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Michael Wacha

Michael Wacha

SP - Kansas City Royals

Age: 33College: Texas A&MBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

Next Game

CWS @ KC
Fri, 7/19 8:10pm
Rank P #125
Projection (?) 1.2 pts

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Yahoo
44%
 
ESPN
12%

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Wacha Wins Despite Mediocre Outing Against Cardinals

Michael Wacha notched a win on Wednesday, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings as the Royals topped the Cardinals 8-5.

Fantasy Impact

This performance was a mixed bag for Wacha, who managed to secure a victory despite not being at his sharpest. His season ERA nudged up slightly to 3.83, maintaining a decent WHIP of 1.24. While his strikeout rate remains less than stellar at 7.9 K/9, his win-loss record improves to 7-6. Fantasy managers should view Wacha as a somewhat reliable starter, but his limited strikeout ability caps his ceiling. Keep expectations in check; he's more of a depth piece in fantasy rotations rather than a frontline starter.

Jesse Garcia5 days ago
Michael Wacha starting Game 2 Wednesday

Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of the doubleheader with the Cardinals Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Wacha was originally slated to pitch Tuesday, but will be pushed back one day due to the postponement. The 33-year-old veteran has a 3.74 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 15 starts this season.

Jesse Garcia7 days ago
Wacha Whiffs Eight in Royals' Victory Over Rays

Michael Wacha delivered a strong performance on Wednesday, allowing just one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings in a 4-2 win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact

This outing is a bright spot in what has been a somewhat inconsistent season for Wacha, who now holds a 3.74 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP through 16 starts. His ability to maintain an 8.0 K/9 ratio and a solid 2.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio continues to make him a viable option in fantasy rotations, particularly in deeper leagues. While his win-loss record isn't eye-catching, performances like this demonstrate his potential value when he's on form. Fantasy managers should consider matchups carefully but can be cautiously optimistic about his contributions moving forward.

Jesse Garcia2 weeks ago
Michael Wacha's Quality Start Not Enough for Win

Michael Wacha delivered a solid performance in Thursday's tight 2-1 victory over the Guardians.

Fantasy Impact

He allowed just one earned run on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings. Despite his commendable outing, Wacha didn't factor into the decision, continuing a season where his win-loss record doesn't quite mirror his decent performances. With a 3.91 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP through 14 starts, he remains a reliable, if not spectacular, option in fantasy rotations. His ability to maintain a respectable strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.91) and a stable FIP (3.60) suggests he should keep delivering steady starts, though his lack of run support could limit his win potential.

Chase Davis3 weeks ago
Michael Wacha whiffs five in Royals' shutout loss

Michael Wacha took the mound Saturday, enduring a tough 6-0 loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact

He allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings. Despite a solid individual performance that saw him maintain control and efficiency, Wacha's efforts weren't enough to secure a win, as his team failed to provide run support. His season ERA now sits at 4.07 with a WHIP of 1.22, reflecting a decent command but highlighting the need for more consistency. His 7.5 K/9 rate and 3.78 FIP suggest he can be a stable, if not spectacular, option in deeper fantasy leagues, but his lack of wins (now 4-7) might deter some fantasy managers. Moving forward, Wacha's fantasy value remains moderate, hinging on his ability to convert quality starts into wins.

Chris Schommer3 weeks ago