Adam Wainwright

#50, SP, St. Louis
Adam Wainwright
  • Height:
    6-7
  • Weight:
    235
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 30, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2000 1ˢᵗ round (29ᵗʰ pick) by the Atlanta Braves
  • W
    20
  • L
    9
  • ERA
    2.38
  • K
    179
  • BB
    50


Player Notes
Adam Wainwright put together a terrific effort but was saddled with a no-decision Thursday, holding the Giants to two runs over seven innings.

Advice: Wainwright looked a little shaky early but really settled in to have easily his best showing this postseason. The tall right-hander struck out seven, allowed four hits and walked one. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny elected to pull Waino after he had thrown 97 pitches, and Pat Neshek promptly served up a game-tying homer to the first batter he faced. Wainwright dealt with elbow issues down the stretch, but there's been no indication that there's long-term concern.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Adam Wainwright (elbow) told reporters Wednesday that he is "very confident going forward."

Advice: Wainwright threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco in anticipation of his NLCS Game 5 start against the Giants. He has claimed that his issues in Game 1 were more mechanical than physical, but the heavily-used right-hander is quite clearly pitching at less than full strength here in mid-October. Wainwright will be facing off against Madison Bumgarner on Thursday night at AT&T Park.

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Thu, Oct 16 Rotoworld
Adam Wainwright said after Saturday's game that his right elbow is "not 100 percent, but I think it was 100 percent better than the last time I pitched."

Advice: Waino insists that his issues against the Giants were more mechanical than physical. "Where I was at a loss was that the ball wasn't coming out like it should have, and that was because it was probably a foot behind where I normally throw," he said. "I'm normally about a foot closer to the plate when I release the ball, which makes it harder to hit, obviously, but also gives me better finish on all those balls." Wainwright has yet to go five innings in either of his two starts this postseason, but it doesn't sound like he's in any danger of being removed from the rotation. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said after the game that Waino "did a nice job of fighting without his best stuff" and that the righty "goes out there and finds a way to get it done." Wainwright is lined up to start Game 5 in San Francisco, assuming the series lasts that long.

More: Cardinals.mlb.com

Wed, Oct 15 Rotoworld
Adam Wainwright struggled to be effective Saturday, giving up six hits and three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Advice: Wainwright seemed to quiet all the talk leading into the game about his health with a quick first inning, but the Giants scraped across two runs in the second with the help of a Matt Carpenter fielding error. Even with his defense not helping him out, Wainwright labored all night -- the right-hander walked three while striking out just two, and he needed 98 pitched to get through 4 2/3 innings. The start was the second rough outing for Wainwright this postseason, and the questions about his health will surely resurface following Saturday's unusual performance.

Sun, Oct 12 Rotoworld
Adam Wainwright said Friday that he's "fine" and that his elbow issue is "being way overblown."

Advice: "It's fine," he said. "The problem I have is being way overblown. I'll be fine to pitch like I always do." Wainwright dealt with some tendinitis earlier this season and the issue has flared up again recently. He was bashed for six runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS, but the big right-hander doesn't seem to think that the injury will be a problem going forward.

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Sat, Oct 11 Rotoworld
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Oct 16 @SF L 3-6 - 7.0 4 2 2 1 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 11.2 3.09
Oct 11 SF L 0-3 L 4.2 6 3 2 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 3.86
Oct 3 @LAD W 10-9 - 4.1 11 6 6 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 12.46
Sep 28 @Ari W 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 9 0 0 0 227.0 2.38
Sep 22 @ChC W 8-0 W 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 8 20 9 0 0 0 227.0 2.38
Sep 17 Mil W 2-0 W 9.0 7 0 0 0 2 7 19 9 0 0 0 220.0 2.45
Sep 12 Col W 5-1 W 8.0 6 1 1 0 0 8 18 9 0 0 0 211.0 2.56
Sep 7 @Mil W 9-1 W 9.0 7 1 1 0 1 3 17 9 0 0 0 203.0 2.62
Sep 2 Pit W 6-4 W 6.0 7 4 4 3 1 3 16 9 0 0 0 194.0 2.69
Aug 27 @Pit L 1-3 L 6.0 8 3 3 1 1 5 15 9 0 0 0 188.0 2.59
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2005 StL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 13.50 1.50 .250
2006 StL 61 0 2 1 3 2 17 0 0 75.0 64 26 26 6 22 72 3.12 1.15 .230
2007 StL 32 32 14 12 0 0 0 1 0 202.0 212 93 83 13 70 136 3.70 1.40 .269
2008 StL 20 20 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 132.0 122 51 47 12 34 91 3.20 1.18 .245
2009 StL 34 34 19 8 0 0 0 1 0 233.0 216 75 68 17 66 212 2.63 1.21 .244
2010 StL 33 33 20 11 0 0 0 5 2 230.1 186 68 62 15 56 213 2.42 1.05 .224
2012 StL 32 32 14 13 0 0 0 3 2 198.2 196 96 87 15 52 184 3.94 1.25 .259
2013 StL 34 34 19 9 0 0 0 5 2 241.2 223 83 79 15 35 219 2.94 1.07 .248
2014 StL 32 32 20 9 0 0 0 5 3 227.0 184 64 60 10 50 179 2.38 1.03 .222
Totals 280 217 119 66 3 2 17 21 9 1541.2 1405 559 515 104 386 1306 3.01 1.16 .243
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 StL 58 6 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.167 1.667
2007 StL 36 62 4 18 3 0 1 6 3 18 0 1 .290 .323 .387 .710
2008 StL 25 60 5 16 2 0 1 6 2 20 0 1 .267 .286 .350 .636
2009 StL 39 89 7 16 5 1 2 4 1 26 0 0 .180 .189 .326 .515
2010 StL 36 84 4 14 5 0 0 6 7 23 0 0 .167 .231 .226 .457
2012 StL 32 66 5 8 2 0 1 4 3 32 0 0 .121 .159 .197 .356
2013 StL 32 71 4 15 4 0 0 6 0 23 0 0 .211 .208 .268 .476
2014 StL 30 72 4 13 3 0 0 6 3 22 0 0 .181 .213 .222 .436
Totals 288 510 35 103 25 1 6 39 19 164 0 2 .202 .230 .290 .520
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2005 StL 2 P 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2006 StL 61 P 0 75 3 11 7 1 0 .909
2007 StL 32 P 32 202 13 43 28 2 4 .953
2008 StL 20 P 20 132 7 28 20 1 1 .964
2009 StL 34 P 34 233 27 56 29 0 0 1.000
2010 StL 33 P 33 230 21 58 36 1 5 .983
2012 StL 32 P 32 198 15 35 19 1 2 .971
2013 StL 34 P 34 241 25 61 36 0 6 1.000
2014 StL 32 P 32 227 20 51 30 1 2 .980
Totals 280 P 217 1541 131 343 205 7 20 .980