Michael Wacha

St. Louis Cardinals

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Michael Wacha has thrown 14,098 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (86mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph) and Curve (75mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (93mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers and has essentially average velo. His change generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' changeups and is slightly firmer than usual. His cutter is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters. His curve has a sharp downward bite and has slightly below average velo. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 13 of them in 2019) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker.