After years of crushing the ball in the MiLB, 3B Nolan Arenado was finally called up to be the everyday starter at the hot corner with the Colorado Rockies. The To-Arenado has only been in town for five games, but he has had a major impact for fantasy baseball owners.
Through five games in the majors, Arenado has racked up seven hits, three RBIs, and two walks. Arenado has made a difference from the moment he stepped onto the diamond and has Rockie fans very excited about seeing him next to SS Troy Tulowitzki for years to come.
Arenado has picked up right where he left in the minors. In 18 games in the minors this year, Arenado had a gaudy .364 batting average. He drove in an absurd 21 runs and even added 11 doubles with three home runs. The kid was doing so well, he practically forced the team’s hand to call him up.
Arenado is hands down the best prospect at the position and his best attribute is obviously his bat. Arenado has a very similar skill set to New York Mets 3B David Wright with his combination of home run power and bat speed. Arenado has several All-Star trips in his future.
Arenado will mature into a very reliable fantasy option at the hot corner. He will hit over .290 on a consistent basis and will be good for 20-plus home runs a season playing in the home run friendly environment of Coors Field. Look for him to only get better from here on out.