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.