LOD’s MLB Player of the Week: 3B Nolan Arenado – Rockies
Rockies 3B enjoyed a great week at the plate (June 18-24)
In 2013, Nolan Arenado made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies and just two seasons later he became an All Star, while finishing the season with 42 home runs and 130 RBIs. Since that breakout season he has been a constant threat in Colorado’s lineup. The past three seasons he has averaged 159 games played, 40 doubles, 40 home runs and 131 RBIs, while batting just under .300.
So far during the 2018 season, Arenado has been on a tear, batting .318, with 18 doubles, 18 home runs and 55 RBIs through 72 games.
Arenado is making a strong case for another All Star bid as he leads all National League third baseman with 18 home runs and a .318 batting average as of June 24th.
Over the past week dating from June 18th-24th, Arenado has been on a home run tear, launching five, with four coming in four straight games. Overall he batted 11/29 (.379), with seven runs scored, two doubles, and 13 RBIs to go along with his five dingers.
The Rockies started the week four games under .500, but Arenado’s great week at the plate wasn’t wasted as the team went 4-2, and pulled within two games of reaching a .500 record, but still trail first place Arizona Diamondbacks by 6.5 games, and the Wild Card by 4.5 games.
Congrats to Nolan Arenado for being named Legends on Deck’s MLB Player of the Week for June 18th-24th.