Former Pirates Draft Pick Leads Brewers Affiliate in One Hitter Over Marauders

The struggles against the Milwaukee Brewers aren’t just for the major league level. On Wednesday the Bradenton Marauders, the high-A affiliate for the Pirates, went up against the Brevard County Manatees, the high-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Manatees had Drew Gagnon on the mound, who was an unsigned prep pitcher taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round of the 2008 draft. After three years at Long Beach...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/11

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 struggled this weekend, combining to go 1-for-13 with two walks.  He continued those struggles last night, going 0-for-3 with a walk.  He only has played five games in the month of May, but in those five games he’s hitting for a .158/.333/.211 line.  This follows a month where...

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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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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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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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