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Nolan Arenado 3B COL

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Felt this guy is starting to become thread worthy.

Arenado has just been crushing the ball of late in High-A ball. For the season he is at .310/.355/.493 but he has been sizzling over the last five weeks. Posting a .358/.394/.526 line in June, the real ridiculous part though is his (small sample size) July .435/.480/.913(!). Also has shown great contact ability only striking out 30 times in 306 AB so far this season. He doesn't run much but he could find him self in the cozy middle of Colorado's lineup in 2013.

For a kid who cracked 41 doubles and 12 HR last year and is already at 21 doubles and 11 HR this year it looks like more power is coming and the BA has stayed at almost exactly the same spot as well.

Starting a 3b for team US in the futures game is it a stretch to think with Moose-tacos and Chisenhall called up that he could be the #1 or #2 third base prospect in the game heading into next year?

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Whoa you forgot about Anthony Rendon and the 2 kids for San Diego(Darnell and Gyorko). It is good to see him walk more than last year though

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Didn't forget about Rendon. I think besides Rendon it would be tough to put anyone else at the position ahead of him.

Darnell has been great this year but is also 4 years older than Arenado, Gyorko is 3 years older. While they have put up more convincing power numbers keep it in perspective of the leagues and the age difference. Its more impressive to me to see a 20 year old crushing High-A than a 23 year old crushing in AA.

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The age thing is hard to decide in rankings, but i think the other 2 are a year away from the majors and Arenado is 3 away so that makes up the differance in my book.

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I added this kid via our MILB draft last offseason and have been very pleased with his progress so far. I should pony up some cash and go watch him play live. He plays about 20 miles away from where I live, but I haven't had a chance to see him yet.

I think he has a good chance at being a vital part of the Rockies future offense if he continues to grow as he's done so far.

I'm a fan.

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The age thing is hard to decide in rankings, but i think the other 2 are a year away from the majors and Arenado is 3 away so that makes up the differance in my book.

3 years is a little too long of a prediction. I first heard about this guy listening to the rockies radio station and them listing him as a possible Ian Stewart replacement at the end of this year if Stewart failed again (which he has). The days of young guys playing a year at each level are through if he starts off in AA next year he could be called up in the second half next year.

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arenado has been a stud this year.........has always shown developing power but really popping it out of the park in june/july to go with his excellent plate discipline.........on top of that he's drastically improved his D which means his home is at 3B, for now and for the future..........big potential here, get involved if you haven't already

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Quietly leading all minor leaguers with 108 rbi.

Edit: Actually leading all of professional baseball in the category! B)

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Another Arenado fun fact...He has more extra base hits than strikeouts.

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The 2nd stat is way more important than the first. RBIs aren't to important really but the lack of strikeouts is awesome.

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The 2nd stat is way more important than the first. RBIs aren't to important really but the lack of strikeouts is awesome.

I agree, but there's something to be said for a guy who gets it done when it counts...when guys are on base. Especially when your team is made up of Weeks, Stanton, Bruce, etc. who all seem to hit solo HRs 9 times out of 10.

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Rockies prospect third baseman Nolan Arenado has been named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League.Top-notch prospects like Bryce Harper and Mike Trout also participated in the Arizona Fall League, but Arenado stole the show. The 20-year-old is batting .404/.434/.658 with six homers, 33 RBI, 11 doubles and a 1.092 OPS over 114 at-bats with the Salt River Rafters. He's still likely a year or so away from the big leagues, but his stock is on the rise.

SO HAPPY to have this guy stashed away in two different leagues.......

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Rockies prospect third baseman Nolan Arenado has been named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League.Top-notch prospects like Bryce Harper and Mike Trout also participated in the Arizona Fall League, but Arenado stole the show. The 20-year-old is batting .404/.434/.658 with six homers, 33 RBI, 11 doubles and a 1.092 OPS over 114 at-bats with the Salt River Rafters. He's still likely a year or so away from the big leagues, but his stock is on the rise.

SO HAPPY to have this guy stashed away in two different leagues.......

