Nolan Arenado

Colorado Rockies

Matchup vs. Luis Perdomo :

Arenado has taken Perdomo deep 2 times in his last 14 PA's against him.

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  • Nolan Arenado limping to the finish line

    Arenado is just 7-for-34 (.206) with three RBI over the past 11 outings to drop his average from .311 to .305 since Sept. 11. He'll look to get untracked against Padres RHP Luis Perdomo in Sunday's series finale. Arenado has two homers in 12 career at-bats against the righty.

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  • Josh Donaldson (158 wRC+, .338 ISO vs LHP) is tonight's top projected hitter against Jason Vargas

    Josh Donaldson is the top projected batter (RotoGrinders Player Projections) on either site by at least one-third of a point. He has a 158 wRC+ and .338 ISO vs LHP to go along with a 322 wRC+ and five HRs over the last week and a plush matchup against Jason Vargas, who has allowed a .408 wOBA with 16 HRs and 41.2 Hard% to RHBs over his last 13 starts. Brian Dozier (vs Jordan Zimmermann), Trea Turner (vs R.A. Dickey), Nolan Arenado (vs Clayton Richard) and Jose Altuve (vs Carson Fulmer) fill out the top five. Particular attention has to be paid to Arenado (215 wRC+, .429 ISO vs LHP) when facing a southpaw in any park, but at a similar cost, Donaldson has the park advantage, but RHBs have a .373 wOBA, and 37 Hard% against Clayton Richard this year, though that also includes a 56.6 GB%. Eddie Rosario, Daniel Murphy and Justin Smoak gives each team a pair of the top 10 overall projected hitters tonight. Players may not necessarily need to save salary considering the cost of pitching tonight, but value hunting is never a bad idea. Logan Morrison (4.12 Pt/$/K) projects as the top value on FanDuel for just $2.5K against Gabriel Ynoa. Kendrys Morales (2.37 Pt/$K) is among the top values on DraftKings, giving Toronto stackers another difficult decision.

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  • Chris Sale could be twice as popular as the next highest owned pitcher tonight

    The Rockies and Yankees bats one would expect to be most popular tonight (Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez) along with Mike Trout are the only ones projected to reach 15% ownership currently. The reason for this is that Chris Sale is expected to be twice as popular as any other arm tonight and he costs a bundle of fantasy dollars. Charlie Morton could be the SP2 of choice on DraftKings, but even he costs $8.1K. Not a single pitcher on FanDuel below $10K is projected to be in more than 10% of lineups. Ownership projections are updated throughout the day and are available to premium subscribers on the Projected Ownership page.

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  • Nolan Arenado is the top projected batters tonight, but three Cleveland Indians inside top 10

    Nolan Arenado is the top projected player, which is not a surprise at all when he's facing a left-handed pitcher at Coors, but that it's by more than a point and a half on either site according to the RotoGrinders Player Projections is eye opening. Arenado has a 222 wRC+ and .444 ISO vs LHP this year, while RHBs have a .372 wOBA and 36.7 Hard% against Clayton Richard this year, though he does have a 63.9 GB% against them over his last nine starts. Ian Desmond also appears among the top 10 projections, but it's Cleveland that floods the top of the board with three batters (Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion and Francisco Lindor) inside the top 10. They face Jason Vargas, who has just one more strikeout (seven) than HR (six) over his last four starts. Since the start of July, he has a 41.3 Hard%. RHBs have 15 HR of 16 HRs allowed, but either side has a wOBA above .400 with a hard hit rate above 40%. Those paying up for pitching should note that Justin Smoak (4.37 Pt/$/K) is just $2.9K on FanDuel against Bartolo Colon, while both Gregory Polanco (4 Pt/$/K) and Josh Bell (3.96 Pt/$/K) are below $3K against Homer Bailey. On DraftKings, Kendrys Morales (2.83 Pt/$/K) is just $3.6K, while Desmond (2.81 Pt/$/K) and Jonathan Lucroy (2.65 Pt/$/K) are both well below $4K as well.

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  • Rookies, disabled list returns and general attrition makes Friday a difficult slate to navigate

