Originally written August 26, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Nolan Arenado has had an impressive rookie season for the Rockies.Take a look at the stats and it doesn't seem very impressive.Nolan Arenado is hitting .264 for the Colorado Rockies in his rookie campaign. He has an on-base percentage of just .301, he has nine home runs and 43 RBIs. As far as stats go, Arenado has put together a fairly average rookie season. Not great, but not bad either.However, anyone watching this team knows that Arenado's contributions to the Rockies go much further than the stats say. To start, has their been a play that Arenado can't make at third base? In the Rockies quest to find an everyday third baseman who will stick, the California native seems to have made enough web gems at third base to make up for the lost time that the revolving door at the position provided since Vinny Castilla left.His arm has been shown to be plenty good, but his range and ability to make the nearly impossible play look easy has become a weekly event. Ironically, the ...
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