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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #175: January 06, 2012, 09:30:50 AM »
good article on Rendon's potential paths to the majors:

http://www.thenatsblog.com/2012-articles/january/where-does-anthony-rendon-fit-in.html

He has to prove he can play next season, I presume he'll start at Harrisburg or Potomac.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #176: January 06, 2012, 12:58:09 PM »
Is he even throwing yet?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #177: January 06, 2012, 03:34:46 PM »
according to Kerr he's on a strength program this off-season and expected to start at Potomac next year.

http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/12/nationals-believe-rendon-good-enough-to-start-career-with-potomac.html

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #178: January 07, 2012, 08:00:57 AM »
according to Kerr he's on a strength program this off-season and expected to start at Potomac next year.

http://www.masnsports.com/byron_kerr/2011/12/nationals-believe-rendon-good-enough-to-start-career-with-potomac.html




This will get me to at least one Potomac game this season. I'd like to see Hague and Rendon on the same infield at some point as well.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #179: January 07, 2012, 12:25:04 PM »


This will get me to at least one Potomac game this season. I'd like to see Hague and Rendon on the same infield at some point as well.

Potomac, aside from the stadium, was a real fun team to watch last year.

i wonder if Kobernus will be there as well or head to Harrisburg?   Rendon/Hague/Kobernus/Bloxom is a pretty decent A-ball IF.  In the OF I'm guessing Perez and Hood will be in Harrisburg, i'm not sure who comes up from Hagerstown (Oduber?), maybe Frietas to catch?  Maybe Goodwin lands there as well?

I wonder if we'll see any of our big arms there as well - Meyers/Purke?  I assume Solis starts there if his elbow recovers.  Ray probably gets bumped up from Hagerstown.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #180: January 08, 2012, 12:23:32 PM »
Potomac should be loaded with talent.

They will probably be aggressive with Kobernus due to his age. With Hague coming back after a year and Rendons addition, the left side looks good. Martinson and Kelso will also be promoted. So I think Kobernus goes to Harrisburg.

In the outfield, Michael Taylor and Randolph Oduber have exciting talent, and JP Ramirez will likely repeat the level. Kevin Keyes will get a bump as well.

On the mound, I imagine Ray gets a spot, Purke and Meyer may not start there but could be in in line for quick promotions if they don't.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #181: January 08, 2012, 10:26:34 PM »
good article on Rendon's potential paths to the majors:

http://www.thenatsblog.com/2012-articles/january/where-does-anthony-rendon-fit-in.html

He has to prove he can play next season, I presume he'll start at Harrisburg or Potomac.


The only option I'd accept with open arms from this article is number 1.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #182: January 08, 2012, 10:36:05 PM »
Question about his injury concerns;

Haven't they all been freak breaks and stuff, nothing lingering like hamstrings and stuff?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #183: January 08, 2012, 10:37:07 PM »
As far as I remember, you are correct.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #184: January 08, 2012, 10:41:22 PM »
His ankle injuries, yes.

His shoulder injury is the one that held him out of instructional league, and limited him to DH this season for the most part. Its supposedly just a strain and should be fine, but caused some concern that he didn't do much in the instructional league or in the AFL.

So that's the injury people are concerned about. And right now, its a bit cloudy. I think he'll be fine. Think the team was just being cautious with him. But we'll find out soon enough where he stands.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #185: January 08, 2012, 10:42:05 PM »
Healthy Rendon= .300/25 homers

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #186: January 08, 2012, 10:54:56 PM »
Healthy Rendon= .300/25 homers
With good OBP I'd guess.

Sounds like a badass second baseman if his glove is even average.


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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #187: January 08, 2012, 10:56:05 PM »
With good OBP I'd guess.

Sounds like a badass second baseman if his glove is even average.



he was good with the glove at 3B so that is likely to translate.  It's just a question about how much range he will have.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #188: January 09, 2012, 12:19:48 PM »
With good OBP I'd guess.

Sounds like a badass second baseman if his glove is even average.



Sounds like Robinson Cano :D

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #189: January 31, 2012, 09:25:27 PM »
Quote
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.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15894

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #190: February 17, 2012, 09:04:55 AM »
So, here's my question: If Rendon is 100% when the season starts, is he a September call up?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #191: February 17, 2012, 09:13:23 AM »
Depends on if they find him a new position and how well he plays there.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #192: February 17, 2012, 10:17:30 AM »
I say yes

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #193: February 17, 2012, 10:21:18 AM »
I wonder, are they only going to play him at 3B in the minors.  I thought I read that some where.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #194: February 17, 2012, 10:46:07 AM »
So, here's my question: If Rendon is 100% when the season starts, is he a September call up?

nope. the service time game.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #195: February 17, 2012, 11:04:51 AM »
nope. the service time game.

But we should be good in September. It doesn't affect his service time to get a september call up

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #196: February 17, 2012, 11:08:11 AM »
But we should be good in September. It doesn't affect his service time to get a september call up

yes it does.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #198: February 27, 2012, 02:29:04 PM »
I don't think he should play SS. Maybe 1B? It seems the FO is really happy with Desmond/Epsy up the middle

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Anthony Rendon, 3B
« Reply #199: February 27, 2012, 02:29:30 PM »
I don't think he should play SS. Maybe 1B? It seems the FO is really happy with Desmond/Epsy up the middle

They're working with him at SS/2B. I think he ends up at 2B in the near future.