Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado Named Finalist for Hank Aaron Award
Colorado Rockies third baseman has been named a National League finalist for the 2016 Hank Aaron Award for the league’s top slugger.
Also, the other NL nominees are Jake Lamb of Arizona, Freddie Freeman of Atlanta, Kris Bryant of Chicago, Joey Votto of Cincinnati, Corey Seager of Los Angeles, Christian Yelich of Miami, Ryan Braun of Milwaukee, Yoenis Cespedes of New York, Odubel Herrera of Philadelphia, Gregory Polanco of Pittsburgh, Stephen Piscotty of St. Louis, Wil Myers of San Diego, Brandon Crawford of San Francisco and Daniel Murphy of Washington.
“It is truly a joy and an honor that the award recognizing the top offensive performers in the game has my name on it,” Aaron said via Mark Newman of MLB.com.
Arenado had a superb offensive season. He tied for the NL lead in home runs (41) and led both leagues in RBIs (133). He also had 182 hits, 32 doubles, was second in the NL for slugging percentage (.570) and was second in runs (116).
Furthermore, Arenado’s efforts helped the Rockies lead the NL in team batting average (.275), runs scored (845), RBIs (805), hits (1,544) and doubles (318).
Additionally, the only Rockie to win the Hank Aaron award is first baseman Todd Helton in 2000.
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Fans have the opportunity to vote, with the votes counted alongside a panel of Hall of Famers including Aaron and Roberto Alomar, Johnny Bench, Craig Biggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Eddie Murray, and Robin Yount.
Here is the link where you can go and vote for Nolan!
Voting goes through October 14.
The winners for each league are announced during the World Series.
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Let’s get to it and start voting for Arenado. We have another week to make a difference. You can vote up to 10 times per day. Wouldn’t it be great to see another Rockie win this award?