Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 4/15-4/17

Rendon is still the number one draft prospect, according to Baseball America.

Here are some updates on Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole, the top two draft prospects for the Pittsburgh Pirates:

-Earlier this week I posted my interview with Rendon.  I also posted a video recap of his plate appearances when he wasn’t intentionally walked.

-Rendon moved to the leadoff spot this week.  Joseph Duarte has a video interview with Rendon, discussing the move, and talking about his shoulder injury.

-Baseball America released their mid-season top 50 rankings.  Rendon is still number one, while Cole is second.

-I recorded an interview with David Todd for the Extra Innings post game show on 104.7, discussing Rendon, Cole, and the 2011 draft.  The interview is scheduled to air on Saturday and again on Monday.

The schedule for Rendon and Cole this weekend:


7:30 PM EST – Rice (Rendon) vs Tulane

9:00 PM EST – UCLA (Cole) vs Arizona


3:00 PM EST – Rice (Rendon) vs Tulane


2:00 PM EST – Rice (Rendon) vs Tulane

People to follow on Twitter for updates:

Rendon: @Chronicle_Owls @FSH_Owls @RiceOwlsdotcom

Cole: @DBSports @RyeUCLAbaseball

And you can follow me @pirateprospects.

Author: Tim Williams

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.

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