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Adam Wainwright

32-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

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3-1

ERA

1.80

WHIP

0.87

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32

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wainwright was dominant again in 2013 as the ace on the Cardinals' staff, logging 241.2 innings for the National League champs and striking out 219 while throwing five complete games. Wainwright has f...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS:    THROWS: R   HT: 6' 7"   WT: 235   DOB: 8/30/1981   BORN: Brunswick, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Adam Wainwright Contract Information:

Wainwright agreed to a five-year, $97.5 million extension with the Cardinals in March of 2013.

April 17, 2014  –  Adam Wainwright News

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Wainwright pitched a complete-game shutout at Washington on Thursday, scattering just two hits. He struck out eight en route to his third win of the year.

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Adam Wainwright 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
2004 22 AAA MEM 12 12 0 63.7 68 38 12 64 28 4 4 0 5.37 1.51
2005 23 AAA MEM 29 29 0 182.0 203 89 18 147 51 10 10 0 4.40 1.40
2005 23 MAJ STL 3 0 0 2.0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 13.50 1.50
2006 24 MAJ STL 61 0 0 75.0 64 26 6 72 22 2 1 3 3.12 1.15
2007 25 MAJ STL 37 32 0 202.0 212 83 13 136 70 14 12 0 3.70 1.40
2008 26 AA SPR 1 1 0 4.7 4 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.86
2008 26 AAA MEM 2 2 0 3.7 8 5 1 3 2 0 1 0 12.27 2.73
2008 26 MAJ STL 25 20 0 132.0 122 47 12 91 34 11 3 0 3.20 1.18
2009 27 MAJ STL 40 34 0 233.0 216 68 17 212 66 19 8 0 2.63 1.21
2010 28 MAJ STL 33 33 2 230.3 186 62 15 213 56 20 11 0 0 0 2.42 1.05
2012 30 MAJ STL 32 32 2 198.7 196 87 15 184 52 14 13 0 0 0 3.94 1.25
2013 31 MAJ STL 34 34 2 241.7 223 79 15 219 35 19 9 0 0 0 2.94 1.07
2014 32 MAJ STL 4 4 1 30.0 17 6 1 32 9 3 1 0 0 0 1.80 0.87
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Adam Wainwright
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 33 2 220.2 209 83 15 201 43 16 11 0 0 0 3.39 1.14
Career  (View All) MAJ   269 189 7 1,344.7 1238 461 95 1159 345 102 58 3 3.09 1.18

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Adam Wainwright 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
Apr. 17 @Was 9.0 2 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 1.80 0.87
Apr. 12 ChC 7.0 7 4 4 1 0 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.57 1.00
Apr. 6 @Pit 7.0 5 2 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.29 1.00
Mar. 31 @Cin 7.0 3 0 0 0 4 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.7 IP/G
23.0 14 6 6 1 5 23 0 0 1 2-1 0 0 0 2.35 0.83
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
30.0 17 6 6 1 9 32 0 1 1 3-1 0 0 0 1.80 0.87
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 7.5 IP/G
30.0 17 6 6 1 9 32 0 1 1 3-1 0 0 0 1.80 0.87

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Adam Wainwright Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013476108251072616.242
20123908634911168.261

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013480111101162219.254
201244198181052927.256

