Rendon will play third base for Nats organization

After the Nationals selected third baseman Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, some wondered if he would make a position switch because they already have Ryan Zimmerman at the position for years to come.

But general manager Mike Rizzo said on Monday night that Rendon will remain at third. But a baseball source indicated that Rendon could move to another position like second or first base in the future.

In 63 games, Rendon hit .327 with six home runs, 27 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .520 for Rice University. The Nationals feel Rendon is on the fast track to the big leagues.

3 Comments

He’s on the fast track so if he’s called up in September are they going to rest Zimmerman? I don’t think so!!!

Yes, agreed he will be 3rd until Zim signs an extension. Right now he is insurance. I don’t see him playing 1st given his height. 2nd base or LF.

What Mike Rizzo said was that he would start out at 3B as a Nat and be moved as need dictates. This post implies that he will be a 3B as long as he is a National and that is simply incorrect; unless of course, the Nats do not resign R Zimm.

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