Cardinals Sign Michael Wacha

The Cardinals officially signed first-round draft pick Michael Wacha to a contract today.  Terms weren't announced, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported (on Twitter) that Wacha received a $1.9MM bonus, which matches MLB's recommendation for the 19th overall draft selection.  Wacha himself tweeted that he was flying to St. Louis for his physical on Wednesday. 

The Texas A&M right-hander was touted by Baseball America as one of the year's top draft-eligible college pitchers. Wacha's repertoire includes the best changeup in the draft and a fastball that sits in the 90-93 mph range, according to the publication.


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stl_cards16
3 years 25 days ago

The new #5!!!!!  Albert who?

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Joe Schroeder
3 years 25 days ago

¬†Wacha’s FB was 92-96 mph on ESPN3 vs Dayton in the Regional opening round. He has the ability and mentality to develop into a front of the rotation SP in the big leagues. It’s pretty easy to see— after one live view of him and his stuff.

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3 years 25 days ago

Wacha, Wacha, Wacha

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NYBravosFan10
3 years 22 days ago

damn you beat me to it

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bigpat
3 years 25 days ago

Wacha Flocka!

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3 years 24 days ago

Sure hope he lives up to the signing!!!