Wednesday, June 9, 2010

6th Round pick Adam Plutko will take his sweet time

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune interviewed 6th Round pick Adam Plutko about his intentions with the Astros.

What Plutko has to decide next is whether to sign with the Astros and begin a minor league assignment or start a career at UCLA in the fall after signing a letter of intent on a full baseball scholarship. Some publications projected Plutko to be a late first-round or supplemental draft pick, which generally comes with huge signing bonuses in hopes of luring players away from Division I scholarships. By going in the sixth round, signing bonuses are much smaller. That makes Plutko's decision to sign or go to college more difficult.

"I tried not to think about it (draft projections) that much. With my whole no-expectation mentality, it was easier to deal with. But when they call your name, it's exciting, it really is. Anytime you get drafted it's flattering and a big deal...

...(August 16) is the deadline to make a decision. I will have follow-up discussions with the Astros and see how that goes...Right now I'm all signed and set to go to (UCLA), but we will see what happens. You have to go through the process and discuss it with your family."