Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 39 (August 30, 1981) | 6' 7" | 235lbs. | Throws: Right P-8
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL NL 2017 12 5 0 0 24 23 123.0 140 14 45 96 5.12 1.50 1.49 3.3 7.0 .334 47/25/28 0 3
STL A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 2 2 3.0 1 0 0 5 0.00 0.33 0.33 0.0 0.0 .224 n/a
STL AA 2018 1 0 0 0 3 3 10.0 5 0 0 9 0.00 0.50 0.50 0.0 0.0 .207 n/a
STL AAA 2018 1 0 0 0 2 2 9.0 8 0 4 11 0.00 1.33 1.11 4.0 11.0 .357 n/a
STL NL 2018 2 4 0 0 8 8 40.1 41 5 18 40 4.46 1.46 1.43 4.0 8.9 .328 49/18/33 -1 1
STL NL 2019 14 10 0 0 31 31 171.1 181 22 64 153 4.20 1.43 1.44 3.4 8.0 .325 49/22/29 7 10
STL NL 2020 5 3 0 0 10 10 65.2 54 9 15 54 3.15 1.05 1.14 2.1 7.4 .255 43/22/34 28 25
STL NL 2021 0 1 0 0 2 2 7.2 12 1 3 7 8.22 1.96 1.96 3.5 8.2 .429 39/32/29 -3 -2
Career 16yrs 167 99 3 0 395 328 2175.0 2078 177 594 1837 3.40 1.23 1.21 2.5 7.6 .307 n/a
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Seven-inning complete game for Waino. Time of game: 2:01. 

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 17 '20

I don't think so.  It's not like his K rate went up as he aged (hello, Andy Pettitte!)...the only change is health--which he's had most of his career.  Add some BABIP luck in these 3 starts, looks like.

Mike Landau ML-
Aug 22 '20

Yeah, its almost like in his late 30s he found the fountain of youth - some magical elixir that has allowed his to recover more quickly from injuries, maintain his stamina, etc.  I hate to think that it might be...nah, perish the thought.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 21 '20

Allowed four runs -- two earned -- over seven innings in a no-decision against the Reds on Thursday.
Some shenanigans in the first inning led to a pair of unearned runs,
and the Reds tacked on single runs in the second and third innings, but
from then on Wainwright was brilliant.

After that third inning run he
settled in to retire the final 15 batters he faced, and the Cardinals
eventually came back to let him off the hook for the loss.  All in all it
was an overwhelmingly positive showing from the right-hander, who
continues to go strong as he approaches his 39th birthday later this
month.  After Thursday's outing, Wainwright is now 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and
0.83 WHIP in 18 innings of work so far this year. (Rotoworld.com)

Frank Smith Pancho
Aug 21 '20

The NL leaders in wins from July 24 onward in 2019 were Adam Wainwright and Clayton Kershaw, with 8. A bunch of guys had 7.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 4 '20

Adam Wainwright (P) STL - Jun. 17

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=741350

Wainwright, who was leaning toward making the 2020 season his last, is now much likelier to return in 2021 due to current circumstances, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: In his response to a reader question about the veteran right-hander's future beyond this year, Hummel notes Wainwright has recently been talking about the possibility of playing next year during the current shutdown. The chances of a return probably go up exponentially if the 2020 season is wiped out altogether, but even in the event of a 55-to-60-game campaign this year, the physical toll on Wainwright's arm will naturally be a fraction of what it would have been under normal circumstances. However, the 38-year-old is slated for unrestricted free agency next offseason, so it remains to be seen if Wainwright's perception of his value will align with that of the Cardinals or the open market overall.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 18 '20

Adam Wainwright (P) STL - May. 08

https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=740902

Wainwright continues to work his arm out in some form at least six days per week, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The veteran right-hander has not only continued his five-day-per-week throwing sessions with rotation mate Kwang-Hyun Kim, but the duo has actually upped its long-toss distance to almost 300 feet. Wainwright also reveals he's throwing to the team's bullpen catcher, Jamie Pogue, on one of the two days he's not playing catch, with the latter wearing a mask and a rubber glove on his throwing hand in order to keep the process safe. Wainwright reveals the extended layoff from baseball has helped him appreciate the game more and has also seemingly rejuvenated his arm, with the aforementioned distance achieved by him and Kim qualifying as one Wainwright hadn't managed in more than five years.

Alex Patton Alex
May 9 '20

How did Waino play all last season without getting a comment?

Here's what they had to say about him on Nov. 5 at MLB Trade Rumors, with a postscript a week later:

40.  Adam Wainwright – Cardinals.  One year, $8MM.  Speaking of the Hall of Very Good, Wainwright proved this year that he’s not done yet. The longtime Cardinals starter inked an incentive-heavy deal to stay with the team and made good on it with 171 2/3 innings of 4.19 ERA ball. Wainwright garnered four top three Cy Young finishes in his 2009-14 heyday, but now he’s a back of the rotation righty who has lost some life on his heater (89.9 mph average in ’19) but can still boast an 83rd percentile spin rate on his vaunted curveball.

Signed with Cardinals for one year, $5MM.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 6 '20
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 0.5 FIP 4.28 SIERA 4.34 FB 38% FBv 89.3 HR/FB 13% Hard 27% LOB 74%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 2.2 FIP 4.36 SIERA 4.70 FB 39% FBv 89.9 HR/FB 15% Hard 42% LOB 77%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19