Poll: How Many HRs Will Rendon Hit This Weekend?

How many homers will Rendon hit this weekend?

The 2011 college baseball season starts today, with top draft prospect Anthony Rendon playing at 5:30 PM EST against Stanford in the first game of a three game series this weekend.  Check out the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview for more information about Rendon and the other potential draft targets that will be starting off the 2011 season this weekend.

Last year Rendon hit 26 home runs in 226 at-bats.  That was an average of a home run every 8.69 at-bats.  He hit multiple home runs in the same game on four different occasions.  Rice opened the season against Stanford last year, and Rendon hit one homer in the three game series (drawing four walks in the third game of the series).

With those numbers in mind, how many home runs do you predict Rendon will have this weekend?

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  • Anonymous

    I’m going to be a little conservative with his homerun totals with the new “dead” bats the ncaa is making the league use this year, that said I’d be happy to see him jack one or two by monday morning…

    • Anonymous

      They suck man, BBCOR, they have less pop then wood

    • Anonymous

      with these new bats and there less pop, if Rendon puts up good HR numbers this year, you will know hes the real deal

      • Anonymous

        yea exactly, I’m watching the game right now, he looks a little rusty so far he had a fly out his third at-bat that was pretty deep to right, it left me wondering how much farther that ball would have gone last year…pirates prospects bonus-brock holt is in the announcer’s booth chilling giving commentary right now!

        • Anonymous

          0 for 4 I seen Rendon was, i didnt watch the game but did he atleast have productive at bats or what??

          • Anonymous

            I didnt see one. the first at-bat the pitcher did a good job with pitch location to force him to ground out, he didnt move the players on base over get any walks or come through with runners in scoring position during the game, and i dont even remember a ground ball going his way most were right up the middle, so I cant tell you how he looked defensively, I’m watching today’s game and hopefully will be able to watch tomorrows to give you all a better report on how he looks…update first at-bat line drive right at second baseman for out hit nicely though and worked count full.

            • Anonymous

              continuing last post…3rd at-bat started with an unsuccessful bunt for hit attempt and ended with a swing at a nasty curve in the dirt for the k.

              • Anonymous

                on a grounder between third and short in the 7th Rendon went way over to his left got the ball then threw across his body for a beautiful out at first. He’ll be batting in the bottom of this inning I’ll report what he does it should be the last at-bat of the day unless something crazy happens

                • Anonymous

                  His at-bat didnt last very long at all it was either the first or second pitch and he swung at one low and away, outside the zone, and grounded out.

          • Anonymous

            I didnt see one. the first at-bat the pitcher did a good job with pitch location to force him to ground out, he didnt move the players on base over get any walks or come through with runners in scoring position during the game, and i dont even remember a ground ball going his way most were right up the middle, so I cant tell you how he looked defensively, I’m watching today’s game and hopefully will be able to watch tomorrows to give you all a better report on how he looks…update first at-bat line drive right at second baseman for out hit nicely though and worked count full.

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