Adam Wainwright
SP STL
5 days ago

Wainwright (7-5) allowed nine runs on seven hits (including three home runs) and a walk while striking out just one batter through 1.2 innings during Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Allowing three homers stands out more than anything, as Wainwright had surrendered just five bombs through his first 13 outings of the year. The veteran has allowed four runs or more in seven of his 14 starts and sports a discouraging 5.75 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 for the campaign. However, Wainwright has also mixed in a number of gems, so he's still on the fantasy radar as a high-risk, modest-reward option. He'll look to bounce back at home against Pittsburgh in his next start.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
2 weeks ago

Wainwright (7-4) gave up two earned runs on six hits and two walks over five innings in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Phillies. He also hit a batter and struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Following a rough outing against the Reds last Tuesday, Wainwright bounced back with a solid outing, albeit one that featured a higher-than-ideal pitch count. The veteran right-hander was pulled after 84 pitches but did enough to notch his seventh victory in his last eight decisions. Wainwright has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his last six trips to the mound and has done an outstanding job limiting the long ball, having given up just one home run over that span. He'll look to keep the momentum going when he takes on the Orioles on the road next Friday.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
2 weeks ago

Wainwright (6-4) surrendered nine runs on seven hits and three walks over 3.2 innings while striking out two in Tuesday's 13-1 loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

A third-inning grand slam by Scooter Gennett -- the first of four on the game by the former Brewer -- was the big blow but Wainwright struggled right out of the gate in this one, needing 89 pitches (55 strikes) to record only 11 outs. The brutal outing added more than a full run to his ERA, but he's in a good spot to right the ship in his next start Sunday at home against the Phillies.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
3 weeks ago

Wainwright (6-3) allowed just four hits and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out six batters during Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a significant turnaround for the veteran righty, as Wainwright has now allowed just a single run thorough 26.1 innings over his past four starts. He's recorded the win in each of the four outings, too. After posting a discouraging 4.62 ERA and 1.40 WHIP last season, it's reasonable to be skeptical about Wainwright's current run. However, the veteran was also a fantasy stalwart for the better part of a decade, so it's probably worth giving him the benefit of doubt for the time being. A daunting road matchup against the Reds at Great American Ball Park is on deck, and it could be a telling test.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
4 weeks ago

Wainwright (5-3) fired seven shutout innings in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Rockies, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old turned in his second seven-inning scoreless effort in his last three starts while also recording six strikeouts for the second straight outing. Wainwright was able to keep the ball down consistently and avoid the thin air of Coors, notching 10 groundball outs overall, which marked the third time in the last four trips to the mound that he's hit double digits in that category. After a couple of rocky starts to open the month, Wainwright has compiled an 0.44 ERA, .169 BAA, .217 wOBA and 0.98 WHIP over the 20.1 innings encompassing his last three starts. He'll look to keep it going as the calendar flips to June when he takes on the Dodgers at home next Thursday.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
1 month ago

Wainwright (4-3) gave up an earned run on five hits and three walks over 6.1 innings in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Giants. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Wainwright notched 13 swinging strikes on his way to his second consecutive strong performance. Factoring in his blanking of the Cubs over seven innings last Sunday, the veteran right-hander has surrendered just one earned run over his last 13.1 innings. His control does continue to be a problem, however, as he's now issued at least three free passes in all four May starts. Wainwright will try to get a handle on his location and rack up another victory when he takes on the Rockies at Coors Field next Friday.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
1 month ago1 Comment

Wainwright (3-3) pitched seven shutout innings, allowing four runs and four walks while striking out three in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Wainwright worked around the zone, throwing just 56 of 102 pitches for strikes, but was effectively wild as he earned his first quality start of 2017. The 35-year-old out-dueled Jake Arrieta to push the Cardinals past the defending champions for a second straight day. Wainwright's ERA still sits at an unsightly 5.31, but at least Sunday was a step in the right direction. The veteran will make his next start Sunday against the Giants.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
1 month ago

Wainwright gave up four runs on four hits and three walks over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He was lucky that his bats woke up late and rescued him from taking the loss he rightfully deserved. Wainwright has now given up four runs in three straight starts, leaving his ERA at 6.37 and his WHIP at 1.87. The optimistic look at the 35-year-old's stats says that he's been very unlucky -- he's sitting on an absurd .422 BABIP, and his FIP and xFIP are a near-identical 3.79 and 3.78, respectively. The realistic look says that he got hit around pretty darn well last year too, so even if he's due for positive regression, Wainwright's days as a top fantasy starter are most likely in the past. He's just a face in the crowd of mediocre arms with more downside than upside.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
2 months ago

Wainwright didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Brewers but gave up four earned runs on 10 hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander delivered a whopping 103 pitches despite lasting just five frames and surrendered plenty of hard contact. All four runs surrendered came courtesy of extra-base hits, with Keon Broxton touching up Wainwright for both a double and home run. The 35-year-old's control had been sharp his last two times out, as he'd issued just one free pass over the 11.1 innings encompassing that pair of starts. However, Thursday's 10 hits marked the third time in six trips to the mound that Wainwright hit double digits in that category, and the no-decision he took sapped the momentum of a modest two-start win streak. He'll look to right the ship in a Tuesday start on the road versus the Marlins.

Adam Wainwright
SP STL
2 months ago

Wainwright won't make his scheduled start Wednesday against the Brewers after the game was postponed due to rain.

EDGE Analysis

The Cardinals have yet to announce a make-up date for the game. The team also relayed that the start time for Thursday's series finale would be pushed back from 1:45 p.m. EST to 7:15 p.m. EST. Though manager Mike Matheny has yet to confirm his rotation plans in light of the postponement, it's likely that the Cardinals will just push every pitcher in their rotation back one day, so Wainwright is expected to pitch Thursday against the Brewers.