Anthony Rendon chose to attend Rice University instead of joining the Atlanta Braves after being taken in the 27th round of the amateur draft in 2008.
As a result, he was awarded the Dick Howser Trophy and named the ABCA Player of the Year for 2010. It wasn’t long before he was selected by the Washington Nationals in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
Only 43 games at four different levels of the minor leagues were played by Rendon, who made his professional baseball debut in 2012.
In his second game of the season, on April 7th, he suffered a significant ankle sprain and was forced to miss three months of activity with the Class A Potomac Nationals.
First, he played for the GCL Nationals (.364) and the Auburn Doubledays (.259) of the New York-Penn League (.259), where he had a.259 batting average in eight games.
He earned a promotion to the AA Harrisburg Senators after hitting .333 in nine games for Potomac. He concluded the season with a.162 batting average in 21 games.
Although his overall batting average was low at.233, his OBP and slugging percentage were high at
.363 and .469, respectively.
He had eight doubles, four triples and six home runs in his short playing time. At the start of 2013, Baseball America ranked him as the 30th best prospect in the game.
In his first seven games back in Harrisburg in 2013, he batted.292 with two home runs.
How Tall Is Anthony Rendon?
Anthony Rendon is i.85m tall.