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28 Nolan Arenado 3B
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 4/16/1991 | Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/95 | Average Draft Position: 46.79
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3B Nolan Arenado's huge day fuels Rockies in romp


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Third baseman Nolan Arenado helped spark the Rockies' offense to a big performance against the Giants, as he went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs in Colorado's 11-2 victory Sunday. 

Arenado scored the Rockies' first two runs and then put the capper on Colorado's eight-run fourth inning with a three-run homer, his eighth of the season. 

Arenado fell just a double short of the cycle, as he hit his first triple of the season. All four of Arenado's RBIs came with two outs, as he lifted his average to .275 on the season. 


Scuffling Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado batting second Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Rockies slumping slugger Nolan Arenado will occupy the second spot in the order Friday against San Francisco for just the second time this season.

Arenado, who began the season on fire, has just 10 hits in his last 51 at-bats with one home run during that stretch. His average has fallen from .314 to .270 while he has fanned 12 times in the last 10 games.


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado gets day off against Phillies


(5/21/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who has started all but two games, will not be in the starting lineup against the Phillies on Thursday.

Arenado is 1 for 15 in his last four games, dropping his season line to .265/.308/.500.

Daniel Descalso, who has started everywhere on the infield this season except third base, will replace Arenado on Thursday.


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado goes yard on Saturday vs. Dodgers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit his seventh home run of the season in Saturday's 7-5 victory over the Dodgers. Arenado's two-run shot came in the top of the eighth inning, and snapped an eight-game homerless streak for the Gold Glove third baseman.

The home run was his only hit in four at-bats on Saturday as his batting average dropped to .289 on the season. He has hit safely in four straight games, however. 


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado staying consistent in May


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is having another strong year at the plate, and he has maintained his pace thus far in May. 

In seven games this month, Arenado is hitting .296/.296/.704 and has registered three home runs - as many as he hit during the first month of the season. Over the last seven days, however, Arenado's numbers have tailed off a bit, as he is just 3-for-15, as the entire Rockies team has stumbled to a nine-game losing streak. 

Arenado remains a big run producer for the Rockies, with a .364 batting average and six RBIs with two outs and a runner in scoring position. 


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado no longer flying under the radar


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) There's no question that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has been developing into something truly special over his first two-plus seasons in the big leagues. He's already won two Gold Gloves and he's being mentioned in early MVP talks this season.

And, although he just turned 24 years old a couple of weeks ago, his name is also being mentioned along the likes of Todd Helton and Troy Tulowitzki in regards to Rockies' cornerstones. But to his credit, Arenado wants to make his own name for the Colorado franchise. 

"I'm a huge fan of Tulo. I would love to be like Tulo, or Todd (Helton)," Arenado said Monday, per the Denver Post. "I would love to play like them. But those are their roads. I want to build my own road."

Arenado's stellar defense is even getting the respect from the competition in his own divsion. 

"His defense is maybe the best in the league," Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt said. "It stinks when you're hitting and you know if you hit anything even close to him, he's going to rob you of a hit. He's a stud. He's an unbelievable player. Has some power, good strike zone judgment. He's aggressive but can be patient too. He really does everything really well."

Arenado is seeing the ball well over his last 10 games, as he enters play Tuesday batting .317 with three home runs and seven RBI in that stretch.


3B Nolan Arenado connects for two homers in Rockies' loss on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Nolan Arenado connected for two home runs off Padres starter James Shields on Sunday in the Rockies' loss on Sunday. 

Arenado launched a solo homer in the fourth inning and a two-run shot in the fifth. 

"I watched a lot of video of (James Shields), and he's a good pitcher," Arenado said to the Denver Post. "I just went up there and tried to hit the ball hard. He made me look foolish in that first at-bat. He wanted to throw a good changeup on that first homer, but he didn't put it (where) he wanted, and I took advantage of it."

He has now homered three times in his last three games, pushing his season total to six.


Nolan Arenado, Corey Dickerson return to action for Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and left fielder Corey Dickerson returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night against San Diego.

Wrist soreness kept Arenado sidelined since Sunday, while Dickerson has been battling plantar fasciitis since spring training. Dickerson, who made a pinch-hit appearance on Tuesday, is hitting .280 (14 for 50) with two homers, 10 RBI and a .308 on-base percentage in 14 games. Arenado has a hit in each of his last five games. He is hitting .311 (14 for 45) with three homers and 10 RBI in 12 games.


Nolan Arenado out of Rockies' lineup, may pinch hit


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game. 

Arenado also missed Monday's game with a sore left wrist. He was able to swing a bat earlier in the day and is available to pinch hit, if necessary, per MLB.com.

Rafael Ynoa got the start at third base for the second straight day and is batting ninth in the order. 


Rockies' Nolan Arenado doesn't think wrist injury is serious


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado thinks he'll be able to return to the diamond for Tuesday night's game against the Padres. 

According to The Denver Post, Arenado said he started feeling soreness in his wrist just before his final at-bat against the Dodgers on Sunday. That carried over to Monday, which is why he was a late scratch in the lineup. 

“This is nothing chronic, just some soreness,” he said. “I’ve never had this before. I think I’ll be fine.”

Arenado is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 BRI. 


Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado scratched from lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, according to the Denver Post.

Arenado, who is hitting .311 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season, had no issues before the game, but is dealing with a sore left wrist, according to the report. Rafael Ynoa will take his place at third and bat eighth in the game.


Rockies' Arenado seems to have Giants SP Lincecum's number


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado gave his team an early 3-0 lead Wednesday at San Francisco with a three-run homer off Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum in the first inning. Lincecum got ahead of Arenado, 0-2, before Arenado golfed a 79-mph changeup into the left-center field seats.

