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Houston Astros: Brady Aiken Twitter Reactions

Houston Astros:  Brady Aiken Twitter Reactions

As expected, the Houston Astros selected Brady Aiken as their No. 1 pick, the highly-coveted 17-year old prospect out Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego.

There has been a lot of buzz in regard to Aiken over the past few days leading up to tonight’s draft.

His repertoire is one-of-a-kind with the assortment of weapons and tricks up his sleeve that he use to fool batters. Many scouting reports indicate that he can throw the heat up to 97 mph but usually can keep it between 92 to 94 mph. He’s got a heck of a yanker and curveball that would raise the brow of Clayton Kershaw — a player that he is commonly compared to.

The potential for him to have exponential growth through the Astros’ farm system is extremely strong.

I happen to have a strong affinity for Twitter. Why? Because we get to see our favorite personalities actually be human and show some emotion in a quick, informal way that’s under 140 characters.

Here’s some of the reactions that surfaced on Twitter after the announcement:

Houston Astros’ GM Jeff Luhnow’s chilling but dead-on quote of Aiken:

CSN Houston’s Leila Rahimi’s reaction in relation to the time she spent in San Diego as an on-field reporter:

  McCovey Chronicles Grant Brisbee’s  humorous reaction:

MLB.com’s Richard Justice’s analytical, profound and informative tweet:

The Lancaster Jethawks’ energetic, yet prophetic tweet:

Welcome to the Astros Brady Aiken — it will be cool to watch you take root and blossom in our farm into a future ace for us!

It won’t be long — see you in a couple of years!

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