Astros, Brady Aiken Reportedly Agree To Terms
The Houston Astros and first round pick Brady Aiken have agreed to a $6.5 million bonus, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports:
Aiken, a left-handed pitcher taken first overall out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, ties Jameson Taillon selected by the Pirates in the first round, second overall, in the 2010 draft for the largest bonus given to a high school pitcher.
However, despite tying Taillon for that record he actually signed below slot value, Calis also reports:
Aiken representes the Astros third consecutive first overall pick after their third consecutive 100-loss season in 2013. They selected shortstop Carlos Correa first overall in 2012 and pitcher Mark Appel in last year's draft.