The Book on Nolan Arenado
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Nolan Arenado / 3B, COL
Lake Forest, CA, USA
58 | 4/30/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/21/2013): #23
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #62
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #34
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #53
Baseball America 2013: #52
Baseball Prospectus: #57
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
A powerful young bat getting a lot of attention in the Rockies system, Nolan Arenado is looking like a viable corner bat in the very, very near future. He slashed an impressive .285/.337/.428 line during his first taste of AA-ball in 2012, showing that he's a contact hitter and not just a slugger.
Arenado is a line-drive hitter right now, but he has real developing power that could catapult him to elite status very soon. His defensive ability, while improving, is still a question mark, though, so it's very possible that he'll be limited to first base or left field in the National League eventually.
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News and Notes
4/27/2013 by KDaddy
After seeing his hot spring and hot start in AAA, the Rockies have apparently seen enough. Nolan Arenado will join the MLB ballclub later today, and should be in the everyday lineup immediately. If he can keep doing what he's been doing lately, he won't see the minors again.
3/27/2012 by KDaddy
Casey Blake, the veteran nominally blocking prospect Nolan Arenado, has been released by the Rockies following a poor and injury-hobbled spring. But don't jump too fast, Arenado fans: the Rockies have both Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson still in camp, and that's probably how they'll break, because Nolan himself didn't look ready for prime time yet, either.
3/22/2012 by KDaddy
Nolan Arenado's spring performance, one of the most disappointing of the season so far (.160/.192/.280) has pretty much punched his ticket to AA Tulsa, according to scouts. No surprise: even if he tears up the minors again, the Rocks are still smart to delay his arbitration clock. We shouldn't see him before June.
2/6/2012 by KDaddy
AFL MVP Nolan Arenado received his widely-expected spring-training invite from his Colorado owners this week. While he could open the season in the minors and wait for a June callup, the odds are fair-to-middlin' that he'll break camp with the Rockies, since the only real starter blocking his playing time is 38 year old Casey Blake.