Despite the disappointing season, Rendon was named the best pure college hitter in the draft.
Yesterday, Baseball America released their top 200 prospects, naming Anthony Rendon the number one prospect in the draft. Today there are two more big draft updates:
-The first comes again from Baseball America. They've released their "Best Tools" list, detailing the best tools in the draft, broken down by college and prep players. Anthony Rendon was all over the college ranks. In the college ranks, Baseball America named him the best pure hitter, the second best defensive player, the best strike-zone judgement, the second best power hitter, and the third closest to the majors.
The last list was interesting, as Gerrit Cole ranked second, and Danny Hultzen ranked first. Cole's only other ranking was number one on the "best fastball" list. Hultzen has the third best secondary pitch, behind Trevor Bauer and Sonny Gray. He was also named as having the best command in the college ra...
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