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.

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