Adam Wainwright

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 7"/235
  • Age: 34


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Adam Wainwright 2015 Postseason Stats

0-0 1.69 5.1 6 0.56

Adam Wainwright Postseason Career Stats

4-4 3.03 89.0 96 1.09

Adam Wainwright Stats

2-1 1.61 28.0 20 1.04

Adam Wainwright MLB Career Stats

121-67 2.98 1569.2 1326 1.16

Adam Wainwright Bio

  • Full Name: Adam Parrish Wainwright
  • Nickname: Waino
  • Born: 8/30/1981 in Brunswick, GA
  • Draft: 2000, Atlanta Braves, 1st rd. (29th overall)
  • High School: Glynn Academy, Brunswick, GA
  • Debut: September 11, 2005
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2015 Postseason Stats 0 0 1.69 3 0 0 5.1 6 0.56
Postseason Career Stats 4 4 3.03 24 12 4 89.0 96 1.09
2015 Stats 2 1 1.61 7 4 0 28.0 20 1.04
MLB Career Stats 121 67 2.98 287 221 3 1569.2 1326 1.16
  • Status: Active

Adam Wainwright Cutter Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Cardinals NL 125 Cutter 86.48 86.40 2212.00 6.09 84.09
MLB Avg - - - Cutter 88.08 87.67 2129.00 5.96 87.15


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October 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM ET

Wainwright deals with injury in 2015

Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright finished the 2015 regular season with a 2-1 record, a 1.61 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and 20 strikeouts across 28 innings.

September 30, 2015 at 5:27 PM ET

Wainwright returns to action

The Cardinals activated right-hander Adam Wainwright on Wednesday, and he appeared in the eighth inning of St. Louis' 8-2 loss in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Pirates.


Adam Wainwright Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2010 St. Louis NL
2013 St. Louis NL
2014 St. Louis NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2009 St. Louis NL
2013 St. Louis NL

NL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
06/2013 St. Louis NL
09/2014 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/26/2014 St. Louis NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2009 St. Louis NL

Cardinals Darryl Kile Award

Year Team League
2008 St. Louis NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2002 Myrtle Beach CAR

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
09/05/2005 Memphis PCL

Adam Wainwright Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2007 3.70 11th in NL
2009 2.63 4th in NL
2010 2.42 2nd in NL
2013 2.94 7th in NL
2014 2.38 3rd in NL


Season W Rank
2007 14 12th in NL
2008 11 25th in NL
2009 19 1st in NL
2010 20 2nd in NL
2012 14 16th in NL
2013 19 1st in NL
2014 20 2nd in NL


Season SO Rank
2007 136 23rd in NL
2009 212 4th in NL
2010 213 4th in NL
2012 184 13th in NL
2013 219 3rd in NL
2014 179 15th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2009 1.21 10th in NL
2010 1.05 3rd in NL
2013 1.07 7th in NL
2014 1.03 3rd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2007 .269 21st in NL
2009 .244 16th in NL
2010 .224 7th in NL
2013 .248 23rd in NL
2014 .222 4th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2007 32 20th in NL
2009 34 1st in NL
2010 33 6th in NL
2012 32 13th in NL
2013 34 1st in NL
2014 32 12th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2007 1 11th in NL
2008 1 13th in NL
2009 1 19th in NL
2010 5 2nd in NL
2012 3 2nd in NL
2013 5 1st in NL
2014 5 2nd in NL


Season SHO Rank
2010 2 2nd in NL
2012 2 2nd in NL
2013 2 1st in NL
2014 3 1st in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2007 202.0 16th in NL
2009 233.0 1st in NL
2010 230.1 3rd in NL
2012 198.2 20th in NL
2013 241.2 1st in NL
2014 227.0 2nd in NL


Season HLD Rank
2006 17 16th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2007 6.06 19th in NL
2014 7.10 23rd in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2007 1.94 18th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2007 70 18th in NL
2009 66 19th in NL


