Adam Wainwright Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 7" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/30/1981 (41)
Adam Wainwright Season Stats
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Adam Wainwright News
The St. Louis Cardinals re-signed right-hander Adam Wainwright to a one-year, $17.5 million deal on Friday. The 41-year-old veteran will have $10 million deferred and will make an extra $500,000 each for 28 and 30 starts, plus other awards/bonuses. The 2023 season could very well be Wainwright's last in the big leagues. He was decent for the Red Birds in 2022, going 11-12 with a 3.71 ERA (3.66 FIP), a 1.28 WHIP, 143 strikeouts and 54 walks in 191 2/3 innings over his 32 starts. Considering his age and the poor finish to his season, Wainwright probably won't be much more than an innings-eater for fantasy managers in deeper leagues.
According to a tweet from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold on Wednesday, veteran starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will reportedly be back next season on the team. Goold tweeted: "Adam Wainwright will be returning to #stlcards for the 2023 season, Post-Dispatch has been told. Look for news story shortly @stltoday." The longtime Cardinal made 32 starts for the club last season, throwing 191.1 innings. The veteran enjoyed another strong season for St. Louis, pitching to a 3.71 ERA, a 3.66 FIP, 143 strikeouts and 54 walks. The Cardinals' other rotation options include the likes of Miles Mikolas, Jordan Montgomery, Jack Flaherty, Dakota Hudson, Steven Matz, and Adrian Pallante.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struggled on Sunday in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The veteran gave up six hits, four earned runs, and three walks in three innings of work against the National League West winners. He didn't surrender a home run on the day, but only had one strikeout, five swinging strikes, and a 15% CSW rate. For the season, Wainwright has logged a 3.51 ERA and a 3.62 in 187 innings for St. Louis. He's logged 139 strikeouts compared to 52 walks allowed.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has shown no signs of slowing down, and the veteran right-hander continues to put hitters away. He posted a 22-10 record, 3.08 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 3.66 FIP, and 228 strikeouts over 272 innings over the last two seasons. The 40-year-old relied on his sinker and kept his walks down, evidenced by last season's 6 BB%, which was 83rd in percentile rankings. St. Louis believes he can repeat his 2020 and 2021 numbers and rewarded him with a one-year, $17 million extension this offseason. He doesn't have elite velocity but reduced his HR:9 from 1.23 in 2020 to 0.92 in 2021. His opponent's BAIP dropped from .319 in 2019 to .256 last season. Cutter projects Wainwright to post a 3.71 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 19 quality starts, and 158 strikeouts over 191 innings. According to Rotoballer's Expected Draft Values, the veteran is roughly fair value at his ADP of 169. Wainwright should add stability; with a great defense behind him, fantasy managers should expect double-digit wins and solid ratios from the Cardinals ace in 2022.