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Michael Wagner

RHP | CubsCHC
Iowa Cubs Iowa Cubs
Michael Wagner
Name: Michael Jonathan Wagner
Born: Oct 3, 1991 in Las Vegas, NV
High School: San Diego
Four-Year College: San Diego
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
  IP ERA WHIP BB/9 SO/9
Career 257.2 3.74 1.45 4.05 7.89
Drafted in the 15th round (438th overall) by the Chicago CubsĀ in 2013 (signed for $100,000)
Wagner spent most of his first two seasons in a relief role, ranking second in Division I with 19 saves as a sophomore before moving into the rotation at season's end. He opened this season as USD's Friday starter but moved back to the bullpen after 11 starts, and scouts think he's better suited to relieve despite his three-pitch repertoire. As a starter, he works in the 88-91 mph range with plus life on his sinker, but his stuff is crisper in shorter stints. He commands his fastball to both sides of the plate, pitches to contact and gets plenty of groundball outs. His solid-average slider can be a swing-and-miss pitch, and he is comfortable throwing his average changeup to righties as well as lefties. He has a durable 6-foot-4, 185-pound build and a sound delivery. Wagner's stuff isn't overpowering, but he has good feel for pitching and poise in tight spots, making him a good fit in relief. Some scouts like Wagner as high as the second round, but the consensus places him closer to the fifth to seventh round.
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