Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Thursday, April 04, 2013

Draft Focus: Michael Wagner

Frankie Piliere        
Every weekday leading up to the 2013 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.



Michael Wagner Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  185
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Oct. 3, 1991
College:  San Diego
Hometown:  Las Vegas, Nev.
Previously Drafted:  Red Sox '10 (28)
Projected Draft Round:  2-3

Not every pitcher drafted in the top couple rounds of the draft has a front of the rotation profile. This is the point where some draft fans roll their eyes, hoping their team doesn’t draft the pitcher that profiles as a middle of the rotation starter. But, 2013 seems like the right year to put an end to the fantasy that every highly drafted pitcher needs to project at the top of the rotation. Sometimes, there are pitchers like Michael Wagner - a pitcher that a team is likely to nab in the first two rounds of the June draft based on the quality of his arsenal across the board, consistent track record, and polished command and delivery.



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