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Michael Wacha

24-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

W-L

17-7

ERA

3.38

WHIP

1.21

K

153

SV

0

2016 RotoWire 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:  101.03

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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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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Michael Wacha Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cardinals in June of 2012.

October 8, 2015  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha will start Game 3 of the NLDS, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 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
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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

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)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 30 @Pit 4.0 4 6 6 2 4 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.38 1.21
Sep. 24 Mil 5.0 6 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.20
Sep. 19 @ChC 5.0 6 4 4 2 4 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.08 1.18
Sep. 13 @Cin 6.0 3 2 2 1 4 5 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.96 1.15
Sep. 8 ChC 4.0 6 6 6 2 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.96 1.15
Aug. 28 @SF 6.0 6 4 0 1 2 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.69 1.13
Aug. 23 @SD 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 2.80 1.12
Aug. 17 SF 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.85 1.11
Aug. 12 Pit 6.0 9 2 2 1 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.93 1.12
Aug. 6 @Cin 7.0 4 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.92 1.08
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
9.0 10 9 9 2 7 5 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 9.00 1.89
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
24.0 25 21 21 7 18 19 2 0 0 2-3 0 0 0 7.88 1.79
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
56.0 55 29 25 9 28 47 3 1 0 5-3 0 0 0 4.02 1.48

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153376627651616.215
2014217401944901.224
201312728923201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201542587319715213.253
20142305414511315.243
2013133371029714.242

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201579.3730612673.181.20
201455.3500461132.441.05
201346.0210471422.150.91

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2015102.010409232123.531.23
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 30 30 181.3 7.59 2.88 2.64 0.94 1.52 75.6% 94.2 MPH 3.38 3.93 .285
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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

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2015 Stat Review for Michael Wacha    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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2.64 K/BB
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7.59 K/9
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2.88 BB/9
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94.2 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.9 HR/9
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1.52 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.38 ERA
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1.21 WHIP
GOOD
3.93 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.285 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
75.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Michael Wacha

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

Wacha (17-7) lasted just four innings in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's doubleheader, allowing six runs on four hits and four walks while striking out four in an 8-2 loss.

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Wacha will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Wacha will not make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Pirates, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Wacha (17-6) wasn't sharp Thursday, allowing six hits, three walks and three runs while striking out only one against the Brewers, but he still emerged victorious.

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Wacha took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks over five innings while striking out seven.

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Wacha (16-5) turned in a quality start and picked up the win against Cincinnati on Sunday, going six innings while surrendering two runs on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts.

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Wacha fell to 15-5 as he allowed six runs on six hits and three walks in four inning Tuesday against the Cubs. He struck out two.

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Wacha is simply missing his start Wednesday to limit his innings and provide him some rest, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Wacha has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday against the Nationals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.