Rockies’ Nolan Arenado at it again

Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

Nolan Arenado has been in the big leagues for two years. Arenado has two gold gloves. Bet on him to complete the trifecta!

In 2013, Arenado became the first rookie to win a Gold Glove at third base since 1957.

On May 23rd, 2014, Arenado fractured his left middle finger and spent time on the disabled list. Just a speed bump on his road to another Gold Glove.

On Monday, Arenado’s Colorado Rockies were taking on the Cincinnati Reds during a Memorial Day matinee. This is when Arenado gave us all more evidence that a third consecutive Gold Glove is coming.

Seems somewhat fitting that is defensive gem happened in Cincinnati, the home of the 2015 All Star Game. Earlier this season, Arenado made top ten lists all over world with this gem of a play.

Just think, Arenado is only 24 years old. It will be another six or seven years before the reckless abandon that he plays with begins to subside to his body telling him to slow down.

Arenado is also a force at the plate. The star gets lost in the national media because he plays out West on a last-place team, but the Gold Glover is hitting .287 with a team-leading nine home runs and 27 RBI. It’s a shame that Arenado doesn’t get the recognition around the country that others get, especially less deserving players. Still, players like the one above will continually get the California native in the headlines sooner rather than later.

Give Arenado plenty of credit for laying his body on the line everyday for a team going nowhere. It can’t be easy.