Nolan Arenado, the Rockies best bat, would hit cleanup
Arenado suffered through an injury-plagued 2020 season as he injured himself early in the season. His bat suffered as he hit .253/.303/.434 but his defense did not as 2020 was his best defensive season ever. He had 15 DRS in just 48 games, which would put him on pace for one of the best defensive seasons in MLB history if the season was 162 games.
His bat will undoubtedly return as long as he is healthy in 2021 as in the previous five seasons, he had at least 37 home runs, 110 RBI, 124 OPS+, and five top 10 finishes in the NL MVP voting. Like with Story, the Rockies could trade Arenado this offseason but their “perfect lineup” has Arenado in it and if it doesn’t, they need to acquire someone to replace his bat in the lineup.