Aiken to be draft eligible in 2015

After being selected No. 1 overall in the 2014 amateur draft, Brady Aiken thought that he was about to become a member of the Houston Astros organization with a $6.5 million signing bonus. But an abnormality in his elbow showed up during his physical and the two sides wound up not agreeing to terms. It was unclear what the left-hander’s next move would be, but on Thursday we got an answer. According to ESPN’s Keith Law, Aiken will head to Florida and pitch for the postgraduate team at IMG Academy in Bradenton.…

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ICYMI: April 6 – May 9

The first month of the season is in the books, and Major League Baseball’s amateur draft is less than a month away. It’s a good time to be a baseball fan. The Seattle Mariners have even shown some life in this young season and after Friday night’s loss to the Kansas City Royals, they sit with an 18-17 record. In draft news, East Carolina University right-hander and potential top-five pick Jeff Hoffman will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and miss the remainder of the season. That doesn’t mean he’ll fall out…

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Top of draft remains unsettled

As soon as last June’s draft ended — perhaps even well before — the conversation about the class of 2014 started and ended with North Carolina State southpaw Carlos Rodon. He was the clear pre-season No. 1 and entered the season with the best chance to be taken off the board first when the Houston Astros select first for the third straight year. We’re about beyond the halfway point of the amateur season and only one thing is clear and that’s that the top of the draft is far from…

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