For his play this past week, Nolan Arenado was named the National League Player of the Week, his fourth such honor in his career and in September 2015, he was named the NL Player of the Month.
Nolan Arenado, per usual, has had an excellent season in 2017. This is the third straight season that he has put up excellent numbers.
Those numbers continued this week as he was named the National League Player of the Week as he hit .458 with a .480 on-base percentage, and a 1.000 slugging percentage with four home runs and 13 RBIs during the week.
However, it is just one week. Over the span of three years, can it be proved that Nolan Arenado is not just the best third basemen in the National League or in the majors, not even the best position player in the National League, but the best player in Major League Baseball? First, let us inspect his past two seasons against one of the players in baseball.