Adam Wainwright Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 7" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/30/1981 (40)
Adam Wainwright Season Stats
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Adam Wainwright News
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols and threw a bullpen session on Thursday, potentially lining him up to return from the injured list to start on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. Wainwright tested positive for the virus almost a week ago, but he has no symptoms and has tested negative twice since then. The 40-year-old right-hander has been solid this year with a 3.18 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 13 walks and 28 strikeouts over six starts and 34 innings, but he'll inevitably be a much more risky fantasy starter on Sunday against the Giants because he'll be potentially limited from a pitch-count perspective in his first game back.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will start on Opening Day on April 7 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 40-year-old right-hander will get the nod with Jack Flaherty set to open the year on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Wainwright has been very solid for the Cardinals the last two seasons and had a 17-7 record, 3.05 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and a 174:50 K:BB in 32 starts over 206 1/3 innings last season. He doesn't have elite velocity, but Wainwright continues to induce weak contact and keeps the ball in the yard. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect Wainwright to be better than he's been the last two seasons, but he can at least provide rotation stability and potentially another double-digit win season.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright got the start in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Houston Astros and pitched three innings. He allowed two runs on three hits while striking out three and not issuing a walk. One of the hits he allowed was a two-run home run. Wainwright proved last season that he could still have significant fantasy value, and there's not reason to believe this year will be any different. He's a reliable, low-variance pitcher who should be rostered in all eligible formats.
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.