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San Diego High School Pitcher Drafted No. 1 By Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have selected San Diego high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

The fireballing left-hander from Cathedral Catholic High School is just the third prep pitcher to be selected first overall, joining fellow lefties Brien Taylor (1991, Yankees) and David Clyde (1973, Rangers).

Aiken is also the first high school lefty to be drafted in the first five picks since Adam Loewen went fourth overall to Baltimore in 2002.

The Astros are the first team to select first in three consecutive drafts, having picked shortstop Carlos Correa in 2012 and right-hander Mark Appel last year.

The draft, which is held over three days and 40 rounds, started Thursday night with the first two rounds at MLB Network Studio.

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