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Michael Wacha
ERA W-L K
3.66 2-2 44
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
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 2 2 0 - 0 8 8 0 46.2 44 20 19 5 14 1 44 1.24 3.66
Career 35 23 0 - 1 99 90 0 537.2 512 241 223 50 169 11 470 1.27 3.73

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 8 13 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .077 .077 .077
Career 99 154 8 14 1 0 0 10 7 77 1 0 .091 .130 .097

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 402 98 90 94.5 55.37
Curveball 72 78 73 75.4 9.92
Changeup 150 91 84 88 20.66
Cut Fastball 102 94 88 90.9 14.05

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