Monday, Monday! And we got another man for you babes to drool over.
Meet this week’s MCM: Nick Wagner!
Here’s another guy that’s just straight up athletic. This 6’3, 210 lb. hunk was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays. Wagner then had a change of plans heading to Oregon to play as a punter for the football team. When he realized how little the team actually punts, he went back to baseball.
He transferred to Dominguez Hills where he spent most of his time batting, with an occasional pitching appearance. Lucky him, because Angels scout Dan Cox liked what he saw when he watched Wagner on the mound and invited him to a private tryout.
He hit 95mph. No big deal.
Could he do it again? Sure, why not.
He hit it again at a tryout at Angel Stadium just before the draft.
Needless to say, the Angels spent a 44th-round draft pick and sent him to the Arizona Rookie League, where he proceeded to strike out 32 batters in 191/3 innings.
Wagner spent this past fall working on his pitching in instructional league, however the Angels invited him to spring training in the early group, before the reporting day for the rest of the minor leaguers.
We love a man with plenty to say and boy did we get that from Mr. Wagner this week! Check out all the elaborate responses Wagner had for all our questions! He even hand-wrote them all out for us in his notebook! From the his crush on a childhood fave to admitting to being a total softy (awww), this is a MCM you don’t want to miss out on reading!
MCM: Nick Wagner!
Thanks for being TCD’s MCM this week Nicky boy! We’ll be rooting for ya!
Until Next Time,