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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' Michael Wacha encouraged after throwing BP
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha felt good after tossing batting practice on Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Wacha said he's "definitely where I need to be" following the session. The 23-year-old missed time due to shoulder issues last season, but said he hasn't experienced any pain since he was activated from the disabled list in September. 

Wacha has happy to finally throw with some hitters in the box. It's good to get back on the mound and face hitters again," he said. "I think you get a little bit more adrenaline going. It's closer to games, obviously, and definitely a step in the right direction."

Last season, Wacha posted a 3.20 ERA over 107 innings. 

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Cardinals SP Michael Wacha not having any shoulder issues
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha threw a bullpen session Tuesday, with pitching coach Derek Lilliquist, manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak all watching, per MLB.com. 

Wacha got to show the Cardinals brass that he is doing well after being limited to 19 starts in 2014 due to a stress reaction in his shoulder.

"I don't have any of that feeling in the shoulder area," Wacha said. "I'm real happy with everything, the way everything is coming out, the way the arm feels throughout the whole 'pen. Hopefully I'll just keep building off of each bullpen, getting a little more command of each pitch each time out.

"It's a pretty rare injury, and a lot of people don't know how it happened or how to fix it rehab wise. I'm continuing to get stronger, and hopefully I'm building the muscles around the injury to where it doesn't happen again."

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Cardinals SP Michael Wacha throws fifth bullpen session Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha threw his fifth bullpen session of the spring Friday and first since he arrived at the team's spring complex in Florida, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I definitely wanted to come into spring training ready to go,” Wacha said. “Obviously, I’m not going full-out bullpen right there. I was real happy with the way the ball was coming out. The way the pitches were looking and coming along. There’s still a bunch of work left. It’s definitely making good progress.

“The ball is coming out right, and I’m happy with that. I want to continue to get stronger during spring training, getting all of those pitches back, getting the command down. I felt good. I feel strong when I’m on the mound. The arm has been bouncing back, well, something that I’m really happy with at this point. Everything has been going well.”

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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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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
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6
7
@CHC
8:05 pm
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8
@CHC
2:20 pm
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9
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@Cin
7:10 pm
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11
@Cin
12
@Cin
1:10 pm
Tickets
13
Mil
4:15 pm
Tickets
14
15
Mil
8:15 pm
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16
Mil
1:45 pm
Tickets
17
Cin
8:15 pm
Tickets
18
Cin
2:15 pm
Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week
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43

16

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20

7

24

18

43

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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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