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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The Problem With Gerrit Cole

For the last few weeks, UCLA starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has been getting more and more attention for the first overall pick in the 2011 draft, thanks to his strong start to the 2011 season, and struggles from Anthony Rendon.  As I’ve pointed out many times, Cole’s talent is definitely there, making him worthy of consideration for the first overall pick, over Rendon.  However, there’s a huge risk with college...

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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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