Season H Rank
2007 212 17th in NL
2009 216 9th in NL
2010 186 24th in NL
2012 196 12th in NL
2013 223 1st in NL
2014 184 23rd in NL

Adam Wainwright Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 30, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list.
April 30, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals transferred RHP Adam Wainwright from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. April 2015 left Achilles tendon surgery
April 26, 2015 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list. left achilles and left ankle injury
October 7, 2012 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Adam Wainwright.
November 1, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals activated RHP Adam Wainwright from the 60-day disabled list.
March 25, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 60-day disabled list. Recovering from February 2011 Tommy John surgery.

Adam Parrish Wainwright Bio Info

Graduated in 2000 from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga....was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia in 2000, when he was also an All-State selection in a football player, was named All-State as a place kicker and All-Region as a wide receiver in 1999...was a first-round selection by Atlanta (29th overall) in the June 2000 free-agent draft...voted byhis teammates as recipient of the Darryl Kile award in 2008... formed Waino's World, Inc. in 2013, a non-profit fantasy football charity league in which proceeds from his event support basic human needs...his 2013 league raised $100,000 and supported Operation Food Search and Water Missions International...he and his wife, Jenny, reside in St. Simons, Ga., with their three daughters, Baylie Grace (9/10/06), Morgan Addison (10/22/08) and Macy James (11/11/11)...Adam's hobbies include golf and fishing.


