The Book on Anthony Rendon
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Anthony Rendon / 3B, WAS
Houston, TX, USA
6 | 3/21/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/20/2013): #24
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #28
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #37
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #33
Baseball America 2013: #30
Baseball Prospectus: #35
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
He doesn't have Bryce Harper's moonshot power, but Anthony Rendon is probably still the best pure hitter in the Nationals system today. (Overshadowed by Harper from the very beginning, Rendon was the team's first round draft pick in 2011.) A nominal third baseman, he'll probably shift to second or left field for the Nats soon, at least as long as Ryan Zimmerman appears entrenched at the hot corner. He'll definitely be a potent part of a future Nats lineup, and is the most anticipated new National bat, now that Harper has settled into Beltway life for good.
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News and Notes
5/3/2013 by KDaddy
Following the activation of real third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the Nats are sending Anthony Rendon back to AA, as expected. Rendon went 6-for-25 (.240) in eight fill-in games. He's not quite ready yet, but that was a nice preview.
4/12/2012 by KDaddy
Following x-rays, Anthony Rendon's injury has been confirmed as a hairline fracture, rather than a sprain as originally reported. He'll wear an immobilizing boot for awhile, and won't be ready for game action for 6-8 weeks. We didn't expect to see him until June anyway: now July (if the Nats are contending) or September (if they're not) seem more likely.
4/9/2012 by KDaddy
Anthony Rendon suffered a badly-sprained ankle yesterday and will be sidelined indefinitely. No ETA has yet been given for his return, but injuries of this type usually mean 30 days or more on the sidelines, and if it's severe, it could mean even more than that. X-Rays may be forthcoming.