A few 2011 draft prospect notes heading in to the weekend:

Jim Callis says that Cole is better than Taillon.

-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 for Player of the Year and for the number one overall pick.

-Jim Callis of Baseball America said that he would rank Cole ahead of Jameson Taillon.  Makes sense, since Cole is playing at a level that is equivalent to high-A, while Taillon has yet to throw a professional pitch, but it also really speaks t...

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