There's been some chatter on Twitter about how the Astros are not, in fact, close to signing 3rd Round pick Austin Wates. On Monday we posted a link to a Roanoke, VA report from Virginia Tech's coach, Pete Hughes, that the Astros and 3rd Round pick Austin Wates were close to an agreement.
That is apparently not the case. Someone who seems close to the report says that Coach Hughes was misquoted and is contacting the paper for clarification. Also "a lot" would have to happen for Wates to sign.
More as this gets clearer.