There was a series of interesting Tweets on Fox Sports Houston's Twitter account. This is the feed the covers the Rice Owls. With nearly a month until the draft I thought the information was worthy of a fanpost.
Below is the first of a couple tweets that inidcate the Pirates may have Rice's Anthony Rendon on the top of their 2011 draft board.
FSH_OwlsMK Bower With the #mlbdraft a month away, indications are the #pirates are leaning toward Rendon over #UCLA Jr. RHP Gerrit Cole for top overall pick.
And this next tweet was in response to someone asking for a source:
FSH_OwlsMK Bower @ @jkstephan34 Can't reveal source, but it's more than just hearsay. Of course, there's still a month to go and opinions change.
And a followup:
FSH_OwlsMK Bower @ @jkstephan34 Was told #Pirates still believe strongly in Rendon's hand-eye coordination, and everyone knows his defense is exceptional.
And one final draft related tweet that may give you some indication of just how highly regarded Rendon is by his coach Wayne Graham:
I know a coach tends to favor his own players but that is some pretty exclusive company. And of course, if the Pirates draft Rendon they will have arguably two of the greatest college hitters in recent memory. At least accoding to Graham.