Colorado Rockies: What If They Held a WWE-Style Draft?
By Kevin Henry
2016 Stats: .289 average, 23 HR, 71 RBI
OK, let’s be honest … this isn’t much of a stretch. When you think of offense and defense in conjunction with the Rockies, the All-Star third baseman is usually one of the first names to pop into your head.
At 25, Nolan is hitting the prime of his career. Every night, he seemingly makes a difficult play look easy. And that’s exactly why one of our voters selected Nolan with his overall number one pick.
“The guy is incredible,” he said. “I’d pay money just to watch him make plays in the field. There have been so many times that I’ve thought, ‘Oh there’s no way he’s getting that ball.’ And then, somehow, he does. It’s amazing.”
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Heading into Tuesday’s action, Arenado was second in Major League Baseball with 200 total bases and tied second in the National League with 49 extra-base hits. It’s just part of a long list of accolades Arenado continues to put together game after game and season after season.
Nolan was the first overall pick on all five ballots so to say he earned the number one spot in our mythical draft is an understatement.
“I love the guy,” one of the voters said. “It’s great to see him in the All-Star game and on so many of the Top 10 plays on SportsCenter.”
One of our voters had an interesting thought when she cast her ballot for Arenado.
“If I choose him with the first overall pick, will that ensure that he never plays for another team?”
Future-proofing not only your team but the Rockies franchise overall? I like the idea. Definitely points for creativity there.
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