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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .272 0 0 0 0 .281 0.0
Birth Date6-6-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 19 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
1.32013
5.52014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 WAS 23 98 394 351 40 93 23 1 7 139 31 69 5 5 2 35 1 1 .265 .329 .396 .261 11.0 1.1 1.3
2014 WAS 24 153 683 613 111 176 39 6 21 290 58 104 5 5 2 83 17 3 .287 .351 .473 .302 51.3 -1.1 5.5
Career2511077964151269627284298917310104118184.279.343.445.28762.3-0.06.9

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 AUB A- 8 32 .290 .256 .319 .368 .270 .300 103 1 0.9 -0.2 0.3 0.4 1.9 0.2 1.9 0.2
2012 POT A+ 9 32 .417 .246 .320 .349 .255 .391 93 5.6 1.0 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 5.3 0.6 5.3 0.6
2012 HAR AA 21 82 .248 .256 .328 .385 .258 .163 104 -1 2.3 0.1 1.5 1.6 3.0 0.5 3.0 0.5
2012 NAT Rk 5 14 .485 .258 .335 .362 .266 .333 90 3.7 0.4 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5
2012 SRR Wnt 22 94 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 WAS MLB 98 394 .261 .253 .311 .386 .253 .307 105 0.4 10.4 -0.1 1.1 1.3 11.0 1.3 11.0 1.3
2013 HAR AA 33 152 .376 .264 .337 .401 .276 .352 97 18 4.1 0.2 3.1 -0.5 22.6 2.8 22.6 2.8
2013 SYR AAA 3 14 .247 .237 .321 .412 .255 .250 97 -0.2 0.4 0 -0.1 0.5 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2014 WAS MLB 153 683 .302 .249 .309 .382 .260 .314 99 26.9 17.6 1.9 -1.1 4.9 51.3 5.5 51.3 5.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 AUB A- 32 7 7 2 0 1 3 4 6 0 0 .259 .375 .444 .185 .290 1.9 0.3 0.2
2012 SRR Wnt 94 17 26 10 1 0 11 15 14 6 1 .338 .436 .494 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NAT Rk 14 2 4 1 0 2 6 3 3 0 0 .364 .500 1.000 .636 .485 4.8 -0.1 0.5
2012 HAR AA 82 14 11 3 1 3 3 11 16 0 0 .162 .305 .368 .206 .248 3.0 1.5 0.5
2012 POT A+ 32 5 9 2 3 0 0 5 4 0 0 .333 .438 .630 .296 .417 5.3 0.3 0.6
2013 WAS MLB 394 40 93 23 1 7 35 31 69 1 1 .265 .329 .396 .131 .261 11.0 1.1 1.3
2013 SYR AAA 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 .182 .357 .273 .091 .247 0.1 -0.1 -0.0
2013 HAR AA 152 17 37 11 2 6 24 30 25 1 0 .319 .461 .603 .284 .376 22.6 3.1 2.8
2014 WAS MLB 683 111 176 39 6 21 83 58 104 17 3 .287 .351 .473 .186 .302 51.3 -1.1 5.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1584 0.5088 0.3971 0.8824 0.5583 0.2301 0.9511 0.7095 0.1176
2014 2704 0.4989 0.4079 0.8704 0.5775 0.2391 0.9217 0.7469 0.1296
Career42880.50260.40390.87480.57040.23580.93260.73310.1252

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-10 2014-09-11 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness -
2014-06-07 2014-06-10 DTD 3 3 Right Thumb Sprain -
2014-03-21 2014-03-25 Camp 4 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-04-04 2012-08-07 Minors 125 112 Left Ankle Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 WAS $1,800,000
2013 WAS $1,800,000
2012 WAS $1,800,000
2011 WAS $1,800,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$5,400,000
2011Current$1,800,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$7,200,000
4 yrTotal$7,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 130 dScott Boras4 years/$7.2M (2011-14), 2015 option

Details
  • 4 years/$7.2M (2011-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed Major League contract with Washington 8/15/11. $6M signing bonus.
