It wasn’t the season the Washington Nationals were hoping for, but Anthony Rendon had another solid season.
One bright spot from the Washington Nationals very dissapointing season was the play of third basemen Anthony Rendon.
Since coming into the league in 2013, Rendon has never been viewed as a star but continues to put up great production every season. The 2018 season was no different and the Washington third basemen may have had his best pro season to date.
Rendon finished with a slash line of .308/.374/.535, 24 home runs, 92 RBIs, and 44 doubles, which led the National League. The 28-year-old Texas native also added outstanding Gold Glove-caliber defense to go with his standout offense and has a solid shot to win his first Gold Glove Award this offseason.
For years, Rendon has been the most consistent hitter in the Nationals’ lineup and has posted numbers that back this claim up. Since 2014 Rendon has hit at least 20 home runs in all but one season where he played just 80 games. The third basemen has also driven in at least 80 runs in all four of those seasons, and his RBI production has only gone up the past two years.
Rendon posted a 33 game on-base streak in the 2018 season, showing just how consistent his presence in the lineup really is. Overall, Rendon battled through a lot in his 2018 season, and on June 13 his average sat at just .245. He did not look like the hitter everyone who follows the Nationals knows he is capable of. After that game, Rendon went on a tear and continued to be the most consistent and productive hitter in the Washington lineup for the rest of the season.
Many things are uncertain going into 2019 for the Washington Nationals but one thing is for sure, “Tony Two Bags” will be manning the hot corner and producing his under the radar star year that he always does.
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