Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado named NL Player of the Month
Today, Major League Baseball announced that Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was named the National League Player of the Month for the month of July.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has had an excellent season in 2017 and in the month of July, it was no exception as Major League Baseball announced that he was the player of the month for the month of July. The last time that he won the National League Player of the Month award in September of 2015. This is the 19th time that a Rockies player has won the National League Player of the Month Award. Here are the others:
- Andres Galarraga, June 1993
- Galarraga, September 1993
- Ellis Burks, April 1994
- Dante Bichette, July 1995
- Bichette, September 1995
- Bichette, June 1996
- Larry Walker, April 1997
- Todd Helton, May 2000
- Helton, August 2000
- Helton, May 2002
- Walker, July 2002
- Helton, April 2003
- Matt Holliday, September 2007
- Troy Tulowitzki, September 2010
- Tulowitzki, April 2014
- Carlos Gonzalez, July 2015
- Arenado, September 2015
- Charlie Blackmon, May 2017
Arenado in July
His spectacular July looked like this. In 22 games played, he had 35 hits, 18 runs, six doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 30 RBIs, a .389 batting average, a .423 on-base percentage, and a .744 slugging percentage.
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Arenado talked to the media earlier this afternoon, including our own Kevin Henry. He discussed how he has played very well because the players in front of him in the lineup have done well.
"The whole lineup has been great [as they have been] getting on-base for me…Obviously, DJ [LeMahieu] and Charlie [Blackmon] have been unbelievable. If I didn’t have them, I’d probably have 40 RBIs right now so all the credit goes to them for sure. They have done a great job. Charlie has had great at-bats and D.J. is good at moving the guy over and still getting hits while doing it…I’m just happy I’m on the same team as them."
In his past 20 games at Coors Field (going back to June 7), Arenado has had 38 hits in 83 at-bats (which is a .458 average) and 41 RBIs in that span. In the past 65 seasons, only two players have had more than 40 RBIs in a 20-game span at home. The other two players are Joe Carter of the 1994 Toronto Blue Jays (with 47) and Mark McGwire of the 1999 St. Louis Cardinals (with 40).
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Arenado in 2017
In 104 games, Arenado has a .316 average (which, entering Wednesday, was ninth in the National League), .363 on-base percentage, a .598 slugging percentage (fourth in the NL), 131 hits (third in the NL), 70 runs (fifth in the NL), 33 doubles (second in the NL), six triples (tied for fourth), 24 home runs (tied for eighth), and 95 RBIs (which is 11 RBIs higher than the next highest player, Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins).