Anthony Rendon named NL Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .483 (14-for-29) with three doubles, two homers, seven RBI, five walks, one stolen base and six runs scored, Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network.

Rendon led the National League in batting average (.483), on-base percentage (.543), slugging percentage (.793) and OPS (1.336) during the week. He hit safely in all seven games, including multi-hit efforts in four of the seven, during a week in which the Nationals posted a 6-1 record on the seven-game road trip.

In Washington’s sweep-clinching 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, Rendon went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, one walk and two runs scored.

On the season, Rendon leads National League third baseman and ranks among all National League players in multi-hit games (2nd, 46), RBI (2nd, 104), batting average (T2nd, .329), OPS (3rd, 1.024), slugging percentage (3rd, 617), on-base percentage (3rd, .407) and doubles (T3rd, 35).

This is the second weekly honor of Rendon’s career. He was also named National League Player of the Week on July 16, 2017.

This award marks the sixth award taken home by a Nationals player so far in 2019:

* Anthony Rendon, Play of the Week (May 28)
* Victor Robles, Play of the Week (June 17)
* Max Scherzer, Player of the Week (July 1)
* Max Scherzer, Pitcher of the Month (June)
* Stephen Strasburg, Pitcher of the Month (July)
* Anthony Rendon, Player of the Week (Aug. 26)