Fantasy Slant: Cardinals Announce Michael Wacha Will be Part of the Rotation

By Vincent Frank on Sunday, March 19th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Cardinals Announce Michael Wacha Will be Part of the Rotation

There was certainly some question as to whether Michael Wacha would open the season as part of the St. Louis Cardinals' five-man starting rotation. 

Wacha, 25, is coming off a disastrous 2016 campaign that saw him post a five-plus ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 27 appearances (24 starts). Some expected him to potentially act as a long man for the team. 

That's no longer going to be the case. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced on Sunday that Wacha will be a part of the team's rotation. This comes just a month after it was reported that top prospect Alex Reyes suffered a UCL injury and might have to undergo Tommy John Surgery. That opened up a spot in the rotation for Wacha. 

Here's a guy that's one year removed from posting a 17-7 record with 153 strikeouts in 181.1 innings en route to earning an All-Star appearances. Wacha will surely be one to keep an eye on from a fantasy perspective early in the season. 

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