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 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.
After three rough starts in a row, Cole bounced back statistically this weekend, allowing one run on six hits in 7.1 innin...
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