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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Top College Hitters vs Top College Pitchers

Last year I looked at the success rates of college hitters, college pitchers, prep hitters, and prep pitchers in recent draft history.  The results showed that college hitters were the best investment to make, as they had the biggest success rates to reach the majors, and become above average or star players.  College pitchers made the majors at the second best rate, although they had the worst percentages of being above average or...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 3/15

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 horrible week at the plate, combining for a .190/.320/.333 line in 21 at-bats.  It was a rare poor performance for him, as he had more strikeouts (5) than hits (4).  He now has ten strikeouts on the year, which is almost half of his 2010 total, despite a quarter of the at-bats....

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