Rendon continued to be one of the most productive players in the majors with a .308 batting average, 44 doubles, 24 home runs, and 92 RBIs in 2018, despite the Nationals’ slide in the standings.
After that, he had a breakout year in 2019. His first appearance on an All-Star team came that year, despite a streak of stellar seasons up to that point.
With 24, he led the National League in doubles, and his 126 RBIs were first in the National League. A.319 batting average, 117 runs scored, and 34 home runs rounded out the stat line.
A second-place finish in the MVP voting earned him a Silver Slugger Award. Mid-May was a rough time for the Nationals, but they staged a remarkable recovery and won the World Series in seven games over Houston Astros in a thrilling finish to the season.
In both the Division Series and the NLCS, Rendon hit over .400, with three doubles, two home runs, and eight RBIs in the World Series.
The World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and All-Star second baseman Alex Rendon were both free agents after the tournament.
Even though the Nationals wanted to keep both players, they knew they could only afford to keep one of them, and when they signed Strasburg to a massive contract on December 9th, it became evident that Rendon would not be returning to the team.
A seven-year deal worth $245 million with the Los Angeles Angels was leaked on December 11th, making him the fourth free agency signing with a contract exceeding $100 million that offseason, after Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, and Gerrit Cole.
How Much Does Anthony Rendon Make?
Anthony Rendon has a yearly salary of $35,000,000 on average. Rendon will be paid a basic salary of $36,000,000 in 2022.