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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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/25-3/27

A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Anthony Rendon returned to third base on Wednesday against Houston.  Fox Sports Houston’s MK Bower looks at how this return to the field could help Rendon at the plate. -The Rice Owls web site has an interview with Rendon after Wednesday’s game. -Patrick Ebert of Perfect Game looks at the battle for number one between Rendon and Gerrit Cole. -Keith Law has his...

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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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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/18-3/20

A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Earlier in the week, I noted that there was good news and bad news for Anthony Rendon.  The good news is that he could return to third base this weekend.  The bad news is that he is losing protection in the lineup. -A note on that protection.  College Splits points out that Rendon has seen 28 plate appearances with runners in scoring position this year, and has walked eight...

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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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