Nolan Arenado has come out swinging in Spring Training, literally, he hasn’t taken a walk yet but he does have three bombs. For a kid who had a down year and some questioned his mental preparedness he has come out swinging to start Spring Training in an effort to get a strong look and make his case for the Colorado Rockies starting third baseman to start the 2013 season.
In 14 at-bats Arenado has posted a triple slash of .357/.357/1.071. He has only struck out once, not taken a walk but four of his five hits have gone for extra bases (three of them wall clearing shots).
And check out the perennial All-Star pitchers he has taken deep:
- On February 25th against the Texas Rangers Arenado blasted Neil Ramirez in the eighth inning. Ramirez is a household name in the Ramirez household. He has played in the PCL (AAA) twice and has a career minor league EAR of 4.52. He has not played in the Bigs. Yet. But when he does I bet it is in a middle reliever roll!