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Birth Date4-16-1991
Height6' 2"
Weight205 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 15 days
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 COL 22 133 514 486 49 130 29 4 10 197 23 72 1 2 2 52 2 0 .267 .301 .405 .236 7.8 14.8 2.4
2014 COL 23 111 467 432 58 124 34 2 18 216 25 58 4 5 1 61 2 1 .287 .328 .500 .273 24.8 14.3 4.3
Career244981918107254636284134813057311341.277.314.450.25432.529.16.8

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 CAS Rk 54 225 .266 .273 .338 .405 .268 .322 101 1.4 6.9 0.4 -4.9 0.6 11.3 0.6 11.3 0.6
2010 ASH A 92 400 .290 .258 .325 .376 .265 .333 108 12.8 11.8 0.7 -6.4 -3.3 24.0 1.8 24.0 1.8
2011 MOD A+ 134 583 .294 .279 .346 .432 .275 .293 96 22 17.5 2.2 -10.8 1.4 46.3 3.5 46.3 3.5
2012 TUL AA 134 573 .281 .257 .326 .389 .265 .296 96 12.7 15.8 2.2 27.4 -4.1 34.5 6.5 34.5 6.5
2013 COL MLB 133 514 .236 .253 .313 .395 .257 .296 113 -11.7 13.5 1.8 14.8 1.1 7.8 2.4 7.8 2.4
2013 CSP AAA 18 75 .337 .289 .360 .448 .272 .368 119 6.3 2.2 0.3 2.6 -1.6 9.1 1.2 9.1 1.2
2014 COL MLB 111 467 .273 .250 .312 .386 .260 .294 120 5.7 12.0 1.7 14.3 1.3 24.8 4.3 24.8 4.3
2014 CSP AAA 5 20 .245 .265 .318 .403 .254 .412 118 -0.3 0.6 0 -0.2 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 CAS Rk 225 28 61 15 0 2 22 16 18 5 2 .300 .357 .404 .103 .266 11.3 -4.9 0.6
2010 ASH A 400 45 115 41 1 12 65 19 52 1 3 .308 .344 .520 .212 .290 24.0 -6.4 1.8
2011 MOD A+ 583 82 154 32 3 20 122 47 53 2 1 .298 .349 .487 .190 .294 46.3 -10.8 3.5
2012 TUL AA 573 55 147 36 1 12 56 39 58 0 2 .285 .337 .428 .143 .281 34.5 27.4 6.5
2013 CSP AAA 75 14 24 11 0 3 21 5 9 0 2 .364 .392 .667 .303 .337 9.1 2.6 1.2
2013 COL MLB 514 49 130 29 4 10 52 23 72 2 0 .267 .301 .405 .138 .236 7.8 14.8 2.4
2014 CSP AAA 20 2 7 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 .350 .350 .450 .100 .245 0.6 -0.2 0.0
2014 COL MLB 467 58 124 34 2 18 61 25 58 2 1 .287 .328 .500 .213 .273 24.8 14.3 4.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1724 0.4849 0.5572 0.8188 0.6974 0.4245 0.8988 0.6950 0.1813
2014 1591 0.4833 0.5255 0.8481 0.6866 0.3747 0.8864 0.7825 0.1519
Career33150.48410.5420.83290.69220.40060.89280.7370.1672

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-15 2014-09-29 DTD 14 13 - General Medical Pneumonia -
2014-05-24 2014-07-03 15-DL 40 37 Left Fingers Fracture Mallet Finger Sliding -
2014-03-23 2014-03-24 Camp 1 0 Left Hand Contusion HBP - -
2013-09-17 2013-09-20 DTD 3 3 Right Thumb Sprain -
2013-09-05 2013-09-06 DTD 1 0 Right Thumb Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 COL $
2014 COL $500,000
2013 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 155 dScott Boras1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Colorado 3/9/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Colorado 4/28/13.
  • Drafted by Colorado 2009 (2-59) (El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.). $0.625M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .296 .349 .496 .259
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .281 .370 .216
18 Split (Multi) -.040 -.068 -.126 -.044
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .296 .349 .496 .259
31 vs R (2013) .256 .281 .370 .216
38 Split (2013) -.040 -.068 -.126 -.044
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your expectations for Nolan Arenado for the next two or three seasons? Is there room for more growth?
(sitdancer from DC)
Provided that Arenado can stay healthy, I think he's a perennial five-win player. He was well on his way to that this year, even amid injuries, and while I don't see a lot of further growth, he's already a heck of a regular third baseman. That being said, the strides he made defensively to become one of the elite 3Bs in the league are very impressive and might point to the ability to keep improving well into his 20s. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)As my 12-team, 5x5 roto season winds to a close, I need some keeper help. We keep six from year to year and here are the potentials: Anthony Rendon, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout (obviously), Troy Tulowitzki, Anthony Rizzo, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Nolan Arenado I have Tulo, Rendon, Trout, Rizzo, Scherzer and Stras as my six. Would you choose them? Thanks for the help!
(Jake from Minneapolis)
I'd try to find a way to keep Donaldson and deal one of the pitchers, if I could. 28 bombs from 3B isn't anything to sneeze at, plus it allows you to play Rendon at 2B next year. Pitching is everywhere. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I just traded Nolan Arenado, Julio Urias and Brian Goodwin for David Wright in a 16 team, 40 man roster, 5x5 league. I am middle division team with a surplus of good prospects. Thoughts on the deal?
(Gravybill from New York, NY)
I think you gave up a lot, but if you think you can compete in the next two seasons, this is fine. I like Arenado more than most and used to like Goodwin more than most, though his star is fading in my eyes. Urias will be quite good, but not irreplaceable. (Ben Carsley)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nolan Arenado going to break out this year? What do you think his chances are of hitting in the #2 hole ahead of Cargo and Tulo? If he does he should see a ton of pitches to hit.
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
My guess is he won't bat that high. He should be a little better offensively than he was last season. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ronit, Hope your having a good day. I was recently offered this trade what are your thoughts. traded Nolan Arenado, Col 3B receive George Springer, Charlie Morton,I have no inside info on this guy Morton
(OB1 from N.Y.C.)
Don't worry, you don't need it. I'd rather have Springer than Arenado in fantasy to begin with. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)N. Arenado or B. Belt for CI, this year and the future?
(Ryan from Wintery Wonderland)
Hi Ryan:

