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).
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.