Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this past week. Click on their names to go to their tracker pages.
Rendon is starting to heat up, hitting his first two home runs this weekend.
Rendon started off the season on a slow note last week, hitting for a .250/.250/.250 line in his first 12 at-bats. He did a complete 180 this week, catching fire at the plate, despite playing with a sore shoulder, which limited him to DH duties this week. He went 6-for-9 with a walk heading in to the weekend, then went 2-for-5 combined on Friday and Saturday, with both hits going for home runs. Rendon went a combined 2-for-7 against USC this weekend, but walked six times.
On the season, Rendon is now hitting for a .393/.514/.643 line, with a home run every 14 at-bats. This past week he hit for a .500/.652/.938 line, with a homer every 8 at-bats.
One thing that has been notable about Rendon throughout his college career has been his HR/SO ratio. R...
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