Nolan Arenado managed to one-up himself yet again and at just 25 years old, it seems like sky's the limit. The All-Star smashed a league-leading 41 home runs, drove in 133 runs and even reached the century mark in runs scored. He managed to cut down on his strikeouts and draw twice as many walks as he did the previous season. As one would imagine, the third baseman's numbers were better at Coors Field than away from it (1.030 OPS at home vs. .832 OPS on the road), but 16 home runs, 48 RBI and 48 runs scored away from Denver is certainly nothing to scoff at. The Gold Glover is a lock to be a first-round draft pick. Even if doesn't replicate his 2016 campaign to a tee, Arenado will be a highly valuable asset in 2017 and for years to come.
Arenado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to Washington. Sporting a .314/.368/.663 slash line with 15 runs, seven home runs, 16 RBI and a .431 wOBA, Arenado has been as advertised to start 2017. He boasts a coveted high-floor, high-ceiling combo and is in the heart of his prime.
Arenado finished 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and a double in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers. Arenado got the scoring started with a two-run homer to left center in the first inning and tacked on a solo blast in the fifth. He added a double to push his slash line to a robust .357/.419/.786 and has without a doubt been one of the elite fantasy producers in the early going.
Arenado went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over San Francisco. Arenado is now slashing .327/.397/.654 in 58 plate appearances with four home runs and eight RBI. He would have more RBI if not for the fact that his four dingers were of the solo variety. Regardless, Arenado is one of the best young hitters in the game and has posted 40-plus homer seasons each of the last two years. More often than not, he'll stuff the stat sheet as he did Sunday.
Arenado went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo homer Saturday against the Giants. Arenado's fourth blast of the season came in the first inning and would be all the run support the team would need in a shutout victory.
Arenado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers. Arenado crushed a 433-foot home run off of Clayton Kershaw in the bottom of the first inning and singled in the sixth before a Mark Reynolds long ball brought him around to score. Though the star third baseman seemed out of sync during the World Baseball Classic, he has looked anything but to start the MLB campaign, collecting at least one hit in all six games for a .364 average to go along with a pair of homers, six runs scored and three RBI.
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