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Michael Wacha

23-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

W-L

5-5

ERA

2.79

WHIP

1.12

K

83

SV

0

2014 Preseason 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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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  9/1/2014
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.

July 22, 2014  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha (shoulder) is targeting a return to the rotation in early September, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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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 15 15 0 90.3 75 28 5 83 26 5 5 0 0 0 2.79 1.12
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3-Year Averages     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      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Michael Wacha Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 17 NYM 6.0 5 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.79 1.12
Jun. 11 @TB 5.0 4 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.88 1.11
Jun. 5 @KC 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.61 1.08
May. 31 SF 6.0 3 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 1.06
May. 26 NYY 7.0 4 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.11
May. 21 Ari 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.54 1.14
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
36.0 25 11 11 1 12 21 1 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 2.75 1.03

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Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014189371438901.220
201312728923201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014182461237804.224
2013133371029714.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201450.7500451132.311.03
201346.0210471422.150.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201439.7050381523.401.24
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 -0.42 .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 0.08 .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 15 15 90.3 8.27 2.59 3.19 0.50 1.54 76% 92.9 MPH 2.79 3.11 .290
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 6 37.1 8.03 2.49 3.23 0.67 75.3% 3.00 3.21 .286
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3-Year Averages     15 9 64.7 9.05 2.64 3.42 0.70 77.3% 2.78 3.08 .286

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

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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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3.19 K/BB
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8.27 K/9
GOOD
2.59 BB/9
AVERAGE
92.9 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.54 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.79 ERA
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1.12 WHIP
GREAT
3.11 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
AVERAGE
76.0% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Wacha (shoulder) could be cleared to throw in approximately two weeks, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha (shoulder) will have an MRI on Monday to see if he can begin a throwing program, MLB.com reports.

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Wacha (shoulder) will rest another two weeks before resuming throwing again, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha (shoulder) will undergo another MRI on Monday, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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The Cardinals are unsure as to when Wacha (shoulder) will be able to return, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha will end up on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that caused him to miss Sunday's start, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Wacha, who will have his turn in the rotation skipped Sunday, is a candidate to have additional starts skipped down the road in an effort to preserve his arm, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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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.