Finished 3rd in the N.L. Cy Young vote (Kershaw & Cueto) and 8th in N.L. MVP vote...Started 32 games, marking his 6th career season and 3rd consecutive to start 30 or more games...Posted a 20-9 record, his second season with 20 wins (2010). Became the first Cardinals pitcher since Joaquin Andujar (1984-85) to win 20 games in two different seasons...Prior to Andujar it was Bob Gibson (1965-66, 68-70) in five seasons...Had 12 starts with 7.0 or more scoreless innings, the most by an MLB pitcher since 1916...Has 39 wins over the past two seasons (2013-14), tied with Max Scherzer for the most in MLB...His 53 wins, 98 games started and 667.1 innings pitched since 2012 are the most among NL pitchers...Among NL leaders, ranked T2nd with 20 wins, 3rd with his 2.38 ERA, 2nd with 227.0 IP, T15th with 179 strikeouts, 2nd with 5 complete games and T1st with 3 shutouts...Was one of three N.L. pitchers with a one-hit and a two-hit complete game (Madison Bumgarner & Andrew Cashner)...His 18 complete games since the start of 2010 are tied with Roy Halladay for the most over that period. Has 9 shutouts since the start of 2010, tied with Clayton Kershaw for the most in that period...Hurled an N.L. co-leading three shutouts in 2014, his highest career single-season total...Ran off three scoreless inning streaks of 20.0 or more innings pitched. Relief pitcher Wade Davis (KC) was the only other pitcher with two streaks of 20.0 or more...His 25.0 inning scoreless streak (4/12-27) ranked 4th longest in N.L. The streak was snapped on 5/2 at CHI, 1.0 IP shy of his career-high streak of 26.0 scoreless innings...Joined teammate Lance Lynn as the first Cardinals pitchers with 175 or more strikeouts in three consecutive seasons since Bob Gibson (1970-72)...Hardest starting pitcher in the N.L. to homer off (0.40 HR/9 IP). Had allowed just 7 home runs all season before giving up 3 in his 9/2 start vs. PIT...Ranked 3rd among N.L. pitchers with 1.03 WHIP, 9.56 baserunners/9 IP, and 4th with a 7.30 hits/9 IP...Induced 24 double plays ranking T1st among N.L. pitchers and was 7th with 0.95 GIDP/9 IP. His 73 double plays since 2012, is tops in in MLB...Recorded monthly ERAs under 2.00 four times: April (1.42), June (1.16), July (1.62), September (1.38)...Ranked T2nd among MLB pitchers with 13 hits and T3rd with 6 RBI. Posted his 2nd career 3-RBI game vs. PIT (9/2)...Ranked T1st in NL with 11 road wins (11-6); 1st in road ERA (1.72)...Named to his 3rd All-Star game by vote of N.L. players and was honored as the starting pitcher, the 1st Cardinal since Chris Carpenter in 2005 to draw ASG start. (1.0 IP, 3 runs on 3 hits with 2 K's)...Posted his 100th career win with a 1-0 blanking of the Reds on 3/31 in his 3rd career Opening Day start. Worked 7.0 scoreless IP, fanning nine, at Great American Ball Park...Did not allow an extra base hit (9 singles) for 25.0 IP from 6th inn. on 4/12 vs. CHI to the 1st inn. on 5/2 at CHI...Joined Darryl Kile, Bob Tewksbury & John Denny as only Cardinals to have won 5 games in a single March/April with win #5 on 4/27 vs. MIL...Working on six days rest, threw a near perfect game on 5/20 vs. ARI, facing just one over the minimum. Pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout as he walked none and struck out nine in the 5-0 win. The one-hit CG was a career low...Moved into sole possession of 8th place on the STL All-Time wins list (107) with his 5/25 win at CIN...Earned N.L. co-Player of the Week honors 5/26 for his 2-0, 0.00 ERA week, leading the N.L. with 21 K's & 17.0 IPs, which included a complete game, 1-hitter (28 BF), season-high 12 strikeout game and a start of 8.0 scoreless IP...Snapped his 20.0 inning scoreless streak (5/13-30) with a run in the 1st inn. in his 5/30 start vs. SF...Had a 2-1 record with a 1.16 ERA in four June starts. His June ERA was fourth best in the National League...Allowed just 4 ER in his final six starts (0.81 ERA) leading into the All-Star break...Was 3-1 with a 1.62 ERA in five July starts. His 1.62 ERA ranked 4th among N.L. pitchers...Won a season-best five consecutive games over his final five starts, including two complete games...Pitched his 5th complete game and second in three starts 9/17 vs. MIL. Posted his ML-high 3rd CG shutout (9th career) while throwing 102 pitches. Broke up no-hitter with single in the 6th. His six career complete games are the most against the Brewers passing Greg Maddux...Named the N.L. Pitcher of the Month for September. His five Sept. wins were T1st in the N.L. and his 1.38 ERA ranked 6th...His 5-0 September record was the first month he'd won 5 or more games with no losses. He was 5-1 in Sept. of 2012...Underwent athroscopic surgery on 10/24 to trim a small piece of cartilage from his right elbow...Made 3 starts in the 2014 postseason and was 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA over 16.0 innings with 14 strikeouts...received a no decision in Game 1 of the NLDS at LAD (10/3) exiting after 4.1 innings allowing 6 runs on a career postseason high 11 hits in a game the Cardinals rallied to win, 10-9...took the loss in Game 1 of the NLCS vs. SF (10/11) surrendering three runs (2 ER) over 4.2 innings...fired 7.0 strong innings at SF (10/16) in Game 5, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts in his lowest pitch count of the postseason at 97 pitches.


