A Close Look Into How Anthony Rendon Built His Career and What to Know About His Family

Anthony Rendon is a talented third baseman who competes in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels. Prior to joining his current team, Rendon played for Washington Nationals from 2013 to 2019. Named Anthony Michael Rendon after he was born on the 6th of June 1990, the baseball player was raised on the southwest side of Houston. He has always been athletic as he played basketball, baseball, and ran track at Hodges Bend Middle School. After his high school education, he moved on to William Marsh Rice University where he competed for the Owls and won the 2010 Dick Howser Trophy.

Rendon developed a passion for baseball when he was three years old; he was fond of aiming and making throws at any object he comes across. Today, he is one of the finest baseball players around. Let’s take a look at how he started and the achievements he has made so far.

Anthony Rendon’s High School and College Career

While in high school, he was so good at baseball that he earned a lot of respect and admiration for his skills. As a senior, he as named among first-team 5A All-State Shortstop and an All-Greater Houston by the Houston Chronicle.

Upon graduating from high school, Anthony Rendon was drafted by the Atlanta Braves of the MLB, but he rejected their offer and joined the Owls of Rice University where he was coached by Wayne Graham. As a freshman, he won several awards and emerged as the Conference USA Player of the Year, Baseball America’s Freshman of the Year, and MVP of the Silver Glove Series at the University of Houston.

Rendon continued to distinguish himself as a unique baseball player in his sophomore year by winning the Dick Howser Award.

The Achievement of His Professional Career

Anthony Rendon earned his breakthrough when he was selected sixth overall in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by The Washington Nationals. He made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Nationals and went on to pull off an impressive .265/.329/.396 triple slash with 7 home runs across ninety-eight games.

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Excelling greatly in his games, Anthony Rendon ended his 2014 season with a Silver Slugger Award. 2015 wasn’t a special year for him but with improved performance in 2016, he was celebrated as the Comeback Player of the Year. As for the 2017 season, the Houston native didn’t disappoint at all as he went home with several awards after batting .301/.403/.533 with twenty-five home runs.

2018 was not different for the athlete as he led the league with forty-four doubles and batted .308/.374/.535 with twenty-four home runs. In 2019, Anthony recorded 8 RBI for the 2019 World Series, led the league with forty-four doubles and batted .319/.412/.598 with thirty-four home runs.

In a bid to honor his numerous achievements, Annise Parker the former Mayor of Houston declared the 29th of June as Anthony Rendon’s day.

Recent Contract and Earnings

The two-time Silver Slugger award winner recently signed a seven-year deal worth $245 million with the Los Angeles Angels. The pact was made on the 11th of December 2019 and he was introduced formally as an Angel on the 14th of that same month.

The deal came with a $571,428 signing bonus and would see Anthony Rendon earn an annual average salary of $35,000,000.

Facts About His Family

Anthony Rendon is the son of American parents, Bridget and Rene Rendon. The baseball player has an older brother named David Rendon. The two were raised together by their parents and also share a special bond as siblings. Not much is known about Anthony’s parents, his family background, and his only brother. Like their son, Rene and Bridget live a quiet life and often shy away from the spotlight. However, they are incredibly close to their daughter-in-law, Amanda Rodriguez Rendon.

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Amanda is not just Anthony’s wife but also the mother of his adorable daughter Emma Kate. The baseball player and his wife tied the knot on the 25th of November 2017 and welcomed their daughter on the 26th of July 2018. Amanda has been a very supportive wife, she constantly takes part in charity events and other social functions with some organizations including the Dream Foundations, Baseball for Babies, and the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Southeast Washington.

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Linda Nwadigwe
Linda Nwadigwe
Linda is a graduate of English and literary studies with over 6 years experience in Journalism and online media. You'll often find her labouring over publishing the most grammatically correct version of a piece of article. To unwind, She enjoys reading a book, scribbling something creative or just getting a beauty sleep. Outside all of that, you'll find her glued to a food channel

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