Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright

Height: 6' 7"Weight: 235 lbsAge: 36Country: USA

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) P #178
Best / Worst #124 / #205
ADP #389




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Adam Wainwright to start Cardinals home opener

Adam Wainwright is expected to start the Cardinals home opener April 5th against the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright has seen his effectiveness wane while battling injuries the past two seasons, and was shuffled to the bullpen in the second half of last season before being shut down with an elbow injury that required arthroscopic surgery in October. Wainwright no longer looks like a serviceable fantasy starter in most mixed formats.

Matthew Van Winkle1 week ago
Adam Wainwright struggles with control in spring debut

Adam Wainwright walked three and gave up two hits in two scoreless innings Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright's fastball only hit the 90s a couple times and consistently stayed in the high 80s range. His curveball however was still devastating. Wainwrights velocity however is a huge major concern. His velocity dipped significantly last season and towards the end of the season his fastball didn't get above the low 80s. Wainwright underwent minor elbow surgery during the offseason, so hopefully he's healthy and his velocity will improve a bit over the spring.

Matthew Van Winkle3 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright (elbow) has surgery

Adam Wainwright underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright suffered through a brutal fantasy season in 2017, posting a 5.11 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP. He should be fully healthy for Spring Training next year, but isn't going to be a fantasy option early in the season.

Adam Wainwright notches 12th win

Adam Wainwright allowed one run over five innings on Friday in a win over the Braves. He gave up four hits and walked three, and did not strike out a batter. The win moved Wainwright to 12-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact

Wainwright still has a 4.87 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season, but he's been "relatively" effective for several starts now. The issue for Wainwright is that even in his good starts, he offers almost no strikeouts, and so will never be worth the risk of a potential blowup.

Dan Harris32 weeks ago
Adam Wainwright gives up three runs in three innings

Adam Wainwright threw only three innings Sunday giving up three runs on five hits, walking five and striking out only one batter. He didn't factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact

This was a very bad night for Wainwright. He's lucky the Cardinals offence bailed him out on this one. It looks like the wheels are falling off and Wainwright should be avoided from here on out.

Matthew Van Winkle32 weeks ago