SECAUCUS, NJ - JUNE 07: MLB commissioner Bud Selig speaks during the MLB First Year Player Draft on June 7, 2010 held in Studio 42 at the MLB Network in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Two Aggies were selected within five picks of each other in the 2012 MLB Draft.
After outfielder Tyler Naquin went to Cleveland with the No. 15 overall pick, right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals with the No. 19 pick.
This season for Texas A&M, Wacha went 9-1 with a 2.06 ERA and an opponent batting average of .228. The 20-year-old struck out 116 batters in 113 1/3 innings.
Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com says that Wacha is projected to rise through the minors quicker than most, meaning he could have an impact with the Cardinals in the no-too-distant future. At 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, Wacha should be one of the biggest pitchers in the Cardinals' system, if not all of Minor League Baseball.
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