Michael Wacha Tracker

RHP, Texas A&M
Age: 20
Born: July 1, 1991
Height: 6′ 6″
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: N/A


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Wacha wasn’t drafted in the 2009 draft, but went to Texas A&M and immediately made an impact, with a 2.90 ERA in 105.2 innings, along with an 8.3 K/9 and a 4.4 K/BB ratio during his freshman year. Three years later, Wacha has moved to the first round, considered by many as a top ten prospect in the 2012 draft. He wouldn’t be a flashy pick, as he doesn’t have the upside as some of the other players at the top of the draft, but he’s described as a safe pick due to his arsenal of pitches, and his good control.

Wacha’s best pitch is his plus changeup. The pitch doesn’t have a lot of movement, but is effective due to his fastball command. His fastball sits in the 92-93 MPH range, and tops out at 94. He throws it on a downhill plane, and has great command of the pitch. One downside is that Wacha doesn’t have much of a breaking pitch. He throws a curveball, and has been working on a cutter/slider combo in the last year, but neither pitch really stands out.

2009: Undrafted
Baseball America: #7 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #9 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: #16 (4/10/2012)

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