2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/24

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 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...

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Dylan Bundy Doesn’t Want to be a Pirate

There has been a lot of hype surrounding top prep pitcher Dylan Bundy as a candidate to go first overall in the 2011 draft.  Despite this hype, there is one person who doesn’t want to see that happen: Bundy. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Bundy has instructed the Pirates, and several other teams, not to draft him.  The reason?  Fears that those teams will try to change his throwing program.  Bundy, along with UCLA...

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Pirates’ Draft Is An Impossible Situation

In less than three weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make the important choice of who they want with the first overall pick in the MLB draft.  Normally, the number one pick is a gift for a team in need.  This time last year, if the Pirates had the number one overall pick, they’d be set to take one of the best young talents in the history of the draft: Bryce Harper.  If they had the pick two years ago, they would be in position...

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Draft Rankings: Theirs and Yours

Some new draft rankings are out today.  I did my Draft Prospects Rundown earlier, and will be doing a more detailed post on all of the top candidates tonight.  For now, let’s take a look at the links, along with a poll to see who you would select first overall if the draft was today… -Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has a free article about the battle for the top prospect status in the draft.  He also lists his top...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/17

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 another poor weekend, going 2-for-9 at the plate, but walking six times.  He did have a big day on Friday, going 1-for-3 with a homer and two walks.  The home run was his fifth of the year, and first one since April 23rd.  On the season, Rendon is hitting for a .322/.530/.515...

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Pirates Considering Dylan Bundy

On Friday’s weekend draft prospects preview, I looked at some of the guys the Pittsburgh Pirates were considering, mostly focusing on Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Danny Hultzen.  At the time, we heard that the Pirates were more likely to take one of the college players, which was a report came from Jonathan Mayo.  Today, a few people, including Colin Dunlap, have mentioned that the Pirates are “seriously looking”...

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