2011 Draft

Anthony Rendon Tracker

Anthony Rendon Tracker

3B, Rice University
Age: 21
Born: June 6, 1990
Height: 6′ 0″
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right 

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: Scott Boras


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Rendon, like Pedro Alvarez, is a third baseman who can move quickly through the system, potentially arriving as early as June 2013. He’s also a potential star, drawing comparisons to Ryan Zimmerman and Evan Longoria.Rendon is coming off a sophomore season where he hit for a .394/.539/.801 line and 26 homers in 226 at-bats for Rice. That was enough to earn him the Baseball America Player of the Year award, an award which he is the favorite to win again in 2011.

Despite his strong hitting skills and his favorable comparisons, there is one big question about Rendon. He suffered a major ankle injury in 2010, which is the second such injury in his young career. His recovery has gone well, and he is fully cleared for baseball action for the 2011 season. If he remains healthy, Rendon would be the easy choice for the Pirates.

The selection of Rendon would be a big addition for the Pirates. The farm system is thin on power hitting prospects, and the addition of Rendon could eventually provide a strong middle of the batting order when paired with Pedro Alvarez. Rendon could also move Alvarez over to first base, assuming Alvarez is still at third base when Rendon arrives.


2008: Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 27th round, 820th overall.
Baseball America: #1 (2/3/2011)
Jonathan Mayo: #1 (10/25/2010)
Perfect Game: #1 (1/15/2011)

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