Michael Wacha

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Michael Wacha has thrown 15,237 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2020, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2020, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), Change using a Circle Change grip (86mph) and Cutter (88mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (75mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2020 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' fourseamers. His change is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His cutter is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' cutters, has some natural sink and has strong cutting action. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 4 of them in 2020) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has slight glove-side movement and has slightly below average velo.