Passion powers Rendon's first year
Rice slugger named Baseball America Freshman of the Year
After watching the team play four fall scrimmages, Rice's boosters expressed their main concern to coach Wayne Graham: Is there any player on the Owls' roster who can hit 10 home runs?
Graham gave them a simple response: Yes, Anthony Rendon. Graham predicted Rendon could even hit 15 home runs and be a power threat in the middle of Rice's lineup.
"It surprised them when I said Anthony, because he hadn't hit any in the fall," Graham said. "But we watched batting practice every ...
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