Report: Astros fail to sign top overall draft pick Brady Aiken

In this breaking Astros rumors and news update, the Houston Astros have failed to sign #1 overall draft pick Brady Aiken after the two sides couldn't come to terms on a long-term agreement.

Per ESPN's Jim Bowden, in addition to missing out on the 17-year-old lefty, the Astros also failed to ink two other draft picks before today's deadline:

According to Jim Callis of, the Astros will receive the #2 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft as compensation:

Aiken has a standing offer from UCLA to play collegiate ball there for the next four years, provided that he decides to go the university route:

As reported by Callis, the Houston Astros offered Aiken at least 40% of his slot value ($3,168,840), thus handing the #2 pick to the Astros as compensation. Additional reports indicate that the Astros upped their offer to somewhere in the $5 million range. However, Aiken did not accept, making him the third #1 overall pick in MLB history to refuse to sign.


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