• 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/15

    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 had a horrible week at the plate, combining for a .190/.320/.333 line in 21 at-bats.  It was a rare poor performance for...

  • Pirates Draft Prospects Featured In Today’s Rice Game

    Gagnon had another impressive outing today against Rice University. Rice University, the college that 2011 top draft prospect Anthony Rendon goes to, took on Long Beach State University today.  The matchup was significant for Pittsburgh Pirates fans, not just because the Pirates could take Rendon first overall in June, but because it...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/11-3/13

    Rendon will go up against Drew Gagnon this weekend. A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -MLB.com has a feature on Anthony Rendon from the Houston College Classic this past weekend. -Rendon went 1-for-6 in his two games this week, with his only hit being a triple.  He...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/7

    Rendon had a huge week at the plate, going 9-for-18 with six walks. 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 had a big week this past week, combining...

  • Anthony Rendon Updates

    The two biggest issues with Anthony Rendon right now are the lack of power he has displayed early in the season, and the fact that he's been kept off the field, serving as the designated hitter due to a sore shoulder.  I asked the Houston media about both topics this weekend via...

  • Poll: Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole

    Cole pitched nine shutout innings today, needing only 101 pitches to do so. Yesterday I wrote about how Gerrit Cole might be an option for the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first overall pick.  Today Cole went up against the University of Nebraska, on the road, and pitched nine shutout innings, allowing two...

  • Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/4-3/6

    Rendon is getting some competition for the top overall pick. A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Earlier today I took a look at whether Gerrit Cole could make a run at the number one overall pick this year.  Jason Churchill and Keith Law have some other guys...

  • Could Gerrit Cole Make a Run at Number One?

    Could Cole be a candidate for the top overall pick in the 2011 draft? The consensus top prospect in the 2011 draft is Anthony Rendon, the third baseman from Rice who was the college player of the year last year, and a favorite to win the award again this year.  In 2010,...

  • 2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/28

    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 is starting to heat up, hitting his first two home runs this weekend. Rendon started off the season on a slow note...

  • The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

    A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems that only one topic received attention, and it wasn't even one of the interesting topics. The discussion about payroll and attendance has been repeated many times.  The comments...

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