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Michael Wacha

22-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

1.73

WHIP

0.88

K

25

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wacha didn't receive a full-time shot in the rotation until September and he quickly locked up a spot in the rotation for 2014 by being nearly unhittable while leading the Cardinals into the playoffs ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 210   DOB: 7/1/1991   BORN: Iowa City, IA   COLLEGE: Texas A&M   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Wacha Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cardinals in June of 2012.

April 18, 2014  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha worked seven solid innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out seven versus the Nationals on Friday night.

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Michael Wacha Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 20 A+ Pal 4 0 0 8.0 1 0 0 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.25
2012 20 R Gul 4 2 0 5.0 4 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 0.80
2012 20 AA Spr 4 0 0 8.0 3 1 0 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 0.75
2013 21 AAA Mem 15 15 0 85.0 65 25 9 73 19 5 3 0 0 0 2.65 0.99
2013 21 MAJ STL 15 9 0 64.7 52 20 5 65 19 4 1 0 1 0 2.78 1.10
2014 22 MAJ STL 4 4 0 26.0 20 5 2 25 3 2 1 0 0 0 1.73 0.88
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Michael Wacha
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 9 0 64.7 52 20 5 65 19 4 1 0 1 0 2.78 1.10

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

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Michael Wacha 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
Apr. 18 @Was 7.0 5 3 1 1 0 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 1.73 0.88
Apr. 13 ChC 6.3 5 3 3 1 1 8 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.89 0.95
Apr. 7 Cin 6.0 7 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.71 0.95
Apr. 2 @Cin 6.7 3 0 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
13.3 10 6 4 2 1 15 1 1 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.70 0.83
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
26.0 20 7 5 2 3 25 2 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 1.73 0.88
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
26.0 20 7 5 2 3 25 2 1 0 2-1 0 0 0 1.73 0.88

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Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312728923201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013133371029714.242

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201346.0210471422.150.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201318.720018534.341.55
Michael Wacha Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 20 A+ Pal 4 0 8.0 18.00 1.13 16.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -.43 .132
2012 20 R Gul 4 2 5.0 12.60 0.00 0.00 1.80 100% 1.80 3.00 .297
2012 20 AA Spr 4 0 8.0 19.13 3.38 5.67 0.00 83.3% 1.13 .08 .350
2013 21 AAA Mem 15 15 85.0 7.73 2.01 3.84 0.95 78.7% 2.65 3.53 .251
2013 21 MAJ STL 15 9 64.7 9.05 2.64 3.42 0.70 1.29 77.3% 93.5 MPH 2.78 3.08 .286
2014 22 MAJ STL 4 4 26.0 8.65 1.04 8.33 0.69 1.83 85.7% 93.5 MPH 1.73 2.85 .271
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Michael Wacha
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 9 64.7 9.05 2.64 3.42 0.70 77.3% 2.78 3.08 .286

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2014 Stat Review for Michael Wacha    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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8.33 K/BB
ELITE
8.65 K/9
GOOD
1.04 BB/9
ELITE
93.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
1.83 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.73 ERA
ELITE
0.88 WHIP
ELITE
2.85 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.271 BABIP
LOW
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Michael Wacha (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
A.J. Pollock AZ 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Aramis Ramirez MIL 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Roger Bernadina CIN 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Willie Bloomquist SEA 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.667 2.667
Charlie Blackmon COL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jean Segura MIL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Scooter Gennett MIL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brian McCann NY-A 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Dustin Ackley SEA 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Best Matchups for Michael Wacha (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zach Walters WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Stolmy Pimentel PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Khris Davis MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Logan Schafer MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Lombardozzi BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Evan Gattis ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Donnie Murphy TEX 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Johnson ATL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Francisco TOR 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
B.J. Upton ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Michael Wacha: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wacha picked up his second win of the season Sunday against the Cubs, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out eight over 6.1 innings.

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Wacha was strong again in his second start of the season, earning the win by tossing six inning of one-run ball Monday.

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Wacha didn't allow a run over 6.2 innings in his 2014 debut, walking away with a no-decision. He struck out seven while giving up three hits and a walk.

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Wacha will open the season as the Cardinals' No. 2 starter, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha will start Friday and be on a pitch count of 60, MLB.com reports.

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Wacha will not be under an innings limit for the 2014 season, the Associated Press reports.

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Wacha will start Game 2 of the World Series, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Wacha will start Saturday's Game 2 of the NLCS, MLB.com reports.

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Wacha was brilliant for the second straight outing Monday, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning before surrendering a one-out home run to Pedro Alvarez. In total he went 7.1 innings and gave up just the solo home run while striking out nine and walking two.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Things moved fast for Wacha last year. After going in the first round in June, he was with Double-A Springfield by August. The 21-year-old right-hander only pitched 21 innings in the minors last year, but nobody could hit him, as he posted video-game stats of 0.86 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, and an out-of-this-world 40:4 K:BB. He's on the fast track to St. Louis and could be pitching in their bullpen sometime this season. Don't forget him on draft day.