Anthony Rendon is an American baseball player who plays the third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. Earlier, he played for the Washington Nationals (2013-2019). During his college years, he was named the Baseball Amerca's Freshman of the Year, All-America, Freshman All-American, NCBWA's District VII Player of the Year, and NCAA All-Regional Team.
Rendon is also the winner of the 2009 Dick Howser Trophy. He was the sixth overall pick in the Nationals' 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.
Anthony Rendon is currently under a 7-year / $245,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, signed on December 11, 2019. The deal includes a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $245,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,000,000. In 2021, he earned a base salary of $27,500,000 while carrying a total salary of $28,071,428.
Before this contract, he signed a 1-year extension contract with Nationals in 2019. The contract worth $18,800,000 includes an average annual salary of $18,800,000, making him the second best-paid player on the team, only behind Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.
Salary At Washington Nationals:
In 2017, he earned $5.8 million as his salary, while he was paid $12.3 million in 2018.
Rendon has earned more than $50 million in his baseball career.
As per some reports, the Nationals offered Rendon a 7-year contract worth $210 million to $215 million to keep the 32-year-old baseman in the club. The contract guarantees him a $30 million average salary.
From 11 seasons in the MLB, he has summoned $91,244,444. As of 2022, his net worth is $50 million.
Anthony Rendon married his long-time girlfriend, Amanda Rodriguez, on November 25, 2017. The wedding ceremony was held at The Corinthian in Houston in the appearance of many guests. Anthony appeared in a blue striped suit while Anamda wore a white gown on their big day.
The wedding was planned by Kelley Lockridge with Belle Events, while Style Me Pretty featured it. Winnie Couture designed the bridal gown, and Christian Louboutin took care of the bridal shoes.
The two had been dating for several years, and the couple was seen together many times. On July 26, 2018, Rendon and his wife Amanda had their first child, Emma.
Anthony Rendon was born on June 6, 1990, in Richmond, Texas, as Anthony Michael Rendon. His parents were Rene Rendon and Bridget Rendon. He grew up on the Southwest side of Houston. He attended George Bush High School for two and a half years but transferred to Lamar High School later.
After completing Anthony Rendon's high school, he was offered to be drafted by the Major League Baseball team Atlanta Braves. He turned down the offer and decided to join Rice University to play for the head coach Wayne Graham.
In 2009, during his first year, he was named the Baseball Amerca's Freshman of the Year, All-America, Freshman All-American, NCBWA's District VII Player of the Year and NCAA All-Regional Team.
As a freshman, Anthony Rendon had .388 with 20 home runs and 72 runs batted in, starting in all 61 of the games. He won the Dick Howser Trophy in his sophomore year and was also Baseball America's College Player of the Year. Anthony was the first underclassman in a decade Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award in his first season at the college level. He finished the season with .394 hitting, 26 home runs and 85 runs.
Anthony Rendon's name was drafted in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft and was selected sixth overall by the Washington Nationals. Various scouts scouted him as the best prospect in the Nationals organization and one of the top prospects in the MLB.
In the 2013 season, Rendon mostly played as second base. He was moved back to his original position as the third baseman in 2014. He led the National League in runs scored that season with 111 runs putting up a .287/.351/.473 slash line, hitting 21 home runs and stealing 17 bases for the season. He placed fifth in National League Most Valuable Player voting and won a Silver Slugger award that season.
Rendon started with a medial collateral ligament in his left knee early in 2015. He stayed away from the game for a long while and returned to action in June of that year. However, he was moved to the second base, with the third base taken by new player Yunel Escobar. He played 80 regular-season games in 2015 and ended the season with .264/.344/.363 slash line.
The 2015 season turned out to be the comeback year for Anthony Rendon. He returned to form in the batting line and hit .270/.348/.450 with 20 home runs. He played exclusively as the third baseman and appeared in most regular-season games, missing only six games. He was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year.
Rendon led all National League position players in wins during the first half of the season but was not selected to participate in the All-Star Game. In the Final Vote, he lost out to Justin Turner. He was named the Player of the week in the National League on July 17, 2017.
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