36 Facts About Anthony Rendon


Anthony Michael Rendon is an American baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

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Anthony Rendon has previously played for the Washington Nationals and was a member of the Nationals' 2019 World Series champion team over his hometown Houston Astros.

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Anthony Rendon was selected sixth overall in the 2011 MLB draft by the Nationals.

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Anthony Rendon is an All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner.

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Anthony Rendon grew up on the southwest side of Houston and excelled academically and in sports.

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Anthony Rendon was a star basketball player, track athlete, and baseball player at Hodges Bend Middle School.

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Out of high school, Anthony Rendon was drafted in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Atlanta Braves.

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Anthony Rendon turned down their signing bonus to play for Rice University and head coach Wayne Graham.

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Anthony Rendon led the conference in numerous offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage and home runs, setting a new Rice freshman record.

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Anthony Rendon is only the second player to be named Conference USA Player of the Year twice.

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Again, Anthony Rendon flashed the leather, raising his fielding percentage to.

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Anthony Rendon suffered another right ankle injury in the first game against South Korea.

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Anthony Rendon was a member of Wiess College while at Rice.

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Anthony Rendon started the 2013 season with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators.

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Anthony Rendon was recalled by the Nationals on June 4,2013, and replaced second baseman Danny Espinosa.

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Anthony Rendon placed fifth in National League Most Valuable Player voting and was awarded a Silver Slugger for his performance as a top-hitting third baseman.

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Anthony Rendon ranked second among National League position players in wins above replacement, just behind Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Anthony Rendon sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee early during spring training in 2015, and then strained an oblique muscle while on a rehab assignment with the Class-AA Harrisburg Senators, being shut down on May 4.

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Anthony Rendon finally returned to major league action on June 4,2015, but found himself moved back to second base, with the job of everyday third baseman being held down by new acquisition Yunel Escobar.

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Anthony Rendon was part of a spectacular defensive play in an August 15,2015, game against the San Francisco Giants.

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Anthony Rendon's power was noticeably sapped following the oblique injury, as he hit just five home runs over the course of the season.

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Anthony Rendon returned to form with a batting line over the course of the 2016 season closely mimicking his 2014 campaign, hitting.

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Anthony Rendon avoided spending any time on the disabled list, appearing in all but six regular-season games for the Nationals and exclusively playing third base, with Escobar traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the off-season.

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Anthony Rendon's improved performance during the season, Rendon was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year.

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Anthony Rendon became the 13th major leaguer with 10 or more RBI in one game while setting a Nationals record.

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Anthony Rendon became the third player in major league history to attain both six hits and ten RBI in the same game, following Jim Bottomley and Walker Cooper.

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Anthony Rendon was one of the options in the "final vote" but lost out to Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Anthony Rendon was selected to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game for the first time in his career.

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Anthony Rendon said he was honored to be chosen, but opted not to attend the game in Cleveland in order to recover from minor injuries.

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Anthony Rendon hit key home runs in Games 6 and 7 of the World Series and his 8 RBIs for the 2019 World Series were the most by a Nationals player.

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On December 11,2019, Anthony Rendon agreed to a 7-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, two days after Nationals signed Strasburg to a similar deal.

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Anthony Rendon was formally introduced as an Angel on December 14,2019.

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On July 28,2020, Anthony Rendon made his Angels debut in the shortened 60 game season.

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Anthony Rendon ended the hitless streak on August 10,2020, hitting a home run off of Sean Manaea of the Oakland Athletics.

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On May 10,2022, during Reid Detmers' no-hitter, Anthony Rendon hit his first left-handed home run, against position player pitcher Brett Phillips.

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Anthony Rendon took leave from the Nationals for several days to attend to the birth.

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