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2012 MLB Draft: Keith Law Rates Cardinals Picks With Mixed Reviews

The latest analyses from ESPN's Keith Law suggest the St. Louis Cardinals certainly made the right choice with their first pick in the first round:

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Summary: Michael Wacha (1) projects as a midrotation guy, average fastball that touches better, a plus-plus change and a fringy to below-average breaking ball. He does have present command and probably could pitch in the big leagues immediately as a fifth starter.

The news was not all positive, however, as Law suggests the Cards second pick as a major whiff:

James Ramsey (1) is a college senior who performed by beating up on younger competition (he's 22) and wasn't good enough to be considered a prospect a year ago; this was among my least favorite picks of Day 1 when viewed on its own.

Overall, though, the Cardinals earned generally positive marks from the ESPN prospect guru.

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