The more that I watch Rice's Anthony Rendon play, the more worried I get that the Astros are going to go on a spurt into full-fledged mediocrity. I'm worried because that means they'll climb in the standings, and instead of being in line for the number one pick in next year's amateur draft, they'll fall around nine, like they are this year. Because there's no way that Rendon, a slick-fielding third baseman who can pound the ball all over the park, is going to fall that far. He's that good. And he's from Houston.
But this is the Astros, and the Astros are going to find some way to screw up any chance of drafting Rendon.