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Michael Wacha

23-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

W-L

3-0

ERA

1.33

WHIP

0.93

K

12

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 imp...

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2015 ADP:  143.43

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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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Agreed to terms with the Cardinals in June of 2012.

April 24, 2015  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha allowed one run and five hits with two walks and six strikeouts in seven innings Thursday to pick up the win over the Nationals.

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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 3 3 0 20.3 15 3 2 12 4 3 0 0 0 0 1.33 0.93
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3-Year Averages     17 14 0 85.8 73 29 5 79 26 4 3 0 0 0 3.04 1.15

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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
Apr. 23 @Was 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.33 0.93
Apr. 17 Cin 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.35 0.90
Apr. 11 @Cin 6.3 5 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.42 0.95
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
20.3 15 3 3 2 4 12 0 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.33 0.93
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
20.3 15 3 3 2 4 12 0 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.33 0.93
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.8 IP/G
20.3 15 3 3 2 4 12 0 1 0 3-0 0 0 0 1.33 0.93

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201538735101.143
2014217401944901.224
201312728923201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015435110201.250
20142305414511315.243
2013133371029714.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20157.01004111.290.86
201455.3500461132.441.05
201346.0210471422.150.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.32008311.350.98
201451.7060482234.011.35
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 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 3 3 20.3 5.31 1.77 3.00 0.89 2.00 94.1% 93.2 MPH 1.33 3.89 .223
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 5.8 7.49 2.53 2.96 0.70 76.5% 2.98 3.39 .286
Rest Of Season     0 30 174.3 7.49 2.55 2.94 0.67 76.3% 2.98 3.35 .287
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3-Year Averages     17 14 85.8 8.28 2.73 3.04 0.52 74.5% 3.04 3.03 .294

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2015 Stat Review for Michael Wacha    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.31 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.77 BB/9
GREAT
93.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
2.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.33 ERA
ELITE
0.93 WHIP
ELITE
3.89 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.223 BABIP
LOW
94.1% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Wacha held the Reds to one run over seven innings Friday to earn the win. He allowed five hits and a walk, striking out four.

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Wacha was sharp Saturday, picking up the win in his 2015 debut by holding the Reds to one run on five hits and a walk while striking out two across 6.1 innings.

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Wacha will start Saturday against the Reds.

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Wacha was sharp again Wednesday, throwing 5.2 scoreless innings while striking out four and allowing four hits.

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Wacha continues to impress this spring after throwing two perfect innings and striking out four of the six batters he faced Monday against Boston.

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Wacha impressed in his first live batting practice session of the spring Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha has no restrictions this spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha is feeling good and described his elbow as "extremely healthy" following an MRI Sunday that showed his right shoulder had fully healed from a stress reaction this summer, MLB.com reports.

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Wacha will pitch out of the bullpen in the NLDS, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.