2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/29

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 returned to third base on Friday, then went back to the designated hitter role for the final two games of the series against UCF.  Rendon went a combined 4-for-9 at the plate this weekend, with five walks.  On Friday he walked in all four plate appearances, with one stolen base.  On...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/22

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-13 this past week, with seven walks.  He was dealt a big blow early in the week when Rice lost Jeremy Rathjen for the rest of the season.  Rathjen was the only hitter in the Rice lineup, other than Rendon, who has been productive this year.  Losing Rathjen will allow...

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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 him, as he had more strikeouts (5) than hits (4).  He now has ten strikeouts on the year, which is almost half of his 2010 total, despite a quarter of the at-bats....

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Pirates Draft Prospects Featured In Today’s Rice Game

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 featured two former Pirates draft picks going up against each other. The matchup saw Drew Gagnon of Long Beach State taking on Austin Kubitza.  Gagnon was the tenth round...

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Notes: Taillon, Bowker, Rodriguez, Kubitza

I’ve been a little busy today, so here are some notes to catch up: -Kristy from Hands Off My Pirate Booty was at Pirate City today, and passed along a report that Jameson Taillon mentioned he will be starting the 2011 season in West Virginia.  There has been a lot of talk about how Taillon could start out the season in West Virginia, but this marks the first time I’ve seen anyone from the team talk about it. -Jennifer...

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