2012 MLB Draft: Texas A&M Pitcher Michael Wacha Picked By St. Louis Cardinals With No. 19 Pick

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.

For more information on the Aggies, check out I Am The 12th Man. For more on the St. Louis Cardinals, check out Viva El Birdos.

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