2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

Before we get down to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview, let’s take a look back at the 2010 preview, to retrieve the following message that was intended for us: Next there’s Anthony Ranaudo, the consensus top pitching prospect at the college level.  Just like Alex White in 2009, Ranaudo is coming in to the season viewed as a future ace, fresh off a breakout sophomore season.  I’m not going to say...

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Anthony Rendon Tracker

ANTHONY RENDON 3B, Rice University Age: 21 Born: June 6, 1990 Height: 6′ 0″ Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right  Class: Junior Level: NCAA Advisor: Scott Boras Links: All Anthony Rendon Posts Houston Chronicle Rendon Watch SCOUTING REPORT Rendon, like Pedro Alvarez, is a third baseman who can move quickly through the system, potentially arriving as early as June 2013. He’s also a potential star, drawing comparisons...

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Anthony Rendon Receives Complete Clearance

When the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched the worst record in the majors in 2010, the silver lining was that they received the number one pick in the 2011 draft, and the chance to select Anthony Rendon.  Rendon isn’t in the same situation as Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, where he’s light years ahead of everyone else in the draft, although that’s mostly due to the talent that follows him in the 2011 draft pool.  That...

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The 2011 Second Round Pick

Yesterday was the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their ranking free agents, and 35 players received arbitration offers, which means there will be at most, 35 compensation picks.  Players have until next Tuesday (November 30th) at midnight to accept or decline those arbitration offers, and any player that does decline an arbitration offer nets his former team compensation picks (assuming he signs a major league deal with a...

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Pirates Clinch The 2011 Number One Pick

The Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 tonight, which means that the Pittsburgh Pirates have clinched the number one pick in the 2011 draft.  The Pirates now get first dibs on third base prospect Anthony Rendon, the consensus top draft talent in the 2011 draft.  I talked about Rendon in my early 2011 draft preview and pointed out that he draws comparisons from Baseball America to Ryan Zimmerman. There are no guarantees here....

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