Legends On Deck

NL Player of the Week: Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

What can be said about the Washington Nationals other they are doing their best to change the end results of the 2015 season.

After Monday’s games, the Nationals lead the NL East by .5 game over the New York Mets. The East is the only division with four teams at .500 and above and the Nationals do have their work cut out for them, but they have guys they have guys that are just doing the little things to help the team win, and that can be the best chemistry in creating team work.

Looking at the numbers, most would think that second baseman Daniel Murphy would be considered our choice for Player of the Week, but we chose to pick third baseman Anthony Rendon, who from May 16th to May 22nd, he batted .500 (10 for 20), with four runs scored, three doubles, a triple, seven RBIs and five walks.

Rendon also leads the team in runs (30), second in hits (44), doubles (10), and walks (24).

In 2014, the Texas native had his best season in his four-year major league career, when he hit .287, with 39 doubles, 21 home runs, and 83 RBI’s in 153 games.  Last season he was limited to just 80 games after spraining his left knee during the 2015 spring season and started the year on the DL. He also suffered a strained oblique while rehabbing his knee, which kept him out of the lineup until June 4th.

So far in 2016, Rendon is proving that he is working towards getting back to his pre-injury form and help the Nationals win ball games. Over the past two weeks he is batting over .400 and if he continues this pace, he becomes another valuable piece for a team looking to win their division.

%d bloggers like this: