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52 Michael Wacha SP

St. Louis Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%86%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
57.27-001.873514
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014STL563.2019190000107.0954138663394
2015STL701.8799000057.2461412441435

Player Updates

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha moves to 7-0 in win on Sunday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha allowed one run, unearned, on five hits in seven innings of work in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

Wacha cruised throughout his start, expect for one issue in the fifth. Alex Gordon was able to reach safely on a throwing error and advanced to second base. Salvador Perez then singled him home for Kansas City's only run of the game. Wacha, now 7-0, recorded four strikeouts with two walks in the contest. 

"I missed with a couple of fastballs in," Wacha said to MLB.com. "I knew I didn't want to go 3-0 on him, so I just had to try and paint the inside corner. Luckily, I got it in there enough."

Wacha will look to keep things rolling Saturday against the Dodgers.

"We continue to watch him improve," manager Mike Matheny said. "We've watched Michael be very special in some big situations as a young pitcher. As he has been able to add confidence and add pitches ... we're watching him take advantage. We just want to keep him moving in a positive direction and thinking about what's the next step."

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Cardinals not concerned yet about Michael Wacha's innings
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is scheduled to take the hill again on Sunday against the Royals, his ninth start of the season. Wacha has already logged 50 1/3 innings of work, something the team wants to monitor very closely throughout the season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"It's probably something to look at later," said Matheny. "Right now, we don't want him to be concerned with that stuff. And I don't think right now is the time to conserve. I seems like this game shows you when it’s time to conserve.

"We'll monitor his workload as much as possible but when he's throwing the ball well and he feels as good as he does, we need to take advantage of it. But we have some parameters in sight of where we’d like to keep him at."

Wacha, 6-0, has a 2.13 ERA with 31 strikeouts so far this season. 

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Cardinals SP Michael Wacha joins Colon, Felix with six wins
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha improved to 6-0 during a 10-2 rout of the Mets on Tuesday, joining Bartolo Colon and Felix Hernandez as the only pitchers in the majors with six wins.

The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings. He struck out five. His only real blemish of the game was allowing a two-run homer to Daniel Murphy in the fourth inning.

Wacha has allowed more than two earned runs just once in eight starts.

"I think he's a better pitcher," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "I think he was a guy like a lot of the young pitchers we bring up who was a two-pitch pitcher with a real good fastball and a changeup. The curveball is a legitimate pitch now, and so is the cutter.

"He's improved. I think he's just getting a better idea of how to use his stuff each night, and he's adjusting real well. [Catcher] Yadi [Molina] is a great help, too, to figure out what's good that day and ride it out."

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Cardinals RHP Michael Wacha performs well against Indians
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Cardinals stud starter Michael Wacha pitched like one Thursday in Cleveland. But he didn't pitch like one for long enough.

The Indians used patience at the plate to make Wacha throw 105 pitches in five-plus innings, after which he was removed in a no-decision.

Wacha worked out of jams to keep the Indians down to one run on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven. He allowed a home run to Michael Brantley and double to Brandon Moss to start the sixth, forcing his removal.

He was saved from his first defeat when his team took the lead in the eighth.

Wacha will try to raise his record to 6-0 and lower a fine 2.06 ERA next Tuesday against the host Mets.

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Cardinals mull six-man rotation, prefer Garcia to Gonzales
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals are considering moving to a six-man rotation to help battle the loss of ace Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"It’s not something we would rule out," general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday. "It’s something we’ve talked about, but we haven’t decided if that’s the best option for us. It’s something I think a lot about, and I know (manager) Mike (Matheny) and (pitching coach Derek Lilliquist) do too. It’s on the table."

With Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez not being ticketed for 200-inning seasons, the team is considering whether to roll out a six-man rotation or to go with a five-man rotation and periodically skip starts of the two younger pitchers while giving others spot starts in their place. However, a six-man rotation could throw off the routines of Lance Lynn and John Lackey. If the team does opt for a five-man rotation, Jaime Garcia is the preferred long-term option over Marco Gonzales.

"If Jaime is good to go, we’ll try to find a spot in the rotation for him," Mozeliak said. "When he’s been healthy, Jaime has been a very good pitcher."

Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis Sunday.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 2 129.41
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 28.000 3.2101122
vs RHB 29.200 0.610313
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/23@WAS1007.05126
4/28PHI1005.26424
5/3PIT0006.25022
5/8@PIT1006.06201
5/14@CLE0005.05127
5/19@NYM1007.04225
5/24@KC1007.05024
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17
Det
W2-1
18
@NYM
L1-2
19
@NYM
W10-2
20
@NYM
W9-0
21
@NYM
L0-5
22
@KC
L0-5
23
@KC
L2-3
24
@KC
W6-1
25
Ariz
4:15 pm
Tickets
26
Ariz
8:15 pm
Tickets
27
Ariz
8:15 pm
Tickets
28
29
LAD
8:15 pm
Tickets
30
LAD
7:15 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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26

26

30

19

10

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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
2015STL70 1.87990000 57.2461412421435
Total 167 2.7543370001 229.1193757015766194
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013STL1521030301000 .143 .143 .143
2014STL1929110201800 .034 .034 .034
2015STL91533031400 .250 .267 .200
Total 4365470813200 .121 .123 .108
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013STLP159103610 .900
2014STLP1919251213011.000
2015STLP9923111110 .957
Total  433758263021 .966
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013STL05668 0.9110003 .219260 9.9 .3291
2014STL0102118 0.9502102 .234447 11.2 .3370
2015STL07564 1.2220001 .214236 9.7 .3160
Total 0233250 1.0132106 .225943 10.4 .3301
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013STL41 2.64550000 30.21699311233
2014STL01 81.00100000 0.12331010
Total 42 3.48650000 31.0181212411333
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
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal00 0.0011000 2.01000011
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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:
3
Awards:

2013: NL LCS MVP
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