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Michael Wacha

24-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

W-L

2-4

ERA

4.03

WHIP

1.46

K

44

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

If one were to look at Wacha’s ERA by halves, it looks like he started strong and then faded with a 2.93/4.01 split, but that doesn’t really tell the story. First off, he had a 2.69 ERA through August...

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2016 ADP:  102

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Rank (SP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 215   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.

May 19, 2016  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha gave up six runs on eight hits in only four innings for the second consecutive start Thursday against the Rockies, but was able to avoid a decision in an eventual 13-7 win.

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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 AA SPR 1 1 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2014 22 MAJ STL 19 19 0 107.0 95 38 6 94 33 5 6 0 0 0 3.20 1.20
2015 23 MAJ STL 30 30 0 181.3 162 68 19 153 58 17 7 0 0 0 3.38 1.21
2016 24 MAJ STL 9 9 0 51.3 57 23 4 44 18 2 4 0 0 0 4.03 1.46
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3-Year Averages     21 19 0 117.7 103 42 10 104 36 8 4 0 0 0 3.21 1.18
Career  (View All)     73 67 0 404.3 366 149 34 356 128 28 18 0 3.32 1.22

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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
May. 19 Col 4.0 8 6 6 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.03 1.46
May. 13 @LAD 4.0 8 6 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.23 1.39
May. 8 Pit 6.0 6 4 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.12 1.27
May. 3 Phi 8.0 5 1 1 1 3 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.65 1.26
Apr. 28 @Ari 7.0 5 3 3 2 2 9 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.07 1.33
Apr. 23 @SD 6.0 4 2 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.82 1.43
Apr. 17 Cin 6.0 7 3 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 1.47
Apr. 11 Mil 6.0 4 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.48 1.55
Apr. 5 @Pit 4.3 10 5 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.31 2.54
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
14.0 22 16 12 1 6 12 0 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 7.71 2.00
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
35.0 36 22 18 4 15 29 1 1 0 1-4 0 0 0 4.63 1.46
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.7 IP/G
51.3 57 30 23 4 18 44 1 1 0 2-4 0 0 0 4.03 1.46

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168016718413.254
20153376627651616.215
2014217401944901.224

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20161442811391101.300
201542587319715213.253
20142305414511315.243

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201630.012030823.601.27
201579.3730612673.181.20
201455.3500461132.441.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201621.3120141024.641.73
2015102.010409232123.531.23
201451.7060482234.011.35
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 AA SPR 1 1 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2014 22 MAJ STL 19 19 107.0 7.91 2.78 2.85 0.50 1.38 73.8% 93.2 MPH 3.20 3.24 .300
2015 23 MAJ STL 30 30 181.3 7.59 2.88 2.64 0.94 1.52 75.6% 94.2 MPH 3.38 3.93 .285
2016 24 MAJ STL 9 9 51.3 7.71 3.16 2.44 0.70 2.14 73.2% 92.9 MPH 4.03 3.61 .345
Today's Projections     0 1 6.1 6.81 4.00 1.70 1.42 76.5% 3.84 1.87 .254
Next 7 Days     0 2 12.3 6.51 3.82 1.71 1.28 75.7% 3.78 4.88 .255
Rest Of Season     0 22 137.6 6.44 3.20 2.01 1.13 74.4% 3.64 4.47 .259
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3-Year Averages     21 19 117.7 7.95 2.75 2.89 0.76 75.2% 3.21 3.45 .290
Career     73 67 404.3 7.92 2.85 2.78 0.76 75% 3.32 3.51 .297

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2016 Stat Review for Michael Wacha    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.

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2.44 K/BB
WEAK
7.71 K/9
AVERAGE
3.16 BB/9
WEAK
92.9 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GREAT
2.14 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.03 ERA
WEAK
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.61 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.345 BABIP
HIGH
73.2% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Wacha allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits and three walks across just four innings Friday versus the Dodgers. He struck out two and was handed his fourth loss of the season.

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Wacha (2-3) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six to take the loss in Sunday's 10-5 defeat at the hands of the Pirates.

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Wacha (2-2) allowed one run on five hits and three walks and struck out eight but still took the loss Tuesday against the Phillies.

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Wacha (2-1) suffered the loss Thursday in Arizona despite striking out nine while giving up three runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings.

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Wacha (2-0) pitched six innings of two-run ball against San Diego to pick up the win Saturday, allowing four hits and four walks without recording a strikeout.

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Wacha allowed three runs (one earned) while striking out five and walking just one across six innings Sunday versus the Reds. He did not factor into the decision.

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Wacha (1-0) defeated the Brewers on Monday behind six shutout innings. He allowed four hits and a walk and struck out seven.

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Wacha was roughed up in a no-decision Tuesday against the Pirates, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and a walk over 4.1 innings. He struck out three.

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Wacha tossed five scoreless innings Wednesday, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two to pick up his first win this spring.

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Wacha made his first start of the spring Tuesday and revealed a cutter that he's hoping to add to his arsenal moving forward, MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

One of the most popular picks in 2014 fantasy drafts, Wacha was limited to just 107 innings in 2014 after dealing with a stress reaction in his right shoulder for much of the summer. Wacha was not impressive in his four September starts after returning form his injury, but prior to hitting the disabled list he looked even better than he did in 2013, posting a 2.79 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while striking out 83 batters in 90.1 innings. Still just 23 years old and with a clean bill of health, Wacha should be in line for another excellent season in 2015, and will likely be available later than he was in 2014 drafts due to injury concerns and recency bias. Wacha will likely slot in as the second or third starter for an improved Cardinals team in 2015.

2014

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 and to the World Series. Wacha made things look very easy at times, nearly throwing a no-hitter, and holding opposing hitters to a .198 batting average against him during his five September starts while striking out 28 across 31.1 innings. The 22-year-old will start 2014 near the top of the Cardinals' rotation, likely as the team's No. 2 or No. 3 starter. His ceiling won't be much higher, but his floor is extremely high for a pitcher his age and he should be a very good starting pitcher for years to come.

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.