Anthony Rendon, 3B, Rice

Information
Year: Junior
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Weight: 190 lbs.
School: Rice
Birthday: June 6, 1990
Bats/Throws: R/R
Profile
To say that scouts are high on Rendon is a vast understatement. The Pittsburgh Pirates, seemingly set at third base with Pedro Alvarez, would apparently be foolish to pass up on a talent like Rendon. A broken ankle followed by surgery in late July cast doubts as to whether he would stay at number one, but his abilities cannot be questioned. Rendon can hit for average and power and possesses one of the most fluent swings imaginable with outstanding hip rotation, pitch recognition, and patience. He plays excellent defense as well, as it would likely be acceptable to compare him to Evan Longoria. Depending on his physical development, moving him across the diamond to first or even second is not a stretch. Such a move could also depend on which organization Rendon ends up with.
Statistics
YEAR AVG AB H HR RBI BB K
2009 .388 242 94 20 72 31 23
2010 .394 226 89 26 85 65 22
Upcoming Schedule
February 18-20: Stanford
February 22: Lamar
February 23: Texas State
February 25-27: USC
March 1-2: Arizona