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  1. Your stat line is a couple days old. Arenado’s gone 1-7 since with his 4th home run and his triple-slash is now .298/.338/.434. Not a tremendous difference, but hey, at least his HR total is a little less disappointing.

    I don’t see any reason to believe the Rockies will bump Pacheco with a guy that young who still has plenty to prove at AA. At least not while Pacheco is hitting well. 33 for his last 67 will certainly allow Tracy to forgive his lack of walks and home runs.

    Comment by Oliver — June 1, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

  2. I understand his numbers in the fall league were great, but where’s the logic in Nolan being in AA and not AAA? And And why should we believe a promotion to “the show” is in order over AAA?? Just thinking out loud…

    Comment by longbeachyo — June 1, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  3. “where’s the logic in Nolan being in AA and not AAA?”

    Typically AAA teams are kind of a pool of players who might not ever make it to the big leagues, players who are rehabbing, or just players who are strictly going to get called up as fill in. This is especially true in the Rockies system. The AA league is considered a much harder place to hit than the AAA league, so you can say they’re challenging Arenado more by putting him there.

    Comment by GreenField — June 2, 2012 @ 12:50 am

  4. “Not a tremendous difference, but hey, at least his HR total is a little less disappointing.”

    While Nolan does have power, the reason why he’s considered such a talent is the ability to be and RBI guy, hit for average, and in 2011 his great strikeout to walk ratio. I’m not sure he was ever considered a huge HR guy. (although his 20 HRs at Modesto were quite impressive as his home park limited HRs by 23% compared to other parks in the league.)

    As for Pacheco. The kid can flat out rake. Probably not much of a home run guy, but could hit well above .300. Fun situation to have… two great hitting third basemen. One of them could end up as trade bait.

    Comment by GreenField — June 2, 2012 @ 12:57 am

  5. Many teams also put players in AAA when they are blocked at the major league level, which Arenado is not. Pacheco is a nothing more than a major league bench player.

    Comment by AJ — June 2, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

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