MLB

Michael Wacha #52 - SP

St. Louis

  • Age: 23
  • DOB: 1991/07/01
  • POB: Iowa City, IA
  • Height: 6-6 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 1
  • Drafted by St. Louis in 2012 (1st round).
  • Current Status: Right shoulder injury, 60-day DL, 60-day DL
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date15155500090.1753028526831.122.79
On Pace181866000110.0913734632101-2.79

Scouting Report

AssetsA towering right-hander with an ideal pitchers' frame (6-6, 210 pounds), he has very good sinking movement on his fastball and a great changeup. Displays great command of the strike zone. Can dominate under pressure.
FlawsWhat may prevent him from becoming a big winner in the bigs is his lack of a dominant breaking pitch, though his slider is improving. It may also prevent him from becoming a big strikeout pitcher. Injuries are an issue.
Career potentialTalented right-hander with upside, when healthy.

Honours and Awards

2013NL - National League Championship - Most Valuable Player

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/07/30Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right shoulder injury).
2014/06/22Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 18th, 2014).
2013/09/03Recalled from Springfield (AA).
2013/08/29Optioned to Springfield (AA).
2013/08/10Recalled from Memphis (AAA).
2013/06/14Optioned to Memphis (AAA).
2013/05/30Contract purchased from Memphis (AAA).
2013/03/14Assigned by the St. Louis Cardinals to their minor league camp.

Trades

2012/06/04Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (19th overall) in 2012.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014St. LouisNL15155500090.1753028526831.122.79
2013St. LouisNL1594100064.2522020519651.102.78
2013MemphisAAA15155300085.0652625919730.992.65
2012SpringfieldAA40000008.031103170.751.12
2012Palm BeachA40000008.010001160.250.00
2012GCL CardinalsR32000005.04111070.801.80
2012Texas A&MNCAA161691022113.19531264201161.012.07
2011Texas A&MNCAA191994020129.211745333301231.132.29
2010Texas A&MNCAA251092100105.2863834822971.022.89
TotalNL302496000155.0127504810451481.112.79
TotalAAA15155300085.0652625919730.992.65
TotalAA40000008.031103170.751.12
TotalA40000008.010001160.250.00
TotalR32000005.04111070.801.80
TotalNCAA6045277142348.22981149315723361.062.40

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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