Rendon comes in fifth in NL MVP voting

Anthony Rendon’s stellar 2014 campaign got noticed across the baseball landscape.

The Nationals third baseman finished fifth in the National League Most Valuable Player voting tonight, this in just his first full big league season.

Anthony-Rendon-bat-red.jpgThis is the highest a Nationals player has ever landed on the NL MVP ballot.

Rendon got a total of 155 points in the balloting, and received one third-place vote. He was listed on 29 of the 30 ballots.

The 24-year-old finished behind Clayton Kershaw (who won the MVP), Giancarlo Stanton, Andrew McCutchen and Jonathan Lucroy.

Jayson Werth finished 18th in the MVP voting and Denard Span came in 19th.

Span received one fourth-place vote.

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