Michael Wacha Tampa Bay Rays

Age: 29 (July 01, 1991) | 6' 6" | 215lbs. P-15
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 R 2012 0 0 0 0 3 2 5.0 4 1 0 7 1.80 0.80 1.10 0.0 0.0 .297 n/a
STL A+ 2012 0 0 0 0 4 0 8.0 1 0 1 16 0.00 0.25 0.19 1.1 18.0 .132 n/a
STL AA 2012 0 0 0 0 4 0 8.0 3 0 3 17 1.12 0.75 0.56 3.4 19.1 .350 n/a
STL AAA 2013 5 3 0 0 15 15 85.0 65 9 19 73 2.65 0.99 1.04 2.0 7.7 .251 n/a
STL NL 2013 4 1 0 0 15 9 64.2 52 5 19 65 2.78 1.10 1.07 2.6 9.0 .286 44/17/39 7 8
STL AA 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 1 0 1 1 0.00 1.00 0.75 4.5 4.5 .177 n/a
STL NL 2014 5 6 0 0 19 19 107.0 95 6 33 94 3.20 1.20 1.13 2.8 7.9 .300 42/22/36 6 8
STL NL 2015 17 7 0 0 30 30 181.0 162 19 58 153 3.38 1.22 1.21 2.9 7.6 .286 46/22/32 18 18
STL NL 2016 7 7 0 0 27 24 138.0 159 15 45 114 5.09 1.48 1.48 2.9 7.4 .344 47/24/30 -6 -0
STL NL 2017 12 9 0 0 30 30 165.1 170 17 55 158 4.14 1.36 1.35 3.0 8.6 .332 48/21/31 8 11
STL A+ 2018 0 0 0 0 2 2 4.1 2 0 2 5 6.23 0.92 0.69 4.2 10.4 .217 n/a
STL AA 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 2.1 6 1 1 3 11.57 3.00 3.43 3.9 11.6 .583 n/a
STL NL 2018 8 2 0 0 15 15 84.0 68 9 36 71 3.21 1.24 1.18 3.9 7.6 .262 43/29/27 9 9
STL NL 2019 6 7 0 0 29 24 126.2 143 26 55 104 4.76 1.56 1.65 3.9 7.4 .316 48/22/30 -6 -0
NYM NL 2020 1 4 0 0 8 7 34.0 46 9 7 37 6.62 1.56 1.85 1.9 9.8 .386 36/23/41 -12 -5
TAM AL 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 0
Career 9yrs 60 43 0 0 173 158 900.2 895 106 308 796 4.02 1.34 1.34 3.1 8.0 .312 n/a
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Cardinals the only NL team to come away with a victory in seven interleague games yesterday.

Wacha's on a little bit of a roll. Two wins, 2.63 ERA, 1.06 WHIP in his last four starts.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 29 '16

I've seen all of his starts this year. His fastball has little movement and has missed location in the middle of the plate and straight pitches in the middle rarely reach the catcher's mitt.

van wilhoite LVW
Jun 7 '16

He's not controlling the strike zone, his fast ball has become fodder (I'm assuming because of the counts he's in) and he's throwing more cutters and changes, which aren't helping much.

His problems with the strike zone, more command than control (he's throwing more balls, not more walks), started last year and have continued, which make me worry. The velocity is still there, but the mix is messed up. 

He always needed a balance to be effective, he's not overpowering. For the time being we have to assume he's just screwed up, because clearly he is.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jun 6 '16
Funny, I also drafted Wacha, Wainwright, and Kazmir in my home league.  Can one of you statheads tell me what is wrong with Wacha? Of these 3 pitchers, I find Wacha's struggles the most difficult to understand.
Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jun 6 '16

Cut Kazmir. That's my guess. Peter and I are in roughly the same predicament in the XFL (difference being we are not in first) so take it with a grain of salt.

Alex Patton Alex
May 25 '16

Wacha, Wainwright and Kazmir are killing my staff that also includes Arietta, Fernandez and Hendricks.  Do I cut bait on any of the first three or chalk it up to small sample size?  First place could be slipping away as I patiently wait for them to wake up.

joel schreier jschri
May 25 '16

$20 in CBS, $14 in LABR. If you like him -- which I do -- the best play might be to nominate him early, while there are numerous starters that others like more.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 12 '16