Nolan Arenado has played four full seasons in the major leagues, and he has four Gold Gloves. He’s already one of the 10 best defensive third basemen of all-time, according to at least one metric, and he’s just 26.
So in one sense, this shouldn’t surprise you.
In another, very real, sense, WHAT DID YOU JUST DO, DEMON? GRAB HIS ARMS AND THROW HIM INTO THE CREEK TO SEE IF HE FLOATS. ROUND UP HIS KIN AND BRING ME THE PAPERS FROM HIS STUDY.
I mean ...
Cut that out, Nolan Arenado. That is not natural, and your treachery against nature will be revealed.
Also, because I can never get enough of this, here’s a Baseball America article that reports on Arenado’s defensive future, which wasn’t very bright at the time:
I had a lot of people telling me I probably would move to first and stuff like that, but I don’t want to move to first.
Nah, you’re good. For now.