Anthony Rendon, Second Base, Washington Nationals, #6


Date of Birth: 6/6/1990
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
College: Rice University

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.

Rendon had a strong 2017 season, batting a career high .301 in 147 games. He finished the season with 153 hits, career highs in doubles (41), home runs (25), and RBIs (100) and 82 strikeouts to a career high 84 walks. Defensively, as the Nationals' third baseman in 145 games, he made 244 assists, 28 double plays, 83 putouts, and 7 errors. In the postseason, he batted just .176 with 3 hits, including 1 double and 1 home run, and 1 RBI in 17 at-bats in 5 games. He struck out once and walked 5 times.

Career batting statistics for Rendon through 2017 include:

  • 634 games played
  • 657 hits
  • 157 doubles
  • 328 RBIs
  • 442 strikeouts to 274 walks
  • .280 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Rendon as a third baseman through 2017 include:

  • 477 games played
  • 780 assists
  • 91 double plays
  • 340 putouts
  • 36 errors
  • .969 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Anthony Rendon
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