Headliners Set 6 Postseason Adam Wainwright has replaced Postseason Ivan Rodriguez in Headliners packs today. Adam Wainwright is a 92 overall.
Wainwright is not usually very popular in MLB The Show. The issue with him is that even with his great control, he doesn’t have top-end velocity or a great pitch mix. Pitchers like Cliff Lee have struggled to gain traction through the years for similar reasons. That being said, he has a sinker, curve, cutter, 4-seam, changeup combination. He has 92 H/9, 115 K/9, 122 pitch control, and he can field his position admirably enough. His sinker and fastball both top out around 93-94, and then he has a 74 mph curve and 82 mph changeup to keep batters off balance.
Since this is the closing pitcher version of Wainwright, the velocity is a little more stout than usual, and in a small sample, you might be able to keep batters a little more off balance than you would if he were a starter. But again, this is more a finesse pitcher than a power pitcher that most folks like coming out of the pen — at least if their names are not Sergio Romo or Pat Neshek.
Headliners Set 6 Postseason Adam Wainwright
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The odds on the Headliners packs remain the same as always, so good luck if you try getting him in packs as you’ll have a 1:10 chance at a diamond, albeit that diamond might not be Postseason Adam Wainwright.