MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Hitters at Every Minor League Level

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MLB Prospects Update: Hottest, Coldest Hitters at Every Minor League Level
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Since returning to the minors from a brief big league debut, Anthony Rendon has been on a tear.

Not all top prospects "get it" in their first taste of the major leagues. Actually, most don't.

Sure, there are rare exceptions, like Jose Fernandez of the Marlins this year. But even Mike Trout wasn't Mike Trout until his second go-round. Remember, he hit just .220 in his first 40 games back in 2011.

A similar scenario could play out for the Nationals' Anthony Rendon. The sixth overall pick in 2011, Rendon got the call to help cover third base when Ryan Zimmerman hit the DL in late April, and the 22-year-old proceeded to go 6-for-25 (.240) and was promptly sent back down once Zimmerman was healthy.

Still, Rendon didn't look overmatched, thanks to his elite approach (five walks in 30 plate appearances), and has done nothing but rake—and walk—in the 17 games since heading back to Double-A Harrisburg. Over that time, Rendon is triple-slashing .377/.487/.754 with 14 extra-base hits (four homers), 17 RBI and 14 walks.

Next time Mr. Rendon goes to Washington, he might be there to stay.

Including the red-hot Rendon, here's the latest look at the hottest and coldest minor leaguers at each level. 

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