Michael Wacha

P, Boston Red Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'6" Weight 215
DOB 1991-07-01 Age 31.1
Hometown Iowa City, IA

2022 Fantasy Rankings

5X5 -$9
NFBC ADP (15-team): 29.11, 431st

Season Projections

Source5X5GIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC-$730108.05600099311151900594.921.35
Steamer-$039122.078001110371251900624.571.33
THE BAT-$629112.068001101341222100645.141.39
Zeile-$631114.966000105341222000624.771.33
Draft Buddy-$9 -110.0680001023011923472665.431.35

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

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Michael Wacha Likely To Return This Weekend

    Boston Red Sox skipper Alex Cora said there's a good chance that starting pitcher Michael Wacha (shoulder) returns from the 15-day injured list this weekend against the division-rival New York Yankees. With Wacha returning, left-handed veteran Rich Hill, who started on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, will be available out of the bullpen this weekend. Wacha threw 79 pitches in his final minor league rehab start for Double-A Portland on Tuesday and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings, so he shouldn't be on a short leash against New York. The 31-year-old right-hander has been great for Boston this year (6-1 with a 2.69 ERA and 1.11 WHIP), but he'll be a shaky fantasy play in his first start back against the first-place Yankees.

    Aug 10 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Making Another Rehab Start Tuesday

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Michael Wacha (shoulder) will make one more minor league rehab start on Tuesday, according to skipper Alex Cora. In his last rehab outing on Aug. 4 for Triple-A Worcester, Wacha retired the first 13 hitters he faced and 14 of 15 before leaving after 4 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts and one walk. "The goal is one more rehab start and then join us at the end of the week," Cora said. The 31-year-old has been on the injured list twice this year, but he's gone 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA in 13 starts when he's been healthy. Wacha last pitched for the Red Sox on June 28, but he should be rostered in most fantasy leagues with his return looming.

    Aug 7 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Strikes Out Eight In Thursday's Rehab Start

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Michael Wacha (shoulder) struck out eight across 4 2/3 scoreless innings with Triple-A Worcester on Thursday. He didn't allow a hit and threw 63 pitches in his first rehab start. The 31-year-old had been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation since the beginning of July. He owns a 2.69 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 50:22 K: BB across 70 1/3 innings in 2022. Wacha is expected to have another rehab in Triple-A Worcester start before returning to Boston. Fantasy managers with an open IL spot should continue to stash Wacha in most league formats.

    Aug 4 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Throws Simulated Game Monday

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha (shoulder) threw a simulated game Monday, per Red Sox beat writer Chris Cotillo. The 31-year-old has been on the injured list since the beginning of July with right shoulder inflammation. He is just one of the Red Sox's many ailing starters, but he has been a useful fantasy pitcher so far this season, compiling a 2.69 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 17.6% strikeout rate over 13 starts. Hopefully, he will be able to rejoin the team sooner than later given his progression.

    Jul 26 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Expected Back After All-Star Break

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Michael Wacha (shoulder) threw a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on July 13 and was expected to throw another one at Yankee Stadium on July 17. All signs are pointing to Wacha moving back into the starting rotation shortly after the All-Star break. The 31-year-old has been great for Boston when healthy, going 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 50 strikeouts and 22 walks in 70 1/3 innings over 13 starts, but he's been on the injured list already twice this year and is also sporting a worrisome 3.97 FIP, so he's been a bit fortunate in the run-prevention category to this point. But the Red Sox will be stoked to get Wacha and Rich Hill (knee) back soon after they just lost Chris Sale (finger) for at least a month.

    Jul 19 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Won't Pitch Friday

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha (arm) has not bounced back well from his side session and is still battling a "heavy arm." As a result, he will not start on Friday against the division-rival New York Yankees. Boston hasn't listed a replacement for Friday. While Wacha is still hoping to avoid a trip to the injured list, he'll have at least his next start skipped in the rotation. The 31-year-old right-hander has been great in his first season in Beantown, going 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP while striking out 50 and walking 22 in 70 1/3 innings over his 13 starts. However, his 3.96 ERA and career-low 17.6% strikeout rate don't bode well for him keeping up this pace all season long.

    Jul 7 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Pitches Complete Game Shutout Monday

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha turned in an excellent start in Monday's 1-0 win over the Angels. He out-dueled Noah Syndergaard, pitching a complete game shutout with three hits, a walk, and six strikeouts. The 30-year-old hasn't struck many hitters out this season but has been very solid otherwise, compiling a pristine 1.99 ERA with a 5.98 K/9 rate and 2.72 BB/9 rate over nine starts. His next start will be a decent matchup at the Mariners. Wacha is currently rostered in just 37 percent of leagues and is worth a look in deeper points leagues at this time.

