Michael Wacha has started 17 games for the St. Louis Cardinals this season, accumulating a 10-3 record and 2.93 ERA. These numbers are good enough for 2nd in wins (tied) and 13th in ERA for the National League. The Cardinals are currently first place in the NL Central. Wacha memorably went 2-0 and earned most valuable player in the 2013 National League Championship series.
According to 12thMan.com, Wacha will be the first Aggie to ever pitch in an MLB All-Star game if he takes the mound on Tuesday. Chuck Knoblauch was the last Aggie to play in the all-star game as a reserve second baseman in his fourth trip to the game for the 1997 Minnesota Twins.
Michael Wacha's Texas A&M Career
In his three-year Aggie career, the 6-foot-6 hurler posted a 27-7 record with a 2.40 ERA and 336 strikeouts, the fourth most all-time at Texas A&M. His 27 victories are tied for seventh all-time with Aggie legend Casey Fossum.
Wacha went 9-1 with a 2.06 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 113.1 innings for the Aggies as a junior in 2012. He was named All-America Second Team by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball and Third Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
In 2011, he helped guide the Aggies to the College World Series, registering a 9-4 record with a 2.29 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 129.2 innings. Wacha garnered Baseball America All-America Third Team recognition for his work.
As a freshman, Wacha was 9-2 with a 2.90 ERA, one save and 97 strikeouts in 105.2 innings.