Colorado Rockies: What a Nolan Arenado trade to the Yankees could look like
Here are some other major league/major league ready options that the Rockies could look into acquiring.
He was excellent at second base and shortstop for the Yankees in his rookie season last year. In 123 games, he was an All-Star and came in third in AL Rookie of the Year voting. He hit .271/.340/.480 with 24 home runs, 77 RBI, and an OPS+ of 118.
As a prospect, he was consistently in the top 50 prospects, with the highest ranking coming from Baseball Prospectus last season, as he was ranked as their 3rd best prospect. For the Rockies, he would play second base and he would probably hit at the top of the lineup or hit 6th or 7th.
He has been injured the past few seasons and when he has played, he hasn’t been that good (176 games in parts of three seasons (he completely missed the 2016 season) with a .214/.302/.434 slash line).
However, he could be a change of scenery candidate.
His offensive numbers should be better in Denver and plus, he is from Colorado as he graduated from Grandview High School in Aurora, which is about 25 miles away from Coors Field.