The Progress of the Prep Players

Let’s take a look at two prep players from the 2008 draft: Career Numbers Player A – 4.95 ERA in 132.2 career innings.  5.8 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 0.5 HR/9 ratios. Player B – 4.14 ERA in 215.1 career innings.  6.6 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 0.5 HR/9 ratios. 2011 Numbers Player A – 27.00 ERA in 3.1 innings. 8.1 K/9, 5.4 BB/9, 0.0 HR/9 ratios. Player B – 2.55 ERA in 49.1 innings.  8.9 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 0.4 HR/9 ratios. In each...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/12

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 I was at the ECU/Rice series this past weekend, watching Anthony Rendon in action.  Or more like watching Rendon in in-action, as he was walked for most of the first two games.  For my coverage from those events, and an interview with Rendon, check out the links below. Game One Game Two...

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Anthony Rendon Live: Game One

The first game of the Rice/ECU series just ended, with Rice winning 2-1, thanks to some strong pitching from Austin Kubitza.  The Rice offense managed 11 hits today, and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, on an RBI single by center fielder Michael Furda, who is now hitting .271 on the season. The two players I was focused on were Anthony Rendon, who was the designated hitter again today, and Austin Kubitza, the...

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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 4/8-4/10

At the start of the 2011 college baseball season, I went immediately to the Rice University schedule, trying to see if Anthony Rendon would be anywhere near me during the 2011 season.  Rice was playing Marshall (4 hours, 15 minutes away), but unfortunately the game was a home game.  Then I saw that Rice was playing East Carolina, at East Carolina.  That’s five hours away, but luckily my best friend lives in the Raleigh area, and...

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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 went 6-for-13 this past week, with an amazing 10 walks, reaching base in 16 of his 24 plate appearances.  Most of his hits came on Friday, in a 4-for-4 game against Marshall.  Some quick facts on Rendon: -He hasn’t hit a home run since March 6th.  He’s currently got a...

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