Astros still waiting on Wates
With the deadline for signing players from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft only a few hours away, the Astros have a deal on the table for third-round pick Austin Wates, but the club is expecting the negotiations to go down to the wire. The deadline is 11:01 p.m. CT.
As of now, Wates appears to be the only remaining player the Astros are likely to sign, though they remain open for business if any of the high school players they were hoping to sign have a change of heart. That includes sixth-round pick Adam Plutko, who appears headed to UCLA at this point.