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Where Are They Now: Former St Louis Cardinals 1st Round Pick Bret Wagner Still Loves To Pitch

He was the 19th overall pick in by the St Louis Cardinals out of Wake Forest back in 1994 but a degenerative hip condition kept Bret Wagner from making it to the big leagues. These days Wagner’s hip is feeling good and he is still pitching, albeit at local high school fields rather than in the major league stadiums he seemed destined for. In the great piece by Jason Bristol, a must follow on twitter @JasonBristol, Wagner talks about life after baseball, the ups and downs of being a top pick that didn’t make it, and still enjoying getting outs on the mound.