2011 Draft Day Two Preview: Two Top Players Fall to Pirates

What a crazy day one for the draft.  Last year, if you would have told anyone that the Pittsburgh Pirates would have picked Gerrit Cole over Anthony Rendon, they probably would have flipped out.  If you would have told Nationals fans that they’d end up with Baseball America’s top ranked prospect for the third year in a row, they too, would have flipped out, but in a good way. Rendon’s slide to sixth overall really...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/30

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 did well in the Conference USA tournament, combining to go 6-for-16 with a homer and two doubles.  He was also playing second base during the tournament, in an attempt to show that his shoulder is fine.  However, he served as the designated hitter in the final game, so I guess there...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 5/24

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 5-for-15 this past week, walking four times.  His overall stats didn’t change much, as he is currently hitting for a .323/.526/.516 line in 186 at-bats.  On the season he has walked 76 times, which is 11 more than last season, all in 29 fewer plate appearances. The regular...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/19

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-12 this past week, with five walks and two stolen bases.  On the season he has now walked in 30% of his plate appearances.  So far in the month of April, Rendon has a .379 average and a .640 on-base percentage in 29 at-bats.  His biggest issue has been a lack of power,...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 4/12

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 I was at the ECU/Rice series this past weekend, watching Anthony Rendon in action.  Or more like watching Rendon in in-action, as he was walked for most of the first two games.  For my coverage from those events, and an interview with Rendon, check out the links below. Game One Game Two...

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