Rendon is first overall in the Baseball America rankings.
Baseball America today released their top 200 draft prospects for the 2011 draft. The draft is less than two weeks away, and this list is important, as it is what people will cite for pre-draft rankings, whether they cite the information after the draft, or five years from now.
Anthony Rendon remained at the top of the list, rated as the number one overall draft prospect. Rendon was first overall by Baseball America prior to the 2011 season. Surprisingly, Dylan Bundy came in second, one spot ahead of Gerrit Cole. Danny Hultzen came in fourth, and Trevor Bauer finished fifth.
The 2011 draft looks to be very pitcher heavy at the top, according to Baseball America. Seven of the top ten prospects are pitchers. 30 out of the top 50 are pitchers. The 51-100 range leans more to the hitters, with 31 hitters ranked in that range. The 101-200 range leans more towards pitching, with a 59:41 pitcher to hitter ratio....
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