Nolan Arenado Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/16/1991 (30)
Nolan Arenado Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Nolan Arenado News
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado went 4-for-4 as his team lost to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. The former Colorado Rockies player recorded three singles, a double, a run scored, and two RBI. Arenado's June is off to a solid start as the third baseman is 7-for-8 in his last two contests. He currently has 40 RBI and is a fantasy manager dream player to have in their lineup.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado has been in a bit of a cold stretch lately. He went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Cincinnati Reds and has now failed to record a hit in four of his last five games. He's hit 1-for-18 with no walks and four strikeouts over that five-game stretch. Arenado is slashing .271/.318/.514 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and 29 runs over 56 games this year. It's been a strong bounce-back from last season, but still nothing like the prime Arenado years. He should remain a top-50 hitter throughout the year.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado helped the team defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Wednesday night. Arenado went 1-for-4 with a double and a run in the game. The double was his third over his last four games. Arenado has had a fantastic month of May. He's slashing .326/.371/.640 with six home runs, eight doubles, 17 RBI and 17 runs in May. He's in the midst of a strong bounce-back campaign after a disappointing 2020 season.
Nolan Arenado had a down 2020 which was ultimately cut short in September due to inflammation in his left shoulder. Arenado slashed just .253/.303/.434 in 182 at-bats for the Rockies, his lowest marks since his 2013 rookie season. Despite the poor campaign which included just eight home runs and 26 RBI (equating to, roughly, 22 home runs and 71 RBI in 500 at-bats), Arenado still retains huge fantasy appeal. 2020 declines in overall exit velocity and barrel rate, together with a 35.7% decline in HR/plate appearance should give managers cause for concern. That said, it is questionable whether such declines were simply an aberration caused by shoulder issues exacerbated by a small 2020 sample size. For instance, the average exit velocity on his top-5% hardest-hit balls in the air decreased by just one mph in 2020 and his percentage of 100 mph fly balls in 2020 was identical to his 2019 numbers when he blasted 41 HR. Additionally, Arenado's 2020 plate discipline, which included an elite strikeout rate in the top 1% of MLB, largely remained intact. Notwithstanding, the bigger issue is Arenado's move out of Colorado with his trade to the Cardinals. For his career, Arenado owns a .793 OPS away from Coors Field as compared to a .985 OPS in Colorado. Further, of his 235 career HR, only 99 of those were hit on the road (versus 136 in Colorado). Accordingly, even if his power metrics return to 2019 figures, with Arenado now calling Busch Stadium home, some regression in HR is likely. That said, while Arenado may see a dip in HR totals, the hit to his fantasy value won't be as prolific as some may fear. Arenado joins a more potent lineup in St. Louis and should still generate a solid batting average, with strong run and RBI totals (to go with HRs in the 30-35 range). While no longer a first-round pick due to the recency bias of a poor 2020 campaign and move to St. Louis, Arenado's ADP of 33 remains a bargain on draft day.