The Colorado Rockies have charged out to a surprising 18-13 mark so far on the season. That puts them one game back of the San Francisco Giants and 1.5 games in front of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The biggest reason for their early success is their offense, which has been keyed by the hot starts of Charlie Blackmon, Justin Morneau, and Troy Tulowitzki, among others. One guy who is enjoying quite the offensive outburst is second-year third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Arenado extended his hitting streak to 22 games on Friday against the New York Mets. Here is what Arenado, who is batting .309/.323/.463 so far through 31 games, had to say about his hot start (from MLB.com):
So far, so good. Plus we’re winning [18-13, a game back of the Giants in the NL West]. That makes it 100 times better.”
Since his arrival in the big leagues last season, Arenado has mostly been known for his glove and his ability to make ridiculous plays like this one:
If his bat continues to catch up to his elite glove, the Rockies might have a dynamic player on their roster to go along with their superstar duo of Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez.