Saturday, June 7, 2014

Top 10 Round Draft Status Update

So let's get to the latest news and rumors regarding the Astros' draft picks. (Reminder, all statuses will be updated at the 2014 Draft Page)

*1-1 pick Brady Aiken's father tells Mark Berman a deal will be finalized with Houston "within a week or two."

*3rd Round pick J.D. Davis wasn't expecting the Astros to call his name. "We got calls from other teams, but the Astros weren't on the radar...I'm pretty pumped."

*4th Round pick Daniel Mengden: Getting selected by the hometown Astros "meant the world" to him.

*5th Round pick Jacob Nix is "expected to be a difficult sign," says Mike Elias, who expects to sign him anyway. 

*6th Round pick Brock Dykxhoorn and the Astros have agreed to a signing bonus, and are working on "the education package...just minor stuff."

*7th Round pick Derick Velazquez says he definitely "feels ready to go out and give it my best...I feel I have the mental ability that'll help me a lot at the next level."

*8th Round pick Bobby Boyd has agreed to undisclosed terms.

*9th Round pick Bryan Radziewski, a senior at the University of Miami (FL), is ready to sign.

*10th Round pick Jay Gause has agreed to undisclosed terms.