Cole allowed one run in seven innings this past 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 went 5-for-15 this past week, walking four times. His overall stats didn't change much, as he is currently hitting for a .323/.526/.516 line in 186 at-bats. On the season he has walked 76 times, which is 11 more than last season, all in 29 fewer plate appearances.
The regular season for Rendon and Rice is now over, although the Conference-USA tournament begins tomorrow.
Gerrit Cole bounced back from his poor start last week, pitching seven innings this time around, allowing a run on six hits, with one walk and six strikeouts. Cole needed 132 pitches to get through seven innings. That's the most pitches he's thrown all year, and the second highest pitch per inning ratio. As for the start, it was only the second strong outing for him in his last ...
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