Unlike second base, third base is a position where there are players ready to make an impact within the next year or so. We’ve been talking about pecularities in the prospect game and one of them can be seen at third base. Prospect status fluctuates from season to season and when some players actually make their debuts they can fall down the list. It’s funny how that happens since there is no way of knowing how the others will fare until they make their debut.
1. Anthony Rendon– Washington Nationals
2012 Level: A
MLBDC Rank: 15
Rendon was another late signee, but he entered the 2011 draft as the most advanced and polished college hitter. So, his trial in the minors is likely to be short. He may not be spending a long time at third base as Ryan Zimmerman just signed a 100 million dollar extension. He can play second base as well and that likely will get him to the majors faster.
2. Nolan Arenando– Colorado Rockies
2012 Level: AA
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Top Nats hitting prospect Anthony Rendon had to be helped off the field last night in Class A Potomac after he hurt himself rounding third in just his second minor league game. Apparently, it was not a pleasant scene.
Bill Ladson of MLB.com is reporting this morning that the injury was to Rendon’s left ankle. The slugging infielder had previously hurt his right ankle severely...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon suffered an ankle sprain during a game Saturday night according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.
– Right handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang could be at least three weeks away from making his debut this season according to manager Davey Johnson (via Amanda Comak of the Washington...
With this week's episode, the Washington Nationals regular season is officially underway, and there's quite a bit to talk about. At the top of the ledger is injuries and the issues with Drew Storen's elbow. We talk Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel, and Anthony Rendon's ankle, too. We spent a lot of time talking about Adam LaRoche's crazy start, and if you throw...