Rendon is still the number one prospect in the draft by Baseball America.
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, going 5-for-14 with three doubles and a home run. The home run came in the first game of a double header on Saturday, and was his first since March 6th against Baylor. As usual, Rendon drew five walks in his four games.
Rendon won't be playing next week, as Rice is off until May 4th. That means he wraps up the month of April with a .372/.614/.558 line in 43 at-bats, walking at an incredible rate of 26 times, which is 37% of his plate appearances.
The big issues are the lack of power this year, and the shoulder injury which has kept him off the field. Baseball America did a mock draft of the first round, and those issues didn't prevent the three writers from agreeing that Rendon should go first overall, ahead of G...
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