Astros roll out Brady Aiken jersey in stadium store moments after draft
Indications are that the Houston Astros probably knew well in advance who they were going to select in the 2014 Amateur draft. So far in advance, they were able to “stock up” the team store with Brady Aiken jerseys to roll out moments after the first pick was announced (during the early innings of a home contest against the Los Angeles Angels. Team president Reid Ryan made sure fans knew the jersey’s were available (via Twitter):
We move fast around here. #Astros pic.twitter.com/87Hww8HCIa
— Reid Ryan (@robertreidryan) June 5, 2014
The Astros selection of the 17-year-old Aiken out of southern California was a bit of a surprise as very rarely has a high school pitcher gone so high. This was the third year in a row the Astros had the first overall pick after 324 losses over the past three seasons.
– David Whitlock