Astros #1 pick Aiken w/ligament issues in elbow
Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:22 PM
On the plus side, it saves the Astros nearly 3m on the draft pool. On the negative side, HS pitcher with elbow problems already. Ouch.
Posted 07 July 2014 - 01:39 PM
Aiken would go high regardless, but what about the guy who could fall from the compensation round to round 15?
Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:26 PM
Man...if you're this kid, you're getting slighted $3M...that's pretty ballsy for the Astros to low-ball him like that.
Would he consider just going to college then?
Or, is the risk so great on his elbow ligament, that hey may not recover fully?
It's tough to turn down 5m. If he feels resentment, he can leave them in free agency or fight them down the line in arbitration. Hopefully he wins.