There are many times in everyday life that saying ‘I told you so’ is just distasteful and should be avoided by those of us with manners. However every now and then a time comes along when saying that little phrase feels really good. Such is the case when I see Nolan Arenado playing well in his rookie time with the Colorado Rockies. I wrote an article a couple of months ago about the awareness that he was showing during the spring games. Find it here.
You see how I said he showed that he had the awareness and other stuff it takes to make a big play in Major League Baseball? I am paraphrasing but the article suggests he might soon go from the number two prospect in the Rockies organization to the starting third baseman. I don’t know what you see in his first seven games but let me describe them and you can decide for yourself.
Seven games have produced this line: .323 batting average, .364 OBP and a .677 slugging percentage. Add to that three homers and eight RBI already and you have a young man making quite a splash with the big boys. I don’t know about you but I think I would stick with Arenado if I were the Rockies. Considering the way Walt Weiss manages his team I don’t think we have to worry about the young man’s playing time.
By the way, yes four of those RBI came on a grand slam but well, it was a grand slam! Also it was on a night where a guy by the name of David Price started for the Tampa Bay Rays. Make no mistake; this kid is the real deal as long as he can adjust when he needs to. I look for him to make enough noise to get some rookie of the year votes.