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.