Nolan Arenado Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/16/1991 (31)
Nolan Arenado Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nolan Arenado News
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado is batting just .207/.254/.448 with three home runs over 16 games in May after a blistering April in which he slashed .375/.444/.681 with five HR over 72 at-bats. Although Arenado's bat has cooled off significantly in May, he has managed to still drive in 12 runs this month, giving him 29 RBI for the season. He is tied for third on the N.L. RBI leaderboard with New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso heading into action on Wednesday. Despite his recent struggles, Arenado remains a must-start in all formats. As he has shown in May, Arenado can continue to put up excellent counting stats hitting in the middle of the Cardinals' lineup, even while he is slumping.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is taking the day off on Sunday in the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Meanwhile, third baseman Nolan Arenado will return to third base after serving a one-game suspension on Saturday. Arenado is hitting cleanup against Diamondbacks right-hander Zach Davies. Goldschmidt snapped an eight-game hitting streak on Saturday, but he's been solid this year with a .282 average, one home run and 10 RBI in his first 20 games. Albert Pujols is at first base and is hitting fifth, while Corey Dickerson serves as the designated hitter and bats sixth. Arenado should be back in all starting lineups Sunday. He's gone 27-for-72 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 11 runs scored in 19 games so far in 2022.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado won't be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Instead, Arenado will miss this game and serve his one-game suspension. The 31-year-old has been hot at the plate recently, so hopefully the off day won't slow him down. Brendan Donovan will cover third base and bat eighth versus righty Merrill Kelly. Fantasy managers should expect Arenado to be back in the lineup for Sunday's contest.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado proved he could hit outside of Colorado in 2021 but was an exclusive power hitter, slashing .255/.312/.494 with 31 HRs, 81 runs, 105 RBI, and two stolen bases over 157 games. His Statcast data of last year was similar to previous seasons, except for his 6.7 Barrel%, the second-lowest of his career. However, he offset the low barrels with a career-high 45.8 Pull%. His high averages with the Rockies were aided by consistently high BABIPs, courtesy of Coors Field. But, his .249 BABIP last year should regress towards the norm, and his ability to put the bat on the ball (career 14.9 K%, 14.7 K% in 2021) suggests at least a bit of a batting average improvement, even with his moderate 89 MPH average exit velocity from last season. He's slugged 241 HRs the past seven seasons, so he'll no doubt put up north of 30 home runs again, and Arenado's spot in the middle of the Cardinal's lineup almost guarantees at least 95 RBI with 80-plus runs. He won't be a factor in steals with his 21st percentile sprint speed and 18 career stolen bases. But his contributions in three categories without killing batting average assures he's a good selection at his ADP of 73, especially at a shallow third base position. He's a better value pick than the next third baseman, Kris Bryant, who's going at pick 88.