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013121.09601142072.530.94
2012108.7106010726103.731.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013120.710301051583.361.19
201290.0470772654.201.27
Adam Wainwright 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
2004 22 AAA MEM 12 12 63.7 9.05 3.96 2.29 1.70 69% 5.37 5.10 .326
2005 23 AAA MEM 29 29 182.0 7.27 2.52 2.88 0.89 69.9% 4.40 3.79 .336
2005 23 MAJ STL 3 0 2.0 0.00 4.50 0.00 4.50 0% 13.50 11.25 .151
2006 24 MAJ STL 61 0 75.0 8.64 2.64 3.27 0.72 1.32 75% 3.12 3.23 .294
2007 25 MAJ STL 37 32 202.0 6.06 3.12 1.94 0.58 1.25 74% 3.70 3.76 .315
2008 26 AA SPR 1 1 4.7 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .20 .394
2008 26 AAA MEM 2 2 3.7 7.36 4.91 1.50 2.45 55.6% 12.27 6.75 .488
2008 26 MAJ STL 25 20 132.0 6.20 2.32 2.68 0.82 1.15 75.7% 90.1 MPH 3.20 3.80 .281
2009 27 MAJ STL 40 34 233.0 8.19 2.55 3.21 0.66 1.69 80.8% 90.9 MPH 2.63 3.21 .309
2010 28 MAJ STL 33 33 230.3 8.32 2.19 3.80 0.59 1.80 79.3% 91.1 MPH 2.42 2.98 .281
2012 30 MAJ STL 32 32 198.7 8.34 2.36 3.54 0.68 1.93 69.1% 90.1 MPH 3.94 3.21 .325
2013 31 MAJ STL 34 34 241.7 8.16 1.30 6.26 0.56 1.89 73.7% 91.1 MPH 2.94 2.70 .310
2014 32 MAJ STL 4 4 30.0 9.60 2.70 3.56 0.30 1.38 80% 90.6 MPH 1.80 2.40 .233
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Adam Wainwright
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 33 220.2 8.22 1.76 4.67 0.61 71.3% 3.39 2.85 .316
Career MAJ   269 189 1,344.7 7.76 2.31 3.36 0.64 75.4% 3.09 3.19 .303

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2014 Stat Review for Adam Wainwright    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.56 K/BB
GOOD
9.60 K/9
ELITE
2.70 BB/9
AVERAGE
90.6 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.38 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.80 ERA
ELITE
0.87 WHIP
ELITE
2.40 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.233 BABIP
LOW
80.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Adam Wainwright (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David DeJesus TB 25 9 2 3 1 5 0 .360 .800 1.185
Andrew McCutchen PIT 31 13 1 3 2 5 0 .419 .742 1.183
Aramis Ramirez MIL 47 19 2 6 3 9 0 .404 .681 1.142
James Loney TB 23 10 1 2 0 2 0 .435 .696 1.130
Adam Dunn CHI-A 21 8 1 2 8 5 0 .381 .571 1.123
Angel Pagan SF 15 6 0 3 3 4 0 .400 .600 1.100
Jay Bruce CIN 30 11 2 8 4 10 0 .367 .633 1.075
Todd Frazier CIN 18 6 1 3 2 3 0 .333 .611 1.040
Russell Martin PIT 22 9 0 2 4 3 0 .409 .500 1.019
Miguel Montero AZ 14 5 1 1 2 3 0 .357 .571 1.009

Best Matchups for Adam Wainwright (by OPS against, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
J.J. Hardy BAL 26 5 0 2 1 5 0 .192 .231 .453
Brandon Moss OAK 13 1 0 2 2 6 0 .077 .231 .431
Jose Altuve HOU 14 3 0 0 0 1 0 .214 .214 .429
Troy Tulowitzki COL 15 3 0 2 0 3 0 .200 .200 .400
Zack Cozart CIN 22 4 0 1 1 4 1 .182 .182 .399
Chase Headley SD 18 3 0 0 1 7 0 .167 .167 .377
Ryan Hanigan TB 13 2 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .154 .308
Casey McGehee MIA 15 1 0 1 1 4 0 .067 .067 .192
Cameron Maybin SD 13 1 0 0 0 4 0 .077 .077 .154
Justin Upton ATL 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Adam Wainwright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wainwright struck out eight and allowed four runs over seven innings to pick up his second win of the season Saturday against the Cubs.

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Wainwright struck out seven and gave up just two runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals fell to the Pirates 2-1 Sunday.

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Wainwright struck out nine and walked four while giving up three hits over seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over the Reds on Monday.

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Wainwright threw 3.1 innings Tuesday, allowing one run on two hits while striking out two in the Cardinals spring training loss to the Mets.

