Nolan James Arenado is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.
A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in succession to score a run.
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.
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He made his MLB debut with the Rockies on April 28, 2013.
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Arenado throws and bats right-handed, stands 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 205 pounds.
A power hitter who is also an exceptionally skilled defender, Arenado is the only third baseman to win the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in each of his first four MLB seasons.
The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League and the American League, as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.
Power hitter is a term used in baseball for a skilled player that has a higher than average ability in terms of his batting, featuring a combination of dexterity and personal strength that likely leads to a high number of home-runs as well as doubles and triples.
He has also won the Fielding Bible and Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards for his position.
In 2016, he became the second player aged 25 or younger within the past 75 years to drive in 125 or more runs in successive seasons and is the youngest player in Rockies franchise history to reach 100 home runs.
In baseball, a home run is scored when the ball is hit in such a way that the batter is able to circle the bases and reach home safely in one play without any errors being committed by the defensive team in the process.
In addition, he is a two-time MLB All-Star selection and is a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner while also twice leading the National League in both home runs and RBI.
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.
In 2017, he played for the United States national team in the World Baseball Classic, winning that tournament's gold medal.
The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament sanctioned from 2006 to 2013 by the International Baseball Federation and after 2013 by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.
A gold medal is a medal awarded for highest achievement in a non-military field.
From Newport Beach, California, Arenado attended high school in nearby Lake Forest before becoming the Rockies' second round selection in the 2009 MLB draft.
Newport Beach is a seaside city in Orange County, California, United States.
He is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.