"I just wanted to make sure I stayed on the ball, think middle, before I pulled off it," said Arenado, who is celebrating his 24th birthday Thursday, per MLB.com. "Luckily enough, I got a pitch to hit and put a swing on it."

Arenado has had plenty of success against Lincecum in his career, and it extends to spring training as well. Arenado hit a three-run homer off Lincecum in a March 31 spring game. In the regular season, Arenado is batting .417 (5 for 12) with one double, one home run and three RBI in his career against the right-hander.

"He [Arenado] is their guy," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He's a nice player. He's maybe the best defensive third baseman in the game and the guy hits in the heart of the order."


Rockies' Nolan Arenado homers in win over Giants


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer during Wednesday night's 4-2 win over the Giants. 

Arenado hit the homer, which also scored Charlie Blackmon and Troy Tulowitzki, in the first inning off of Tim Lincecum. It's Arenado's third home run of the season. He now has a total of 10 RBI through nine games. 

Arenado finished the game 1 for 4. 


Rockies' Arenado racking up extra-base hits early in season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is 9 for 24 with four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in his first six games of the season, giving him a .375/.423/.792 line after one week of play.

Arenado hit fifth in each of his team's first three games of the season, but he appeared twice in the third spot of the lineup in this weekend's series against the Cubs. After opening the season with a five-game hitting streak, he went 0 for 4 in Sunday's 6-5 loss.


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado drives in 4 runs in win over Brewers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 3 for 4 during Monday's 10-0 blowout victory over the Brewers on Opening Day. 

Arenado scored three runs and accounted for four RBI. He hit a two-run homer in the top of the third inning. He also recorded an RBI on a double in the first and another RBI on a single in the fourth. 

Arenado later drew a walk in the ninth. 


Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez batting second on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez will bat second against the Brewers on Opening Day Monday.

Gonzalez saw most of his at-bats in 2014 in the third and fourth slots. Just 99 of his 2,817 career at-bats have come in the second slot of the lineup.

The full Rockies lineup for Opening Day: CF Charlie Blackmon, RF Gonzalez, SS Troy Tulowitzki, 1B Justin Morneau, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Corey Dickerson, C Nick Hundley, 2B DJ LeMahieu, SP Kyle Kendrick.


Report: Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado is fine, scratched for a breather


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched from the lineup solely to take a breather, reports the Denver Post.

Arenado has played a lot this spring, batting .267 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 63 plate appearances. 

He finished last season with a batting average of .287 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 111 games played.


Rockies' Arenado still refining approach despite two-HR game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado connected for a pair of home runs during Thursday's 13-2 spring win against the Royals. Arenado had a two-run homer off Jason Vargas in the first inning and a three-run homer off Vargas in the second inning.

“Today was a good day,” Arenado said, per The Denver Post. “I was just trying to see the ball over the plate. Vargas has a good changeup. Last year, he kinda carved me up. Luckily I got a couple pitches middle in to swing at.”

Arenado is batting .345 (10 for 29) with three doubles, three home runs, 10 RBI, two walks and five runs through 11 spring games.

“There are a lot of things I still need to work on,” he said. “But I’m starting to see the offspeed better. And I’m just trying to be aggressive in the zone. Sometimes I’m ready to swing first pitch and I end up swinging at anything. That’s something I need to cut down and just swing at my pitches.”


Rockies' Nolan Arenado belts three-run homer Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado powered a three-run home run over the left field wall in Saturday's win 7-5 win over the Cubs. Arenado was ecstatic to power through the pitch, reports the Denver Post.

"It always feels good to hit the ball hard and drive the ball," Arenado said. "But there's still a lot of work to be done. I’m not feeling totally comfortable up there, but it was nice to see the ball well today."


Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado: 'I've got to get better'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2015) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado by all means had a productive second season in the majors in 2014. Aside from winning his second Gold Glove award, Arenado also hit .287 with a .500 slugging percentage, .828 OPS, 18 home runs, 34 doubles and 61 RBI -- all career highs.

Still, Arenado isn't satisfied. The 23-year-old third baseman and rising star is looking to do more.

"I've got to get better, personally," Arenado said, per MLB.com. "I've got to be a better leader, a better player overall, fix my game, make sure I come in healthy and be strong.

"When people come in to play Colorado, I want my name to be popping in their heads."


Report: Nolan Arenado probably finished for season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The chest contusion and pneumonia that has sidelined Rockies slugging third baseman Nolan Arenado have improved, but he has likely played his last game this season, according to the Denver Post.

If Arenado is indeed done, he will finish the year with a stat line of .287/.328/.500 and 18 home runs in 432 at-bats.


Nolan Arenado down again Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is set to sit again Wednesday against the visiting Dodgers with a chest contusion. Rafael Ynoa has been tabbed to man the position.

Arenado was on a 1-for-13 slide before going down.


Nolan Arenado has chest contusion, early onset pneumonia


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) An MRI on injured Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has revealed that Arenado is dealing with a chest contusion and early onset pneumonia, the team announced Tuesday.

Arenado is at home resting Tuesday while recovering. He has hit .287/.328/.500 with 18 home runs and 61 RBI in 432 at-bats.


Nolan Arenado unable to play Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is still out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, as he recovers from a rib injury. He left Sunday's game with the injury and went for an MRI Monday, the results of which are still being awaited.  

Nolan Arenado sent for an MRI Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado underwent an MRI on his ribs on Monday. Although the results of the exam have not been made public, the Rockies don't expect the injury to be serious, per the Denver Post. Arenado will rejoin the team at Coors Field on Monday.