Weekend Draft Prospects Preview: 4/29-5/1

Cole looks to rebound from two poor starts.

Anthony Rendon and the Rice Owls are off this weekend, so it’s only Gerrit Cole in action.  Here are the weekend links:

-Perfect Game has a scouting report on Cole.

-Beyond the Box Score recaps the debate between Rendon and Cole for the number one overall pick.

-Interesting comment via Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game, regarding Cole:

Interesting comment from a coach. Quote “Our guys are much more scared of facing Trevor Bauer than Gerrit Cole”.

-Cole has had two rough starts recently.  Jason Churchill of ESPN mentions a temporary mechanical flaw that has caused his stuff to be flat, and adds that his change-up hasn’t been as dominant lately.  He’s still considered a potential ace.

-MLBTR interviews Rendon.

-I mentioned this earlier in the week, but Baseball America did a mock draft, and all three writers doing the draft said they would take Rendon first overall.

The schedule for Rendon and Cole this weekend:

FRIDAY

9:00 PM EST – UCLA (Cole) vs Oregon State

People to follow on Twitter for updates:

Cole: @DBSports @RyeUCLAbaseball

And you can follow me @pirateprospects.

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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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