HARRISBURG -- Metro Bank Park is once again home to the Washington Nationals' top prospect.
Infielder Anthony Rendon, the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft, has been promoted to Double-A, the Senators announced. Rendon follows in the footsteps of current Nationals Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, all of whom played on City Island.
"I'm really excited," said Rendon on Tuesday, before his first game against the Akron Aeros, Cleveland's farm team in the Eastern League. "It let's me know where I am at, at this stage of my life and my baseball career.
"We'll see if I can handle it or if I can't. The only way to figure it out is actually playing the games."
Chances are he'll be able to handle it.
Rendon, who has missed most of this season with a fractured ankle, was hitting .333 in nine games for Class A Potomac. He has also played for Auburn (short season A) and Hagerstown (low A), totaling five doubles, three triples and three home runs in 22 games.
He attended Rice University.
Harrisburg begins a three-game series with Akron tonight at Metro Bank Park.