Michael Wacha

#52, SP, St. Louis
Michael Wacha
  • Height:
    6-6
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    July 1, 1991
  • Birth Place:
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • College:
    Texas A&M
  • Draft:
    2012 1ˢᵗ round (19ᵗʰ pick) by the St. Louis Cardinals
  • W
    5
  • L
    6
  • ERA
    3.14
  • K
    89
  • BB
    30


Player Notes
Michael Wacha allowed two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings on Saturday.

Advice: This was Wacha's first start since September 9th. He's missed large chunks of time this season with a shoulder injury. He allowed two runs on six hits to go with one strikeout and no walks over four and two-thirds innings. The Cardinals pulled him at 78 pitches. You can expect them to stretch him out in his next start in the hopes that he can be a playoff weapon for the team. Despite a mostly lost season, the 23-year-old Wacha remains one of the most promising arms in the bigs. He holds a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, to go with a 94/31 K/BB ratio over 102 innings and if he's healthy he could be in for a monster campaign next season.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
Michael Wacha (shoulder) will return to the Cardinals' rotation Saturday against the Reds.

Advice: Wacha reported feeling "great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and then extended himself without issue in another bullpen session Wednesday, so he's been given the go-ahead to pitch this weekend versus the visiting Reds. The 23-year-old right-hander has been battling a shoulder issue since June. The Cardinals want to see what he's capable of before October arrives.

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8 hours ago Rotoworld
Michael Wacha said he "felt great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

Advice: The Cardinals decided to skip Wacha's turn in the rotation, but they've insisted it's so they can clean up his mechanics rather than it being a setback with the righty's shoulder. Wacha remains hopeful of rejoining the rotation at some point, though it's not clear when that might be.

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Wed, Sep 17 Rotoworld
The Cardinals have decided to skip Michael Wacha's next scheduled start on Sunday.

Advice: It doesn't appear as if Wacha has had a setback physically, but rather the Cards want him to work on his command before he toes the rubber again. "Asking a lot for a guy to get sharp in September," manager Mike Matheny said. The right-hander could still get in three starts before the end of the regular season as he tries to fine-tune for the playoffs. Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday versus the Rockies.

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Sun, Sep 14 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 9/27 vs. ARI

Home Score Away

Sunday, September 21

Head-to-head vs. Cincinnati

Head-to-head vs. Cincinnati
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Cin 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 26.2 22 7 6 1 8 23 2.03 1.13 .220
Home (this year) 8 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 50.2 41 13 13 3 11 45 2.31 1.03 .222
Night (this year) 11 11 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 59.0 53 26 23 3 23 58 3.51 1.29 .233
Last game vs. Cin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 6 6 5 1 3 3
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
Sep 20 Cin W 8-4 - 4.2 6 2 2 0 0 1 5 6 0 0 0 102.0 3.18
Sep 9 @Cin L 5-9 L 4.0 6 6 5 1 3 3 5 6 0 0 0 97.1 3.14
Sep 4 @Mil W 3-2 - 3.0 3 1 1 0 1 3 5 5 0 0 0 93.1 2.80
Jun 17 NYM W 5-2 W 6.0 5 1 1 1 2 7 5 5 0 0 0 90.1 2.79
Jun 11 @TB L 3-6 L 5.0 4 4 4 0 4 0 4 5 0 0 0 84.1 2.88
Jun 5 @KC L 2-3 L 6.0 7 3 3 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 0 79.1 2.61
May 31 SF W 2-0 W 6.0 3 0 0 0 0 7 4 3 0 0 0 73.1 2.45
May 26 NYY L 4-6 - 7.0 4 3 3 0 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 67.1 2.67
May 21 Ari W 3-2 - 6.0 2 0 0 0 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 60.1 2.54
May 15 ChC W 5-3 W 7.0 7 2 2 1 0 5 3 3 0 0 0 54.1 2.82
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
2013 StL 15 9 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 65 2.78 1.10 .219
2014 StL 17 17 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 97.1 84 37 34 6 30 89 3.14 1.17 .228
Totals 32 26 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 162.0 136 57 54 11 49 154 3.00 1.14 .225
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 StL 15 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2014 StL 15 26 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 15 0 0 .038 .038 .038 .077
Totals 30 47 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 25 0 0 .085 .085 .085 .170
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2013 StL 15 P 9 64 3 10 6 1 0 .900
2014 StL 17 P 17 97 11 23 12 0 1 1.000
Totals 32 P 26 162 14 33 18 1 1 .970