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Friday, December 06, 2019

Report: Nationals bring back postseason hero Howie Kendrick on one-year deal

The World Series champion Washington Nationals and Howie Kendrick, the National League Championship Series MVP, reportedly agreed to a free-agent contract on Friday.

Kendrick’s deal with the Nationals is for one year and $6.25 million, and it includes a mutual option for 2021. In 2020, he’ll make more than he did in the past two years combined — the most recent contract Kendrick signed was the two-year, $7 million deal he inked with the Nationals after the 2017 season.

A 10th-round pick in 2002, Kendrick is a .294 hitter over his 14-year career. He’s thrived in what’s become more of a part-time role. Over the past three seasons, he’s batted .325 with an .888 OPS. This past season in Washington was one of the best of his career.

During his age-35 season in 2019, Kendrick was one of the most productive hitters in Washington’s lineup. He mainly platooned at first and second base, and played 15 games at third. That setup kept him 132 plate appearances shy of the batting title, as he posted a .344 average and .966 OPS in 121 games.

Well, at least that’s one player the Nationals will bother to re-sign….

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:07 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: contracts, howie kendrick, nationals

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 08, 2019 at 08:44 PM (#5906900)
I don't know that I've ever had reason to notice Kendrick's draft status. That's a heck of a career for a 10th rounder at 33 WAR. Pretty good 10th round that year with Jason Hammel (12 WAR) and Matt Lindstrom (4.6). I don't know where he ranks all-time for 10th rounders but he was the best over about a 15-year period (with his year in the middle), signed or unsigned. Marlon Byrd was #2. (Yes I know Pujols, Piazza and others were drafted even later ... and the meaning of "10th round" has chnaged over the years, just curious if he's the best 10th rounder of all-time. It would be nice to be able to do P-I stuff with draft info.)
   2. flournoy Posted: December 08, 2019 at 10:03 PM (#5906925)
Tenth rounders with over 15 WAR, not including those who did not sign:

Year Rd Pk Clb Athlete              WAR
1985 10 21 BOS Brady Anderson      35.0
2002 10 12 ANA Howie Kendrick      32.9
1999 10 12 PHI Marlon Byrd         25.3
1991 10  7 KCR Mike Sweeney        24.8
1990 10 17 TEX Rusty Greer         22.4
1996 10 18 TEX Doug Davis          18.4
1966 10 20 MIN Steve Braun         17.4
2000 10  7 COL Clint Barmes        15.6
1990 10  2 ATL Tony Graffanino     15.1

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