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MLB Draft 2011 Prospects: Rendon Is Still The Best Edition

In a few weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be faced with the question of who to take with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. The smart money appears to be on Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen. He's been very good this year, and perhaps more importantly, has been consistent throughout his career for the Cavaliers. Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon entered the year as a consensus first overall pick, but has seen injuries have him DH most of the year and sap his power away.

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Despite this, MLB Bonus Baby still believes he's the best player in the draft. Here's what Jeff Reese had to say about him:

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The injuries have been exceedingly inconvenient, certainly affecting his value to Rice, but long term, we are looking at the same player as we were a year ago. He has the highest ceiling in this draft - some will certainly disagree with that opinion - while also having the best chance to reach it. The case for anyone else must be made on that player raising his stock to Rendon's level rather than Rendon coming back to the field.

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Oh, and he's also No. 1 on Baseball America's big board. So, you know, maybe he won't be the No. 1 overall pick, but is that because he's not the best player or is it because personnel men are nitpicking him?

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