Choosing between Aiken and Rodon
May, 5, 2014
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Four Seam Images/Mike JanesBrady Aiken's advanced feel for pitching helps his raw stuff more effective.The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once again, this weekend was dominated by the left-handed pitching available in this year's draft; and there are still more questions than answers in regards to the best bats, with three collegiate first baseman possibly moving up the boards but all having issues to work through to become day-one selections.
Top two arms starting to make separation
There still is no consensus regarding the top player in this year's draft, but the two names that come up the most often from the talent evaluators I've spoken with are both southpaws: San Diego native Brady Aiken of Cathedral Catholic HS and N.C. State's Carlos Rodon. Both lefties were in action this week; and while both pitched well, neither did much to separate themselves from each other with just over a month to go until draft day.
Aiken went the distance against Patrick Henry HS on Wednesday, giving up just one run on three hits while striking out nine in the complete game victory.