Weekend Draft Prospects Preview: 4/29-5/1

Anthony Rendon and the Rice Owls are off this weekend, so it’s only Gerrit Cole in action.  Here are the weekend links: -Perfect Game has a scouting report on Cole. -Beyond the Box Score recaps the debate between Rendon and Cole for the number one overall pick. -Interesting comment via Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game, regarding Cole: Interesting comment from a coach. Quote “Our guys are much more scared of facing Trevor...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/26

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, going 5-for-14 with three doubles and a home run.  The home run came in the first game of a double header on Saturday, and was his first since March 6th against Baylor.  As usual, Rendon drew five walks in his four games. Rendon won’t be playing...

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Pirates Prospects on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday Morning

Kevin Creagh will be on 93.7 The Fan on Saturday morning at 9:40 for Vinnie Richichi’s “Bucco Talk” show. He will be discussing Rudy Owens, the potential draft pick Anthony Rendon, and the season’s early breakout players.

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/19

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 3-for-12 this past week, with five walks and two stolen bases.  On the season he has now walked in 30% of his plate appearances.  So far in the month of April, Rendon has a .379 average and a .640 on-base percentage in 29 at-bats.  His biggest issue has been a lack of power,...

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Pirates Prospects on Extra Innings: 4/15

Yesterday I recorded two segments with David Todd of Extra Innings on 104.7 FM.  The first interview is scheduled to run tonight on the post game show, and again on Sunday night.  You can listen to a live stream here. We discussed some of the early results of the minor league season, focusing on Zack Von Rosenberg, Colton Cain, Jeffrey Inman, Alex Presley, and Quincy Latimore.  We also recorded a segment on the draft, and my trip to...

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