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Wainwright has presumably recovered from strep throat and will start Tuesday against the Mets, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wainwright will make his first start of spring training on Friday against the Marlins, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Wainwright has been named the Opening Day starter for the Cardinals, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Wainwright may dial back his spring schedule to prepare for the upcoming season after he threw 276.2 innings between the regular season and playoffs in 2013, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wainwright got off to a slow start coming back from his 2011 Tommy John surgery, but after the All-Star break he was pitching like the Wainwright of old. His second-half stats - 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 86:23 K:BB in 96 innings - should give you some indication of what to expect in 2013 now that he's back to full health. A return to the 20-win, 200-strikeout mountain is possible. He may have a couple more years as ace of the staff before Shelby Miller takes over.

2012

A February Tommy John surgery robbed Wainwright of the entire 2011 season, but all signs in his recovery have been good and there were even some rumblings that he'd be available to pitch in the postseason. Fortunately, for the Cardinals and Wainwright, he wasn't needed. He's been a fantastic pitcher since he burst on the scene in 2006, and there's little doubt he'll eventually get back to where he once was, but he'll be a bit rusty early on. Don't pay for his 2009-2010 numbers.

2011

Elbow stiffness late in the season was just about the only blip on Wainwright's excellent 2010 campaign. He was in the top five in the NL in wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, innings pitched and quality starts. Expect more of the same from the 29-year-old in 2011: he's the ace of the staff, and his draft day cost has steadily remained behind the elite early-round aces.

2010

Although Wainwright didn't win the Cy Young, he may have been the most consistent starter in the National League last year. At one point, he had 26 starts in a row of six or more innings pitched and he placed in the top four in all three Triple Crown categories. He has improved in each of his three years as a starter, and even with Chris Carpenter on the roster, he's the ace of the staff.

2009

Despite a two-month interruption due to a finger injury, Wainwright was the St. Louis ace again in 2008. He only started 20 games, but he went 11-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Even if Chris Carpenter returns to form this year, Wainwright will deservedly be at the top of the St. Louis rotation.

2008

Itís been a strange road to the top of the St. Louis rotation for Wainwright. A top starting pitching prospect with Atlanta, Wainwright came to the St. Louis organization as part of the J.D. Drew trade in 2003. After suffering with two seasons of injuries and ineffectiveness in Triple-A, Wainwright got called up and was one of the best rookie relief pitchers in baseball in 2006, even saving the last game of the World Series. He moved back to starter in 2007 and initially struggled filling the shoes of the injured Chris Carpenter before coming into his own after the All-Star break.

2007

Outside of Chris Carpenter, Wainwright was probably the most valuable Cardinals pitcher in 2006. He was practically unhittable over his first 12 appearances (one run and seven hits with a 15:3 K:BB in 16.2 IP), and wasnít bad the rest of the way either. More importantly, he stepped in to close some key games down the stretch in the playoffs after Jason Isringhausen went down. As good as he was in relief, the Cardinals believe he can be a top-of-the-rotation starter. He should get an opportunity to join the Cardinals rotation, but if the Cardinals believe heís better suited for the bullpen, heíll be one of the more valuable non-closer relievers in the National League in 2007.

2006

Wainwright was up-and-down at Triple-A last year. His final numbers were so-so, but he did end the year going 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 31 K in 26 IP before a September call-up. He's still one of the Cardinals' best prospects and will get a look in spring training, but Wainwright is most likely ticketed for another year at Triple-A.

2005

Wainwright joined the Cardinals in the J.D. Drew trade and promptly improved the Cardinals minor-league pitching talent by a few grades. A slight tear in his elbow ligament shut him down after 12 unspectacular Triple-A outings in 2004. He was healthy enough to pitch in the Arizona Fall League but was 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA, walking nine in 10 innings. He has a live arm with a fastball in the 90s and a curveball that has fooled batters at the lower levels. It's a troublesome sign, however, that his hit and walk totals have gone up as his strikeout totals have gone down as he has advanced. He will need a healthy stint in Triple-A and a return to earlier form to carve his way into the rotation.

2004

Wainwright was considered the best pitching prospect in the Atlanta system before being traded to St. Louis. While he wasn't overpowering at Double-A Greenville, he performed well-enough and a strong first half could see him called up in 2004.

2003

The 2000 first-round draft pick had a solid year in high A, and will likely jump to AA. He's one of the strongest starting pitcher candidates in the Braves organization and could be a factor at the major-league level by 2004.