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Top 50 Fantasy Countdown: No. 50 Anthony Rendon

Lindyssports.com Staff

February 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm.

Oct 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 10, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) hits a two run home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

ANTHONY RENDON

BATS: R

AGE: 27

TEAM: Washington

INDICATORS

On-base .348 BABIP .304 Slugging .450 Total Bases 255 OPS .797 vs RHP .268 wOBA .342 vs LHP .276

TWO-YEAR MLB STATISTICS

BA     OBP   AB    R       H       2B     3B     HR     RBI    SB

.264  .344   311    43      82      16       0        5         25        1  (2015)

.270  .348    567    91      153    38      2        20      85      12  (2016)

2016: It took Rendon a while to shed the rust from an injury plagued 2015 as he managed just one RBI in April. But after being shifted from the two hole to the five spot in May, Rendon took off, batting .287-18-80 over the final 124 games. He piled up 43 RBIs over the final 45 games. Never mind that he laid an egg in Washington’s NLDS loss to the Dodgers.

Forecast: The various projection systems are high on Rendon for 2017; it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him hit .285 with 20-plus homers and 100 RBIs. That makes him comparable to, and perhaps a tad more desirable than Kyle Seager, Adrian Beltre and the other second-tier third basemen.

 

 

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