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Anthony Rendon | Third Baseman | #6

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Rendon is getting the day off Thursday.
Stephen Drew will start at third base and bat seventh versus Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. It's just a day of rest for Rendon, who's off to a sluggish start. Apr 28 - 12:12 PM

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Anthony Rendon is out of the Nationals' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Braves.

Stephen Drew will get a rare start at third base. It's just a day of maintenance for Rendon.
Apr 13 - 3:44 PM

Anthony Rendon is batting second for the Nationals on Opening Day against the Braves.

No surprises on Dusty Baker's first lineup card as the Nationals' manager. Here is the full batting order for Washington versus Braves right-hander Julio Teheran: Ben Revere CF, Anthony Rendon 3B, Bryce Harper RF, Ryan Zimmerman 1B, Daniel Murphy 2B, Jayson Werth LF, Wilson Ramos C, Danny Espinosa SS, Max Scherzer SP.
Apr 4 - 12:14 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with a steal and a run scored as the Nationals' No. 2 hitter on Wednesday.

It hasn't happened much, but Dusty Baker used his common sense lineup today, with Rendon hitting second and Daniel Murphy batting fifth in between Ryan Zimmerman and Jayson Werth. That'd be the better arrangement even ignoring handedness. Considering that using Murphy second and Rendon sixth, as Baker often has this spring, would leave him with three straight lefties followed by four straight righties, it's mindblowing that he's even considering batting Murphy second.
Mar 30 - 3:48 PM

Anthony Rendon doubled and walked twice in his three plate appearances Thursday.

Manager Dusty Baker says Rendon can hit anywhere in the lineup. Unfortunately, that anywhere might be sixth initially. It'd be awful for his fantasy value if he stayed there, but then, if he plays up to his potential, it's not like Baker could keep him there for that long. After all, Rendon was one of the NL's best players in 2014.
Mar 24 - 5:06 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with a walk as the Nationals' No. 2 hitter on Monday.

It doesn't seem that Dusty Baker is dead set on hitting Rendon second, though it's still quite possible it'll work out that way. He projects as the Nationals' second best hitter, so he should bat either one spot ahead of or one spot behind Bryce Harper. Baker, though, has always been more apt to stack the middle of the order than the top.
Mar 7 - 4:37 PM

Nationals and INF Anthony Rendon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

Rendon hit a disappointing .264/.344/.363 with five homers in 2015 during an injury-plagued season, but he'll still get a nice little raise. Now healthy, he could be in line for a bounce-back campaign in 2016.
Jan 15 - 11:51 AM

The Nationals plan to move Anthony Rendon back to third base next season.

Yunel Escobar was supposed to play second base this year but had to fill in at third when Rendon went down with a knee injury. Rather than move him back mid-season, the Nats opted to keep Escobar at third and install Rendon in a platoon with Danny Espinosa at second base. Shortstop Ian Desmond is likely to leave in free agency, which could open up a spot for top prospect Trea Turner in the Nats' middle infield. Former third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has settled in at first base.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Anthony Rendon had four hits, including a solo home run, across six at-bats but the Nationals still needed 11 innings to send the Phillies to a loss on Monday.

Rendon led off the game with a solo home run. His other three hits were singles and he was stranded each time. The infielder has multiple hits in three consecutive games and is riding a six-game hitting streak. On the season, Rendon is batting .287/.367/.398 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 278 plate appearances.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored in Sunday's 5-0 victory against the Marlins.

Rendon started the scoring when he drew a bases-loaded walk in the third inning against Brad Hand. In the fourth, he knocked in a run with a single and later came around to score. Rendon has been hitting much better over the last few weeks, bringing his triple-slash line up to .277/.360/.378 along with four home runs, 20 RBI, and 34 runs scored.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Marlins.

Rendon had two of the three hits his team tallied on the day. Predictably, they did not score in the game as they fell to 71-70. The second baseman is hitting a hum-drum .269/.352/.372 with four homers and 19 RBI over 234 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Anthony Rendon had a two-run double and two runs scored against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Rendon's two-run double in the third inning got the Nationals on the board, and he scored the third run of the game later in the inning. The double extended Rendon's modest hitting streak to 10 games, and he's hitting .375 (15-for-40) in that span. The good stretch has Rendon's overall line up to .268/.348/.366 as he continues to round into form after a number of injuries marred his first half.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 12:49:00 AM

Anthony Rendon slugged a three-run homer in the Nationals' 9-5 defeat of the Brewers on Sunday.

Rendon's three-run shot blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning. He's been swinging the bat well over the last couple of days and would seem very capable of a big push down the stretch. The 25-year-old is currently sitting on a disappointing .707 OPS.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with an RBI double, a solo home run and two total RBI in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Rendon notched an RBI double as part of a three-run fourth inning, then cracked a solo home run in the seventh for the final run either team scored in the game. While this was a nice game, the second baseman is one of a slew of Nationals who have disappointed this season. He's hitting a limp .250/.335/.346 with two homers and nine RBI. Injuries have limited him to just 42 games in 2015.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 11:41:00 PM

Anthony Rendon is in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies, batting second.

Rendon didn't start the previous two games, but he's said to be healthy. The 25-year-old is batting just .208 with a .573 OPS since coming off the disabled list.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Matt den Dekker
CF1Ben Revere
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Matt Belisle
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Sammy Solis