Position: Second base
Drafted: 6th round, 2012
How acquired: Draft
College: West Chester University (PA)
Signing bonus: $176,600
MiLB debut: June 19, 2012
MLB debut: NA
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History: Wendle was selected in the 6th round of the 2012 Draft out of West Chester University (PA), and signed for $176,600. He was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCBWA) first team all-American, was named a first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic all-American, and his West Chester team finished as the 2012 NCAA Division-II college baseball national champions. In his senior season he won the PSAC triple-crown by leading the conference in batting average, home runs and RBI. He came into the pros with little fanfare as a college senior signing out of a Division-II school, but his bat did the talking as he finished 3rd in the NY-Penn League in batting average (.327), 10th in triples (4), 10th in RBI (37), 5th in total bases (115), 10th in on-base percentage (.375), 3rd in slugging percentage (.469), 4th in OPS (.844), and 5th in lowest total plate appearances per strikeout (10.7). He also finished 3rd in the organization in hitting (.327).
Strengths: Wendle is an offensive-oriented infielder with a very good approach to hit from the left side. He makes consistent contact....
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