On Thursday night, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was named the No. 3 overall player in the MLB Network’s top 100 list.
This is the highest Arenado has been ranked by MLB Network in his career as he finished seventh in their rankings last season. Arenado is ranked ahead of superstars like Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Christian Yelich, Jose Altuve, and Max Scherzer.
The only players ahead of Arenado are reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts (No. 2) and superstar center fielder Mike Trout (No. 1). Both players have made their case to hold those two spots, but Arenado is certainly deserving of his top ranking as well.
Arenado is coming off of a season in which he finished third in the NL MVP voting, led the league with 38 home runs, while also collecting his sixth-straight gold glove in the process. The 27-year old third baseman also posted his second highest batting average in his career (.297).
Along with Arenado, Rockies ace Kyle Freeland (No. 64) and shortstop Trevor Story each made the top 100 list as well. The MLB Network’s presentation comes on the heels of the beginning of Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday. Position players will report on Feb. 17.