Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado Named To National League All-Star Team
Jun 19, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) hits a two run triple in the fourth inning against against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies’ star third baseman was named to his first National League All-Star team, thanks to a torrid streak at the plate combined with great defense.
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Congratulations are in order for Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, named to his first All Star Team in 2015, where he will be a reserve third baseman for the National League.
Arenado, at 24 years old, is the youngest All-Star in the history of the Colorado Rockies, and he joins DJ LeMahieu as the two Rockies’ All-Star representatives (with Troy Tulowitzki a part of the Final Vote with a chance to make the All-Star team himself, too).
Arenado was selected by the player’s vote, elected after the fan vote was announced for the starting lineups, and with LeMahieu is one of two Rockies infielders going to the game, which is the first time that’s happened for Colorado since 2000. That year, Jeff Cirillo and Todd Helton represented the Rockies in the All Star Game as an infield tandem.
Arenado spoke to MLB.com about the selection and his conversation with manager Walt Weiss:
"“Walt called me this morning. I didn’t answer. I was in the shower,” a smiling Arenado said during an appearance at ViewHouse Centennial restaurant on Monday night. “But then I called him back and he let me know. It was really cool. I was really excited, and then I called my mom and my dad.”"
Congratulations to Nolan, who has slugged 24 home runs and driven in 68 runs — which leads the majors — before entering play on Tuesday.
His selection, of course, wasn’t that much of a surprise considering his great numbers and phenomenal defense, but we hope this will be the first of many All Star selections for him representing the uniform of the Colorado Rockies.