After advising to roster Anthony Rendon everywhere last season in this profile series, the perfect storm came to fruition for the talented batter. Rendon led the National League in RBI (126), tied for first in doubles (44), ranked second in on-base percentage (.412), third in average (.319), on-base plus slugging percentage (1.010) and in slugging percent (.598). On Statcast, Rendon recorded the 12th-most barrels (56) in the majors last season with the fourth-highest expected batting average (.319), eighth-best expected slugging percentage (.599) along with tying for the fifth-best expected weighted on-base average (.418).

This propelled Rendon into the Most Valuable Player conversation and set him up entering free agency. Rendon...