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Michael Wacha    \waka\

Michael Joseph Wacha (twitter: @MichaelWacha)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 6", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: July 1, 1991 in Iowa City, IA
High School: Pleasant Grove HS (Texarkana, TX)
School: Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2012 amateur draft.
Signed June 14, 2012. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 2013 (Age 21.333)   vs. KCR 7.0 IP, 2 H, 6 SO, 0 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2013 season [*]
Team: Cardinals 2013-2014
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$510k (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 0.062, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: CAA Sports [*]
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2013 21 STL NL 4 1 .800 2.78 15 9 2 0 0 0 64.2 52 20 20 5 19 0 65 0 0 3 260 135 2.92 1.098 7.2 0.7 2.6 9.0 3.42
2014 22 STL NL 5 5 .500 2.79 15 15 0 0 0 0 90.1 75 30 28 5 26 0 83 5 0 1 371 132 3.03 1.118 7.5 0.5 2.6 8.3 3.19
2 Yrs 9 6 .600 2.79 30 24 2 0 0 0 155.0 127 50 48 10 45 0 148 5 0 4 631 133 2.99 1.110 7.4 0.6 2.6 8.6 3.29
162 Game Avg. 11 8 .600 2.79 38 30 3 0 0 0 195 160 63 60 13 57 0 186 6 0 5 795 133 2.99 1.110 7.4 0.6 2.6 8.6 3.29
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2013 21 STL NL 64.2 15 9 20 2.78 3.94 -0.19 0.08 99.1 4.17 10 1.2 .5 -0.1 1.7 15 .581 .508
2014 22 STL NL 90.1 15 15 30 2.99 3.88 0.40 0.14 100.0 3.63 8 0.9 -0.1 1.6 14 .560 .506
2 Seasons 155.0 30 24 50 2.90 3.90 0.15 0.12 99.6 3.85 18 2.1 .5 -0.2 3.3 29 .571 .507

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 21 STL NL NLDS W PIT 1 0 1.000 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 0 0 0 25 0.409 1.2 1.2 2.5 11.0 4.50
2013 MVP 21 STL NL NLCS W LAD 2 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 7 0 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 0 49 0.659 4.6 0.0 1.3 8.6 6.50
2013 21 STL NL WS L BOS 1 1 .500 7.45 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 8 8 8 2 8 2 11 1 0 0 45 1.655 7.4 1.9 7.4 10.2 1.38
1 Yr (3 Series) 4 1 .800 2.64 5 5 0 0 0 0 30.2 16 9 9 3 12 3 33 1 0 0 119 0.913 4.7 0.9 3.5 9.7 2.75
1 NLDS 1 0 1.000 1.23 1 1 0 0 0 0 7.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 9 0 0 0 25 0.409 1.2 1.2 2.5 11.0 4.50
1 NLCS 2 0 1.000 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 13.2 7 0 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 0 49 0.659 4.6 0.0 1.3 8.6 6.50
1 WS 1 1 .500 7.45 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 8 8 8 2 8 2 11 1 0 0 45 1.655 7.4 1.9 7.4 10.2 1.38

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2013 21 STL NL 15 22 21 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 .143 .143 .143 .286 -20 3 0 0 1 0 0 1
2014 22 STL NL 15 26 23 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 .043 .043 .043 .087 -76 1 0 0 3 0 0 1
2 Yrs 30 48 44 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 23 .091 .091 .091 .182 -49 4 0 0 4 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 259 238 5 22 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 124 .091 .091 .091 .182 -49 22 0 0 22 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2013 21 STL NL 15 22 -3 -0 0 0 3 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .496 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -0 1
2014 22 STL NL 13 26 -6 0 0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .483 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
2 Seasons 28 48 -9 0 0 0 6 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .490 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -2

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2013 21 STL NL NLDS PIT W 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 MVP 21 STL NL NLCS LAD W 2 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 21 STL NL WS BOS L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (3 Series) 5 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLDS 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
1 NLCS 2 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2013 STL NL 21 P 15 9 0 64.2 10 3 6 1 0 .900 1.25 0.60 .964 1.77 1.76 1 0 0% 28% 0
2014 STL NL 22 P 15 15 0 90.1 22 10 12 0 1 1.000 2 4 2.19 1.47 .956 1.77 1.77 0 2 100% 26% 1
2 Seasons P 30 24 0 155.0 32 13 18 1 1 .969 2 2 1.80 1.03 .958 1.77 1.77 1 2 67% 27% 1
2 Seasons TOT 30 24 0 155.0 32 13 18 1 1 .969 2 15 1.80 1.03 .958 1.77 1.77 1 2 67% 27% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Awards (yr lg award)
2013 NL NLCS MVP

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 9 (1048), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1425th), 3.0 career WAR/3.0 7yr-peak WAR/3.0 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
201422St. Louis Cardinals$510,000
2014 StatusPre-Arb Eligible, Earliest Arb Eligible: 2017, Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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