Anthony Rendon, Second Base, Washington Nationals, #6


Date of Birth: 6/6/1990
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
College: Rice University
Current Salary: $5,800,000

Anthony Rendon, second baseman for the Washington Nationals, was first drafted by the Atlanta Braves but he opted for a college education instead. In 2011, he was drafted by the Nationals. He spent all of 2012 and half of 2013 in the minor leagues.

Rendon won his first Silver Slugger award in 2014. He finished the season with 176 hits, 39 doubles, 21 home runs, 83 RBIs, 104 strikeouts to 58 walks, 17 stolen bases, and a .287 batting average. Defensively, as a third baseman, he made 235 assists, 30 double plays, 106 putouts, and 15 errors in 134 games. In the postseason, he had 7 hits, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base, and a .368 batting average in 19 at-bats in 4 games.

Rendon played in just 80 games with the Nationals in 2015. He finished the season with 82 hits, 16 doubles, and a .264 batting average. Defensively, he played 59 games at second base and 28 games at third base.

In 2016, Rendon batted .270 with 153 hits, 38 doubles, 20 home runs, and a career high 85 RBIs in 156 games. Defensively, as the Nationals' third baseman in 155 games, he made 239 assists, 134 putouts, and 9 errors. He played in 5 postseason games and he batted .150 with 3 hits and 4 RBIs in 20 at-bats.

Career batting statistics for Rendon through 2016 include:

  • 487 games played
  • 504 hits
  • 116 doubles
  • 228 RBIs
  • 360 strikeouts to 190 walks
  • .274 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Rendon as a third baseman through 2016 include:

  • 332 games played
  • 536 assists
  • 63 double plays
  • 257 putouts
  • 29 errors
  • .965 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Anthony Rendon
ESPN - Anthony Rendon