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Michael Wacha 2013 OutlookLooks like he's gettin' called up


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#1 doog71

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Cards pulled him from start today in minors, and Gast looks like he's injured.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Perhaps a Thursday start...
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

From the St. Louis Cardinals official twitter page

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#STLCards will promote rookie RHP Michael Wacha from Memphis (AAA) to start Thursday's game at Busch Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

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He is only 21 and expected to stay in the rotation this year. Thoughts?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

I think his minor league thread does a great job detailing the positives. I really like the fact he doesn't walk many people. The hits don't mean much because it's the minors and I expect big league hitters to hit his fastball, but the walks are encouraging. I don't like guys who walk the bases loaded.

He's on a great team and if he sticks he could be Lance Lynn 2012. Pitch well enough to win and win a ton of games for fantasy owners.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

So the latest RW blurb said something about an innings limit for this guy.  Are they just assuming he is gonna stick with the club?

I haven't really heard anything about this being a spot start, 2 week stay, or whatever else it could be.  Ideas?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

I can't wait to see what this guy can do.  First 6 projected starts.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

View PostWavier JunKie, on 28 May 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I can't wait to see what this guy can do.  First 6 projected starts.

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He is absolutely worth a hold through that stretch. Even if he's roughed up his first start or two. If he makes it to @MIA, CHI, @HOU -- that's likely 3 wins.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

Wacha Flocka Flame!  Only hopefully this dude is good at what he does because the other one just flat out sucks!
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

This thread will be at 5+ pages by this afternoon
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

I hope he does really well so I can read 8 pages of creative nicknames.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

Already lines up for a 2 start next week.  Arizona at home, Cincy away.  :huh:

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

Is it Wacha like Fozzie Bear says "Wakka wakka!" or Wacha like Super Mario would say "Holda my beer and wacha this!"
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

In a roto league he's a a definite add. H2H, I'd still add, but he won't be there come September, so don't drop anything of decent value for him.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostSven, on 28 May 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

I hope he does really well so I can read 8 pages of creative nicknames.

Hopefully Wacha Walka wont be one of them.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:51 AM

View PostBrewcrewfan, on 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

In a roto league he's a a definite add. H2H, I'd still add, but he won't be there come September, so don't drop anything of decent value for him.

Great point. Sounds like a quick flip.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

Lets knock as many of the nicknames out right now and get it over with. Wacha talkin bout Willis?
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:52 AM

View PostBrewcrewfan, on 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

In a roto league he's a a definite add. H2H, I'd still add, but he won't be there come September, so don't drop anything of decent value for him.
My plan is to hopfully sell him off if he strings a couple of good starts together. i love picking up big pitching prospects but they tend to provide little to no value in the playoffs since most of them are put on innings limits.
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:53 AM

View PostAlfonz289, on 28 May 2013 - 10:52 AM, said:

Lets knock as many of the nicknames out right now and get it over with. Wacha talkin bout Willis?

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

View PostWavier JunKie, on 28 May 2013 - 10:44 AM, said:

I can't wait to see what this guy can do.  First 6 projected starts.

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Don't be surprised if after the Cubs game they skip his rotation spot to minimize his innings if he pitches well his first 4 starts. Not saying they will, but they got quite a few off days in late June, early July.

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

View PostMikewastaken, on 28 May 2013 - 10:50 AM, said:

Is it Wacha like Fozzie Bear says "Wakka wakka!" or Wacha like Super Mario would say "Holda my beer and wacha this!"

I just asked Fozzie, he said "wakka wakka" is the only correct pronunciation.  He then threw a pie in my face and made fun of Miss Piggy.

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