Rendon had a huge week at the plate, going 9-for-18 with six walks.
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 had a big week this past week, combining to go 9-for-18 with six walks. He hit for a .500/.654/.944 line during this time span, with his third home run coming on Sunday. MK Bower of Fox Sports Houston described the homer on Twitter:
@pirateprospects And it was a smooth, easy swing, yet the ball traveled rows deep into the Crawford Boxes. And on another 2-strike count.
On Friday I asked whether Gerrit Cole's recent success puts him above Rendon for the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. 76.57% of voters still would take Rendon over Cole, despite the shutout by Cole this weekend.
There have been two main issues with Rendon early in the season. The first is a shoulder injury, which has kept him off the field and limited to DH duties. The s...
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.