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:
— Houston Astros (@astros) June 6, 2014
CSN Houston’s Leila Rahimi’s reaction in relation to the time she spent in San Diego as an on-field reporter:
From San Diego to Houston? Join the club, Brady Aiken. — Leila Rahimi (@leilarahimiCSN) June 6, 2014
McCovey Chronicles Grant Brisbee’s humorous reaction:
Greg Oden was like, damn, Brady Aiken looks mature for his age. — Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) June 5, 2014
MLB.com’s Richard Justice’s analytical, profound and informative tweet:
Astros very pleased that Brady Aiken’s work load was monitored. Very seldom threw over 80 pitches until later in season. 100 pitches rare.
— Richard Justice (@richardjustice) June 6, 2014
The Lancaster Jethawks’ energetic, yet prophetic tweet:
Congratulations to Brady Aiken! Future JetHawk?
— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) June 5, 2014
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!