The Washington Nationals had four prospects on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospect list when it was released Tuesday night. 2011 1st Round pick Anthony Rendon was the highest-ranked member of the Nats' organization, landing 28th overall after he had a .233/.363/.489 line with eight doubles, four triples and six home runs in 43 games and 160 plate appearances in 2012. Rendon's likely to start his second pro season at Double-A, after playing 21 games with the Nationals' affiliate in Harrisburg, PA at the end of the summer.
An ankle injury suffered in his second game with the High-A Potomac Nationals cost the Nats' 2011 1st Round pick important at bats, but Rendon was one of the best hitters available in the year he was drafted by the Nationals and he continues to impress. As MLB.com's scouts put it tonight in the third baseman's profile, "Rendon has everything needed to be an elite third baseman at the highest level." If he can stay healthy. Rendon was ranked 33rd overall on MLB.com's list in 2011.