Aaron Hicks Rumors

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Twins To Sign Aaron Hicks

LEN3 says the Twins are set to sign first-rounder Aaron Hicks for around $1.7MM.  Hicks, a high school center fielder, was chosen 14th overall.

Jonathan Mayo sums up the first-round signings and near-signings so far over at his blog.

Considerations For A’s With 12th Pick

As you know, the A’s have the 12th overall pick in the June draft.  Jim Callis’ always-informative Ask BA segment in the latest Baseball America print magazine (issue 0809) discusses some possibilities.

Callis suggests shortstop Gordon Beckham would make sense if available – he’s likely to wind up somewhere in the infield long-term.  Callis also rattles off a couple of catchers (Kyle Skipworth and Buster Posey), pitcher Christian Friedrich, and outfielder Aaron Hicks.  Friedrich may be a consideration for the Giants at #5, however.