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Prospect Review – Nolan Arenado


Next up on the prospect review list is a third baseman in the Rockies’ system, Nolan Arenado.

The Basics
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
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

Tm Lg Lev G AB R HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
Asheville SALL A 92 373 45 12 65 1 19 52 .308 .338 .520
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/13/2011.

Prospect Ranks

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)

Analysis

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.

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