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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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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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Michael Wacha not working with his best changeup
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

Michael Wacha recovered well enough from Saturday's start against the Reds to get another turn in the rotation, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that he will face the Diamondbacks this weekend.

However, in the three starts Wacha has made since returning from time missed due to a stress fracture in his right shoulder, he has not had his usual success in employing his changeup. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny acknowledged that Wacha is having to rely on his other offerings, telling the Post-Dispatch, "For him to be able to try to pitch without what is normally his No. 1 weapon and hold a team down like he did takes some adjustment. He’s getting better."

According to BrooksBaseball.net, Wacha got swings-and-misses on 16.9 percent of his changeups in 15 starts prior to his disabled list stint. In the three starts since, he has induced only one whiff out of 21 changeups (4.8 percent).

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Michael Wacha fails to go five innings Saturday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha failed to go five innings Saturday against the Reds.

Wacha allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one and did not issue any walks during the outing. Wacha got off to a solid start, tossing three scoreless innings to open the game. He gave up his first run in the fourth inning. After a leadoff single advanced to second on a wild pitch, Brandon Phillips managed to knock the run home with a single. A leadoff single again came around to score in the fifth inning after Kristopher Negron doubled. Wacha was replaced after giving up the hit.

Wacha didn’t go five innings, so he wasn’t eligible for the win. He picked up a no-decision, and will take on the D-Backs in his next start.

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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
21

43

16

2

20

7

24

18

43

5

-2

23

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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5

-5

6

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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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