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52 Michael Wacha SP

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
77%23%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
107.05-603.209433
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014STL563.2019190000107.0954138663394

Player Updates

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha ready to get back on the mound
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is ready to get back on the field. Mostly because he's been asked about his status "just a couple million times," according to The Associated Press.

With the Cardinals expecting Wacha to be able to handle a larger role on the pitching staff this season, the 23-year-old said Sunday he is optimistic he can handle it.

"Everything's been feeling good this offseason with my workouts, my training, my throwing program," Wacha said. "It's an exciting time for sure, feeling good and strong and excited about spring training coming up."

Wacha was restricted near the end of the season with a shoulder injury, which allowed him to make just four starts and last longer than five innings once. He also gave up the game-winning home run to the Giants in the NLCS.

"I wanted to be out there in that situation," Wacha said. "As a competitor, that's when you want to be out there, when the game's on the line and everyone's depending on you."

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha cleared to begin throwing
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After an MRI revealed that his shoulder has healed properly, Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha has been cleared to start throwing, reports the Belleville News-Democrat.

Wacha dealt with a stress reaction in his right shoulder toward the end of the 2014 season. In 2014, Wacha went 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA.

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MRI on Michael Wacha's shoulder comes back clean
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

An MRI on the injured shoulder of Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha came back clean, MLB.com reports.

Wacha has been dealing with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, but he is expected to follow his normal offseason program. "Even the doctors were a little surprised on how that looked," general manager John Mozeliak said.

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Matheny: Michael Wacha relegated to extra-innings role
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Sunday that pitcher Michael Wacha is set to be used in an extra-innings role if needed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"Michael gives us definitely some flexibility, and we can use him in a different role, but right now that’s pretty valuable to us knowing that we can be quick (to other relievers), like we were," Matheny said. "It leaves a huge need in case we come back and tie the game."

Wacha missed more than two months during the regular season due to a stress reaction in his right shoulder. He didn't warm up while Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright struggled in the middle innings, and he didn't begin to warm up during the team's Game 2 win until the game appeared it would head into extra innings before Kolten Wong smacked a walkoff home run. Wacha could end up not logging any innings this postseason if the team remains committed to saving him for a potential extra-innings scenario.

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Cardinals announce rotation for NLDS
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced the team's rotation for NLDS against the Dodgers. Adam Wainwright will pitch in the series opener, and he will be followed by Lance Lynn, John Lackey and Shelby Miller.

Michael Wacha will be pitching out of the bullpen for St. Louis.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 101 26.39
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 51.200 2.9601940
vs RHB 55.100 3.4201454
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/11@TB0105.04440
6/17NYM1006.05127
9/4@MIL0003.03113
9/9@CIN0104.06533
9/20CIN0004.26201
9/26@ARI0005.05234
10/16@SF0100.12310
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
@CHC
8:05 pm
6
7
@CHC
8:05 pm
8
@CHC
2:20 pm
9
10
@Cin
7:10 pm
11
@Cin
12
@Cin
1:10 pm
13
Mil
4:15 pm
14
15
Mil
8:15 pm
16
Mil
1:45 pm
17
Cin
8:15 pm
18
Cin
2:15 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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43

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20

7

24

18

43

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23

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013STL41 2.781590001 64.2522020501965
2014STL56 3.2019190000 107.0954138653394
Total 97 3.0434280001 171.2147615811552159
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013STL1521030301000 .143 .143 .143
2014STL1929110201800 .034 .034 .034
Total 3450140502800 .080 .080 .080
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013STLP159103610 .900
2014STLP1919251213011.000
Total  342835151911 .971
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013STL05668 0.9110003 .219260 9.9 .3291
2014STL0102118 0.9502102 .234447 11.2 .3370
Total 0158186 0.9412105 .229707 10.7 .3341
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013STL41 2.64550000 30.21699311233
Total 41 2.64550000 30.21699311233
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals00 0.0040000 8.010000116
2012AA-Springfield Cardinal00 1.1340000 8.031100317
2012R-GCL Cardinals00 1.8032000 5.04111007
2013AAA-Memphis Redbirds53 2.651515000 85.0652625901973
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/210
Birthdate:
7/1/1991
Age:
23
Hometown:
Iowa City, IA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
St. Louis Cardinals
College:

MLB Experience:
2
Awards:

2013: NL LCS MVP
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