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Michael Wacha

25-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

W-L

7-7

ERA

4.93

WHIP

1.47

K

113

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:  101.98

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RP): 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.

September 14, 2016  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha (shoulder) has been activated from the disabled list, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com 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 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 26 23 0 137.0 157 75 14 113 44 7 7 0 0 0 4.93 1.47
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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)     90 81 0 490.0 466 201 44 425 154 33 21 0 3.69 1.27

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 Team Games 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
Sep. 26 Cin 2.7 9 7 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.93 1.47
Sep. 20 @Col 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.56 1.43
Sep. 14 ChC 1.0 3 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.62 1.44
Aug. 8 Cin 5.0 6 4 4 0 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.45 1.42
Aug. 3 @Cin 5.0 6 2 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.35 1.40
Jul. 28 @Mia 6.0 4 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.38 1.40
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.9 IP/G
5.7 14 10 10 2 0 4 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 15.88 2.47
Last 30 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.9 IP/G
5.7 14 10 10 2 0 4 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 15.88 2.47
Last 60 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.6 IP/G
21.7 30 19 19 3 5 12 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 7.89 1.62

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162474518581535.257
20153376627651616.215
2014217401944901.224

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20163366726902618.294
201542587319715213.253
20142305414511315.243

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201667.7240642465.191.61
201579.3730612673.181.20
201455.3500461132.441.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201666.7530482073.921.25
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 26 23 137.0 7.42 2.89 2.57 0.92 1.97 67.4% 93.2 MPH 4.93 3.86 .343
Today's Projections     0 0 5.9 6.04 3.96 1.52 1.02 70.7% 4.47 1.45 .288
Next 7 Days     0 0 29.5 5.85 3.89 1.50 1.08 69.7% 4.60 4.75 .284
Rest Of Season     0 0 29.5 5.85 3.89 1.50 1.08 69.7% 4.60 4.75 .284
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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     90 81 490.0 7.81 2.83 2.76 0.81 72.7% 3.69 3.61 .306

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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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2.57 K/BB
WEAK
7.42 K/9
WEAK
2.89 BB/9
WEAK
93.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.9 HR/9
GOOD
1.97 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.93 ERA
POOR
1.47 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.86 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.343 BABIP
HIGH
67.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Wacha (shoulder) hopes to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.

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Wacha (shoulder) could potentially miss the rest of the 2016 season with right shoulder inflammation, which is a related injury to his shoulder from two years ago, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Wacha has been placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.

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Wacha allowed four runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Monday against the Reds.

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Wacha (7-7) evened his record by allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts over five innings Wednesday against the Reds.

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Wacha (6-7) held the Marlins to three runs on four hits with a pair of strikeouts over six innings in Thursday's 5-4 victory.

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Wacha (5-7) pitched six innings Friday, allowing two runs, 10 hits and one walk while striking out four Dodgers. He did not factor in the decision.

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Wacha (5-7) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Marlins.

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Wacha left Friday's game against the Brewers with a right heel contusion and his status is considered "fine," according to the team.

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Wacha took a comebacker off the ankle and immediately exited Friday's game in the seventh inning, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak 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.