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 has walked in 38.2% of his plate appearances since Jeremy Rathjen went down for the season.
Rendon went 6-for-13 this past week, with an amazing 10 walks, reaching base in 16 of his 24 plate appearances. Most of his hits came on Friday, in a 4-for-4 game against Marshall. Some quick facts on Rendon:
-He hasn't hit a home run since March 6th. He's currently got a streak of 19 games without a homer, and 61 at-bats during those games.
-He currently has a .552 OBP, thanks to a 27.9% walk rate.
-A few weeks ago I mentioned how Rendon could run in to trouble getting pitches to hit with Jeremy Rathjen out for the season. Prior to Rathjen going down for the season, Rendon had a .358/.500/.627 line, with a 19.8% walk rate. Since Rathjen has gone down, Rendon has a .375/.618/.500 line, with a 38.2% walk rate. His walk ra...
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