The Colorado Rockies had some ups and downs this past season. Some of the players did not do well and they were disappointing. However, a lot of them made strides in proving their worth and/or the rest of the baseball world that they are pretty good.
The Rockies had some ebbs and flows in the 2017 and some of the players were lived up to or exceeded expectations and some did not. We will cover the top five in both ways but right now, we will cover the top five best in 2017.
To start it off, we start with one of the best, if not the best player, on the Rockies.
The Rockies third baseman had yet another excellent season. He played in 159 games for the Rockies this season and, offensively, he had 100 runs, 187 hits, 43 doubles (which led the National League), seven triples, 37 home runs and 130 RBI.
On his offensive slash line, he hit .309 with a .373 on-base percentage and a .586 slugging percentage. In addition, he had an OPS+ of 132. All of these are career highs.
On the defensive spectrum, the four-time Gold Glover had 20 Defensive Runs Saved, according to Baseball Reference, which ties his total from the 2016, which is the second highest in his career.
In the National League Wild Card game, Arenado only went 1-for-5 but that one hit was a solo home run off Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley in the 8th inning.
He will almost definitely be in the top 10, and potentially top 5, in the National League Most Valuable Player voting.