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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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/28

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 started off the season on a slow note last week, hitting for a .250/.250/.250 line in his first 12 at-bats.  He did a complete 180 this week, catching fire at the plate, despite playing with a sore shoulder, which limited him to DH duties this week.  He went 6-for-9 with a walk...

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Weekend Draft Prospects Preview 2/25-2/27

A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend: -Anthony Rendon will probably DH in this weekend’s series against USC, according to MK Bower of Fox Sports Houston.  Rendon has been dealing with a shoulder strain lately. -For Rendon coverage, check out the Rendon Watch blog by Joseph Duarte at the Houston Chronicle. -Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated has a look at Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Matthew Purke in their battle...

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2011 Draft Prospects Rundown: 2/21

Here is a recap of how each of the top 2011 draft prospects did this weekend.  Click on their names to go to their tracker pages. ANTHONY RENDON If you were hoping for a big start to the 2011 season for Rendon, you didn’t get your wish this weekend.  Rendon combined to go 3-for-12 over the weekend, with all three hits going for singles.  One of the hits on Sunday was arguably an error on the center fielder, and none of them were...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview

Before we get down to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Prospects Preview, let’s take a look back at the 2010 preview, to retrieve the following message that was intended for us: Next there’s Anthony Ranaudo, the consensus top pitching prospect at the college level.  Just like Alex White in 2009, Ranaudo is coming in to the season viewed as a future ace, fresh off a breakout sophomore season.  I’m not going to say...

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