March 14, 2011

Anthony Rendon Update: March 14

Everyone knows that Anthony Rendon will be the Pirates' first overall pick in June. WFC Blog scouts report that he's half Ty Cobb, half Jesse Owens, and half Winston Churchill, and that's a legit #2 pick and defensible at #1.

A third baseman by trade, Rendon has DHed all year because of elbow problems. Since there's not enough pressure put on gifted athletes who are under 21, I'm keeping you updated each day.

March 11: Long Beach State 2, #15 Rice 1
Rice lost another disappointing decision to fall to 9-7. Anthony Rendon was no help as he went 0-for-4 and failed to score or drive in a run. Better luck next time.

March 12: Cal 7, #15 Rice 6
With Rice already up 5-1, Rendon singled in the fifth, stole second, and scored a run. But the Owls ended up losing in 15 innings with Rendon going just 1-for-6 with a walk, three strikeouts, and one run scored.

March 13: #15 Rice 2, UC Santa Barbara 1
With their backs against the wall, Rice finally came through with a win to improve to 10-8. Chase McDowell (2-1) went the distance but received little help from the Pirates' #1 pick. Rendon went 2-for-5 with a double but failed to score or drive in a run.

Weekend Statistics
3 games, 3-16, 1 2B, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Season Statistics
15 games, .358/.500/.627, 19 R, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 17 BB, 10 K

Next Games
Wednesday vs. Dallas Baptist, 6:30 p.m.
Friday vs. Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m.
Sunday vs. Louisiana Tech, 1 p.m.


  1. Looks like Anthony had a really rough week. That must be his Churchill side.

  2. UCLA's Gerritt Cole to the Pirates at No. 1?

    I wonder which agent represents Cole.