As the sixth overall pick in the draft, Anthony Rendon figures to be a huge part of the Nationals future. Until now, injuries have slowed his rise to the major league level.
Mike Rizzo surprised nearly everyone by promoting Rendon to the major leagues in April, months if not a full season, ahead of schedule.
It’s exciting to have a talent like Rendon with the big league club. But is it smart? Last night, he sat on the bench while Steve Lombardozzi filled in at third base.
Rendon began this season with only 160 professional plate appearances–barely a third of a season–and only 82 above the A level.
Rendon is a big part of the nats future. He needs at bats, any way he can get them. Perhaps AA or AAA is in Rendon’s best long-term interest.
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