    Jun 7 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha To Be Activated For Friday's Start

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Michael Wacha (intercostal) will be activated from the 10-day injured list in time to start Friday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Wacha has been on the shelf for about two weeks due to intercostal irritation. The 30-year-old is off to a nice start to the 2022 season. Over five starts, he's gone 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. He's maintained a K/BB ratio of just 1.7, so that will likely need to change in order for him to continue having success this year.

    May 19 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • Michael Wacha Throws Simulated Inning

    Boston Red Sox right-hander Michael Wacha (intercostal) threw a simulated inning against catcher Christian Arroyo on Monday and had two strikeouts and induced a ground ball. Wacha got swings and misses on his fastball, changeup and curveball. The 30-year-old is expected to return later this week and could start either Saturday or Sunday at home against the Seattle Mariners. If he's floating around on your league's waiver wire, pick him up now. Wacha was great in his first five starts of the year before getting injured, allowing only four earned runs on 13 hits, although he had 11 walks and 19 strikeouts in 26 innings for a 3.91 FIP. There is probably some regression coming, but he's at least worth a roster spot in most mixed fantasy leagues.

    May 16 · Source via Red Sox Michael Wacha
  • SeasonTeam5X5GIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2013STL$21564.2410006519525020202.781.10
    2014STL-$219107.0560009433956541383.201.20
    2015STL$530181.11770001535816219674683.381.21
    2016STL-$2327138.0770001144515915186785.091.48
    2017STL-$630165.21290001585517017382764.131.36
    2018STL$11584.1820007136689236303.201.23
    2019STL-$1629126.2670001045514326371674.761.56
    2020NYM-$13834.014000377469226256.621.56
    2021TB-$729124.2350001213113223473705.051.31
    2022BOS-1265.1610004520557123212.891.15
    2022 ATC-$730108.05600099311151900594.921.35
    2022 Steamer-$039122.078001110371251900624.571.33
    2022 THE BAT-$629112.068001101341222100645.141.39
    2022 Zeile-$631114.966000105341222000624.771.33
    2022 Draft Buddy-$9 - 110.0680001023011923472665.431.35

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

    DateOppResultIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Apr 11at DETL 1-34.10000043200112.081.15
    Apr 22at TBW 4-35.01000032320223.601.00
    Apr 27at TORW 7-16.01000052400111.501.00
    May 3vs LAAW 4-05.21000022300000.000.88
    May 20vs SEAW 7-34.20000033410223.861.50
    May 26at CWSW 16-74.100000207105510.381.62
    May 31vs CINL 1-25.20100030300100.000.53
    Jun 6at LAAW 1-09.01000061300000.000.44
    Jun 11at SEAL 6-74.10000031811436.232.08
    Jun 17vs STLW 6-55.11000051610111.691.31
    Jun 22vs DETW 6-26.01000072510223.001.17
    Jun 28at TORL 5-65.00000023700447.202.00

    2021

    DateOppResultIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Apr 5at BOSL 2-115.00100062800547.202.00
    Apr 11vs NYYL 4-84.00000053310336.751.50
    Apr 16at NYYW 8-26.01000092100000.000.50
    Apr 21at KCL 8-95.20000011520334.761.06
    Apr 27vs OAKW 4-35.00000020500111.801.00
    May 2vs HOUW 5-42.200000305104413.501.88
    May 23at TORW 6-42.00000010100000.000.50
    May 27vs KCW 7-23.00000120410226.001.33
    May 31at NYYW 3-11.20000100110115.400.60
    Jun 6at TEXW 7-12.20000012200113.381.50
    Jun 13vs BALW 7-12.00000001201114.501.50
    Jun 18at SEAL 1-53.2010002111005512.273.27
    Jun 24vs BOSW 1-05.00000072100000.000.60
    Jun 30at WASL 6-153.000000527305515.003.00
    Jul 7vs CLEW 8-16.01000060411111.500.67
    Jul 16at ATLW 7-64.00000052520449.001.75
    Jul 21vs BALW 5-45.00000020620335.401.20
    Jul 28vs NYYL 1-35.00000091300100.000.80
    Aug 2vs SEAL 2-84.001000339006613.503.00
    Aug 8at BALW 9-65.000000211021559.002.20
    Aug 14at MINL 0-125.0010005111207712.602.40
    Aug 20vs CWSL 5-75.00000090810435.401.60
    Aug 28at BALW 4-34.10000062300112.081.15
    Sep 3vs MINW 5-36.01000070320223.000.50
    Sep 10at DETL 4-105.00000060310111.800.60
    Sep 15at TORL 3-66.00100052710669.001.50
    Sep 21vs TORL 2-43.00000040300113.001.00
    Sep 28at HOUL 3-45.00000062000000.000.40
    Oct 3at NYYL 0-15.00000021101000.000.40

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