 .324
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 6.5 5.53 3.04 1.82 0.71 66.9% 4.34 4.00 .286
Rest Of Season     0 10 67.5 5.48 3.02 1.81 1.03 66.7% 4.58 4.48 .277
Preseason     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Adam Wainwright
3-Year Averages     24 23 165.6 7.56 1.58 4.79 0.43 75.8% 2.61 2.67 .293
Career     325 242 1,701.7 7.56 2.23 3.39 0.60 75.1% 3.07 3.15 .302

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

No No

2016 Stat Review for Adam Wainwright    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

3.22 K/BB
GOOD
7.02 K/9
WEAK
2.18 BB/9
GOOD
90.1 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
1.70 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

4.16 ERA
WEAK
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
3.34 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.324 BABIP
HIGH
67.7% Strand Rate
LOW

St. Louis Cardinals Roster

Adam Wainwright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wainwright struck out eight without a walk while allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings Thursday against the Padres.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (9-5) fired a three-hit shutout while walking two and striking out five to earn the win Saturday against the Marlins.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (8-5) allowed just one run on five hits Thursday against the Pirates. He walked one and struck out nine in the win.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (7-5) shut out the Brewers over seven innings Saturday, giving up seven hits and two walks while striking out five.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (6-5) gave up six runs on 10 hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over five innings in Monday's loss to the Royals.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (6-4) tossed 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits while walking three and striking out four in Tuesday’s win over the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright shut the Astros out over seven innings Wednesday, scattering three walks and four hits while striking ot six, but didn't earn a decision.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright struck out a season-high nine while allowing two runs on a season-low two hits and a walk over six innings Thursday in Cincinnati.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (5-4) went seven innings against the Giants on Friday, and allowed only two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning six.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (5-3) allowed four runs on six hits over the course of seven innings against the Nationals on Saturday. He struck out five.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the Cubs.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wainwright (4-3) shut the Rockies out over 6.2 innings in Wednesday's win. He allowed just six hits and a walk while striking out five.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

Subscribe now to see our 2016 outlook.

2015

Wainwright showed no signs of slowing down in his age-32 season, going 20-9 and posting career-best marks in ERA (2.38) and WHIP (1.03), while striking out 179 batters in 227 innings. Wainwright also threw five complete games, three of them shutouts (also a career high), on his way to finishing third in the Cy Young vote, marking his fourth top-three finish for the award. Owners shouldn't be overly concerned with Wainwright's age (33) heading into 2015, as he's only thrown 2,334.2 professional innings, which he started as an 18-year-old, compare that with Felix Hernandez (almost five years younger than Wainwright) who's thrown 2,367 innings since going pro at age 17. While age certainly factors in, Wainwright hasn't had the workload that most aces his age have had thus far in his career and he's a good bet to continue his dominant ways for at least the next year or two. Keep an eye on his health leading into Opening Day, as Wainwright had surgery to trim cartilage from his elbow at the end of last season, in addition to an abdominal strain that slowed him during the early weeks of spring training.

2014

Wainwright was dominant again in 2013 as the ace on the Cardinals' staff, logging 241.2 innings for the National League champs and striking out 219 while throwing five complete games. Wainwright has five pitches, four of which he uses regularly and he gets his strikeouts by using those pitches well and hitting his spots, meaning he should continue to pitch well with age. His numbers have been incredibly consistent the past several seasons and there's no reason to think he won't be one of the games best pitchers again in 2014. As long as he's healthy, Wainwright should be a solid anchor on any fantasy staff.

2013

Wainwright got off to a slow start coming back from his 2011 Tommy John surgery, but after the All-Star break he was pitching like the Wainwright of old. His second-half stats - 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 86:23 K:BB in 96 innings - should give you some indication of what to expect in 2013 now that he's back to full health. A return to the 20-win, 200-strikeout mountain is possible. He may have a couple more years as ace of the staff before Shelby Miller takes over.

2012

A February Tommy John surgery robbed Wainwright of the entire 2011 season, but all signs in his recovery have been good and there were even some rumblings that he'd be available to pitch in the postseason. Fortunately, for the Cardinals and Wainwright, he wasn't needed. He's been a fantastic pitcher since he burst on the scene in 2006, and there's little doubt he'll eventually get back to where he once was, but he'll be a bit rusty early on. Don't pay for his 2009-2010 numbers.

2011

Elbow stiffness late in the season was just about the only blip on Wainwright's excellent 2010 campaign. He was in the top five in the NL in wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, innings pitched and quality starts. Expect more of the same from the 29-year-old in 2011: he's the ace of the staff, and his draft day cost has steadily remained behind the elite early-round aces.

2010

Although Wainwright didn't win the Cy Young, he may have been the most consistent starter in the National League last year. At one point, he had 26 starts in a row of six or more innings pitched and he placed in the top four in all three Triple Crown categories. He has improved in each of his three years as a starter, and even with Chris Carpenter on the roster, he's the ace of the staff.

2009

Despite a two-month interruption due to a finger injury, Wainwright was the St. Louis ace again in 2008. He only started 20 games, but he went 11-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Even if Chris Carpenter returns to form this year, Wainwright will deservedly be at the top of the St. Louis rotation.

2008

It’s been a strange road to the top of the St. Louis rotation for Wainwright. A top starting pitching prospect with Atlanta, Wainwright came to the St. Louis organization as part of the J.D. Drew trade in 2003. After suffering with two seasons of injuries and ineffectiveness in Triple-A, Wainwright got called up and was one of the best rookie relief pitchers in baseball in 2006, even saving the last game of the World Series. He moved back to starter in 2007 and initially struggled filling the shoes of the injured Chris Carpenter before coming into his own after the All-Star break.

2007

Outside of Chris Carpenter, Wainwright was probably the most valuable Cardinals pitcher in 2006. He was practically unhittable over his first 12 appearances (one run and seven hits with a 15:3 K:BB in 16.2 IP), and wasn’t bad the rest of the way either. More importantly, he stepped in to close some key games down the stretch in the playoffs after Jason Isringhausen went down. As good as he was in relief, the Cardinals believe he can be a top-of-the-rotation starter. He should get an opportunity to join the Cardinals rotation, but if the Cardinals believe he’s better suited for the bullpen, he’ll be one of the more valuable non-closer relievers in the National League in 2007.

2006

Wainwright was up-and-down at Triple-A last year. His final numbers were so-so, but he did end the year going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 31 K in 26 IP before a September call-up. He's still one of the Cardinals' best prospects and will get a look in spring training, but Wainwright is most likely ticketed for another year at Triple-A.

2005

Wainwright joined the Cardinals in the J.D. Drew trade and promptly improved the Cardinals minor-league pitching talent by a few grades. A slight tear in his elbow ligament shut him down after 12 unspectacular Triple-A outings in 2004. He was healthy enough to pitch in the Arizona Fall League but was 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA, walking nine in 10 innings. He has a live arm with a fastball in the 90s and a curveball that has fooled batters at the lower levels. It's a troublesome sign, however, that his hit and walk totals have gone up as his strikeout totals have gone down as he has advanced. He will need a healthy stint in Triple-A and a return to earlier form to carve his way into the rotation.

2004

Wainwright was considered the best pitching prospect in the Atlanta system before being traded to St. Louis. While he wasn't overpowering at Double-A Greenville, he performed well-enough and a strong first half could see him called up in 2004.

2003

The 2000 first-round draft pick had a solid year in high A, and will likely jump to AA. He's one of the strongest starting pitcher candidates in the Braves organization and could be a factor at the major-league level by 2004.