Michael Wacha

SP · Kansas City Royals

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'6" Weight 215
DOB 1991-07-01 Age 32.8
Hometown Iowa City, IA
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 20.12, 297th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy279.026148.098101244514722679734.441.30
THE BAT215.024128.17991054213220574694.841.36

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Michael Wacha In Prime Rebound Spot

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    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Michael Wacha allowed 10 hits and gave up five runs while taking a loss in last Friday's 6-1 defeat to the New York Mets, but he finds himself in prime position to bounce back in Wednesday's start on the road in one part of a doubleheader against the division-rival Chicago White Sox. Although Wacha holds a mediocre 4.00 ERA (2.75 FIP) through 18 innings (three starts) to begin his Royals debut season, his 1.05 WHIP is a cause for optimism. Since 2023, the 32-year-old journeyman right-hander is 2-0 with 14 scoreless frames and 15 strikeouts over two appearances against the White Sox. Additionally, the current Chicago roster is hitting a career .141 across 72 plate appearances versus Wacha. With the ChiSox sitting dead last in baseball with 34 runs scored, treat Wacha as a confident fantasy option on Wednesday's full slate.

    Apr 16 · Source via Kansas City Royals Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Tosses Seven Scoreless Frames, Picks Up The Win

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    Kansas City Royals right-hander Michael Wacha (1-0) allowed two hits and a walk while striking out eight over seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox. He picked up his first win of the season. Wacha was terrific on Saturday, blanking the White Sox over seven frames. The 32-year-old threw 93 pitches, landing 59 for strikes. He owns a 2.25 ERA, 0.58 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts over 12 innings in 2024. He is off to a hot start and will look to build on Saturday's performance in his next start Friday on the road against the New York Mets. Wacha can be used as a streamer and should be rostered in all leagues while he continues to pitch well in 2024.

    Apr 6 · Source via Kansas City Royals Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Not Expected To Miss Any Time

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    Kansas City Royals right-hander Michael Wacha (finger) is fine and isn't expected to miss any time to open the 2024 regular season. Manager Matt Quatraro said Wacha woke up Monday morning and even "forgot about it." Wacha is the club's No. 4 starter in his first year in KC, joining Cole Ragans, Seth Lugo, Brady Singer and Alec Marsh. The 32-year-old veteran suffered a bruised right middle finger during an intrasquad game on Sunday, but it won't impact his availability for the start of the 2024 campaign. He's expected to make his Royals debut on April 1 in a tough matchup against the defending American League East-champion Baltimore Orioles. Fantasy managers should expect regression from Wacha after two straight fortunate seasons in 2022 and 2023.

    Mar 25 · Source via Kansas City Royals Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Enjoying Solid Spring

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    Kansas City Royals right-hander Michael Wacha has enjoyed a nice spring through his first four outings of Cactus League action. The veteran has pitched to a 3.86 ERA to this point with two of his four outings coming as the scoreless variety. He has struck out 10 against four walks in his 9 1/3 innings of work. It appears the next step for the 32-year-old will be to build up his innings after maxing out at 3 2/3 frames his last time out. Wacha joined the Royals on a two-year, $32 million deal this winter on the heels of a 2023 campaign that saw him pitch to a healthy 3.22 ERA across 24 starts with the Padres, going 14-4 in the process. However, he also posted a 4.43 SIERA, suggesting some regression for 2024 as ATC projects a 4.45 ERA across another 24 starts for him this upcoming season.

