Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cardinals lose Adam Wainwright

The baseball gods are cruel, cruel beings. Adam Wainwright is a beast. It's a huge blow to St. Louis. Imagine the Giants without Matt Cain or Tim Lincecum! Wainwright was a 1st round draft pick (#29) in 2000, the same year that had Adrian Gonzalez at #1 and Chase Utley at #15. (Boof Bonser was #21.) Wainwright was born in 1981 and will turn 30 in August.

Pitchers get hurt. It's a fact of life. Let's hope our young studs stay healthy.



Anonymous said...

He's a big guy from Brunswick Georgia, just south of Hardeeville, South Carolina, and just west of Saint Simon's Island. Wainwright is also a good hitting pitcher. Note he does have the body type that was supposed to be fairly impervious to injury. You never know, the big well built guy may end up with more injuries than the big fat guy, or the small skinny guy.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Yeah, we've got a big ol' Southern boy from Tennessee via Alabama who has managed to throw almost 1100 big league innings without a hint of an injury, so I'm hoping that continues! Interesting that B-R lists both Lincecum and Josh Johnson (another big guy) as comps to Adam Wainwright (B-R uses Bill James' "Similarity Scores").