Me too!

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Me too!

And the beat goes on...Nice exclamation point to his AFL season!

RW Blurb:

Nolan Arenado, already named the circuit's MVP, homered Saturday to lead Salt River over Surprise in the Arizona Fall League championship game.

Adam Eaton and David Nick each had two hits and Tim Wheeler knocked in two in Salt River's 9-3 victory. Diamondbacks prospect Charles Brewer was the winning pitcher, while the Marlins' Alex Sanabia took the loss. Arenado hit .388/.423/.636 with six homers in 121 at-bats during the AFL season. The 20-year-old is likely to open next season in Double-A, but if he can build on this, he may finish it as the Rockies' third baseman. Nov. 19 - 6:14 pm et

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So Kouz should be headed elsewhere. Wiggy is gone. Jordan Pacheco, Brandon Wood, and last year's biggest flop, Ian Stewart, are pretty much all that stands in the way of Arenado's arrival in Colorado...so not much, at all. If he has a big spring and starts out hot at AA, anyone think he doesn't get a call up sooner than September?

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So Kouz should be headed elsewhere. Wiggy is gone. Jordan Pacheco, Brandon Wood, and last year's biggest flop, Ian Stewart, are pretty much all that stands in the way of Arenado's arrival in Colorado...so not much, at all. If he has a big spring and starts out hot at AA, anyone think he doesn't get a call up sooner than September?

July maybe? The problem is I'm sure the Rockies know that he's special and don't want to rush him. He's also only 21 and has even played at AA yet. That said, his bat could still be MLB-ready.

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July maybe? The problem is I'm sure the Rockies know that he's special and don't want to rush him. He's also only 21 and has even played at AA yet. That said, his bat could still be MLB-ready.

Yeah, I know they don't want to rush him. I'm just a little giddy, I guess.

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He is a stud and his ETA I hear is mid-2012 if he doesn't struggle at AA initially. I'm really bullish on this kid.

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In my opinion the 2nd best position player prospect in the NL behind Harper. I think the floor on him will be an average regular and with Tulo and Cargo locked up long term the ceiling will be real high for him in that lineup

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In my opinion the 2nd best position player prospect in the NL behind Harper. I think the floor on him will be an average regular and with Tulo and Cargo locked up long term the ceiling will be real high for him in that lineup

Yea, I put him and Rendon neck and neck. There skills offensively are quite similar as well, as Rendon will probably hit for a little higher average, identical power, and both pride themselves is their approach/patience leading to excellent OBP.

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Yea, I put him and Rendon neck and neck. There skills offensively are quite similar as well, as Rendon will probably hit for a little higher average, identical power, and both pride themselves is their approach/patience leading to excellent OBP.

I actually think Arenado will hit for the higher average but we're splitting hairs at this point. I'd give slight edge to Rendon in power but Coors could change that and Arenado does have good loft in his swing for future power. Both great OBP

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Rendon not really hitting this spring, anyone worried?

i still think he's going to be a stud, i just hope the Rockies give him a chance this year and don't waste too much time on Casey Blake or Pacheco

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Rendon not really hitting this spring, anyone worried?

i still think he's going to be a stud, i just hope the Rockies give him a chance this year and don't waste too much time on Casey Blake or Pacheco

I agree Rendon will be a stud, but I think the Rockies should be perfectly satisfied with their own premium 3B prospect, not the Nationals'.

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Interesting.... Wonder how long it might take Col to realize Blake can't hold down the pos full-time.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that Rockies prospect Nolan Arenado is not expected to make the team's major league roster out of spring training. Though Arenado has not advanced beyond Class A ball, he was being considered as a candidate to be the Rockies' everyday third baseman coming into camp. Heyman also reports that Arenado will probably not need to spend much more time in the minors before getting recalled at some point this season.

(Updated 03/23/12)

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This seemed inevitable o me. He needs some more work at AA or AAA ball before getting the nod. I love his skills but at least half a season in the high minors would do wonders. If he rakes at AA like he did in High A expect the hype train to go off the rails.

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