    Between pitchers returning from the disabled list, rookie starters and rotations generally battling late season attrition, Friday's slate is going to be a difficult one to navigate and it doesn't necessarily help that the two teams playing at Coors are the Padres and...well...the Rockies, both facing pronounced ground ball pitchers with league average strikeout potential. That's not to say it's not going to be profitable. In fact, with the influx of returning and new daily fantasy football players, who may dabble with their winnings or attempt to make up for losses, the last few weeks of the baseball season can be one of the most profitable times of year for the astute MLB player. Eight of 28 teams are projected above five runs by Vegas, the Rockies (6.64), nearly a full run ahead of the Yankees (5.72), who are second best by over one-third of a run themselves. Four more teams have an implied run line above 4.8 runs. Clayton Richard has a 20.3 K% (9.4 SwStr%) over his last nine starts with a 63.5 GB%, but 37.2 Hard%. He has struck out 22 of 58 LHBs without a walk and 61.8 GB%, so even though Charlie Blackmon hits LHP extremely well (130 wRC+, .223 ISO this year), perhaps he's not entirely worth paying up for tonight. RHBs have a .335 wOBA, 6 HRs, 6.2 K-BB%, 63.9 GB% and 37.9% Hard. Again, the ground ball rate is not ideal, but the rest of it can be worked with at Coors. Nolan Arenado (222 wRC+, .444 ISO, 37 Hard%, 47.1 FB%) is likely at the top of everyone's wish list for good reason tonight. Trevor Story's success against LHP (174 wRC+, .416 ISO, 51.4 Hard%, 48.6 FB%) perhaps not as well publicized considering his overall struggles and he also left yesterday's game with a hamstring injury. DJ LeMahieu (140 wRC+, .189 ISO vs LHP) is the other top bat in this lineup. The Yankees are facing one of tonight's rookies, Gabriel Ynoa, who was the seventh ranked prospect with just a 40 FV grade by Fangraphs in a poor Baltimore system prior to the season. He had just a 15.3 K% in 21 AAA starts this season, though he doesn’t walk many. He did not fare well in a start against Cleveland last week, but who has recently. He's faced more than 80, but fewer than 100 batters from each side in his short career. The pertinent stats are league average peripherals against either side, but a .366 wOBA vs LHBs. However, his hard hit rate is nearly 10 points higher against RHBs (39.7%) with a four point lower ground ball rate (38.1%). It's the Aaron Judge (165 wRC+, .324 ISO vs RHP) and Gary Sanchez (133 wRC+, .259 ISO vs RHP) show again with Brett Gardner (121 wRC+, .193 ISO vs RHP) looking strong out of the leadoff spot as well.

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  • Houston Astros RHBs project well against Tyler Skaggs tonight

    The Houston Astros are the only offense to have two batters among the top 10 overall projections according to the RotoGrinders Player Projections. Jose Altuve is the top projected bat on DraftKings with George Springer appearing in the latter half of the top 10 on either site. Each is sporting a 150+ wRC+ and .200+ ISO against LHP this year and RHBs have a .345 wOBA, 32.9 Hard% against Tyler Skaggs this season. Anthony Rizzo (135 wRC+, .236 ISO vs RHP) is the top projected hitter on FanDuel. LHBs have scorched Matt Harvey this season (.391 wOBA, 37.6 Hard%). Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, both in Arizona, appear in the top five on either site, along with Nelson Cruz, who crushes Martin Perez historically (.607 wOBA, three HRs, 104.7 mph aEV). Value hunter could do well on FanDuel with Kike Hernandez (vs Matt Moore), Evan Gattis, Jose Martinez (vs Tyler Mahle) and Jake Lamb (vs German Marquez) all projecting for somewhere around four Pt/$/K. DraftKings players could look towards another Cardinal, Matt Carpenter (2.38 Pt/$/K) for just $3.6K.

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  • Nolan Arenado homers, knocks in four in win

    Arenado has 10 hits and three homers in his last five games. He's up to 123 RBI, and it looks like he'll breeze right past last year's career high of 133.

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  • Arenado goes yard, Rockies sweep Dodgers

    Arenado hit a run-scoring single in the top of the first inning and a solo shot in the top of the third as Colorado finished off a four-game sweep at Dodger Stadium. The star third baseman is slashing .310/.370/.586 with 32 home runs, 119 RBI, and 89 runs scored in 140 games this season for the Rockies, who have a three-game lead over the Brewers and Cardinals for the second National League Wild Card spot.

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  • Nolan Arenado homers, plates four in victory

    The Rockies jumped on Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw in the first inning. After Charlie Blackmon singled and DJ LeMahieu doubled, Arenado cashed them in with a three-run blast to left. He also drew a walk with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, finishing the night 2-for-3. He's slashing an outstanding 305/.365/.581 with 31 homers and a league-leading 116 RBI.

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  • Rockies flood the top of the RotoGrinders Player Projections against Johnny Cueto

    When the Rockies are at home, either Charlie Blackmon or Nolan Arenado are generally the top projected player on the slate depending on the handedness of the opposing pitcher. With Johnny Cueto having an injury riddled season and potentially the worst one of his career without much of a platoon split (batters from either side above a .325 wOBA and 32 Hard%), Blackmon and Arenado appear one-two in the RotoGrinders Player Projections tonight. Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds make it four Rockies among the top eight on either site with only one batter from the opposing side at Coors appearing in the top 10 and Buster Posey left last night's game due to injury. Other names among the top 10 on both sites tonight are Giancarlo Stanton, who has cooled down to a 44 wRC+ and 29.4 Hard% over the last week and has a difficult matchup, though the platoon advantage against Gio Gonzalez, and Rhys Hoskins (197 wRC+, .368 ISO vs RHP, 184 wRC+, 50 Hard% last seven days), who's biggest concern against Robert Gsellman (RHBs .368 wOBA, 32.6 Hard%) might be the weather. Value bats may be a bit more difficult to go for tonight unless players are willing to punt with minimum priced or near minimally priced batters. Among those projected for at least eight points on either site, Parra (2.3 Pt/$/K) projects to double as a top value along with teammate Jonathan Lucroy (2.28 Pt/$/K) on DraftKings. On FanDuel, it may be Reynolds who doubles as a top value (3.52 Pt/$/K) along with Salvador Perez (3.55 Pt/$/K).

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