  • Drafted by Washington 2011 (1-6) (Rice).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 594 71 153 34 3 16 76 67 102 2 1 .299 .385 .471 .309 45.9 2B 0, 3B 6 5.7
80o 572 66 141 31 3 15 70 62 101 2 1 .284 .368 .446 .295 36.6 2B 0, 3B 6 4.6
70o 556 62 132 29 3 14 66 58 100 2 1 .273 .355 .429 .285 30.2 2B 0, 3B 6 3.9
60o 543 58 126 28 3 13 63 55 100 1 1 .263 .344 .414 .276 25.0 2B 0, 3B 6 3.3
50o 530 55 117 26 2 12 60 52 99 1 1 .255 .334 .401 .268 20.3 2B 0, 3B 6 2.8
40o 517 53 112 25 2 12 57 49 98 1 1 .246 .324 .387 .260 15.8 2B 0, 3B 5 2.3
30o 504 50 105 23 2 11 54 46 97 1 0 .237 .313 .373 .252 11.2 2B 0, 3B 5 1.8
20o 488 46 98 22 2 10 51 43 96 1 0 .227 .301 .356 .241 6.1 2B 0, 3B 5 1.2
10o 466 42 89 20 2 9 46 39 94 1 0 .212 .283 .333 .227 -0.4 2B 0, 3B 5 0.5
Weighted Mean534571202721261539911.258.338.405.27121.92B 0, 3B 63.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
2% 45% 6% 10% 95%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201525603741362921668571082.254.332.404.2703.125.41.13.114.96.23.3
201626614761363031670621122.252.334.407.2713.125.41.13.014.96.33.4
201727623771353021771611142.248.330.404.2693.024.51.12.914.95.63.4
201828632781393021671661181.254.338.406.2733.326.41.12.814.97.63.5
201929613771352821770651150.252.338.406.2733.226.21.12.514.97.63.4
202030607771443321570631070.272.354.425.2833.932.21.12.314.913.83.3
202131635771382821771631220.247.329.394.2652.721.61.22.214.93.23.5
202232636781342821771651240.241.326.390.2632.519.81.22.114.91.53.5
202333632731332821466581250.239.316.372.2531.914.01.21.914.9-4.03.5

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
28.733.123.724.735.230.5145.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 71)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 81 Dustin Ackley 2012 .243
2 81 Gordon Beckham 2011 .240
3 79 Asdrubal Cabrera 2010 .238
4 79 Edwin Encarnacion 2007 .278
5 77 Elijah Dukes 2008 .310
6 77 Mike Moustakas 2013 .234
7 76 Daric Barton 2010 .290
8 76 Miguel Montero 2008 .266
9 76 Adam Lind 2008 .263
10 76 Logan Morrison 2012 .253
11 76 Andrew McCutchen 2011 .303
12 75 Troy Tulowitzki 2009 .306
13 75 Luis Valbuena 2010 .199
14 74 Robinson Cano 2007 .283
15 74 Josh Barfield 2007 .211
16 74 Willy Aybar 2007 .000 DNP
17 74 Kurt Suzuki 2008 .259
18 74 James Loney 2008 .267
19 74 Kyle Seager 2012 .274
20 73 Lastings Milledge 2009 .249
21 73 Ryan Sweeney 2009 .266
22 73 Justin Smoak 2011 .273
23 72 Billy Butler 2010 .286
24 72 Lonnie Chisenhall 2013 .251
25 72 Alex Gordon 2008 .273
26 72 Buster Posey 2011 .274
27 72 B.J. Upton 2009 .242
28 72 Russell Martin 2007 .283
29 72 Rickie Weeks 2007 .278
30 72 Adam Jones 2010 .258
31 72 Colby Rasmus 2011 .247
32 72 Corban Joseph 2013 .235
33 71 Carlos Quentin 2007 .227
34 71 Blake DeWitt 2010 .266
35 71 Alex Avila 2011 .308
36 71 Dustin Pedroia 2008 .293
37 71 Matt Wieters 2010 .241
38 71 Wilson Ramos 2012 .284
39 71 Grady Sizemore 2007 .296
40 71 Chris Young 2008 .257
41 71 Dexter Fowler 2010 .265
42 71 Ike Davis 2011 .329
43 71 Sean Rodriguez 2009 .234
44 71 Gerardo Parra 2011 .280
45 70 Travis Buck 2008 .254
46 70 Johnny Giavotella 2012 .210
47 70 Kendrys Morales 2007 .268
48 70 Steve Lombardozzi 2013 .226
49 70 Stephen Drew 2007 .239
50 70 Dayan Viciedo 2013 .264
51 70 Reese Havens 2011 .000 DNP
52 70 Pablo Sandoval 2011 .329
53 70 Vince Belnome 2012 .000 DNP
54 69 Hank Conger 2012 .161
55 69 James Darnell 2011 .196
56 69 Andy LaRoche 2008 .182
57 69 Ryan Kalish 2012 .199
58 69 Curt Blefary 1968 .264
59 69 Yasmani Grandal 2013 .260
60 69 Chris Iannetta 2007 .246
61 69 Tommy La Stella 2013 .000 DNP
62 69 Logan Forsythe 2011 .222
63 69 Nick Markakis 2008 .305
64 69 Gary Sheffield 1993 .296
65 69 J.J. Hardy 2007 .254
66 69 Jeff Fiorentino 2007 .000 DNP
67 69 Jason Kipnis 2011 .291
68 69 Domonic Brown 2012 .251
69 69 Cord Phelps 2011 .189
70 69 Richie Hebner 1972 .343
71 69 Howie Kendrick 2008 .256
72 68 Tyler Bortnick 2012 .000 DNP
73 68 Jose Tabata 2013 .279
74 68 Joey Votto 2008 .296
75 68 Ryan Zimmerman 2009 .304
76 68 Jose Cruz 1972 .250
77 68 Michael Saunders 2011 .163
78 68 David Adams 2011 .000 DNP
79 68 Travis Denker 2010 .000 DNP
80 68 Ron Blomberg 1973 .324
81 68 Jeremy Hermida 2008 .253
82 68 Daniel Murphy 2009 .258
83 68 J.D. Martinez 2012 .238
84 68 Chipper Jones 1996 .310
85 68 David Wright 2007 .324
86 68 Ian Stewart 2009 .266
87 68 Chris Parmelee 2012 .233
88 67 Mike Carp 2010 .229
89 67 Chris Carter 2007 .000 DNP
90 67 Joe Morgan 1968 .332
91 67 Carlos Gonzalez 2010 .331
92 67 Everth Cabrera 2011 .325
93 67 Daniel Muno 2013 .000 DNP
94 67 Alex Hassan 2012 .000 DNP
95 67 Austin Jackson 2011 .244
96 67 Yamaico Navarro 2012 .176
97 67 Jed Lowrie 2008 .253
98 67 John Olerud 1993 .353
99 67 Eric Sogard 2010 .462
100 67 Alvin Davis 1985 .294

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .294 .359 .471 .291
11 vs R (Multi) .253 .316 .365 .244
18 Split (Multi) -.041 -.043 -.105 -.047
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .294 .359 .471 .291
31 vs R (2013) .253 .316 .365 .244
38 Split (2013) -.041 -.043 -.105 -.047
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Rendon touched four levels in his pro debut, though he only managed 43 games in all as injuries once again cut down the promising prospect. They have been a problem throughout his career, dating back to his time at Rice. A future with health on his side would be an extremely bright one. He put on a show in the hitter-friendly Arizona Fall League, hitting .338, smacking 11 extra-base hits, and walking 15 times compared to just 14 strikeouts. Rendon has everything you want in a batterís profile as well as the ability to capably field his position, leaving his upside on a plane with current Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and NL East foe David Wright.
2012 We've listed him at 3B, but he's likely to end up somewhere else by the time he arrives in DC. There's nothing not to like about last year's sixth-overall pick offensively; his performance numbers and scouting reports (70 hit) emphasize his bat control, power, and approach at the plate. The question with Rendon is where he'll end up defensively. He missed effectively a year on defense with shoulder problems, and he's been working on revamping his entire throwing motion. He's on a major league deal, so he'll be in Washington before long. He could be there at an infield or outfield corner, and his bat will play anywhere.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)As my 12-team, 5x5 roto season winds to a close, I need some keeper help. We keep six from year to year and here are the potentials: Anthony Rendon, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout (obviously), Troy Tulowitzki, Anthony Rizzo, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Nolan Arenado I have Tulo, Rendon, Trout, Rizzo, Scherzer and Stras as my six. Would you choose them? Thanks for the help!
(Jake from Minneapolis)
I'd try to find a way to keep Donaldson and deal one of the pitchers, if I could. 28 bombs from 3B isn't anything to sneeze at, plus it allows you to play Rendon at 2B next year. Pitching is everywhere. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Sonny Gray for Anthony Rendon straight up in a 12-team, six keeper league? If you were keeping Rizzo, Price, Scherzer, Trout, Tulo and Strasburg, would you even think about keeping Rendon over one of the pitchers?
(Jim from WI)
I'd be willing to make that trade, and it's something to consider, but I'd ultimately keep the pitchers. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league, which side you got? Chris Sale + Kris Bryant + Marcell Ozuna or Gregory Polanco + Anthony Rendon + Christian Yelich
(John Johnson from Wisconsin)
Sale/Bryant/Ozuna on the strength of the first two. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your favorite hitter? One that you find yourself rooting for more than others. What about a pitcher? Mine are Gregory Polanco and Sonny Gray. Just wondering if you had any guys that you particularly like.
(Nate from Indy)
This question has been plaguing me all chat, and I'm not sure I have an answer. I love watching Yordano pitch. Short guys with big velo are a soft spot for me. I love Gray too. As a Dodgers fan it's hard for me not to love Puig, but Anthony Rendon might be my favorite at-bat in the league. His hands are so damn good. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)For a Fantasy Team rebuilding this year and looking towards 2015 2016 (R,HR,RBI,SB, AVG, OPS, 20 teams) to contend would you trade Anthony Rendon for Brett Lawrie and Clint Frasier? The logic from both sides is Rendon is a more complete INF and hitter than Lawrie, with a better OPS, Avg, SB, Runs but Lawrie is the same age and only a tier below Rendon. Both have 2b,3b eligibility this year and next but long term Rendon will be 3b and Lawrie might keep 2b longer? Is it worth the hitting down grade and a chance on frasier hitting his ceiling? Or stick with Rendon who will be a top 5 INF regardless of position for the next 5 years?
(Love INF from NJ)
I would try to trade other pieces for Frazier and Lawrie. I really like Rendon long term. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)After watching Anthony Rendon a lot this season, I've noticed that he seems make a few in-game adjustments against some very good pitching. He has such good barrel manipulation and extremely quick hands to generate sneaky plus power. One thing I have noticed is that he does not seem to maximize his legs during his swing. With a special talent like him, would you work to utilize that lower half to tap into even more power? He looks like such a special player that could hit 25-30+ HRs even without such a mechanical tweak.
(Leo from Olney, MD)
No. Rendon uses his legs fine. He doesn't have to big leg kick or the loud bryce harper back foot but the big leg muscles are doing their job just fine. Like you said he could hit 25-30 anyways so I'd let Rendon just keep doing his thing. (Ryan Parker)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Bregman sounds a lot like Anthony Rendon 2.0...yay or nay?
(mat43287 from Oakland)
As a polished college bat that could go early in the draft, yes, but Rendon was a 3B who is holding his own at 2B right now while Bregman is an up the middle player all the way who can handle SS. They're not close enough to give them an updated software tag. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Anthony Rendon & Yunel Escobar as backup 2B/SS/3B in a 14 team mixed league: Just mediocre enough to suffice, or miserable?
(Phil from South Bend)
That's a deep league, man. Rendon has good upside. Escobar doesn't, but he should be okay. I like it. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. Itís probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, hereís what I came up with after about 30 min of research. Iíll note that since Iím not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, Iíve restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. Iíll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, heíd probably have made it on this list. Obviously thatís not how weíd rank them now, and itís funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last yearís pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)If Anthony Rendon were still a prospect where would you rank him in this year's Top 100?
(Hippo from C-bus)
Probably in the late-teens or early-20's, somewhere in the Bryant, Hedges, Springer, Polanco, Bradley Jr group (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Anthony Rendon. Which direction do you see him going this year. I'm tending to think he's a bit undervalued.
(higgsboson from guelph)
Hi higgs.

I see moderate improvement for Rendon. I think he'll get a little bit better but don't see him having a breakout year. I see the opposite; I think he'll be a little overhyped by some, but this has a lot to do with the leagues I play in. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have between Chris Owings and Anthony Rendon, and by how great a margin?
(gerrybraun from sandiego)
Rendon, but that's in part due to familiarity, scouting lineage and the fact he's already put in a decent big league line at 23, while changing positions. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jedd Gyorko or Anthony Rendon?
(The Kernel from Pasadena, CA)
Rendon (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Harper truly break out next year for the Nationals and how much does Anthony Rendon improve next year?
(Mike from Utica, NY)
If he can stay on the field, Harper is always a breakout candidate. He could hit 50 bombs and it probably wouldn't shock anybody. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)What would a typical Myers full season stat line look like in his prime? Same question for Rendon. Thanks!
(Cal Guy from Cal)
We talked about Wil Myers on the pod. I think you're probably looking at 25-30 HR with a .270 or .280 batting average. Anthony Rendon's harder to call because I don't think we've seen the best he has to offer, but I'd guess 20-25 HR with a .290 BA. There's a lot more volatility with Rendon for the reasons I mentioned. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for the next 3-4 years, Rendon or Matt Carpenter (assuming both are 2B)?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Anthony Rendon and it is not close. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)20-team dynasty. In a vaccuum: Dylan Bundy, Anthony Rendon, and top 3 pick (rd 1) in prospect draft for Matt Cain and bottom 3 pick in prospecf draft (rd 1)?
(Dr. Mike from Milwaukee)
I think Matt Cain will eventually bounce back, but would still prefer the Bundy/Rendon/top 3 side of that deal. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Would you be looking to acquire Anthony Rendon on a Dynasty or move him? Since his injury history ?
(Abnergreen from Puerto Rico )
Absolutely I'd be looking to acquire Rendon - especially if his owner is down on him for health reasons and you can get him at any discount. If the health concerns weren't there, he'd be a top-5 prospect. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you think of any guys who are currently in the minors that have a good chance of coming up and making an impact in the majors this year? Also, when we get through the Super Two deadline, which prospects do you think will be called up?
(Marco from California)
Three names that immediately jump to mind, Marco: Nolan Arenado (3B, COL), Wil Myers (OF, TBR), and Anthony Rendon (INF, WSH). Arenado should be ready to take over at the hot corner for the Rockies in the near future. The Rays might not be able to keep Myers in the minors for much longer, unless their current position players turn things around at the plate. And with Danny Espinosa scuffling, the Nats could look for an internal upgrade at second base, which a healthy Rendon could provide. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)What do you see for Anthony Rendon in 2014? A) Nats starting 2B B) Nats starting elsewhere C) Some other team starting 3B (due to trade)
(Cody from Cincinnati)
Realistically, I see him playing 3B for another organization. The Nats are clearly contenders and could use him a great trade chip. Plus, there's just too much downside to putting a guy who has a history of ankle problems at 2B - even though they could really use him there. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Anthony Rendon is killing it right now. Davey Johnson has stated "no matter what he's bound for the minors". Thoughts on his chances of making an impact this year.
(MerleDixon from PA)
It's important not to put much stock into a 20 PA sample, especially in ST. Rendon should be called up sometime in 2013, but not until the second-half. I wouldn't pay much attention in fantasy leagues. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are the odds of Anthony Rendon being successful in switching to second base ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
I don't like it. Let's take a guy with a history of ankle injuries and put him at a position that is physically taxing. Not sold on that. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)If a Texas genie appeared and could guarantee a healthy Anthony Rendon for the next 5+ years, would that move him up 15 or so spots?
