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How far could Anthony Rendon drop?

Updated: May 9, 2011, 5:01 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

It's late enough in the season to believe that any poor performances from here on out could hurt a prospect's draft stock. With that said, it wasn't a good weekend for Texas right-hander Taylor Jungmann, Rice's Anthony Rendon or Oregon's Tyler Anderson.

Rendon finished the weekend 1-for-13 with two walks, dropping to .333/.535/.532 for the season, a solid yet unremarkable line for the player that started the campaign as the No. 1 overall talent. I wrote in March that if Rendon's injury concerns didn't subside and his performance pick up that it's not out of the question that the pre-season player of the year in college baseball could slip down to the Chicago Cubs at No. 9.

Scouts are not seeing much evidence that the shoulder or ankles are bothering him at the plate or on the bases. But at some point clubs may start to believe in what they are seeing now more than what they saw a year ago.


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