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 returned to third base for one game this weekend.
Rendon returned to third base on Friday, then went back to the designated hitter role for the final two games of the series against UCF. Rendon went a combined 4-for-9 at the plate this weekend, with five walks. On Friday he walked in all four plate appearances, with one stolen base. On Saturday he went 1-for-4 with a single and a walk. He had a good day at the plate on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double, a run, and a stolen base.
On the season, Rendon is walking in 25.4% of his plate appearances. That's up from his 21.9% mark last year. His power is way down, with a .564 SLG, and a 31.33 AB/HR ratio. That could be in part due to the lack of pitches he is getting to hit. He's being pitched around, getting 16 walks in his last nine games. In 11 of his 27 games this...
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