These quotes and details didn’t make it into my MLB draft day 2 story. Thanks to colleague T.J. Berka for the info and quotes.
Miller High pitcher Cesar Aguilar was drafted in the 14th round by St. Louis on Tuesday.
“It feels good to be drafted. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time,” he said.
“I didn’t really know when I’d be drafted, so I wasn’t that worried about it. I figured I would be drafted, but I wasn’t sure when.”
“I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little kid. Every time I went to a major league game or a minor league game, I imagined playing on the field.”
He plans on signing Thursday and will leave Friday. He received a $60,000 signing bonus.
“It’s not bad for an 18-year old kid in high school. I’ll just save it, There’s really nothing I need to buy right now,” he said.