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Nolan Arenado
Birthdate: 4/16/1991 (25 y, 11 m, 9 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: 3B
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 10, Overall: 59, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $29.5M / 2 Years (2017 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Arenado went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Team USA's victory over Team Canada on Sunday. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The Rockies have been around since 1993. In that time, 57 players have hit a home run for the Rockies before the end of their age-25 season. Wilin Rosario and Todd Helton hit 65 in that time. Carlos Gonzalez hit 73. Troy Tulowitzki hit 92. Nolan Arenado hit 111. That's a pretty big gap, and one he opened up by posting back-to-back 40 homer seasons. He became the first player to do this by the end of his age-25 season, and just the fourth player to do it in a Rockies uniform at any age. The last time a Rockies player turned the trick was Todd Helton in 2000-2001, back before the Rockies installed the humidor at Coors Field. All of that is a long way of saying that Arenado's power is legit, and not just a Coors Field creation. What's he's doing, few players in Rockies history have been able to do. Making Arenado even more dangerous is the fact that he nearly doubled his walk rate last season, and as such he posted career bests in OBP and wRC+. Overall, it was Arenado's best season, at 5.2 WAR, and if it wasn't quite excellent enough to merit MVP consideration, it was good enough to put him among the cream of a very thick third base crop. Steamer's 2017 wOBA projections call for a distinct top tier - Josh Donaldson (.377 wOBA), Kris Bryant (.374), Manny Machado (.372) and Arenado (.371). The next player on the list is Matt Carpenter at .352, nearly a 20-point gap. You don't need to necessarily make Arenado the first third baseman to come off the board, but definitely don't wait too long before grabbing him.

The Quick Opinion: Nolan Arenado is one of the finest third basemen in all of baseball, and in a standard 5x5 format, he may be the most valuable, given his proclivity for home run hitting. Just in case you're not sure, that means you should target him early in the first round. 

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Nolan Arenado RAA/100P vs All Pitchers
Season: 2014-03-31 to 2014-09-14 | Count: All Counts | Total Pitches: 1585 | View: Catcher
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