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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #175: January 31, 2012, 09:25:27 PM »
2. Anthony Rendon, 3B
DOB: 6/6/90
Height/Weight: 6-0/190
Bats/Throws: R/R
Drafted/Signed: 1st round, 2011, Rice University
2011 Stats: DNP
Tools Profile: Everything one looks for in a hitter, but hardly a bat-only player.

Year in Review: The projected number one overall pick had an injury-plagued junior year but still earned a massive bonus as the sixth overall selection.
The Good: Everything about Rendon's offensive game impresses. His plate discipline and pitch recognition is already major league-worthy, and his ultra-quick bat allows him to lace line drives all over the field and crush mistakes. He's a plus defender at third base with soft hands and a very good arm.
The Bad: Rendon's college career was filled with injuries, and there are some worries that he is prone to them. Ankle issues leave him as a 40-45 runner, which could be limiting if the Nationals try to move him to second base. He's not overly impressive physically, and struggles during his junior year with the new bats left concerns about his power ceiling.
Ephemera: Rendon is the third player drafted in the first round out of Rice who was also drafted out of Lamar High School, joining Joe Savery and Kenny Baugh.
Perfect World Projection: All-star infielder.
Fantasy Impact: He could hit .300, get on-base at a 40 percent clip, and slug .500 if the believers in his power are right.
Path to the Big Leagues: Rendon's future position is up in the air, but there is no question he can be advanced on the basis of his bat. He could start the year at High-A Potomac with the hope that he will be ready for Double-A just three months into his professional career.
ETA: 2013

From the 2012 Baseball Prospectus guide.