I'd go with Brandon Belt over Nolan Arenado both this year and long term. I like Belt a lot better as a pure hitter and even though Arenado is in Colorado I'm skeptical that he is ever going to be a big time masher. The park difference is significant which makes Arenado tempting in a keep forever, but I'm going with the talent here and taking Belt. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer long-term? Nolan Arenado or Jedd Gyorko?
(chaneyhey from St. Louis)
Ooh that's tough. I have them close so I have to give Arenado the edge because of his setting. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)5 hours! Thanks for all the chat, awesome stuff. Does Nolan Arenado make a top-10 3B next year? Is he basically valuable only because of Coors?
(ravenight from Boston)
You're welcome! I don't think he's quite top 10, but his value is boosted by Coors for sure. I like him more for 2015. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)I am currently rostering both Brett Lawrie and Nolan Arenado in a 12-team H2H redraft league (OBP replaces AVG otherwise standard 5 categories). I don't want to carry more than one 3B and neither has trade value...who should I drop? I just can't imagine a world where I regret dropping Lawrie at this point...am I wrong?
(Ragnhild from Norway)
Lawrie looks horrendous to me. He has poor pitch selection and tries to destroy every baseball thrown his way. I see him get himself out more often than not by going after the pitcher's pitch rather than waiting for one he can do something with. Arenado has less major league experience but already does this better. (Jason Collette)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Nolan Arenado's running a good LD% now, but with little to show in the way of BABIP. When all is said and done with normalization, what kind of slash line do you see Nolan Arenado putting up for the rest of the year?
(Bodhizefa from Greensboro, NC)
.270/.330/.480 (Jason Collette)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I currently do not have an active 3B on the roster and no teams are interested in trading. Any off the radar (like not in the top 20 at the position guys) you would use in your lineup? I am looking at guys like Chisenhall, Gillaspe, Nunez, Nix, etc.) Will Ryan Wheeler make an appearance this year or he essentially blocked by Nolan Arenado?
(MN Mike from MN)
Chis should be on the fat side of the platoon & he's raking righties. If they use him as platoon only, he works. Gillaspie might get more burn as Keppinger fails. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)My dad picked up Nolan Arenado before I was able to. Do you think he will hit right away?
(Alex from Anaheim)
He gets to play his home games at Coors Field so I wouldn't rule it out. Gotta tip your cap to pops for being quick with the add. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Just offered Chris Archer and Nolan Arenado for Cingrani in a keeper league where I am rebuilding from scratch. Thoughts?
(Joe from Seattle)
Leave the chat right now and hit accept. I give you permission to go. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you think of any guys who are currently in the minors that have a good chance of coming up and making an impact in the majors this year? Also, when we get through the Super Two deadline, which prospects do you think will be called up?
(Marco from California)
Three names that immediately jump to mind, Marco: Nolan Arenado (3B, COL), Wil Myers (OF, TBR), and Anthony Rendon (INF, WSH). Arenado should be ready to take over at the hot corner for the Rockies in the near future. The Rays might not be able to keep Myers in the minors for much longer, unless their current position players turn things around at the plate. And with Danny Espinosa scuffling, the Nats could look for an internal upgrade at second base, which a healthy Rendon could provide. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Cory ..... thanks for the chat. Which hot prospects do you think will be "held back" in the minors for Super-2 considerations this year? Taveras? Others?
(dianagram from VORGville)
Well, to be fair, Taveras doesn't have a clear-cut path to playing time, with Holliday and Beltran on the corners and Jay as the primary/platoon CF. But he will probably hit his way into a job this year. Wil Myers, Nolan Arenado, Jurickson Profar and Kolten Wong are just a few others who quickly come to mind. Like Taveras, Profar may indeed be ready right now, but there's no clear-cut everyday job for him right now so I can see the Rangers giving him a few more weeks in Triple-A while they figure it out. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to predict Nolan Arenado's fantasy value next year, whose would it be comparable to?
(Heinrich from San Diego)
Oh man, you'd really have to know how much he's going to be up. He could get service timed or could just be deemed unready. It sounds from what I've been reading that he won't start the season in the majors, so would his comps be Olt and A-Rod in that regard?

