Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 4/8-4/10

At the start of the 2011 college baseball season, I went immediately to the Rice University schedule, trying to see if Anthony Rendon would be anywhere near me during the 2011 season.  Rice was playing Marshall (4 hours, 15 minutes away), but unfortunately the game was a home game.  Then I saw that Rice was playing East Carolina, at East Carolina.  That’s five hours away, but luckily my best friend lives in the Raleigh area, and...

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Jim Callis on Taillon, Heredia, Rendon, Cole

Jim Callis held a chat on Baseball America yesterday, talking about the 2011 draft, as well as other topics.  He covered several topics relating to the Pirates.  A summary follows, but check out the link above to read the entire chat transcript: -He expects Taillon to get 90-110 innings this year, and expects him to stay in West Virginia all season, unless he dominates the level early on.  I’d agree with these.  I’ve heard...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/5

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 6-for-13 this past week, with an amazing 10 walks, reaching base in 16 of his 24 plate appearances.  Most of his hits came on Friday, in a 4-for-4 game against Marshall.  Some quick facts on Rendon: -He hasn’t hit a home run since March 6th.  He’s currently got a...

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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 4/1-4/3

With all of the talk about how Gerrit Cole has passed Anthony Rendon, and the worries about Rendon’s struggles this year, I’ve been thinking about something.  The situation with Rendon and Cole is almost like when you’re making a big purchase, such as buying a car, a house, etc.  You analyze the different options until you’ve settled in on the one you want.  However, it’s not over at that point.  Once you...

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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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