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 went 3-for-12 this past week, with five walks and two stolen bases. On the season he has now walked in 30% of his plate appearances. So far in the month of April, Rendon has a .379 average and a .640 on-base percentage in 29 at-bats. His biggest issue has been a lack of power, with a .448 slugging percentage. Only two of his 11 hits have gone for extra bases. The most amazing thing is that he almost has as many walks this month (21) as at-bats (29).
Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle has a story about Rendon's struggles this year.
Cole had his worst start of the year, allowing five runs on ten hits in eight innings, with no walks and eleven strikeouts. Most of the damage came early, with all five runs occurring in the first five innings. Cole stayed on for thre...
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