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Michael Wacha
ERA W-L K
2.79 5-5 83
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-6 / 210 NFBC ADP: 85.22
Position: SPBorn: 7/1/1991 Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Cardinals (2012)


Latest News
June 22 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have put Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: The right-handed Wacha has a stress fracture in his pitching shoulder. He is 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA for the defending NL champions.
May 21 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-Wacha was taken out after getting struck on the right elbow by a foul liner while sitting in the dugout in the sixth inning against Arizona on Wednesday.
Analysis: The team said the right-hander was taken out for precautionary reasons with a bruised elbow.
Apr. 19 4:06 PM PT5:06 PM MT6:06 PM CT7:06 PM ET19:06 ET23:06 GMT7:06 4:06 PM MST6:06 PM EST6:36 PM VEN3:06 UAE (+1)6:06 PM CT-Wacha suffered his first loss of the season Friday against the Nationals.
Analysis: Wacha gave up three runs - though just one was earned - and five hits over seven innings while striking out seven.
Apr. 8 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Wacha allowed one run and seven hits in six innings, earning the win in Monday's 5-3 victory over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wacha has posted a 0.71 ERA through his first two outings, both of which have come against the Reds. He'll try to continue his hot start against the Cubs this weekend.
Apr. 3 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Wacha went toe-to-toe with Tony Cingrani in Wednesday's 1-0 walkoff loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wacha allowed three hits and one walk over 6 2-3 innings while striking out seven. His season debut couldn't have gone much better, and hopefully he'll get some run support next time out.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 4 1 0 - 1 15 9 0 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 0 65 1.10 2.78
2014 StL 5 5 0 - 0 15 15 0 90.1 75 30 28 5 26 0 83 1.12 2.79
Career 9 6 0 - 1 30 24 0 155.0 127 50 48 10 45 0 148 1.11 2.79

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 15 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 10 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2014 StL 15 23 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 13 0 0 .043 .043 .043
Career 30 44 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 23 0 0 .091 .091 .091

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 4 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 30.2 16 9 9 3 12 3 33 2.64
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 1.23
    LCS 2 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.2 7 0 0 0 2 1 13 0.00
    WS 1 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 9.2 8 8 8 2 8 2 11 7.45
Career 4 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 30.2 16 9 9 3 12 3 33 2.64

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL Total 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 824 97 87 92.9 58.94
Curveball 157 77 70 74.1 11.23
Changeup 272 91 79 85.7 19.46
Cut Fastball 145 92 85 89.4 10.37

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