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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/11

Rendon struggled this past week.

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.

ANTHONY RENDON

Rendon struggled this weekend, combining to go 1-for-13 with two walks.  He continued those struggles last night, going 0-for-3 with a walk.  He only has played five games in the month of May, but in those five games he’s hitting for a .158/.333/.211 line.  This follows a month where he hit for a .372/.614/.558 line, so I wouldn’t make too much about the small sample size, which really amounts to a bad week.

On the season, Rendon is hitting for a .327/.530/.512 line in 162 at-bats.  The big surprise is that, with a month remaining in the season, he has already topped his 2010 walk totals, getting the free pass 66 times this year, compared to 65 times in 2010.

GERRIT COLE

After three rough starts in a row, Cole bounced back statistically this weekend, allowing one run on six hits in 7.1 innings, with a walk and five strikeouts.  However, Cole’s pitch count remained high, throwing 125 pitches in the outing, which is a season high for him.  That’s an average of 17.0 pitches per inning, which is the third highest on the season for the right hander.

OTHER PROSPECTS

-Catching up on a few 2008 Pirates’ draft picks who went un-signed and are draft eligible this year:

Zach Wilson, 3B, Arizona State: Drafted in the 26th round in 2008, and is the 37th best prospect in the draft this year.  Wilson is hitting for a .275/.340/.427 line in 178 at-bats, which is down from his .289/.339/.450 line in 149 at-bats from two weeks ago.

Drew Gagnon, LHP, Long Beach State: Drafted in the 10th round in 2008, and is the 49th best prospect in the draft this year.  Gagnon allowed six runs, five earned, on nine hits in 6.2 innings this week.  He walked three and struck out two.  On the season, Gagnon has a 2.73 ERA in 79 innings, with a 74:30 K/BB ratio.

-Catching up on an un-signed prep pitchers from the 2010 draft:

Austin Kubitza, 7th Round, Rice: Kubitza had a strong outing this weekend, allowing two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQC5HKTKJ52MK7PN2CBR4JIWYQ Kevin

    #1 overall candidate Dylan Bundy

    http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=5619

    More talent than Rendon or Cole along with a lower injury risk.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L4LE2NVWTS3AKJT2EFF2GCME6I Philip Pallerino

    Hultzen tracker? 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L4LE2NVWTS3AKJT2EFF2GCME6I Philip Pallerino

      Well that sure was fast! nicely done

      • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

        I was in the process of creating it when you posted. 

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