Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 5/14/13
  Michael Wacha (P – Memphis Redbirds) The Cardinals have one of the greatest problems in baseball to have… too much good, young pitching. Among them are Miller, Rosenthal, Martinez, Jenkins and Wacha. Michael Wacha was the Cardinals first overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft (19th overall) and has been pushed aggressively through their system since. Used mostly in relief in 2012, Wacha compiled an amazing 40:4 K:BB ratio in just 21 innings. Wacha entered 2013 in the Redbirds rotation. After a shaky four walk, four inning debut, he settled down, putting his BB/9 to a respectable 2.88. Logging 40.2 innings to this point in the season, he has given up nine earned runs, four home runs, while striking out 24 (15 K%). He has also been impressive in not allowing more than two earned runs in any of his seven starts. As far as Wacha’s 2013 fantasy implications go, look to Shelby Miller’s 2012 role with the Cardinals. That means a possible bullpen role in September, with a spot start or two. T...
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