Monday, June 6, 2011

MLB Draft Live Blog

Nationals fans need to be very happy with the way their team has drafted to past 3 years.  Rice 3b Anthony Rendon was the consensus #1 player in this draft at the beginning of the year.  He was Baseball America's COllege Player of the Year as an underclassman last year.  A shoulder injury at the beginning of this season has moved him off of 3rd base and into a DH role and has also hampered his offensive production.  When he's all healthy, he's a very mature, patient hitter that will provide above average onbase skills with above average power and terrific defense.  I doubted he'd play second base in pro ball but the fact that he was drafted by the Nationals who already have one of baseball's best 3rd baseman in Ryan Zimmerman (Evan Longoria is the other) and is likely to move quickly means he'll probably get a shot at second in the spring.

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