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Adam Wainwright (SP)

St. Louis Cardinals - 100% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Adam Wainwright left his matchup with the Brewers with an ankle injury and news has worsened overnight about the injury. The latest news states that Adam Wainwright will likely miss the remainder of the 2015 season with a torn achilles. Wainwright had pitched four innings, allowed three hits and struck out three batters, before leaving the game. He was in a walking boot after the game and will be re-evaluated when the Cardinals return to St. Louis. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright is a true SP1 and this loss will be devastating for the Cardinals and fantasy owners alike; it is also the second time in five seasons that Wainwright will have a wasted season, as he missed 2011 with Tommy John surgery. The best step now for fantasy owners is to work the waiver wire for high upside players like Nick Martinez or Anthony DeSclafani, look to veterans with spotty outings like C.C. Sabathia or John Lackey, or trade from positions of depth on your team.

 

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Adam Wainwright wasn't as sharp as he usually is but, he did plenty to help himself win. it was the defense who let him down in this one. 2 errors by Kolten Wong, and misplay by Jason Heyward spelled doom for Adam today.

Fantasy Impact: His overall stat line is not bad at all, 7 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, and 4 strikeouts. Matheny also did not help the cause by seemly leaving Wainwright out there a little too long in this one. There's never anything to worry about with him so, start him as usual in his next start.

 

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Adam Wainwright is going to pitch the home opener against the Brewers on Monday. (Source: Derrick Goold)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright was supposed to pitch Sunday against Cincinnati but, the rain out had pushed back all the starts. He'll gain a two starts next week, weather pending of course.

 

Adam Wainwright was solid as you can get on a chilly night in Chicago for his first start. 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, while striking out 6.

Fantasy Impact: It was about as good a start as you could hope for. His pitch count rose fast and gave up a couple of extra base hits but, never got unnerved. He looks healthy and ready to take a shot at the Cy Young again.

 

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Adam Wainwright has been offically named the opening day starter against the Cubs Sunday night. He had a solid outing today going 6.2 IP, while throwing 93 pitches. (Source: Rick Hummel)

Fantasy Impact: Being named the opening day starter is great news, and helps aid the injury issues. Barring any future problems, Wainwright should be his usual Cy Young contending self.

 

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Adam Wainwright was extremely sharp in his spring debut going 4 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 0 R, and 3 Ks.

Fantasy Impact: It was a great day for Wainwright who was coming off his abdominal strain. Everything was sharp and tight. He'll be looking good pending health for his opening day tab.

 

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After suffering an abdominal strain, during a workout session at the beginning of spring training, Cardinals SP, Adam Wainwright, is expected to make his first start of the year in an exhibition game on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. On Monday, he threw a three inning simulated game, and on Tuesday Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny, announced that he would start on Saturday, which would put him in line to start on Opening Day in Chicago. (Source: mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright should be ready for another great season this year if he can stay healthy. He has thrown a ton of innings in recent years and there are those that believe it seems unlikely he can continue to handle such a strenuous workload. The ace of the Cardinals will turn 34 this year and in 2011 underwent Tommy John Surgery because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Last year Wainwright threw 227 innings and had a career-best ERA of 2.38 with 177 Ks and a 1.03 WHIP.

 

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St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with a strained abdominal muscle that he suffered during a weight lifting session on Monday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: All things considered, the Cardinals feel like they dodged a major bullet with this news. It seems that his injury is just a minor strain and Wainwright shouldn't miss any time. He is being given a modified workout plan that will minimize stress on his abdomen, but he will be able to continue to throw.

 

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The St. Louis Cardinals have announced they plan on limiting their Ace pitcher Adam Wainwright's workload during Spring Training and that the decision may carry over into the regular season. Wainwright pitched an average of 222 innings in his past three seasons and underwent elbow surgery after last season. Wainwright expects to be ready for the 2015 season opener against the Chicago Cubs but added he would prefer to get at least four starts this Spring to ensure he is primed for the Opening Day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This decision is not unexpected as Wainwright comes off of surgery. Depending on how Wainwright handles his recovery, the Cardinals may look to shave his innings down to around 200, which will have the biggest impact on fantasy owners in leagues that place value on Quality Starts and potentially Wins as well.