2014 MLB Draft: Astros select Brady Aiken with No. 1 pick

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Houston Astros had the No. 1 pick the 2014 MLB Draft and they decided to take Brady Aiken with the top selection. Aiken, a left-handed pitcher out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, became the first prep pitcher to go No. 1 since 1991, when the New ...

Houston Astros, Mark Appel agree to $6.35 million deal

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

The Houston Astros and Mark Appel, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, have reportedly come to terms on a deal. The Astros and the Stanford right-hander have agreed on a bonus of $6.35 million, the most any player has received under baseball's new draft bonus rules. ...

Mark Appel: Pirates First-Round Pick Returning to Stanford?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Mark Appel was long considered the top college arm in the 2012 MLB Draft, but the way things are looking he might end up being the top college arm in the 2013 draft as well. On draft night the Stanford right-hander dropped like a rock, after most observers expected the Houston ...