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Anthony Rendon | Third Baseman | #6

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (6) / WAS
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Nationals and 3B Anthony Rendon avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.8 million contract.
Rendon was eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this offseason. He earned a pay increase following a solid season when he batted .270/.348/.450 with 20 home runs and 84 RBI. Jan 13 - 3:03 PM

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Anthony Rendon was announced as the winner of the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award on Tuesday.

The award is officially sanctioned by MLB and was voted on by the 30 club beat reporters from MLB.com. Rendon was limited to just 80 games last season due to injury while batting .264 with five homers and a .707 OPS, but he bounced back in a big way back in 2016 by putting up a .270/.348/.450 batting line with 20 homers and 85 RBI in a career-high 156 games.
Source: MLB.com
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Anthony Rendon ripped a two-run homer in Monday's victory over the Dodgers.

Kenta Maeda left a fastball up over the middle of the plate with a runner on in the third inning and Rendon lifted it well into the left-field bleachers. It was the capper on a four-run frame for the Nats. Rendon now has three hits in 12 at-bats so far this season and has driven in four of Washington's runs.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 08:29:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs on Friday as the Nationals fell to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.

After falling behind 4-0 in the early innings, Rendon delivered a two-run single in the third inning to get the Nationals on the board and back in the game. They would tack on another run the following frame, but that wound up being the extent of their offense in a one-run loss.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-2 with two singles in Wednesday's rain-shortened loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals were unable to scratch out a run over five innings, at which point the heavens opened. The game would be called in the Diamondbacks' favor after a lengthy delay. For his part, Rendon is now hitting .272/.350/.450 with 19 homers and 84 RBI over the course of 556 at-bats. He has also stolen 12 bases.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Anthony Rendon delivered a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals fell into an early hole with the D'Backs plating single runs in the first and third, but they were able to bunch together two hits, two walks and four runs in the sixth, punctuated by Rendon's bomb. The third baseman now has 19 dingers on the season and has five games left to get No. 20.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 09:59:00 PM

Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

It appears Rendon is just getting some rest. Wilmer Difo will cover third base. Ryan Zimmerman is also sitting out, as Clint Robinson is at first base.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 10:57:00 AM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-3 with a two-run single against the Braves on Friday.

Hey, remember when Rendon drove in just one in April? Well, he has knocked in at least 12 runs in every month since. After an injury-riddled 2015, the 26-year-old is batting .277/.355/.460 with 18 homers, 78 RBI, and 12 steals over 143 games this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Anthony Rendon slugged a three-run homer in Monday’s 8-1 victory over the Mets.

It was the big blow in a four-run second inning against Rafael Montero. Rendon has been red-hot during the second half and now owns a solid .275/.354/.462 batting line to go along with 18 homers, 75 RBI, and 12 steals over 140 games.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Anthony Rendon is getting the night off Wednesday.

Rendon slugged his first career grand slam on Tuesday night against the Braves, but Nationals manager Dusty Baker said he had planned Wednesday as a day of rest for the 26-year-old third baseman and will stick with that program. Wilmer Difo is starting at the hot corner and batting eighth on Wednesday versus Atlanta right-hander Mike Foltynewicz.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Anthony Rendon connected for his first career grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Braves.

The Braves jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but Rendon turned that around quickly in the third inning with his salami. He also scored a run after a hit by pitch. It was Rendon's first home run in his last 14 games. Ryan Zimmerman also went deep for the Nats in a comeback victory.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Anthony Rendon is not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

It a routine day off. Jayson Werth is also sitting out, as the Nats have Wilmer Difo at third base and Chris Heisey in left field.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 10:45:00 AM

Anthony Rendon went 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored on Saturday versus the Braves.

He had three singles and one double. He is now batting .273/.355/.454 for an .809 OPS that is trending upward. He is a steady contributor in the counting stats as well -- 15 homers, 57 RBI, 74 runs and 12 steals.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Anthony Rendon finished 1-for-3 with four RBI in the Nationals' 9-1 win over the Braves on Sunday.

Rendon drove in Bryce Harper with a sacrifice fly in the Nats' three-run first inning and then slugged a three-run homer in the Nats' four-run fifth. His OPS is up to .800 for the first time this season. We'd expect the strong finish to continue for the 26-year-old third baseman.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against the Indians on Tuesday.

Rendon hit a two-run blast off Indians starter Danny Salazar in the fourth inning, also singling and scoring in the game. The multi-hit game was his fourth in his last seven starts, and he's got three homers in that time. Rendon is batting .257/.340/.421 with 12 homers, 38 RBI, 59 runs scored and 10 steals on the year.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
3Clint Robinson
4Jose Marmolejos
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
3Corban Joseph
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Adam Eaton
2Michael Taylor
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
6A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Sammy Solis
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Trevor Gott
8Enny Romero
9Jeremy Guthrie
10Dustin Antolin
11Neal Cotts
12Jacob Turner