Made a team-leading 34 starts, tying his career high (2009) and was one of four pitchers in MLB to make 34 starts (T1st)... Winner of his 2nd career Rawlings Gold Glove award, as he flawlessly handled 61 total chances (1st in N.L.)... Finished 2nd in the National League Cy Young vote (Kershaw)... Finished the season T1st in the National League with 19 wins (Zimmermann, WSH)... Topped the Majors with 241.2 innings pitched and ranked 3rd in the National League with 219 strikeouts... Was 7th in the league with his 2.94 ERA, his 3rd season with a sub-3.00 ERA (2009: 2.63 & 2010: 2.42)... Had 10 starts wtih no walks. Walked just 35 batters, 3rd fewest among M.L. starters with 200+ IP (C. Lee, PHI 32 in 222.2 IP & B. Arroyo, CIN 34 in 202.0)... Among National League pitchers, ranked 2nd in BB/9 IP (1.30), 6th in HR/9 IP (0.56), 7th in WHIP (1.07) and T1st in ShO (2)... Had an MLB best 5 complete games and T1st with 2 shutouts (Kershaw & J. Zimmerman)... Selected to his 2nd All-Star Game, voted in by players, but did not make an appearance in the game... Has 1,127 strikeouts and moved into 2nd on the all-time Cardinals list on 9/7, passing Dizzy Dean (1,095)...passed Chris Carpenter (1,085) for 3rd on STL all-time strikeout list on 8/23... Did not walk a batter in first 34.2 IP to start the season season. Since 1900 it is the 2nd-longest STL streak: Slim Sallee in 1913, no walks in 1st 40.0 IP... Pitched a CG 4-hit shutout with 12 K's vs. MIL on 4/13. Became the 1st Cards pitcher since Bob Gibson (6/17/70) to pitch a CG shutout with a strikeout in every inning (tied career high)... Voted NL Pitcher of the Month for June; 4-2, 1.77 ERA in six starts... Recorded his 1,000th career strikeout 6/13 at NYM (D.Wright). Was the first N.L. pitcher to 10 wins, doing so at NYM on 6/13... Won his 15th game with a 3-1 complete game win over ATL on 8/23, his 5th CG of the season,16th career. It was his 50th career win at Busch Stadium III... Made 5 starts in the postseason and had a 2-3 record, 2.57 ERA...his 2.57 ERA ranked 2nd among 5-game starters during the postseason (Lester-BOS 1.56) and was T3rd among pitchers with 3 or more starts (Verlander-DET 0.39, Lester, Greinke-LAD 2.57)...led the team with 34 strikeouts, tied for the most among all pitchers (Scherzer-DET) and T9th-most in MLB singleseason history...went 2-0 in the Division Series vs. PIT, earning the win in both Game 1 and 5...pitched 7.0 innings in Game 1, allowing only 3 hits and one run (solo HR), striking out 9 (0BB)...pitched a complete game in Game 5 win, allowing one run on 8 hits in the decisive 6-1 win...allowed 2 runs on 6 hits (0BB, 5K) in his lone start in the League Championship Series (Game 3), a 3-0 loss at Los Angeles Dodgers...started Game 1 of the World Series at Boston and was charged with the loss, allowing 5 runs (3ER) in 5.0 IP...also started Game 5 and again took the loss, allowing Boston's 3 runs in the 3-1 defeat (7.0IP, 8H, 3R, BB, 10K).

