Found November 19, 2011 on
Not long after he was named the league's Most Valuable Player, Nolan Arenado homered to help the Salt River Rafters to a 9-3 victory over the Surprise Saguaros in the league's title game at Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Rockies third-base prospect Nolan Arenado went to the All-Star Futures game in Phoenix in July, was a California League All-Star and led all Minor League hitters in RBIs. And on Saturday, for icing on that very large cake, Arenado was presented with the Arizona Fall League's Joe Black MVP Award prior to the championship game.
The Rockies further cleared the way for Nolan Arenado to make a run at a starting position next season on Sunday by trading Ty Wigginton to the Phillies.
SCOTTSDALE — The third baseman of the future plays one more Arizona Fall League game tonight. Nolan Arenado has gone from intriguing prospect to a legtimate competitor for a big league roster spot in spring training. Such is the case when a 20-year-old dominates the fall league after driving in 122 RBIs for Class-A Modesto.
Still, jumping from Class-A to the big leagues is a quantum...