Next year should be much easier to predict with him. (Zachary Levine)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Looking at Rox for some high upside guys. With Nolan Arenado's hot start, do you think Chris Nelson will get enough playing time to warrant a protection at $5 (eligible at 2B)? Also, any chance Eric Young Jr sneaks into the lineup enough to steal 30+?
(Scott from LA)
If this is an NL-only leagues, I'd protect Nelson for $5. Young will likely get 25ish steals, but erratically and without much production elsewhere. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any chance Nolan Arenado wins the third base job?
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
I'll give him about a 25% chance to emerge with the gig on Opening Day, and possibly better than that if he improves his day-to-day effort level, something that he was dinged for last year. Arenado certainly has the talent to be an everyday option at third base, and Chris Nelson won't stand in the way for long. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Not to focus too much on KLaw's Top 100, but the absence of Nolan Arenado was surprising to me. Has his stock fallen that far in your estimation, too?
(Dan W. from Brooklyn)
It's fallen, yes. We still put him in the 101. I think he's going to hit, but he might not be a monster. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on the sliding prospect stock of Nolan Arenado? No star ceiling anymore? Do you see him or Jedd Gyorko as the higher ceiling prospect at 3b?
(sitdancer from DC)
Still love Arenado; had to expect his numbers to come down a bit from what he put up in the California League, and I think he did well for a 21-year old in AA. Still lots of doubles and lots of contact. I'd take him over Gyorko, who is 2.5 years older and did the bulk of his damage in the Pacific Coast League last year. (Bradley Ankrom)
2012-07-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm looking to stash a player in the minors that isn't expected to produce at the MLB level until late 2012/early 2013. Who are the guys you would consider?
(patvijay from Chicago)
Definitely start with the list I gave in question 3. You could add Travis D'Arnaud, Shelby Miller, Gary Brown, Nolan Arenado. It sounds like you might be in a shallower league, though, so if most of these guys are available and you're just grabbing one, I'd probably have to go with Wil Myers. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whither Nolan Arenado? Chris Nelson has a .607 OPS and three errors already. What the heck are the Rockies waiting for?
(Silv from NY, NY)
One possible guess, of course, is that they're waiting long enough to ensure an extra year of team control. More likely, it's because he's barely reached drinking age, and barely seen advanced pitching. Sure, he might be ready, but I'd like to see him succeed in more than 100 or so PAs in Double-A before throwing him to the wolves. There's a big risk-reward question here--does the reward of him (possibly) improving the big league lineup a little bit this year outweight the risk that he's not ready, and forcing him to fail in his first trip to the majors stunts his development? I totally understand them playing it safe at this point. (Ken Funck)
2012-04-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Derek, thanks for the chat. Many people know I am better performer in the second half of season career-wise. Would you mind name more players you consider worth monitoring or even prospects who could have a big showing?
(Adam Laroche from National Capital)
Sorry, Adam, but I donít buy the whole first-half/second-half thing for most players. As far as prospects that could be recalled and make an impact go, there are a lot of guys that could fit the bill. To name a few: Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Trevor Bauer, Joe Benson, Joe Wieland, Robbie Erlin, Leonys Martin, Tyler Skaggs, Jacob Turner, Brad Peacock, Jarrod Parker, Nolan Arenado, Danny Hultzen, and Brett Jackson. (Derek Carty)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Either of uberprospects Nolan Arenado or Brett Jackson likely to have substantive value this season? I've stashed both in NL only as long term plays, but am hoping they'll get their licks in for 2012, as well.
(Silv from NY, NY)
Jackson should have an earlier opportunity and I love the pop/speed combo. Substantive value may be a bit much to ask though (Jason Collette)
2012-03-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)At what point will I be replaced this season?
(Casey Blake from Rocker)
If Nolan Arenado hits in the minors, it may be no later than the All-Star break. If Blake doesn't hit, it may be no later than April 30. The team doesn't have any high quality options, but they could easily try someone like Chris Nelson or Jordan Pacheco if Blake is struggling. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Good afternoon. Can you please rank the best 5 3B not yet in the big leagues (Rendon, Middlebrooks, etc) and if you think any can have an impact in 2012/2013.
(Ken318 from Quakertown, PA)
The honest answer is "no, we can't," unless you want us to start parroting prospect lists (speaking of which, Kevin Goldstein's Top 101 will be out next month, both on the site and in the annual). I did relay your question to Kevin, who points out that we should be keeping an eye on the Rockies' Nolan Arenado, who's coming on strong and has a clear path to the majors with Ian Stewart in Chicago.--Ben (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)


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