Colorado Rockies: The 2018 projected defensive alignment

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DENVER, CO - APRIL 05: A general view of the stadium as the San Diego Padres face the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Coors Field on April 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Padres 5-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 05: A general view of the stadium as the San Diego Padres face the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day at Coors Field on April 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Padres 5-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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2nd Base: DJ LeMahieu 3rd Base: Nolan Arenado SS: Trevor Story

DENVER, CO – JUNE 20: (From left to right) Shortstop Trevor Story, Third Baseman Nolan Arenado, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, second baseman DJ LeMahieu, and first baseman Mark Reynolds. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
DENVER, CO – JUNE 20: (From left to right) Shortstop Trevor Story, Third Baseman Nolan Arenado, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, second baseman DJ LeMahieu, and first baseman Mark Reynolds. Photo courtesy of Getty Images. /

These are all no brainers. We know these guys will be starting in their respective positions next year.

DJ LeMahieu is coming off a stellar year defensively. He got another gold glove and was also named Wilsons’ defensive player of the year. LeMahieu is like a brick wall when it comes him at second mainly because of his his 6’4 stature. He put up a solid fielding percentage of .989. That much is to be expected from him this season.

Of course, Nolan Arenado is at third. What’s not to love with this guy? Arenado had a stunning season with a .979 fielding percentage. His awing defensive skills got him another Gold Glove, his first Platinum Glove and another spot at the All-Star Game. The expectations are always high for Nolan Arenado yet he always surpasses them.

Trevor Story had a noble season for his second season in the big leagues. He posted a .982 fielding in his 142 games last year. I expect him to do the same or just a small amount above that. These three no doubt hold together the infield and will this season too.

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