• 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/5

    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. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon has walked in 38.2% of his plate appearances since Jeremy Rathjen went down for the season. Rendon went 6-for-13 this past week,...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 4/1-4/3

    Rendon is having a down season this year, but he's still the number one prospect in the draft. With all of the talk about how Gerrit Cole has passed Anthony Rendon, and the worries about Rendon's struggles this year, I've been thinking about something.  The situation with Rendon and Cole is almost...

  • Interview With Neal Huntington: Part Two

    Huntington Yesterday I posted part one of my interview with Neal Huntington from last week.  Part two focuses on the MLB draft, as well as the international market: You've got the first pick in the draft this year. What goes in to selecting a guy when you've got your choice of anyone...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/29

    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. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon returned to third base for one game this weekend. Rendon returned to third base on Friday, then went back to the designated...

  • The Problem With Gerrit Cole

    Cole struggled in his start yesterday, needing 116 pitches in 6.2 innings. For the last few weeks, UCLA starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has been getting more and more attention for the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, thanks to his strong start to the 2011 season, and struggles from Anthony Rendon....

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/25-3/27

    Rendon returned to third base on Wednesday. A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Anthony Rendon returned to third base on Wednesday against Houston.  Fox Sports Houston's MK Bower looks at how this return to the field could help Rendon at the plate. -The Rice Owls web site...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/22

    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. ANTHONY RENDON Rendon should move back to the field this weekend. Rendon went 3-for-13 this past week, with seven walks.  He was dealt a big...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/18-3/20

    Cole and Rendon are in a two man race for the number one pick. A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Earlier in the week, I noted that there was good news and bad news for Anthony Rendon.  The good news is that he could return to third...

  • Top College Hitters vs Top College Pitchers

    Cole is considered by some to be the top prospect in the draft this year. Last year I looked at the success rates of college hitters, college pitchers, prep hitters, and prep pitchers in recent draft history.  The results showed that college hitters were the best investment to make, as they had...

  • Good News and Bad News For Anthony Rendon

    Rendon could move back to third this weekend. Two updates related to Anthony Rendon today from Kendall Rogers via Twitter (@KendallRogersPG), who spoke to Rice head coach Wayne Graham: The good news from Rogers: Rendon isn't experiencing any pain in his shoulder, and could return to third base this weekend. The bad...

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