2012 Tied for the N.L. lead in home wins with 10 (Bumgarner, Cueto, Dickey), going 10-6 with a 3.73 ERA in 17 home starts. His 184 strikeouts led the Cardinals and ranked 13th in the N.L. He was 12th in strikeouts/9.0 IP(8.34) and 12th in K/BB ratio (3.54). Was T16th in wins (14) and T2nd in complete games (3)&shutouts (2). Ranked 6th in the N.L. in ground ball pct (66.0) & in ground ball/fly ball ratio (1.94). His 9 unearned runs ranked T8th in the NL. Went 5-1 in August, one of four NL pitchers to post five wins. Recorded two of his three complete games in August. Hit a solo HR, his 6th career, on 9/5 vs. the Mets. Committed just one error (6/12 vs. CWS) in 35 total chances for a .971 fielding pct. In five of six seasons has committed one error or less (most was 2 in 2007). Made his first start since 9/24/10 on 4/8 at MIL pitching 5.2 innings and allowing three runs in the loss. His first three starts of the season were all under 6.0 innings -the first time in his career ever to have three starts in a row that short. Started the season 0-3 for the first time in his career. Posted a 10-7 win vs. PIT on 5/1 in his first win since his final start of 2010 season (9/24 at CHI). Pitched his best game since coming back from his 2011 surgery on 5/22, throwing a complete game 4-0 shutout over SD. Allowed just four hits, walked one and had nine strikeouts. Pitched his 2nd complete game of the season on 8/4 vs. MIL, allowing five hits and one run (1st inning), while walking none and striking out seven in the 6-1 win. Also had two hits, including the GWing RBI with an RBI double in the 3rd. Threw his 3rd complete game of the season, a five-hit shutout vs. Houston on 8/21. Struck out a season-high 12, matching his career high. 2012 POSTSEASON: Started three games during the playoffs...started Division Series Game 1 vs. Washington and struck out 10 over 5.2 IP allowing a single run but did not get a decision in the 3-2 loss...allowed 6 runs in 2.1 innings in his Game 5 start before team came back for dramatic 9th inning 9-7, come-from-behind win to send the team to the League Championship Series...earned the win in LCS Game 4 vs.San Francisco...went 7.0 IP and allowed one run on four hits with five K' marked the first LCS start in his career. 2011 His season ended during Spring Training when it was announced he would need elbow ligament replacement surgery...Missed the entire season after surgery on his right elbow on 2/28 by team physician, Dr. George Paletta...Club exercised the options on his contract on 10/14 for both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. 2010 Finished another strong season, leading the Majors in several categories while posting his first 20-win season...Named to his first All-Star team and threw a scoreless 7th inning while fanning two in the N.L. win...His 2.42 ERA ranked 2nd in the National League, the 2nd-straight year he finished with an ERA under 3.00...Collected 20 wins for the first time in his career, 2nd only to R. Halladay (21) & had five complete games, also 2nd in the N.L...Pitched 230.1 innings, 3rd in the N.L. and his 213 strikeouts ranked 4th. The 213 K's were one more than his previous career high set in 2009 (212) and the most by a Cardinal since C. Carpenter fanned the same number in 2005...Set a career low with opponents hitting just .224, 7th among N.L. hurlers. Was also T7th as opponents batted just .200 with runners in scoring position...Had two shutouts, 6/4 vs. MIL and 8/6 at FLA, matching several Major League pitchers for 2nd most...Recorded 25 quality starts T1st among N.L. pitchers, beginning the season with seven-straight QS...Had a Major League record 28 consecutive quality starts at home that was snapped on 9/4 vs. CIN (five runs (2 ER) in 5.0 IP)...Had a 26.0 scoreless innings streak from 7/4-27 and a 25.0 inning scoreless streak from 8/1-18. The streaks were 5th and T7th longest in the N.L., respectively...Went 19-0 when receiving four or more runs of support...Was 12-3 with a 1.78 ERA (3rd in N.L.) when pitching at Busch (16 starts). He didn't