Miller’s Aguilar heating up for Cardinals’ rookie ball

Miller High School pitcher Cesar Aguilar signed with the St. Louis Cardinals a week ago – he received a $60,000 signing bonus – after the team selected him in the 14th round of the MLB draft on June 8. Aguilar is set to begin play in the Gulf Coast League Monday but he is acclimating himself to Jupiter, Florida as we speak.

“It’s hot, himid,” Aguilar said, “They’ve got us running and lifting right now before we start playing on Monday. I’m excited, ready to go.”

Aguilar compiled a 1.02 ERA and a 6-2 record his senior season. The two-time first team all-Citrus Belt League pitcher struck out 89 batters in 69 innings in addition to batting .333 with 13 RBIs.