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Cardinals Sign RHP Michael Wacha, No. 19 Pick In 2012 MLB Draft

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.


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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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