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Nolan Arenado 3B COL

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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 think you meant Arenado...I think he'll be up around late June/early July. Played great in A ball and AFL.

If you meant Rendon, I wouldn't be concerned at all about how he played in ST. As long as he's healthy, I think he's a sure bet to be at minimum a producing regular, with a significant opportunity to be a top caliber player at whatever position he ends up. He actually played a little SS during ST as well.

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Definitely meant Arenado, musta had Rendon in the back of my mind haha.

ya I'm hoping Arenado makes it to the big leagues by at least mid-season, could be a great late round keeper pick.

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Definitely meant Arenado, musta had Rendon in the back of my mind haha.

ya I'm hoping Arenado makes it to the big leagues by at least mid-season, could be a great late round keeper pick.

Late round keeper pick?

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From Rotoworld:

Rockies released 3B Casey Blake.

Blake entered spring training as the favorite for the starting third base job, but struggled to stay healthy and batted just .150 (3-for-20) with a homer and seven strikeouts. The 38-year-old may just opt for retirement at this point. The Rockies appear content to go with Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson as stop-gap options until top prospect Nolan Arenado is deemed ready for the big leagues.

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His BB/K rate makes me think he's going to dominate the minors again this year. I wouldn't be to surprised if he's in the majors by the end of the year and their opening day next year.

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From Rotoworld:

Rockies released 3B Casey Blake.

Blake entered spring training as the favorite for the starting third base job, but struggled to stay healthy and batted just .150 (3-for-20) with a homer and seven strikeouts. The 38-year-old may just opt for retirement at this point. The Rockies appear content to go with Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson as stop-gap options until top prospect Nolan Arenado is deemed ready for the big leagues.

Pacheco should get the majority of at bats in the meantime.

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Pacheco should get the majority of at bats in the meantime.

Does anyone have any faith in Nelson anymore?

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Does anyone have any faith in Nelson anymore?

I remember when they drafted him and the concern was he and Tulo played the same position...talk about different career paths.

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Does anyone have any faith in Nelson anymore?

He will never be a regular at 3B, or if he is thats gonna be 1 punchless 3Bman. His best chance is backup infielder for a couple years then take the riens at 2B when The Scooter hangs it up.

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Since we're on the topic of Rendon vs. Arenado, who is the better keeper stash? Rendon seems more interesting to me b/c he could move to 2B and a 2B with power is more valuable than the 3B.

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Since we're on the topic of Rendon vs. Arenado, who is the better keeper stash? Rendon seems more interesting to me b/c he could move to 2B and a 2B with power is more valuable than the 3B.

If I had to pick one I would lean toward Rendon. I think he has the better pedigree and some of skills seem a bit more refined. I think they are very similar in terms of ceiling but I think Rendon has a little higher floor.

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Thanks...Arenado is supposed to come up this year and Rendon probably not until mid 2013. Isn't there more value to Arenado now b/c he could be a guy who comes up now and mashes and helps fantasy owners this year.

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Thanks...Arenado is supposed to come up this year and Rendon probably not until mid 2013. Isn't there more value to Arenado now b/c he could be a guy who comes up now and mashes and helps fantasy owners this year.

Prospects is a long haul deal, not year to year. Like a fine whine

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Prospects is a long haul deal, not year to year. Like a fine whine

Or a gorgeous tantrum...

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Since we're on the topic of Rendon vs. Arenado, who is the better keeper stash? Rendon seems more interesting to me b/c he could move to 2B and a 2B with power is more valuable than the 3B.

I'd probably go with Arenado. Younger and the Coors factor. At this stage both are similarly proven (High A ball is similar to major college ball)

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Had a great debut in AA tonight. 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI. And it was against one of San Deigo's better pitching prospects too. Picking up right where he left off last year.

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Commence Lawrie-esque hype sequence in.......

Personally, I think Arenado will be better.

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Personally, I think Arenado will be better.

Hopefully. I have them both tho so I'm set either way.

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Had a great debut in AA tonight. 4-5, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI. And it was against one of San Deigo's better pitching prospects too. Picking up right where he left off last year.

Which one of the SD pitchers was it?

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Juan Oramas. Don't know a ton about him, but he's rated as their 16th best prospect, right in between Anthony Bass and Donavan Tate.

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Personally, I think Arenado will be better.

His numbers seem impressive but seeing him on youtube he doesn't look like a star. No way is he better than Lawrie.

Is that really Arenado?

Has he improved his swing drastically?

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Well this is the middle of last year with Modesto..

and then the fall league in October..

It seems slightly different. But I don't necessarily see what's wrong with it anyway. His follow through was a little awkward a couple times in your video from two years ago, but not much else. I think more importantly is that he has a great eye and is able to cover the whole plate and consistently make contact, even just to foul pitches off. That's the sign of a good hitter to me, ala Todd Helton.

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