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Michael Wacha
ERA W-L K
4.76 3-3 63
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-5 / 215 NFBC ADP: 302.43
Position: SPBorn: 7/1/1991 Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Cardinals (2012)


Latest News
June 16 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET10:59 ET14:59 GMT22:59 7:59 AM MST9:59 AM EST10:29 AM VEN18:59 UAE9:59 AM CT-Michael Wacha allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 4.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 6-4 on Thursday. Wacha struck out five, ending the game with a 4.78 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The 17-game winner from 2015 has become a total fantasy dud. He's failed to go five innings in four of his last five starts, posting an 8.86 ERA and an equally dreadful 2.06 WHIP.
June 10 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET1:43 ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST1:13 AM VEN9:43 UAE12:43 AM CT-Michael Wacha improved to 3-3, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Friday. Wacha struck out two, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.38 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: A matchup with the light-hitting Phillies was just what the doctor ordered for Wacha, who picked up his first win since April 19 and recorded a brutal 11.91 ERA over his previous three starts. The right-hander likely gets a more challenging spot when he next takes the mound Wednesday against Milwaukee, which reached him for four runs across six innings back on May 1.
June 5 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET17:19 GMT1:19 10:19 AM MST12:19 PM EST12:49 PM VEN21:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Michael Wacha allowed six runs on six hits and four walks in 4.1 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Sunday. Wacha struck out five, ending the game with a 4.67 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wacha has now been tagged for 16 runs over 11.1 innings in his last three starts. He has a 2.38 WHIP in those games He next takes the ball Friday against the Phillies. In his lone start against Philadelphia last season, he limited the Phillies to a run and five hits over eight innings.
May 31 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Michael Wacha fell to 2-3, allowing four runs - three earned - on five hits and three walks in 3.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4 on Tuesday. Wacha struck out four, ending the game with a 3.99 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Fortunately for Wacha, he won't see the Dodgers again this season. He pitched at least six innings in each of his first seven starts while posting a 2.74 ERA before losing his last two against Los Angeles. He blew a 3-0 lead in both, lasting only a combined seven innings. He threw 77 pitches Tuesday in what was the shortest outing for a St. Louis starter this year, having run up seven three-ball counts.
May 26 6:29 AM PT7:29 AM MT8:29 AM CT9:29 AM ET9:29 ET13:29 GMT21:29 6:29 AM MST8:29 AM EST8:59 AM VEN17:29 UAE8:29 AM CT-Michael Wacha fell to 2-2, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Thursday. Wacha struck out five, ending the game with a 3.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The six runs were the most he's allowed since May 19, 2016, against Colorado. He has a 6.19 ERA in three road starts compared to a 2.35 ERA in five home outings.
May 20 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Michael Wacha allowed four hits and three walks without giving up a run in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Friday. Wacha struck out five, ending the game with a 2.74 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wacha was pitching on 11 days' rest, having had his last start skipped. He's pitched at least six innings in all seven of his starts and has allowed no more than two runs in five of them.
May 7 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Michael Wacha allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Sunday. Wacha struck out six, ending the game with a 3.19 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wacha has lasted exactly six innings in five of his six starts, going 6 2/3 in the other.
May 2 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Michael Wacha allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Monday. Wacha struck out five, ending the game with a 3.23 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 26 9:25 AM PT10:25 AM MT11:25 AM CT12:25 PM ET12:25 ET16:25 GMT0:25 9:25 AM MST11:25 AM EST11:55 AM VEN20:25 UAE11:25 AM CT-Wacha was solid in a no-decision against Toronto on Tuesday as he lasted six innings, allowing five hits and two runs with a walk and six strikeouts.
Analysis: Wacha is off to a nice start with a 2.55 ERA, about half what it was during his disappointing 2016 campaign. He's pitched at least six innings in all four of his starts thus far.
Apr. 19 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET20:56 ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST8:26 PM VEN4:56 UAE (+1)7:56 PM CT-Wacha allowed a solo homer and three other hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 2-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA in his first three starts, striking out 17 over 18 2-3 innings.
Apr. 15 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Wacha racked up eight strikeouts in six innings Friday at Yankee Stadium, though he served up a pair of homers and was reached for four runs (three earned) and nine hits to take the loss against New York.
Analysis: Wacha wasn't able to build off an excellent season debut, when he held the Reds to one run and three hits through six innings in a winning effort last Saturday. The good news is he's healthy after shoulder issues limited him to seven wins and contributed to his career-worst 5.09 ERA in 2016.
Apr. 8 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET19:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)6:13 PM CT-Wacha allowed one run over six innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4 on Saturday to spoil Bronson Arroyo's return to the majors.
Analysis: Wacha (1-0) allowed three hits with six strikeouts against just one walk in his first start of the season. Wacha struggled a year ago, going 7-7 with a 5.09 ERA in 138 innings over 27 games (24 starts), but earned a spot in the rotation with a strong spring, posting a 2.42 ERA in 26 innings over seven starts.
Mar. 8 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Wacha allowed two hits in three scoreless innings during the St. Louis Cardinals' 9-3 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Analysis: An All-Star in 2015 when he went 17-7, a stress reaction in his right scapula limited Wacha in 2014 and last year. But Wacha has not allowed a run in six innings over three spring training outings so far.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 4 1 0 - 1 15 9 0 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 0 65 1.10 2.78
2014 StL 5 6 0 - 0 19 19 0 107.0 95 41 38 6 33 0 94 1.20 3.20
2015 StL 17 7 0 - 0 30 30 0 181.1 162 74 68 19 58 4 153 1.21 3.38
2016 StL 7 7 0 - 0 27 24 0 138.0 159 86 78 15 45 6 114 1.48 5.09
2017 StL 3 3 0 - 0 13 13 0 68.0 76 41 36 8 27 2 63 1.51 4.76
Career 36 24 0 - 1 104 95 0 559.0 544 262 240 53 182 12 489 1.30 3.86

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 15 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2014 StL 19 29 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 18 0 0 .034 .034 .034
2015 StL 30 52 5 8 1 0 0 4 4 20 1 0 .154 .214 .173
2016 StL 27 39 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 22 0 0 .026 .095 .026
2017 StL 13 20 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 .050 .050 .050
Career 104 161 8 14 1 0 0 10 7 80 1 0 .087 .125 .093

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 4 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 30.2 16 9 9 3 12 3 33 2.64
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 1.23
    LCS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 7 0 0 0 2 1 13 0.00
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.2 8 8 8 2 8 2 11 7.45
2014 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 81.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 81.00
2015 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 6 4 4 3 3 1 5 8.31
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.1 6 4 4 3 3 1 5 8.31
Career 4 3 0 - 0 7 6 0 35.1 24 16 16 7 16 4 38 4.08

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL Total 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 StL Total 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 7 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 624 98 90 94.7 55.12
Curveball 121 79 73 75.8 10.69
Changeup 215 91 84 87.9 18.99
Cut Fastball 172 94 87 90.7 15.19

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