College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 26 with Texas A&M junior RHP Michael Wacha.The Texarkana, Texas native attended Pleasant Grove High School where he was a two-time All-State selection. As a senior, he went 6-3 while leading the squad to a state semifinal appearance while going 16-3 as a junior bringing the squad to the State Championship Game.
As a freshman in 2010, he made 25 appearances, 10 as a starter while having a 9-2 record and an ERA of 2.90 which ranked him sixth in the league. He struck out 97 batters while walking just 22 in 105.2 innings pitched. He was selected a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball as well as honorable mention All-Big 12 selection.
Wacha continued his strong collegiate career as a sophomore going 9-4 with a 2.29 ERA in a team high 19 starts. He also led the team with 129.2 innings pitched with 123 strikeouts and 30 walks. He was named a third team All-American by the NCBWA.
He spent the summer of 2011 with the Collegiate National Team where he made two starts going 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA. He pitched in 11.1 innings striking out 12 while walking three batters.
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