Rendon hit his fifth homer of the year this weekend.
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 had another poor weekend, going 2-for-9 at the plate, but walking six times. He did have a big day on Friday, going 1-for-3 with a homer and two walks. The home run was his fifth of the year, and first one since April 23rd. On the season, Rendon is hitting for a .322/.530/.515 line in 171 at-bats. He has walked 72 times this year, which is already more than his 65 walks in 2010, which came with 50 more plate appearances.
Rendon's struggles have opened the door for other names to enter the picture. I discussed a few of those options on Friday in my weekend preview.
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.