Michael Wacha

As much as I enjoy the lead-up to the MLB Rule 4 Draft, the honest truth is way too much misinformation comes out in the week before Ryan Franklin represents the Cardinals. It appears picking 19th serves St. Louis well in the first round, however,  with the 2013 edition looking to score the third potential [...]

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With Tuesday night’s impressive performance – again – Tyler Lyons (who is this guy, really?) has continued the success of Cardinal rookie starting pitchers in 2013. Leading all of baseball in 2013 with nine wins from rookie starting pitchers, the Cardinals have relied on one pitcher they hoped would have this success, Shelby Miller, and [...]

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Michael Wacha was a guest on TexAgs Radio in late January, with fellow former Aggies Barret Loux and Brooks Raley, both members of the Chicago Cubs organization. There’s obviously a lot of chatter about the latter two throughout the video, but Wacha gets his time to talk about going to Cardinals camp in Jupiter and [...]

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[Ed. Note - Starting with today's post, John Nagel of Cardinals Farm will be regularly updating you loyal four readers of PH8 on the goings on in the Cardinals minor league system (recently ranked best in all of MLB by Baseball America, mind you). Please welcome John, and we hope you enjoy reading more about [...]

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You could practically hear the groans echoing through Cardinals Nation when the MLB Network graphic popped on screen for the team’s first pick in Monday’s draft. The selection, at No. 19 overall, was Texas A&M right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha. The comp listed for him by the MLBN broadcast was Jon Garland. Jon Garland? Oh, c’mon! [...]

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