The St. Louis Cardinals are the best team in the National League and have two of the league’s best players. These two, pitcher St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright continued his brilliance on the mound, winning his major-league leading 18th game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Adam Wainwright and slugger Albert Pujols, continued to improve upon their excellent seasons. Wainwright was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the first round of 2000’s Amateur Entry Draft. He was 18 at the time, and a towering lanky figure. He stood 6′6″ and threw 95 miles per hour—intimidating, to say the least. He quickly became one of the Braves’ system’s best pitchers, as he was named their 7th-ranked prospect after a 2001 season in Single-A in which he went 10-10 with a ...
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