Wacha has a big frame, standing at 6’6 and 200 pounds (according to the Texas A&M website), which gives him good downward plane on his fastball which will sit 92-94 and top out anywhere from 94-97. His second pitch is a developed change-up that is a big-league ready pitch, supplemented by a below-average curve which sits in the low 70s.
The reason he appears to be on the Mets’ radar is his superior command, as his K/BB ratio this year for A&M sits at 99/16 in 99 innings pitched.
Wacha really only has two main flaws: low ceiling and lack of a breaking pitch. As mentioned above, although his change-up is MLB ready, his third pitch still needs to be developed. Clocked by Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt, he was said to have been able to “throw it for strikes early in counts.”
His Ceiling is most likely as a three-starter, while his floor is that of a middle-reliever. He is considered a “low-floor high-ceiling” guy.