New Arrival: Nolan Arenado, 3b, Colorado Rockies

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2016 Topps Gold Label

Arenado does really have many nice certified on-card autographs yet, so when I was able to get this one on the cheap I snatched it up. My scanner does not do the autograph justice–its very bold. It is a very heavy card too, coming in a metal frame. It “feels” like a high end card, which is cool.

I know Arenado is a star, but I feel like people still don’t appreciate how good he really is. He has had two seasons in a row of at least 40 HR, and in only four seasons already has four Gold Gloves, two All-Star selections, two Silver Sluggers and was Top 10 in MVP voting in both 2015 and 2016.

The Rockies are by far my favorite National League team, and this years squad should make some noise. With Arenado, Story, Dahl, Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez, they should have no problems scoring runs. Pitching, on the other hand, will be an issue.

Standard Batting
Year Age Tm G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
2013 22 COL 133 486 49 130 29 4 10 52 23 72 .267 .301 .405 .706 81 RoY-7,GG
2014 23 COL 111 432 58 124 34 2 18 61 25 58 .287 .328 .500 .828 115 GG
2015 24 COL 157 616 97 177 43 4 42 130 34 110 .287 .323 .575 .898 124 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
2016 25 COL 160 618 116 182 35 6 41 133 68 103 .294 .362 .570 .932 129 AS,MVP-5,GG,SS
4 Yrs 561 2152 320 613 141 16 111 376 150 343 .285 .331 .520 .851 114
162 Game Avg. 162 621 92 177 41 5 32 109 43 99 .285 .331 .520 .851 114
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/26/2017.
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