2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Anthony Rendon
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at the Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Despite missing 19 games early in the season, Anthony Rendón set career bests in both doubles (44) and extra-base hits (70). Rendon finished 2018 with 88 runs, 24 home runs, 92 RBI, two stolen bases and a robust .308/.374/.535 slash line while appearing in 11 fewer games compared to 2017. He also finished tied for first in the National League in doubles, fourth in batting average, fifth in on-base plus slugging percentage (.909), sixth in slugging and ninth in extra-base hits.
Beneath his strong numbers, Rendon surged in the second half reaching safely in 33 consecutive games between August 21st-to-September 25th hitting .369/.454/.662 during it. Over his last 25 games, Rendon scored 22 runs with 12 doubles, six home runs, 26 RBI, 11 walks, going 37-for-99 (.374) with a .697 slugging percentage.
Yet, Rendon seems to be undervalued by the fantasy community. He’s one year removed from walking more than he struck out and during the last three years owns a 11 percent walk rate...