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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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 3/11-3/13

A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -MLB.com has a feature on Anthony Rendon from the Houston College Classic this past weekend. -Rendon went 1-for-6 in his two games this week, with his only hit being a triple.  He walked three times, and struck out twice. -One interesting matchup to watch on Friday is the Rice vs Long Beach State matchup.  Long Beach State will send Drew Gagnon to the mound against Rendon and...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/7

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, combining to go 9-for-18 with six walks.  He hit for a .500/.654/.944 line during this time span, with his third home run coming on Sunday.  MK Bower of Fox Sports Houston described the homer on Twitter: @pirateprospects And it was a smooth, easy...

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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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