Colorado Rockies VIDEO: Nolan Arenado’s Top 10 defensive plays
By Jake Shapiro
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No. 3 CAN HE PITCH?
The last two plays were both amazing. He combined aspects of both of those plays to make this one. He was disoriented as the ball kicked off his heel (like play No. 5 on the list) and also like play No. 4, he had to make a play while playing extremely in and a ball was hit hot to the hot corner.
The ball came off the bat at 99 mph per Statcast and he sent it back to the plate to get a very fast runner at 85 mph. His pop time on this brings out his inner former catcher.
The throw was also perfectly placed to protect his catcher from a hard slide.
Arenado’s defensive gem propelled the Rockies to a comeback win.
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