2011 Draft: Bell doesn’t want to sign, Stilson hurtBy
Via Conor Glassey, high school outfielder Josh Bell has informed the Major League Scouting Bureau that he doesn’t intend to turn pro this summer and will instead follow through on his commitment to Texas. I wrote about Bell as a potential signability guy back in March, and this obviously plays right into that. He is considered one of, if not the top prep bat available after a big spring, though the Scott Boras client is primed to fall now. Some team will grab him late and throw a bunch of money at him anyway, maybe even the Yankees.
Meanwhile, Jim Callis reports that Texas A&M righty Josh Stilson will miss the rest of the season and may need surgery after suffering a SLAP tear in his shoulder. He was expected to go in the first round, but that’s not going to happen now. Callis makes note of Stilson’s insane workload, and let’s not forget that Barret Loux (another Texas A&M pitcher) had arm issues last year. So, what’s going on with the Aggies?