The St. Louis Cardinals have signed right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha, the team's No. 19 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal reportedly includes a $1.9 million signing bonus, which is exactly on par with MLB's recommended slot value.
first rounder Michael Wacha, star rhp from texas a&m, agreed for $1.9M with the #cardinals, pending physical.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) June 12, 2012
ESPN's Keith Law projects Wacha as a mid-rotation pitcher thanks to an average fastball, plus-plus changeup, below-average breaking ball and MLB-ready command.
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