1A. Adam Wainwright, 2010 – 230.1 IP, 2.42 ERA, 160 ERA+, 1.051 WHIP, 2.2 BB/9, 8.3 K/9, 6.2 bWAR
1B. Adam Wainwright, 2013 – 241.2 IP, 2.94 ERA, 127 ERA+, 1.068 WHIP, 1.3 BB/9, 8.2 K/9, 6.26 K/BB, 6.2 bWAR
1C. Adam Wainwright, 2014 – 227 IP, 2.38 ERA, 153 ERA+, 1.031 WHIP, 0.4 HR/9, 2.0 BB/9, 6.1 bWAR
I broke the rules, but who cares, it’s Adam freaking Wainwright. Waino posted one of the most dominant stretches in franchise history. If not for an unfortunate achilles injury in 2015 (while BATTING, please… universal DH), he might have had even more seasons to add to the list.
Not much recapping is needed, everybody knows about his greatness. His signature curveball was his best tool, and to this day, hitters still can’t seem to figure it out. As soon as possible, he’ll be wearing the red jacket of the Cardinals Hall-of-Fame with the other greats of this proud and historic franchise.
Despite probably falling short of the MLB Hall-of-Fame, fans are blessed to have Waino back again for 2020, for maybe his swan song, and to break more records with Yadi. He has been a huge part in the St. Louis community during his career, and we may never see a more genuine person that Adam Wainwright.