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Nolan Arenado

Colorado Rockies

Arenado wins Platinum Glove Award for NL

He wins the prize as the best of the National League Gold Glove Award recipients. This is his first Platinum Glove. The third baseman won his fifth Gold Glove this year. Arenado is a rare player combining elite offensive and defensive talents. He hit .309/.373/.586 with 37 home runs and 130 RBI this year.

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  • Arenado wins Platinum Glove Award for NL

    He wins the prize as the best of the National League Gold Glove Award recipients. This is his first Platinum Glove. The third baseman won his fifth Gold Glove this year. Arenado is a rare player combining elite offensive and defensive talents. He hit .309/.373/.586 with 37 home runs and 130 RBI this year.

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  • Arenado awarded fifth straight NL Gold Glove

    Arenado now has five Gold Glove Awards in five major league seasons and he should get another helping of MVP votes this year, though he was not named one of the three finalists. The full list of 2017 Gold Glove winners in the National League: Paul Goldschmidt 1B, DJ LeMahieu 2B, Brandon Crawford SS, Nolan Arenado 3B, Marcell Ozuna LF, Ender Inciarte CF, Jason Heyward RF, Tucker Barnhart C, Zack Greinke P.

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  • Rockies and Dodgers have tonight's highest run lines in a game that matters at Coors

    The last Friday of the baseball season is one that's difficult to fully project until most lineups are actually released. The two highest run lines on the slate below to the Dodger (5.82) and Rockies (5.68) at Coors and these are two teams we can probably count on playing their regulars and playing hard tonight. The Rockies can clinch a Wild Card berth with a win plus a Milwaukee loss. The Dodgers aren't playing for anything in particular, but one would suggest they'd probably rather see Milwaukee in that Wild Card game than chance enduring another trip to Coors this year. The interesting dynamic in play here is that both pitchers (Hyun-Jin Ryu and Chad Bettis) have been reverse platoon splitters by wOBA with the visitor having a 67 point difference and the home pitcher just 11 points, but both have allowed batters from the opposite side of the plate a higher hard hit rate with the home pitcher having the larger gap there (seven full points). Another key piece to this is that while both pitchers also have career reverse splits, Bettis has a lower ground ball rate with more hard contact against RHBs for his career (opposite to this season), while Ryu's has shown a small difference in his K-BB% (worse vs LHBs) with no difference in ground ball rate or hard hit rate between right and left-handed batters. If players see guys like Kike Hernandez and Austin Barnes in the lineup, don't think it's because the Dodgers are resting regulars, but because of Bettis's reverse splits. Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story, Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger all exceed a 35 Hard% and 45 FB% against the handedness of the pitcher being faced tonight, which may be the most telling stats here. Tuner is the only one below a .300 ISO too.

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  • Coors field boasts the top four projected batters tonight

    Tonight's top four projected batters (Charlie Blackmon, Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, Marcell Ozuna) all play at Coors tonight according to the RotoGrinders Player Projections before Mike Trout in the fifth spot. Trout (189 wRC+, .352 ISO vs RHP) gets Chris Volstad, who has thrown less than 10 major league innings (all in relief) since 2012. Stanton (198 wRC+, .440 ISO) destroys LHP, though Ozuna (113 wRC+, .117 ISO) has perplexingly put the ball on the ground 52% of the time against them this year. Tyler Anderson is a decent LHP, but RHBs have a .369 wOBA (33.7 Hard%) against him due to the Coors effect this year. Charlie Blackmon (147 wRC+, .297 ISO vs RHP) is an easy play if affordable, but RHBs have a 17.3 K-BB%, 67.3 GB% and -3.9 Hard-Soft% against Jose Urena over his last seven starts, calling Nolan Arenado's value at a high cost into question tonight. Three Cleveland bats (Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor) appear in the back half of the top 10 against Bartolo Colon, along with the hottest bat in the majors, Aaron Judge, and Paul Goldschmidt. Top projected values are Jay Bruce (4.14 Pt/$/K) on Fanduel and Chris Taylor on both sites (4.04 Pt/$/K FD/2.67 Pt/$/K DK).

