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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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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Poll: Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole

Yesterday I wrote about how Gerrit Cole might be an option for the Pittsburgh Pirates with the first overall pick.  Today Cole went up against the University of Nebraska, on the road, and pitched nine shutout innings, allowing two walks, two hits, and striking out eight.  Cole only needed 101 pitches to get through the outing, but came away with a no decision, as the score was 0-0 after nine innings. On the season, Cole now has a 1.16...

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Could Gerrit Cole Make a Run at Number One?

The consensus top prospect in the 2011 draft is Anthony Rendon, the third baseman from Rice who was the college player of the year last year, and a favorite to win the award again this year.  In 2010, Rendon hit for a .394/.539/.801 line, with 26 homers in 226 at-bats, or a homer every 8.69 at-bats. Questions have been raised about Rendon’s health potentially hurting his value.  Last Summer he suffered a serious ankle injury,...

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