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Michael Wacha

26-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

W-L

12-9

ERA

4.13

WHIP

1.36

K

158

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Things went from bad to worse for Wacha when an inflamed shoulder sent him to the DL for over a month from August to September. There had been high hopes that he'd be ready to take the next step in es...

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2017 ADP:  302.43

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   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:

Will receive $2.775 million in 2017 after losing his arbitration hearing in February of 2017.

September 27, 2017  –  Michael Wacha News

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Wacha (12-9) took the loss against the Cubs on Wednesday, giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk over six-plus innings while striking out eight.

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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 27 24 0 138.0 159 78 15 114 45 7 7 0 0 0 5.09 1.48
2017 25 MAJ STL 30 30 1 165.7 170 76 17 158 55 12 9 0 0 0 4.13 1.36
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3-Year Averages     25 24 0 142.1 138 61 13 120 45 9 6 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Career  (View All)     121 112 1 656.7 638 280 62 584 210 45 30 0 3.84 1.29

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. 27 ChC 6.0 7 5 5 1 1 8 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.13 1.36
Sep. 22 @Pit 5.0 3 2 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.36
Sep. 16 @ChC 5.7 6 3 3 0 5 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.02 1.38
Sep. 10 Pit 8.0 5 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.99 1.36
Sep. 5 @SD 6.0 7 4 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.21 1.40
Aug. 31 @SF 6.0 4 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.20 1.39
Aug. 25 TB 3.3 9 5 5 1 2 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.33 1.40
Aug. 19 @Pit 4.0 7 5 5 2 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.08 1.35
Aug. 13 Atl 5.0 8 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.85 1.32
Aug. 8 @KC 6.0 6 3 3 0 2 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.70 1.30
Aug. 3 @Mil 4.0 5 1 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.30
Jul. 28 Ari 6.0 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.71 1.28
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 10 7 7 1 2 12 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.73 1.09
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.1 IP/G
36.7 32 15 14 2 12 34 1 0 0 3-2 0 0 0 3.44 1.20
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.4 IP/G
65.0 70 33 32 7 23 58 1 0 0 5-5 0 0 0 4.43 1.43

Michael Wacha Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20173256434721717.252
20162564718621535.264
20153376627651616.215

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201737694219816210.280
201635067279726110.307
201542587319715213.253

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201789.7840852563.411.25
201671.3240662586.181.70
201579.3730612673.181.20

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201776.04507330114.971.49
201666.7530482073.921.25
2015102.010409232123.531.23
Michael Wacha vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 27 24 138.0 7.43 2.93 2.53 0.98 1.92 66.7% 93.2 MPH 5.09 3.96 .344
2017 25 MAJ STL 30 30 165.7 8.58 2.99 2.87 0.92 1.79 71.6% 95.1 MPH 4.13 3.68 .331
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3-Year Averages     25 24 142.1 7.60 2.85 2.67 0.82 71.8% 3.86 3.65 .308
Career     121 112 656.7 8.00 2.88 2.78 0.85 72.3% 3.84 3.64 .312

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Michael Wacha Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 181.3 2 17 2 0 79 2 0 0
2016 P 138 3 14 3 0 71 0 0 0
2017 P 165.7 2 15 2 0 90 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
2016 P 1 1 0 0 2 0 4
2017 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Michael Wacha    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.87 K/BB
AVERAGE
8.58 K/9
GOOD
2.99 BB/9
WEAK
95.1 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.9 HR/9
GREAT
1.79 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.13 ERA
WEAK
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
3.68 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.331 BABIP
HIGH
71.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Wacha (12-8) allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out four across five innings, but received no decision Friday against the Pirates.

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Wacha (12-8) allowed three runs on six hits and five walks while striking out seven across 5.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Cubs.

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Wacha (12-7) pitched eight scoreless inning with seven strikeouts during Sunday's win Pittsburgh.

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Wacha (11-7) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings to pick up the win in Tuesday's game against the Padres.

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Wacha (10-7) allowed an earned run on four hits and two walks over six innings to pick up the win over the Giants on Thursday. He struck out two.

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Wacha (9-7) allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 3.1 innings in a loss Friday to the Rays.

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Wacha (9-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Pirates.

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Wacha (9-5) ended up with the loss Sunday, allowing four earned runs on eight hits across five innings to the Braves. The final score was 6-3.

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Wacha (9-4) surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings during Tuesday's win over the Royals. He struck out five.

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Wacha allowed a single run on five hits and three walks while striking out five batters over four innings during Thursday's loss to Milwaukee. He didn't factor into the decision.

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Wacha (8-4) tossed six shutout innings Friday, allowing three hits and recording five strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

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 before a really rough September (7.88). His first six starts yielded a 2.09 ERA, but just a 4.4 K/9 which left many skeptical. He then ran off an ace-like 19-start stretch of 2.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 8.7 K/9 in 119 frames before September. That’s where the wheels come off with seven home runs allowed and a 1.1 K:BB ratio in 25 innings. It looks a lot like normal fatigue of a young pitcher grinding through his first full season as the velocity dropped and homers spiked. Now just 24, Wacha will be eyeing his first 200-inning season as the reins should be off entirely. We’ve seen the premium strikeout rate in spurts every year. If he can hold it over a full season, he will be a budding ace, but even if he stays in that mid-7.0s range, he’s still a top-30 arm.

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.