2014 Fantasy Baseball: Michael Wacha Showing 2013 Season Wasn't A Fluke

By Adam McGill
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Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals have some of the best pitchers in fantasy baseball on their roster. Adam Wainwright has matured into an elite fantasy ace, while Trevor Rosenthal has flourished in his role as the team’s closer.

The latest name to add to the team’s All-Star fireballers is Michael Wacha.

Since Wacha was moved into the rotation last September, he was absolutely dominant. He recorded a 2-1 record and added a 1.72 ERA in 31.1 innings of work. During the team’s postseason run, Wacha was just as brilliant. He finished with a 4-1 record and added an equally impressive 2.64 ERA. He showed legitimate SP2 potential.

Wacha has quickly shown that his 2013 run wasn’t a fluke, as the youngster didn’t yield a single run in his 2014 debut. He pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, while allowing just three hits and one walk. He also struck out seven batters. Unfortunately, though, he wasn’t able to pick up the win.

During his second start, Wacha was just as dominant. He lasted seven innings and allowed only one run. He only struck out three batters, but he was able to do enough to pick up his first win of the year.

Wacha is one of the bright young stars in fantasy right now. His fantasy stock will continue to rise with each passing start and fantasy fans can expect Wacha to be in the conversation for the top-15 hurlers next season.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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