lose a home start until 8/18 vs. MIL and tied for Majors lead in home wins. Was 8-8 in 17 road starts with a 3.08 ERA (9th)...His 1.89 day ERA was the lowest among N.L. pitchers, and had an 11-3 record in 15 daytime starts...His 8-0 April winning streak in 12 starts dating to '08 was snapped on 4/24 at SF. It was the longest April winning streak among active pitchers (Elias)...Threw his first career complete-game shutout 6/4 vs. MIL in an 8-0 win, retiring the last 18 batters...Earned his 20th win in his last start, 9/24 at CHI. He became the 4th Cardinals pitcher to record 20 wins under Dave Duncan's watch, joining Chris Carpenter, Matt Morris and Darryl Kile...Pinch hit three times in 2010 (0-3). Did not hit a HR for the first time during a full Major League season. 2009 Finished 3rd in N.L. Cy Young voting and had the most first-place votes in what was the 2nd-tightest race in the history of the award...Was named the National League's Outstanding Pitcher of the Year by MLBPA Player's Choice Awards..Led the league in wins (19) and innings pitched (233.0) and had a career high 34 starts...Was first St. Louis pitcher to lead league in innings pitched since Joaquin Andujar in 1984 (261.1)...His 2.63 ERA was 4th-lowest in the league. His 2.05 home ERA ranked 4th and 2.39 night ERA 2nd in the league...Was baseball's first pitcher to 16, 17 and 18 wins...His 212 K's led all STL pitchers and ranked 4th in NL...Went 7-7 with a 2.05 ERA in 19 starts at Busch Stadium. Was 12-1, 3.39 ERA in 15 starts on the road - most road wins since Carpenter (12-2005)...Had a 26-start streak of working at least 6.0 IP snapped on 9/4 at PIT (5.0 IP), the longest Cards streak since Chris Carpenter had 28 games of 6.0 IP or longer from 4/16-9/13/05. Also had his 13-straight QS streak snapped on 9/4...In his last 27 starts (191.2 IP/48 ER) posted a 2.25 ERA from May 16 on - 2.03 ERA if you take away 9/4 start at PIT (6 ER)...Went 4-1, 1.17 ERA in six July starts and was 11-3 with a 1.90 ERA (128.0 IP/27ER) in 18 starts after July 1...Cards were 16-6 in his last 22 starts, scoring two runs or less in four of the six losses...Struck out 12 batters & allowed only one run in 9.0 innings, but took a no-decision in the Cards' 2-1 win vs. SF on 7/1...the last pitcher who did not win a game in which he threw at least 9.0 innings, gave up no more than one run and struck out at least 12 batters was Carlos Zambrano, on 7/22/05 in St. Louis...Hit his 2nd HR of the season, 5th career, in 8/14 win over SD. Pinch hit six times for Tony La Russa (0-5, SH). 2008 Went 11-3 with a 3.20 ERA in 20 starts during an injury shortened season...Cards went 15-5 in his 20 games started...Was on the disabled list and missed 65 games from 6/8-8/22 due to a right middle finger sprain...Made three rehab appearances, two at Memphis (AAA) and one at Springfield (AA) and combined to allow five runs on 12 hits in 8.1 IP while walking two and fanning 10 (5.40 ERA)...Was tabbed as the team's Opening Day starter 3/31 vs. COL, and pitched 3.0 innings before rain forced a postponement and canceled out a 5-1 lead...Opponents batted just .192 (30-156) off him during six starts, 4/16-5/12...Opponents batted just .192 (30-156) off him during six starts, 4/16-5/12...Was forced out of his start on 6/7 at HOU after 5.0 IP with a sprain to his right middle finger...Has a current and career-high 6-game winning streak that began on 6/7 at HOU...Went 5-0, 3.35 ERA (40.1 IP/15 ER) with 15 BB & 29 K in his seven starts after coming off the DL...Was 7-1 with a 2.63 ERA (78.2 IP / 23 ER) in 11 starts at home...Two of his three losses came on the road over nine starts (4-2, 4.05 ERA)...Was a perfect 3-0 in three starts with a 1.64 ERA vs. the N.L. East...3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in five starts vs. the West and 5-2, 3.88 in 11 Central-division starts...Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 15 of his 20 starts, over 6.0 IP in 11 starts and 8.0 innings or more in five of 20 starts...STL scored 107 runs when he pitched for a team-high 5.4 run support avg. 2007 After a successful season as a reliever, converted back to a starter and was one of team's most consistent and reliable... his 14 wins were the most ever by a Cardinals pitcher in their initial season in a starting role...with his start on 9/19 vs. PHI became the first Cardinals pitcher to start 30 games in his first season as a starter since teammate Rick Ankiel did so in 2000...Cardinals won 19 of his 32 games started, tops among the team's starters...was 7-5 after the All-Star break with a 2.71 ERA and in seven road starts after the break, was 5-2 with a 2.60 ERA...had quality starts in 10 of his last 12 outings...went 2-1 with a 1.87 ERA (33.2 IP / 7 ER) over his last five starts at Busch Stadium...led the team with 136 total strikeouts...finished 2-3 with a 3.69 ERA in six June starts, in July was 4-1 with a 3.09 ERA and lowered his August ERA to 2.00, with a 2-1 record in five starts...batted .290 and was 3-for-5 (.600) as a pinch hitter...started the inaugural Civil Rights exhibition game on 3/31 at AutoZone Park in Memphis and earned the win vs. CLE...made his first major league start on 4/6 at HOU and earned a 4-2 win...posted his first CG effort of his career on 8/10 vs. LA, throwing 121 pitches, in 2-1 loss...had not allowed a HR for six-plus starts, covering 47.0 IP, before Dodgers' James Loney touched him for a 2-run shot in 9th inning with the score knotted at 0-0. 2006 Rookie spent his first full season in the Majors. Led all St. Louis relievers with 23 Holds & 72 strikeouts...Ranked among NL rookie pitching leaders in ERA (3.12), opponent BA (.230) and games pitched (61)...Had 72 K's in 75.0 IP & 20 multi-K games in 61 appearances...Struck out 16 of the last 45 batters he faced over his last 11 games (11.2 IP). Was 12th among all N.L. relievers in baserunners allowed (10.8) per 9 IP...Had each of the team's two saves (9/27 vs. SD & 9/30 vs. MIL) after Isringhausen went down with injury on 9/5...Worked 1.1 IP 9/22 at HOU for 23rd Hold, but had his 8.2 scoreless IP string ended when he allowed two runs in the 8th...Handled the final out in 8th inn. 9/5 at WSH, stranding two runners, for his 22nd Hold...Fanned career-high four on 8/30 vs. FLA in 2.0 scoreless innings for 21st Hold...Recorded final 2 outs in 8th 8/17 vs. CIN, stranding potential go-ahead run at 3rd. Pitched 2.0 scoreless IP on 8/4 vs. MIL...Worked a perfect 1.2 IP for 17th Hold 7/26 at COL. Allowed 5 hits & 2 runs in two appearances at CHI from 7/29-30...Allowed a solo HR in the 8th 6/30 vs. KC that tied the game for his 2nd BlnSv on the year. Fanned 3 in 2.0 IP 6/27 vs. CLE...Suffered his first blown save 6/10 at MIL, allowing game-tying run in the 7th...Earned win on 5/24 at SF and HRed on the first pitch of his 1st career at-bat, as he joined Hoyt Wilhelm (NY Giants-1952) & John Montefusco (SF Giants-1974) as only relievers to hit their first HR & gain win in the same game...Picked up 1st career save 5/19 at KC...walked the first batter then retired eight straight. Ended 9.0-inning scoreless streak that spanned seven outings on 5/14 vs. ARI...Picked up first Major League win 5/9 vs. COL, tossing a perfect 8th inn...Allowed his first run of the season on 4/16 vs. CIN (HR) ending 7.2 scoreless IP streak. Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings on 4/13 vs. MIL, allowing one hit...Opened the season on a Major League roster for the first time in his career. 2005 Earned his first taste of Major League action after a solid season at Triple-A Memphis...Posted a 10-10 record, 4.40 ERAin 29 starts for the Redbirds...Led the Pacific Coast League with 182.0 IP and ranked 2nd with 147 strikeouts...His 10 wins ranked T-5th in the league...By making his 29th start of the season, Wainwright tied the Memphis club record (Larry Luebbers, 1998). The total also matched the PCL high...Also led the PCL in hits allowed (204), at-bats against (724), total batters faced (793) and wild pitches (12)...Won his last three starts at Memphis and allowed just three earned runs over his final 19.0 IP (1.42 ERA)...Was