Tag: Anthony Rendon

Francisco Liriano Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Pirates Win

Francisco Liriano and the Pirates defense went out and did what playoff-caliber run preventers do. They frustrated and flummoxed the Washington Nationals over Liriano’s 7.2 shutout innings on the way to a 4-2 victory. As the games against fellow contending teams become more important, we may see more pitchers’ duels like Tuesday’s face-off between Liriano […]
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Gerrit Cole Rolls Through Nationals in 5-1 Pirates Victory

Gerrit Cole stepped into Tuesday’s start as the worst-performing pitcher in the Pirates rotation. Actually, let’s call it “worst-performing” because it’s really only his ERA (3.89, still better than NL-average) and strikeout rate (5.4 K/9) that were lagging behind the rest of the Pirates’ run-prevention machine of a rotation. Well the young phenom smothered his […]
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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 […]
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The Worst Move in the World

For the longest time it seemed like we wouldn’t know who the Pittsburgh Pirates would be selecting with the first overall pick in the draft until the pick was actually announced.  We had narrowed down the field to top college players Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Danny Hultzen, but no news was coming out that […]
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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

2011 MLB Draft Coverage Links Anthony Rendon Tracker Gerrit Cole Tracker Danny Hultzen Tracker Interview with Anthony Rendon Anthony Rendon Video Recap Top Prep Players and Their Commitments Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup Poll: Who Would You Pick? Chat: Submit Your Questions Pirates Expected to Take Gerrit Cole Drafting For Need is a Mistake 2011 […]
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Pittsburgh Pirates Mock Draft Roundup and Analysis

The 2011 MLB draft is only three days away, which means we’re getting plenty of mock drafts with anticipation about how the draft will play out.  Normally we’d at least have a good idea about who the number one pick would be, although with the uncertainty surrounding this draft, the field is wide open.  Let’s […]
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Is Hultzen the Next Bullington?

In 2002, the Pittsburgh Pirates had the first overall pick in the Major League draft.  With the pick, the Pirates selected right handed pitcher Bryan Bullington out of Ball State University.  Every year since then, during this time period of pre-draft rumors discussing who teams could potentially select, Pirates fans have been searching for the […]
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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 […]
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Draft Updates: Best Tools, Pirates Narrowing Choices?

Yesterday, Baseball America released their top 200 prospects, naming Anthony Rendon the number one prospect in the draft.  Today there are two more big draft updates: -The first comes again from Baseball America.  They’ve released their “Best Tools” list, detailing the best tools in the draft, broken down by college and prep players.  Anthony Rendon […]
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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 […]
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