(Milby from SF)
Absolutely. I love the bat speed; controls it well; natural feel for contact; gap power. He's a dude, but can he stay on the field? Big if. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)In one of my leagues I have serious interest coming in for my Trevor Bauer. The best offer would consist of something like Bauer and a mid-late first round pick in the prospect draft (14th or 17th) for the 5th overall pick in the prospect draft and either Anthony Rendon or Trevor Rosenthal. Thoughts on fairness of those offers?
(Slevin from Brooklyn)
Tempting. I like both Bauer & Rosy quite a bit. I think the offer is very fair and I'd take Rosy in that scenario. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Anthony Rendon? Specifically, where do you think he ends up defensively, and does he even play for Washington, or do they trade him this spring after showcasing him at 2B, SS, and 3B?
(Sara from Tacoma)
Adam LaRoche has a two year deal which fits perfectly, because as that's running out Rendon can take 3B and Zimm can move to 1B. I don't think they'll deal him unless they develop a MAJOR need somewhere and there is a MAJOR piece available to fill said hole for more than part of 2013. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you an Anthony Rendon guy? Does he have a good chance to hit right away in the majors?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth)
I like Rendon's bat quite a bit; great hands. He isn't going to be a big power guy, but I think he has a chance to be a high-average, high OBP type. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)If Anthony Rendon can stay healthy, and that's a big if, what is his ceiling in the majors? Does he start at 2B with Ryan Zimmerman at 3B? Or does he take over 3B and Zimmerman eventually moves to 1B? Thanks!
(Andrew from DC)
Andrew, I definitely think that Rendon can be a major-league regular, but I don't think Zimmerman ó†who is one of the best defensive 3Bs in the league ó will be asked to change positions. The Nats will probably continue to develop Rendon at third, with a return to Double-A to start the season seeming appropriate, and find a different position for him when it becomes necessary (second is the most likely spot). Keep an eye on where he's used in spring training for possible clues. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How can Anthony Rendon see the light of day?
(john from Chicago)
Bionic ankles (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Could you see Anthony Rendon hitting 25 bombs in his prime?
(John from Blacksburg)
I don't see that. I can see a ton of doubles and a high batting average, but I don't see that kind of power. I was thinking he could be a .285+ hitter with good OBP skills, 10-15 bombs, and a ton of doubles (ceiling) (Jason Parks)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)I am in fantasy league for the Arizona Fall League, which I enjoyed last year because it gave me insight about top prospects. Is there a guy in the AFL that you'd suggest as a "sleeper" player? Thanks a lot, I love BP!
(Julio from Austin, TX)
He isn't really a sleeper, but all the time Anthony Rendon missed this year may depress his value a bit in your draft. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-10-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospects do you see being major fantasy players next year?
(Jordan from St. Elsewhere)
Billy Hamilton is supposed to see time in the outfield in the AFL this year, and his stolen base ability could make him an immediate impact player. I love Wil Myers and Oscar Taveras, as well as Jurickson Profar. I'm not sure how the Nationals will handle Anthony Rendon with Ryan Zimmerman entrenched at third, but he has some potential to get to the bigs and make an impact quickly. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-08-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Saw the video of Anthony Rendon's 1st AA homer. Is it me, or does he have a busy setup?
(comish4lif from Alexandria, VA)
He can get busy, but the only thing that matters is how he gets to the ball and what he does upon arrival. I usually don't care about a noisy setup unless it prevents the hitter from getting into a good hitting position and/or timing, etc. Rendon finds himself in a good hitting position when his hands go back, and his trigger and subsequent extension are really beautiful. (Jason Parks)
2012-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which is the more likely scenario with Anthony Rendon? Espinosa to SS, Rendon to 2b or, Zimmerman to 1b, Rendon to 3b
(Swarly from VA Beach)
The second one. Can't see Rendon playing 2B, and Zimmerman's arm might move him to 1B. (Kevin Goldstein)


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