2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/28

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 started off the season on a slow note last week, hitting for a .250/.250/.250 line in his first 12 at-bats.  He did a complete 180 this week, catching fire at the plate, despite playing with a sore shoulder, which limited him to DH duties this week.  He went 6-for-9 with a walk...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/21

Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this weekend.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON If you were hoping for a big start to the 2011 season for Rendon, you didn’t get your wish this weekend.  Rendon combined to go 3-for-12 over the weekend, with all three hits going for singles.  One of the hits on Sunday was arguably an error on the center fielder, and none of them were...

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More on the Dace Kime Story

After posting the story about 2010 8th rounder Dace Kime choosing to go to Louisville, I started thinking about the comments in the article and the timeline involved.  I did some research, and came up with the following timeline: June 6th: Kime’s high school graduation June 8th: Kime drafted June 15th: Kime scheduled to pitch for Midland Redskins June 30th: The last date for Louisville freshman orientation July 29th: Louisville...

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Dace Kime Chooses Louisville over the Pirates

According to Tim McDonough of The Crescent News, Pittsburgh Pirates’ eighth round draft pick Dace Kime has decided to go to Louisville, rather than sign with the Pirates.  The article mentions that Kime reached an agreement with the Pirates right away, but that the deal was never finalized.  It sounds to me like this could possibly be a case of MLB delaying the signings.  Take a look at the following quotes:...

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Notes: Zach Duke, Jack Taschner, Draft Pick Rumors, Kevin Mort

Some notes from the last two days, plus some news items that I’ve mentioned on Twitter, but have yet to post to the site: -Zach Duke has a minor muscle strain near his left elbow, and will miss his next scheduled start on Tuesday.  Duke has struggled this year with a 5.49 ERA in 80.1 innings, which is his worst total since 2007 when he had a 5.53 ERA.  Duke has an 8.18 ERA in his last four starts, which probably would...

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