recalled to St. Louis prior to game 9/6 from Triple-A Memphis...Made his Major League debut on 9/11 vs. NY, allowing a 3-run homer (V. Diaz) in an inning of work...Logged a scoreless inning on 9/23 at MIL, his first appearance since his debut...Won four of his first six decisions spanning 10 starts in the months of April and May (4-2, 2.43 ERA, 66.2 IP / 18 ER)...Struggled in 12 starts in June and July, with a combined 2-6 mark and 5.71 ERA (75.2 IP / 48 ER)...Was stingy with two outs, limiting opponents to a .247 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs...Held opponents to 29 hits in 125 at-bats (.232) with runners on base and two outs...Allowed seven hits in 16 at-bats (.438) in bases loaded situations...Pitched a season-high 8.0 innings on 7/2 at Nashville, allowing a run on five hits while fanning six, to snap a personal three- game losing streak...Struck out 12 batters on 8/20 at Iowa in a 4-3 loss...walked two and allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in 7.0 IP...Was named the PCL's Pitcher of the Week for the final week of the two starts, he posted a pair of wins and an 0.75 ERA (12.0 IP / 1 ER) while striking out 14. 2004 His first triple-A season started in fine fashion before elbow discomfort forced him to discontinue throwing in June...Returned to action during the Arizona Fall League season, appearing in four games with Mesa Solar Sox...Went 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his first four starts for Memphis, striking out 23 while walking just six in 23.0 IP...Posted a 3-0 win over Albuquerque in his 4/9 season debut, allowing just two hits in 6.0 IP. Improved his record to 3-1 with a win over Portland on 5/13 (7.0 IP/1 ER)...Final win came on 6/2 vs. Colorado Springs, a game in which he fanned a season-high nine batters...Made his final start for Memphis in a loss to Iowa on 6/7 (5.1 IP/6 ER)...Was 0-1, 5.23 ERA in four starts for Mesa in Arizona Fall League action, striking out 12 batters in his 10.1 IP...For his minor league career, Adam has fanned 624 batters in 602.2 IP. 2003 Pitched his first season at the Double-A level, toiling for Greenville of the Southern League...Was named the Greenville Braves' Pitcher of the Year with a 10-8 record and a 3.37 ERA in 27 games (all starts)...In 149.2 innings pitched he walked just 37 batters while fanning 128. For his minor league career, Adam has fanned 560 batters in 539.0 IP...Ranked second in the league in starts and 10th in ERA...Earned league Pitcher of the Week honors for 8/22-28...In August he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.06 ERA. 2002 Pitching for Class-A Myrtle Beach, Adam led the Carolina League with 167 strikeouts in 163.1 IP...went 5-0 with a 2.47 ERA in eight starts 5/14-6/14...allowed two or fewer runs in five straight starts 6/14-7/12...fanned a season-high 11 in a 4-1 win over Potomac on 6/4...surrendered only seven homers in 163.1 IP...named the top prospect in the Braves' organization by Baseball America...earned roster spot in the MLB Future's Game in Milwaukee...threw a scoreless fourth inning with a strikeout for the USA team. 2001 Named the organizations's top pitching prospect and #2 overall by Baseball America...Named the Braves top pitching prospect by Baseball Weekly...Led the organization in strikeouts with 184; breaking Bruce Chen's Macon record and leading the South Atlantic League...Was named Best Pitching Prospect in the SAL by Baseball America...His 28 games started tied a team record and his 164.2 innings pitched were third most in M-Braves history...Recorded one walk for every 3.83 K's this season, the 13th best single season ratio in M-Braves history. 2000 In his first professional season, he dominated in the Gulf Coast League, leading to a promotion after just seven starts... Baseball America rated him the 7th best prospect in the organization and as the top prospect in the Appalachian League last season. Had a ratio of one walk for every 6.75 strikeouts...Was named Gulf Coast Braves Pitcher of the Year. Named GCL player of the week 7/17-23.