Comments on: Interview with Anthony Rendon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6577 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6577 Just saying only 2 3B hit 30 or more HRs last season only 6 went over 25 HRs. Including the 6’0″ 210lbs david wright that hit 28 I think. The kid can add muscle. if he hits 23-27 Hr with an obp in the high 300s, kids an all star
as far as Pedro is concerned I don’t understand how what he did is overrated. Granted Posey played great on a team that went to World Series and Pedro had a great stretch run for the worst team in baseball. Posey wouldve been a great pick. It would’ve allowed them to go pitcher in the Sanchez draft and still have Taillion. But Pedro is far from a bust just yet.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6575 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6575 Alvarez does have issues to work out, no doubt, but he will get it going at some point, he has too much talent and talent like he has usually surfaces somewhere. IMO the Pirates brought him up a little early in his development, probably should have given him more time in the minors.
He does have a track record of being a slow starter as do many of the big hitters.
Rendon IMO is having a problem hitting the long ball because of his shoulder and the fact that he is not getting a chance to hit with men on base.
He is still the best pick for the Pirates at this point in time IMO.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6573 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6573 nice interview with honest mature replies from rendon. it’s disappointing he couldn’t play 3B for your trip tim. but, it seems the Rice coaching staff has the correct approach with his shoulder, protecting the player and the hope he can return later in the season with no further setbacks. i can’t jump on the rendon bandwagon yet, but there is still some time.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6572 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6572 Forgot………..Tim, as always, great stuff!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6571 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 11:31:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6571 Rendon seems like a high character guy. I agree with BondsTG that his skill set makes him a solid #1. Cole scares me because his college coach will overwork him (I read where he threw 135 pitches his last start!).

As for Pedro, the jury is still out, but as of today, I’d rather have had Posey. I thought Pedro was gonna be a monster (.300, 30-40 HRs each yr), but it looks like he’s gonna be a .270, 25-30 guy.

However, it could’ve been worse. Imagine the outcry if we had taken Tim Beckham (who went first)!

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6565 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:02:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6565 As I said in my original post I am just a fan. I don’t claim to be an expert. In my humble opinion I think Alvarez from what I have seen in what is an admitedly small sample is not what I and many fans were hoping for. Bonds/goat says he was great last year, I would say what Buster Posey did was great what Alvarez did in sept.was overated. If what I said is insane, then I guess at least I have an excuse.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6564 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6564 By the time of the draft he will be up to 6’2″ 220.

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By: Michael Shaeffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6563 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:20:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6563 I think the Pirates will take him. Neal loves his college hitters.

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By: Michael Shaeffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6562 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6562 Alvarez always starts slow. Calling him a bust is insane.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/04/interview-with-anthony-rendon.html#comment-6561 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=9449#comment-6561 I think the word clearly isn’t suitable just yet. His numbers were quite good last year and he’s started slowly this season similar to Albert Pujols start. Not comparing him to Albert but thats how baseball works. Pedro has been notorious for starting slow then being absolutely dominant.
You may be right but to say clearly when he had a great debut and a slow 1st 10 games seems a bit knee jerk.
As for Rendon scouts across the country deemed him the consensus no. 1 pick early last year and not many are waivering from that. If he hits 20-25 HRs with a .300 avg and above avg defense at 3rd he will be well worth the No. 1 pick. Last measurements I’ve seen from him are 6′ 190lbs. By no means a monster but no smurf either with room to add muscle. I’m more concerned with the shoulder than anything.

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