Nolan Arenado/Charlie Blackmon
The National League West has a ton of talent this season. I’m even including the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks in that scenario, but in this case, the Colorado Rockies are towards the top and need to be talked about.
Nolan Arenado hit a league-leading 41 home runs and 133 RBI’s last season and before you say he had the Coors Field factor working for him, on the road he still managed to put up solid numbers. A two-time All-Star, Arenado will continue at the hot corner and do it beautifully heading into the 2017 season.
I can’t mention the Rockies without mentioning CarGo, or outfielder Charlie Blackmon.
Blackmon will remain in centerfield according to manager Bud Black and the primary reason for that is because it’s a big space and Blackmon knows his way around that area.
He had a stellar 2016 season with career highs: batting average (.324), runs (111), doubles (35), home runs (29), RBIs (82) and OPS (.933) which earned him a Silver Slugger Award.
The two of those bats along with others on that roster at Coors Field will be deathly for opposing teams.