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  • Here are the teams who are still playing for something tonight

    The last week of the MLB season can be difficult to navigate with expanded rosters. While it's not fair to say that only players on teams still jockeying for post-season position are still playing hard, it's probably worth it to know which teams those are. However, don't forget that even on team's who are just playing out the string or are mainly concerned with health as they coast into the post-season, there are still players fighting for individual goals or jobs next season. It does make it sometimes more difficult to completely evaluate pitching choices prior to confirmed lineups being released. With that in mind, players should note that in the American League, while Boston and New York have both clinched post-season birth, the Yankees are still mathematically alive, four games behind the Red Sox. Cleveland and Houston are separated by two games for the best record, however important that is for them since home field advantage has been proven to not be that much of a post-season advantage in recent years. The Twins are five games up on the second Wild Card and could clinch tonight. Sadly, it doesn't look like any American League races will come down to even the weekend. Unfortunately, it's much the same in the National League too. The Cubs have the smallest division lead at six games with the Nationals (who have been coasting for a while) are five games behind the Dodgers for home field. The Diamondbacks have clinched their Wild Card berth, but Milwaukee and St Louis are both still within three games of Colorado in the only real race left in the majors. One would expect the teams opposing them to give it their all as well.

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  • Start of Monday's MIA-COL game will be delayed due to rain

    The beginning of tonight's game between the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies will start in a rain delay. There is currently no estimated start time for the contest to get underway. Kevin Roth had the risk of this game graded as YELLOW/ORANGE in his updated weather forecast due to the possibility of a rain delay with scattered showers in the vicinity of the stadium. Unfortunately, a postponement cannot be fully ruled out either, though Kevin is confident is confident the game will play through to completion eventually. Be sure to check out Kevin's full forecast on the MLB Weather page for more information. Also, don’t forget to follow Kevin Roth on Twitter, as he will be posting updates and answering questions there all season long, @KevinRothWx.

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  • Players are expected to take advantage of under-priced Seattle bats on DraftKings

    Colorado bats are expected to be most popular on FanDuel, where Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado specifically could reach ownership rates around 20%. On DraftKings though, players are likely to take advantage of Seattle under-pricing. Nelson Cruz, Jean Segura and Robinson Cano are all right around $3K and expected to be in a quarter of lineups or more. This affects pitching dynamics as well, as Aaron Nola and Luke Weaver may be under-priced as well, both below $10K (Nola is only $8K) and projected to be in 40% of lineups or more. Current projections see Nola battling Darvish at a similar cost for the top spot on FanDuel.

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  • Miami @ Colorado (YELLOW/ORANGE) the biggest concern in tonight's forecast

    The one area of concern in Kevin's evening forecast is in Colorado, where he has confidence the game will play, but there is enough of a risk of showers that it is currently labelled YELLOW/ORANGE. Colorado will also be one of the few spots with below average temperatures for this time of the year. Players can read the full report on the Weather page and Kevin will be in RotoGrinders Premium Chat 6-7pm with further updates.

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  • Three of the top four projected bats reside at Coors tonight

    Charlie Blackmon is the top projected hitter (RotoGrinders Player Projections) on either site by a full point or more tonight. He's at home against Odrisamer Despaigne, who hasn't allowed a lot of hard contact this season, but did allow two of his three HRs this year in his last start and has by far, the lowest strikeout rate on the board tonight (10.9%). He's joined by teammate Nolan Arenado in the top three with Mike Trout sandwiched in between, in Chicago against James Shields. Giancarlo Stanton, also at Coors, facing Tyler Chatwood, is the fourth highest projected batter on either site, with teammates Marcell Ozuna, Justin Bour and Christian Yelich all not too far behind. The Houston Astros have three of the top nine projected batters on either site (Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa) in Texas against Andrew Cashner tonight. Cashner has allowed seven of his 15 HRs over his last eight starts, including only his second multi-HR game of the season, not at home, but in Seattle last time out. His exceptional contact management has taken a hit with a hard hit rate above 35% in three of his last four starts. Springer costs just $3.1K on FanDuel, doubling as a top projected value there (4.23 Pt/$/K). On DraftKings, a pair of Mariners (Robinson Cano 3 Pt/$/K and Nelson Cruz 2.93 Pt/$/K) rate as top values.

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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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