Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 30 (April 16, 1991) | 6' 2" | 205lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-48 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
COL NL 2017 159 606 100 187 62 106 43 7 37 130 3 2 .309 .373 .586 9 16 .320 34/21/45 36 33
COL NL 2018 156 590 104 175 73 122 38 2 38 110 2 2 .297 .374 .561 11 18 .314 40/21/39 35 33
COL NL 2019 155 588 102 185 62 93 31 2 41 118 3 2 .315 .379 .583 9 14 .312 36/19/45 36 33
COL NL 2020 48 182 23 46 15 20 9 0 8 26 0 0 .253 .303 .434 7 10 .241 37/16/47 14 14
STL NL 2021 144 554 74 141 44 88 32 3 32 99 2 0 .255 .310 .496 7 15 .248 31/19/50 20 19
Career 9yrs 1223 4672 723 1347 406 772 294 30 267 859 18 15 .288 .345 .536 8 15 .293 n/a
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Nolan Arenado (3B) STL - Jun. 06
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=783388

Arenado went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Arenado did what he could to prevent the Cardinals from losing and delivered a strong game at the plate, and now he's recorded seven hits over his last eight at-bats. That's a strong bounce-back effort considering he entered the weekend on a woeful 1-for-22 stretch.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7
Percentiles: Barrel 30 EV 32 xBA 31 xSLG 33 SO 99 BB 32 speed 10
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 15

Instead of looking at his first game of each road trip and comparing to his overall road average, how abt looking at  his avg for just the first series of each road trip and compare it to the first game of that road series. 

First game of each road trip after playing at Coors  .325 14/43

The remainder of games for those series .236 17/72

 Road games for all other series .287 50/174

In conclusion it's possible that if there is an effect, it. doesn't take place tll day 2 of the road trip. 

van wilhoite LVW
Feb 9

What I would love to see, if anyone is inclined to crunch the numbers ... what Arenado's OPS was if you take the first game of each road trip out of the equation.

Hmmm ... taking a quick look at 2019 ... in those first games he batted 14/43, or .325.  His road BA on the season was .277.

So much for that conventional wisdom?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 9

Career slash stats on the road: .263/.322/.471.

His career OPS+ is 120, which is excellent, since it takes the home ballpark into account.

His OPS last year was 84.

His fielding was as good as ever and maybe better.

dWAR: 1.7, which prorates to 4.6.

Career-best dWAR: 2.8 (2015).

John Dewan's Defensive Runs Saved gives him 15. Next best is 9 (Kiner-Falefa).

He won the Fielding Bible Award unanimously.

He won his eighth straight Gold Glove Award, which is to say he's never not won it.

Back to offense:

He's never had a great LD%. His Barrel% has been in steady decline since 2016 (5.4% last year, 6.8% the year before).

His EV has been in steady decline since 2015 (87.8 mph last year, 89.4 the year before).

His Hard Hit% has been in steady decline since 2018 (33.7% last year, 37.6% the year before.

Every now and then I write a comment like this to remind myself the kind of work Peter puts into his.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 8

Here's the list (per MLBTR): The Rockies will receive left-hander Austin Gomber, third baseman Mateo Gil, infielder Elehuris Montero and right-handers Tony Locey and Jake Sommers in exchange for Arenado.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Feb 2

Still weird that we haven't heard the full list official list of players. Gomber and Torres seem to be on everyone's list but after that it's a big mash of different names.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 31

StL actually gave him a '22 opt out as well, which indicates that they believe the likelihhod of him leaving is small.  Probably because once he stops playing half his games in Coors the market for him will correct.  Indeed, the Rockies likely misread the market for him when they signed that contract to begin with, given his spits.  They paid that premium because they have been unable to develop their young hitters the past five or so years.

John Thomas Roll2
Jan 31

My thoughts a couple of years later is that the Arenado 2021 opt-out made this difficult to complete. If your St. Louis, would you give up great prospects for a single season of Arenado? If he plays well through the contract it's a steal for the Rocks though.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 31

Maybe Austin Gomber will build on a solid 4 starts in 2020 and blossom into an ace!  Then Bridich can say it was $50 million+ well spent.  Oh wait, he is going to Colorado to pitch.  Ouch.  Now I kinda feel bad for Senor Gomber.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jan 31