Anthony Rendon's mantle just got a lot more silver.
Following a banner year in which he set career highs across the board, Rendon was voted the National League Silver Slugger at third base for the second time since he entered the league in 2013.
He led all NL hitters at the hot corner in batting average (.319), on-base percentage (.412) and slugging percentage (.598) to go along with 34 home runs and an MLB-best 126 runs batted in. The Nationals' third baseman was also named a Gold Glove finalist but lost out once again to Nolan Arenado-the winner of seven straight.
Rendon won his first Silver Slugger in 2014, when he finished fifth in NL MVP voting. After finally making an All-Star team for the first time in 2019, he was named a finalist for this year's MVP award. The winner of that honor will be announced Nov. 14.
Recipients of Silver Slugger awards are voted on by coaches and managers from their respective league.
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Anthony Rendon receives second career Silver Slugger award originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington