Originally Posted by Jewbacca2
@adamdberry: Brady Aiken, last year's No. 1 Draft pick, left his first start for IMG Academy with a trainer after throwing 13 pitches.
Brady Aiken Leaves Start Early
March 19, 2015 by John Manuel
Lefthander Brady Aiken, pitching for IMG Academy’s postgraduate team for the first time this spring, left his start with an apparent injury after making just 12 pitches and getting two outs.
The unsigned No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Aiken was facing a team of Canadian amateurs, the Ontario Blue Jays 18U White team. Three sources reported his velocity peaked at 92-93 mph, depending on the radar gun. According to one scout, two of his final three pitches were curveballs, the first at 79 mph and the last at 72. Another source pegged the velocity on the last pitch at 70 mph.
It was Aiken’s first start for IMG, and he was scheduled to be on a 40-pitch limit, according to scouts. Scouts on hand estimate 75-100 scouts were on hand, with multiple representatives from every club except the Astros. The former Cathedral Catholic High star decided to pitch for IMG after failing to sign with the Astros last year and is eligible for the 2015 draft.