    Mar 20 · Source via Kansas City Royals Michael Wacha
  • Offseason In Review: Kansas City Royals

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    Raise your hand if you had the Royals being one of the top-five spenders in free agency on your offseason bingo card back in November. Kansas City is focused on improving in the here and now, and their offseason reflects that. Major League Signings Seth Lugo, RHP: Three years, $45MM (opt-out after year two of…

    Mar 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Kansas City Royals Dan Altavilla Nick Anderson Luis Cessa Austin Cox Tyler Duffey Freddy Fermin Adam Frazier Zack Greinke Garrett Hampson Sandy Leon Josh Lester Seth Lugo Jordan Lyles Daniel Lynch Alec Marsh Michael Massey James McArthur MJ Melendez Austin Nola Vinnie Pasquantino Salvador Perez Logan Porter Nick Pratto Cole Ragans Hunter Renfroe Matt Sauer John Schreiber Brady Singer Will Smith Chris Stratton Nelson Velazquez Michael Wacha Bobby Witt Jr. Kyle Wright
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC247.023130.78791103913019570654.391.28
    2024 Draft Buddy279.026148.098101244514722679734.441.30
    2024 Steamer269.728156.2910111294816425687824.701.35
    2024 THE BAT215.024128.17991054213220574694.841.36
    2024 Zeile255.326142.18911117441452100724.551.33

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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    3at NYM0.016.0010421000557.502.00
    2vs CWS, at BAL35.0212.0101132510332.250.58


    27at CWS27.017.010171300000.000.57
    26vs STL, vs COL43.0212.02011211110543.001.00
    25at LAD-5.014.0010337207715.752.50
    24vs PHI2.014.001063710336.752.50
    23vs SF23.016.010162610223.001.33
    22at MIL, vs MIA27.6210.2100127920554.221.50
    21vs BAL20.015.010051301000.000.80
    14at CIN18.015.010042500111.801.40
    13at SF7.016.000102420223.001.00
    12vs CLE24.716.210151400000.000.75
    11vs SEA26.016.010171200000.000.50
    10vs CHC5.714.201085310223.861.71
    9at NYY12.017.000140510222.570.71
    8vs BOS, vs KC54.0213.0202152602000.000.62
    7at MIN22.016.010143300111.501.00
    6vs CIN12.016.000132201000.000.67
    5at CHC7.015.000051410335.401.00
    4at ARI2.014.0000311000556.301.70
    3vs MIL-4.714.10103111207710.452.32
    2at ATL29.016.0101101200001.500.56
    1vs COL14.016.010023610446.001.50


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    Apr 12at NYML 1-60.016.0010421000557.502.00
    Apr 6vs CWSW 3-028.017.010181200000.000.43
    Apr 1at BALL 4-67.015.000051310335.400.80


    Sep 30at CWSW 6-127.017.010171300000.000.57
    Sep 24vs STLW 12-224.017.010161610222.571.00
    Sep 18vs COLW 11-919.015.010060500323.601.00
    Sep 12at LADL 2-11-5.014.0010337207715.752.50
    Sep 6vs PHIL 1-52.014.001063710336.752.50
    Sep 1vs SFW 7-323.016.010162610223.001.33
    Aug 27at MILL 6-106.315.100055410446.751.69
    Aug 21vs MIAW 6-221.315.110072510111.691.31
    Aug 15vs BALW 10-320.015.010051301000.000.80
    Jul 1at CINW 12-518.015.010042500111.801.40
    Jun 19at SFL 4-77.016.000102420223.001.00
    Jun 14vs CLEW 5-024.716.210151400000.000.75
    Jun 7vs SEAW 10-326.016.010171200000.000.50
    Jun 2vs CHCL 1-25.714.201085310223.861.71
    May 27at NYYL 2-312.017.000140510222.570.71
    May 21vs BOSW 7-023.016.010141500000.001.00
    May 15vs KCW 4-031.017.0101111102000.000.29
    May 9at MINW 6-122.016.010143300111.501.00
    May 2vs CINL 1-212.016.000132201000.000.67
    Apr 26at CHCW 5-37.015.000051410335.401.00
    Apr 20at ARIW 7-52.014.00003110005511.252.75
    Apr 14vs MILL 2-11-4.714.10103111207714.542.77
    Apr 8at ATLW 4-129.016.0101101200000.000.50
    Apr 1vs COLW 8-414.016.010023610446.001.50
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