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Michael Wacha

24-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

W-L

10-3

ERA

2.66

WHIP

1.09

K

80

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.

July 4, 2015  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha struck out six in seven innings in a no-decision against San Diego on Friday. He gave up one run, one walk, and five hits, but the Cardinals eventually lost.

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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 16 16 0 101.3 87 30 7 80 23 10 3 0 0 0 2.66 1.09
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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

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced 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
Jul. 3 SD 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.09
Jun. 27 ChC 6.0 6 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.77 1.10
Jun. 21 @Phi 5.0 8 5 5 0 1 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.85 1.09
Jun. 16 Min 6.3 3 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.48 1.04
Jun. 9 @Col 6.7 9 4 4 1 1 10 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.45 1.08
Jun. 4 @LAD 7.0 7 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.18 1.04
May. 30 LAD 5.7 3 4 4 1 3 7 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.27 1.04
May. 24 @KC 7.0 5 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.87 1.04
May. 19 @NYM 7.0 4 2 2 1 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.13 1.05
May. 14 @Cle 5.0 5 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.06 1.08
May. 8 @Pit 6.0 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.09 1.03
May. 3 Pit 6.7 5 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.04
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 19 7 7 1 4 18 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.50 1.28
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
38.0 38 14 14 2 6 38 0 0 0 3-2 0 0 0 3.32 1.16
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
75.3 66 25 23 5 17 64 2 1 0 6-3 0 0 0 2.75 1.10

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015206441438914.202
2014217401944901.224
201312728923201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201520936949803.253
20142305414511315.243
2013133371029714.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201544.3410331232.641.02
201455.3500461132.441.05
201346.0210471422.150.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201557.0620471142.681.14
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 16 16 101.3 7.11 2.04 3.48 0.62 1.69 77.7% 93.7 MPH 2.66 3.29 .280
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 7.65 2.43 3.14 0.57 74.3% 3.09 3.14 .294
Rest Of Season     0 15 90.5 7.65 2.52 3.04 0.63 74.9% 3.09 3.24 .293
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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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3.48 K/BB
GOOD
7.11 K/9
WEAK
2.04 BB/9
GOOD
93.7 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.6 HR/9
GREAT
1.69 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.66 ERA
GREAT
1.09 WHIP
GREAT
3.29 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.280 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
77.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Wacha (10-3) struck out five while holding the Cubs to one run on six hits over six innings in Saturday's 8-1 win.

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Wacha didn't have it Sunday, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings pitched while striking out seven to take the loss against the Phillies.

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Wacha struck out five and walked one while holding the Twins to two runs on three hits over 6.1 innings in a winning effort Tuesday afternoon.

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Wacha fell to 8-2 with a loss Tuesday in Colorado despite striking out 10. He allowed four runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings.

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Wacha (8-1) dominated the Dodgers on Thursday, giving up one run and seven hits while striking out five in seven innings.

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Wacha (7-1) took his first loss of the season Saturday, giving up four runs on just three hits in 5.2 innings against the Dodgers. He struck out seven, walked three and hit a batter.

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Wacha struck out four and gave up just one run across seven innings Sunday against the Royals in a 6-1 win, moving his record to 7-0 on the season.

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Wacha will likely face an innings limit this season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wacha gave up two runs on four hits across seven innings in a win over the Mets on Tuesday.

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Wacha struck out seven batters over five innings Thursday against Cleveland, allowing just a run on five hits and two walks. He received no decision in the eventual win.

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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.