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Astros go with prep lefty Aiken at No. 1 in Draft

June 5, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



HOUSTON -- Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow's cellphone rang just as he stepped to the podium to meet the media shortly after drafting high school left-hander Brady Aiken with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday's First-Year Player Draft.

On the other end of the line was the man of the hour, or more like the boy wonder. Aiken -- a 17-year-old with so much poise and upside he has been compared to Clayton Kershaw and Andy Pettitte -- and Luhnow exchanged pleasantries before the GM passed on a word from manager Bo Porter.

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