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Brady Aiken
Ht/Wt: 6' 3"/210 lbs
Position: LHP
Team: No School






Brady Aiken's Player Profile

After being the #1 selection in the 2014 draft, Aiken failed to come to terms with the Astros due to concerns over his future health. Heís attending IMG Academy in preparation to re-enter the draft this year and is, again, projected as a top pick.

The 6í3 lefty is very advanced for his age, with the potential for three plus pitches and plus control. However, it seems the Astrosí concerns over his elbow were justified, after he left his first appearance of the spring abruptly and was diagnosed with a torn UCL, requiring Tommy John surgery.

Like Matuella, Aiken has an important decision to make. Heís only 18, turning 19 in August, so thereís still plenty of time for him to rehab and re-enter the draft. However, if he decides to sign, heíll take considerably less than the $5 million he turned down from Houston last year.

Profile by Jared Massey

2014 Profile

Fastball Ė Right now Aikenís velocity isnít consistent, sometimes in the 88-90 range and occasionally in the 91-93 range. Aiken has plenty of arm strength, though, and thereís some projection in his left arm to be more of a 92-94 guy as he gets stronger.

Curve Ė Aiken has a solid breaking-ball right now, with good shape and downward plane that sits in the low 80ís. When he gets on top of the pitch, itís a potential plus offering.

Change Ė Aikenís Change also flashes plus, sitting in the low 80ís with fade and very good arm sped.

Command Ė Few prep pitchers have as good a feel for pitching as Aiken does, and he generally does a good job of hitting his spots. He hasnít been consistent over his three years at Cathedral Catholic, but over the summer he showed above-average Command and one of my favorite deliveries of anyone in the class, with no wasted motion and very good deception as well.

Profile submitted by Christopher Crawford of MLB Draft Insider. Order their Draftbook with 100's of profiles, grades and analysis.

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