Next up on the prospect review list is a third baseman in the Rockies’ system, Nolan Arenado.
How Acquired: Drafted by the Colorado Rockies out of El Toro HS (San Diego) in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft
Age as of 4/1/11: 19
Scouting Reports and Statistics
The Baseball Cube
Hardball Times: Rankings Not Released Yet
Deep Leagues: #6 (Third Basemen– 2011), #105 (Overall – 2011)
Bullpen Banter: #9 (Third Basemen – 11/2010)
Baseball America: #2 (South Atlantic League – 10/2010)
John Sickels: #1 (COL – 2011) B+
Baseball Prospectus: Rankings Not Released Yet
Top Prospect Alert: #3 (COL – 2011)
Arenado was drafted out of high school in 2009, where he had played catcher and shortstop primarily. He received a bonus of $625 K for signing, and signed soon enough to play in 54 games in his 2009 season. He showed decent power in his stay in rookie ball that year, slugging 15 doubles and 2 home runs in those 54 games. But his best performance to date is clearly his 2010 season.