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Scott Boras will advise potential No. 1 pick Anthony Rendon

Feb 19, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

Anthony Rendon

Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon told Dejean Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that agent Scott Boras will act as his adviser. Of course, Boras must be called an “adviser” for now because Rendon is still an amateur.

It shouldn’t be a surprise to see Boras involved with the highly-regarded Rendon. The 20-year-old underwent ankle surgery during the offseason, but he is widely considered the early favorite to be selected No. 1 overall in June’s draft, a pick which just happens to belong to the Pirates.

As indicated by Kovacevic’s tweet, there’s some history between the Pirates and Boras dating back to when Pedro Alvarez was selected No. 2 overall in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft. Boras demanded that the Pirates renegotiate Alvarez’s contract after he claimed that the contract was submitted to MLB after the August 15 deadline. The Pirates placed Alvarez on the restricted list and Boras eventually got his wish.

It’s impossible to know whether history will get in the way of a potential deal with Rendon now that Boras is on board, but the Pirates could also consider University of Connecticut outfielder George Springer or UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole with the No. 1 pick.

  1. writtenbyross - Feb 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Does Boras really personally work with all of the players his name is attached to or does “Scott Boras” refer to conglomeration of agents that work for him? It seems like if he’s actuallty dealing with what seems like a third of professional baseball players he’s be stretched extremely thin and have to start dropping the ball somewhere.

    • writtenbyross - Feb 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM

      And obviously I know he’s not writing every detail of contracts, but is he doing all the negotiating and “advising” he’s credited for.

  2. Chipmaker - Feb 19, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    News flash, Rendon drops to potential #30 pick after Boras involvement announced.

  3. jwbiii - Feb 19, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    And we know this is true because Bryce Harper (2010, #1), Stephen Strasburg (2009, #1), Dustin Ackley (2009, #2), Pedro Alvarez (2008, #2), Mike Moustakas (2007, #2), and Luke Hochevar (2006, #1) all fell so far.

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